Stranger Things (Netflix TV show)

eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,387
Anyone else watch this? I remember hearing about it a month ago and saw the previews which looked good. Two episodes in and liking it a lot. If you dig the 80's sci-fi and horror stuff you will def. like this. Here's the trailer

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  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327
    Watched the first 2 episodes last night. I enjoy it so far and am looking forward to catching the rest here soon
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  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,502
    Watched it last weekend, thought it was great.
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 11,196
    I'm in the middle of Penny Dreadful but this is next on the agenda.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,387
    ok i binged and watched the whole thing today. I thought it was pretty great. Brought back lots of memories of 80's movies and stuff like Goonies, E.T., Monster Squad, Stand By me and more recent ones that took place in the 80's like Freaks and Geeks and to an extent "It". Hope there's a second season.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,036
    I've been watching it but I keep watching the same episodes over and over because I can't seem to pay full attention to it.
  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327
    Just watched #3

    I really need to rip thru remaining 5 episodes, but no time this weekend :anguished:
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  • Amongst the AniAmongst the Ani @WobbiePosts: 7,755
    I binge watched it as well and really dug it a lot. Didn't mean to binge watch but after a few episodes you really get into seeing how it will all play out. I thought Winona Ryder was excellent in it.
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  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327

    I like the toothless kid.

    Agree. Funny little fucker
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  • pickupyourwillpickupyourwill Posts: 3,115
    edited July 2016

    I binge watched it as well and really dug it a lot. Didn't mean to binge watch but after a few episodes you really get into seeing how it will all play out. I thought Winona Ryder was excellent in it.

    I hope she gets recognized favorably for this--like an award. I always thought she got such a bad rap as an actress. She's one of my favorites--Heathers, Reality Bites, Edward Scissorhands, Girl Interrupted, Mermaids, Little Women, etc. I've only watched the first episode of this show, Stranger Things, so far. I'm already busy with another t.v. show right now. But its definitely one I'm coming back to. Good luck to em'.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,758
    Finished the season last night (that was quick. I watched 4 chapters one night, and 4 more the next after getting home from a concert and didn't go to sleep until 4am, lol). That was probably the most bingeable show I have ever seen. I just couldn't turn it off! Sooooooo..... are we allowed to have massive spoilers in this thread?
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 136,499
    was really good..and great acting!!
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,036
    I finally finished the series. I don't know, mixed feelings. It had potential, and certain parts of the story were written well, but I really didn't think it was all that great as a whole.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,387
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,758
    edited July 2016

    I finally finished the series. I don't know, mixed feelings. It had potential, and certain parts of the story were written well, but I really didn't think it was all that great as a whole.

    I understand why you say that... but at the same time, I dunno. There was just something about it that made it super appealing and hard to turn off.
    So just asking again...... is this a spoilers thread?
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  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327
    There isn't the "warning spoilers" in the title. I'd say no, for now.
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 11,196
    NO spoilers!!!!! Havent watched it yet!
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  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327

    NO spoilers!!!!! Havent watched it yet!

    You're going to love the part where...
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,036
    PJ_Soul said:

    I finally finished the series. I don't know, mixed feelings. It had potential, and certain parts of the story were written well, but I really didn't think it was all that great as a whole.

    I understand why you say that... but at the same time, I dunno. There was just something about it that made it super appealing and hard to turn off.
    So just asking again...... is this a spoilers thread?
    I think the retro 80's feel is really appealing to most people. The logo & main theme, the soundtrack, all the time-relative clothing, vehicles, decor, etc. It reminds us of watching shows like that when we were kids. It's a period piece, but with a modern touch so it isn't super cheesy. But I think they banked on that stuff carrying the show a little bit too much.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,758

    PJ_Soul said:

    I finally finished the series. I don't know, mixed feelings. It had potential, and certain parts of the story were written well, but I really didn't think it was all that great as a whole.

    I understand why you say that... but at the same time, I dunno. There was just something about it that made it super appealing and hard to turn off.
    So just asking again...... is this a spoilers thread?
    I think the retro 80's feel is really appealing to most people. The logo & main theme, the soundtrack, all the time-relative clothing, vehicles, decor, etc. It reminds us of watching shows like that when we were kids. It's a period piece, but with a modern touch so it isn't super cheesy. But I think they banked on that stuff carrying the show a little bit too much.
    Yeah you're right, that does have an appeal for sure. I very much enjoyed that part. But do you really think they banked on that too much? Considering the ratings and the immediate and intense popularity of this show, I don't think they banked on it too much at all. They obviously hit the sweet spot.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,675
    I think the reason why this has been such a success as opposed to other nostalgia themed films/shows is because it is done so well, this really could have come out in the 80's it is damn near perfect in recreating the culture and feel of that era. The acting is top notch too - the kids especially, the girl who plays Eleven damn near broke my heart, and the kid who plays Dustin is just brilliant. I've always got time for Winona Ryder too, she always goes all in.

    I watched it before I read all the hype, and I can honestly say it's the best thing I've seen in quite a while.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,387
    edited July 2016
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  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,675
    Poor Barb!
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,758
    So it seems like this show is NOT going to be an anthology as I think a lot of us were assuming after we watched this season. Supposedly the same characters are coming back next season.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,675
    Thank the maker!
    There's no doubt this would have worked equally well as a stand alone series, and I'm sure the writers could have come up with something different and cool for a second season, but I just love these characters, so seeing more of this story is fine by me.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,758

    Thank the maker!
    There's no doubt this would have worked equally well as a stand alone series, and I'm sure the writers could have come up with something different and cool for a second season, but I just love these characters, so seeing more of this story is fine by me.

    Yeah, it's fine by me too, but .... I want to say more about this but it will be getting too close to a spoiler for this thread.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,675
    Who decides the rules of these things?! Why would anyone be coming to this thread if they hadn't watched it, bloody pointless!
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,758

    Who decides the rules of these things?! Why would anyone be coming to this thread if they hadn't watched it, bloody pointless!

    Well the OP makes the rules. If it's allowed spoilers it needs to say that in the thread title so that no one who hasn't finished the season opens the thread.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,387
    PJ_Soul said:

    Who decides the rules of these things?! Why would anyone be coming to this thread if they hadn't watched it, bloody pointless!

    Well the OP makes the rules. If it's allowed spoilers it needs to say that in the thread title so that no one who hasn't finished the season opens the thread.
    OP doesn't care. :lol:
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,758
    edited July 2016

    PJ_Soul said:

    Who decides the rules of these things?! Why would anyone be coming to this thread if they hadn't watched it, bloody pointless!

    Well the OP makes the rules. If it's allowed spoilers it needs to say that in the thread title so that no one who hasn't finished the season opens the thread.
    OP doesn't care. :lol:
    Yes, I've noticed! :lol: I just wish I could talk about the show more. I don't want to spoil it for people so can't.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
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