Stranger Things - 80s Mystery Drama, Netflix. Season 3 out now. Renewed for Season 4.

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by Albear » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:32 am

Its odd i didnt really notice the product placement and that is something that usually really bothers me. I think i just thought all the coke chat was just 80s referencing etc

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by BTB » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:10 am

The one that actually confused me was
when the mall is being attacked and Eleven says "let's go through the gap", I thought she meant a hole in the wall or a crack that had appeared in the damage but she meant the strawberry floating shop :fp:


None are as bad as this from House of Cards...

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:15 am

Albear wrote:Its odd i didnt really notice the product placement and that is something that usually really bothers me. I think i just thought all the coke chat was just 80s referencing etc

i've become a drone :dread:


You’re not a drone, you’re just not a nitpicky strawberry floater.

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by Rudolphin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:18 am

I don't think the product placement in this even approaches nitpicky. It was omnipresent.

Also, being an informed and aware consumer in an age of late stage capitalism =/= nitpicky.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:20 am

Tafdolphin wrote:I don't think the product placement in this even approaches nitpicky. It was omnipresent.


New Coke was a huge story in the mid 80s.

They are in a Mall, I’d rather Gap be there than some bullshit made up name.

I didn’t even notice Burger King, I was enjoying the show, not caring about what brand of burger Hopper eats.

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by Rudolphin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:23 am

Tafdolphin wrote:Being an informed and aware consumer in an age of late stage capitalism =/= nitpicky.

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by Photek » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:25 am

I noticed the product placement but it didn’t detract at all from my enjoyment of the season.

The most impressive thing was my Wife recognising a ton of background stuff she knew from her childhood, everything from clothes, signs, toys and wallpaper/furniture. She said everything was spot on.

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by A Beautiful Kezmas Tree » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:26 am

Is that not the point though? You don't need the brands to enjoy the show? All it serves is conditioning people to buy products and let's people have weird nostalgia boners.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:27 am

Tafdolphin wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Being an informed and aware consumer in an age of late stage capitalism =/= nitpicky.


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by Victor Mistletoe » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:46 am

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by LewisD » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:32 am

BTB wrote:The one that actually confused me was
when the mall is being attacked and Eleven says "let's go through the gap", I thought she meant a hole in the wall or a crack that had appeared in the damage but she meant the strawberry floating shop :fp:


None are as bad as this from House of Cards...


strawberry float that's hilariously bad :lol:

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by Dual » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:06 pm

Is Scoops Ahoy a real shop?

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by Rudolphin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:19 pm

No, unfortunately.

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by x days until christmas » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:24 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:No, unfortunately.

Why unfortunately?

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by Rudolphin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:30 pm

Mystical Ninja Starring Danmon wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:No, unfortunately.

Why unfortunately?


Who doesn't want a USS Butterscotch?

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by x days until christmas » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:59 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Mystical Ninja Starring Danmon wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:No, unfortunately.

Why unfortunately?


Who doesn't want a USS Butterscotch?

OK, but - and I'm being half serious, half facetious here - if they were a real outlet, and that were a real product, surely you'd have hated that scene, as it would be another example of blatant product placement? And so it's therefore surely fortunate that it isn't a real franchise, otherwise you'd have liked the season considerably less, given its prominence in most episodes?

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by Rudolphin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:01 pm

Yes.

But.. would I rather live in a world where the USS Butterscotch exists and the writers of Strangers Things had truly sold their souls to the capitalist cause, or the one we live in now?

We'll never know.

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by Photek » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:02 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:No, unfortunately.

There are Biscuits in the state called Chips Ahoy though.

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by Cuđđoolph » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:21 pm

LewisD wrote:
BTB wrote:The one that actually confused me was
when the mall is being attacked and Eleven says "let's go through the gap", I thought she meant a hole in the wall or a crack that had appeared in the damage but she meant the strawberry floating shop :fp:


None are as bad as this from House of Cards...


strawberry float that's hilariously bad :lol:

Not as good as this bit though.


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by Qikzmas » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:59 pm

Photek wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:No, unfortunately.

There are Biscuits in the state called Chips Ahoy though.


I wish I could buy them here. The brownie ones are SO strawberry floating GOOD.

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