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Stranger Things - Netflix
« on: August 15, 2016, 09:14 PM »
One of the greatest things to come to the small screen in a long time

Loved absolutely every minute of this, homage to ET, Goonies, Teen Horror flicks, Stephen King and more

The bike scene with the non descript vans was amazeballs

I give this a solid 10/10 with 10 being the highest

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Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 10:46 PM »
Great show. Too bad they used a 1995 Falcon instead of a real vintage 1978 Falcon.

I just wish Barb survived.
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Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 07:48 AM »
I agree.  I watched it over the weekend.  Totally engrossing.  I just wish it were longer - those 8 episodes flew by too fast.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 09:42 AM »
Couldn't agree more. I had read about the series prior to release and couldn't wait for it, and watched that first weekend. Loved it, and can't wait for season 2.

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 11:09 AM »
Stranger Things is outstanding. Best show I've seen in a while. The kids were great. 'Why won't you let me unlock my curiosity door?'

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 12:05 PM »
I might be the only one but I thought Stranger Things was massively overhyped.

Don't get me wrong, I liked it.  But I didn't think it was any better than any of the stories and properties it was paying homage to, or any better than any of the other recent nostalgia trips like Super 8.  I enjoyed it, but ultimately it wasn't much more than heavy nostalgia.  Talking to friends and co-workers or reading about it online you'd think it was the next Star Wars. 

I'll happily watch season 2 and hope it builds on what they've got going, I just don't see how it's as amazing as everyone keeps telling me it is.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 12:11 PM »
I thoroughly enjoyed it.  That series was everything Super 8 failed at.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 03:17 PM »
I thoroughly enjoyed it.  That series was everything Super 8 failed at.

Ouch.

I was planning to watch this but I thought Super 8 was terrific, so maybe this is not for me.  ???
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2016, 03:33 PM »
I was planning to watch this but I thought Super 8 was terrific, so maybe this is not for me.  ???

Super 8 was the closest I'd felt to watching the Goonies for the first time in as long as I can remember.  I loved it. 

And I enjoyed Stranger Things plenty.  I'd say watch and enjoy it, but don't have through-the-roof expectations. 

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2016, 03:49 PM »
Super 8 is good. It's biggest problem is it doesn't capitalize on its own story, which is a running theme with most of JJ Abrams films.

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Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2016, 07:09 PM »
 >:D I loved Super 8.  A lot and I thought of it a lot watching Stranger Things, really what sold me was the bike scene which was straight out of ET and how they handled it was so spot on.  I agree with what you are saying slightly Rob, it's not the best TV show ever.  But it hit all of the right feels for me and I can't wait for season 2

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Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2016, 08:23 AM »
I wouldn't call it the best TV show ever, but it was very good, bordering on excellent.  A few things bugged me.  The bully was too over-the-top.  The older sister Nancy - she over-acted in a lot of tense situations which pulled me out of the scenes.  But those are nitpicks. 
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2016, 10:13 AM »
I wouldn't call it the best TV show ever, but it was very good, bordering on excellent.  A few things bugged me.  The bully was too over-the-top.  The older sister Nancy - she over-acted in a lot of tense situations which pulled me out of the scenes.  But those are nitpicks.

To me the over-the-top and over-acting was part of what made it feel more authentically 80's.