Stranger Things has happened

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Stranger Things has happened

Postby Australia » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:11 pm

So in case you're one of the three people on the internet who haven't heard of the new Netflix series, Stranger Things, I just finished the eight-episode season and I'd say it's a cross between Monster Squad and Stand By Me. I think the most surprising part of the show is it has the best child actors possibly ever on screen. It also has Winona Ryder, who's played good human characters and good crazy characters but this is the first thing I've seen where she has the balance between the two perfect. I'm sure there's a kleptomania pun about stealing scenes but I'm above that so I'll just write this even more arrogant sentence implying I could have made one.

My only real complaint is that it could have been even creepier, but a lot of shows use their first season to ground the show in the characters and world to get people invested so that they can go over the top and hit the ground running the following years so with that in mind, it's sufficiently creepy. Also, there's a very clever meta joke towards the end of the last episode that pretty much sums up my feelings on the show. In case it wasn't obvious, the show has my recommendation, for whatever that's worth, and I have my fingers firmly crossed for a second season. I would say best Netflix series outside of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. If you like Stephen King and 80s movies, you'll at the very least be entertained by this.

P.S. Don't photograph people from the bushes, Jon. If it wasn't for that, you'd be a relatively stand-up guy. That's a lesson to all of you. Only I can do that kind of thing.
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby CarrieVS » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:46 pm

Australia wrote:So in case you're one of the three people on the internet who haven't heard of the new Netflix series, Stranger Things.


*Raises hand*

I live under a stone.
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby DoglovingJim » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:43 pm

Australia wrote:So in case you're one of the three people on the internet who haven't heard of the new Netflix series, Stranger Things.

Interesting.

Yeah, looks like I live on the moon.
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby CarrieVS » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:11 pm

Anyone want to admit to being the third person?
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby Marcuse » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:36 pm

CarrieVS wrote:Anyone want to admit to being the third person?


*Raises hand*

I don't got Netflix. I don't got time for Netflix.
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby Australia » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:52 pm

Well, we've gone from under a stone to on the moon, so the next person has a hell of an excuse to top. I suppose it wouldn't be very credible if I said I've never heard of it because I live inside a TARDIS. Unless I time-travelled my way into creating the thread after reading my recommendation to watch it, watching it, agreeing with it, stealing a time machine and trying to remember the exact wording from when I read my post in the first place. Sure, what the hell, let's go with that. It's all true if my name isn't Hansolo McGillicuddy.

Psh, have it your way, Marcuse. But I heard of the show a thousand times without having Netflix and I'm not nearly as internet adept (is internadept a word? I'd know that if I wasn't so intinept!) as most of the forum, so that doesn't even top the stone shelter excuse.
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby DanteHoratio » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:57 pm

CarrieVS wrote:Anyone want to admit to being the third person?

I'm the forth person.
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby IamNotCreepy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:51 am

We just finished watching the last episode. Holy crap, this was seriously the best TV show I have watched in a LONG time.

Rotten Tomatoes Critical Consensus wrote:Exciting, heartbreaking, and sometimes scary, Stranger Things acts as an addictive homage to Spielberg films and vintage 1980s television.


That about sums it up perfectly.

It has GREAT acting, the setting and mood are on point, and it just delivered on all levels.
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby iMURDAu » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:19 pm

Best child actors in a TV show? Best TV show ever possibly?

And this thread isn't about The Wire? I'm curious about this show now.
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby IamNotCreepy » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:26 am

iMURDAu wrote:Best child actors in a TV show? Best TV show ever possibly?

And this thread isn't about The Wire? I'm curious about this show now.


If it lends any credibility to my taste in shows, I would also agree with those descriptions as fitting The Wire.
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby iMURDAu » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:59 am

I'm halfway through episode 2 and I'm hooked.
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby iMURDAu » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:29 am

I really enjoyed this show. Can't wait for Season 2. Even what I considered a plot hole might not actually be one.

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For most of the final two episodes I was wondering why the Feds were so lax in pursuing the kids and weren't all the way up Hopper's ass every second of his life or outright make him disappear. Then seeing Hopper get in that car made it seem like there's a much bigger picture and that maybe some of this was allowed to happen. Was the fucker acting like he wasn't a Fed the whole time? Did he make a deal or something? So many questions!
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Re: Stranger Things has happened

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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby IamNotCreepy » Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:00 am

Legit spoiler:

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Re: Stranger Things has happened

Postby JamishT » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:41 pm

I started this show two nights ago. I finished it at 6am today. It good.
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