Stranger Things (Netflix TV show)

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,785
    dankind said:
    Sounds like I am alone in thinking this season was boring and they should pack it in.
    Glad y'all loved it!
    I guess? I was pleasantly surprised. They managed to make it darker and inject more humor at the same time. 
    Yeah, I think this has actually been my favorite season.
    I agree. And I was not expecting much. I just figured the kids, as they got older, would not be as endearing as they first were. But they made it work. 

    Mike’s character was the only one I found annoying. I think the actor overacted through much of the season. 
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,951
    dankind said:
    Sounds like I am alone in thinking this season was boring and they should pack it in.
    Glad y'all loved it!
    I guess? I was pleasantly surprised. They managed to make it darker and inject more humor at the same time. 
    Yeah, I think this has actually been my favorite season.
    I agree. And I was not expecting much. I just figured the kids, as they got older, would not be as endearing as they first were. But they made it work. 

    Mike’s character was the only one I found annoying. I think the actor overacted through much of the season. 
    I thought his character was supposed to be annoying, though. 
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 32,117
    Finished 3 last night. The finale was one of the most entertaining season ending episodes you'll ever see. 
    SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    What did you think of the end scene?  When they said "The American" do you think it was Hopper they were referring to or Murray?
    Well I was disappointed because it probably is Hopper. As great a character as he is, I really hope he is dead. I've always thought one of the marks of a great show is when they have the courage to kill off main characters. Most of the great shows have done it. 
    My first thought was it has to be Hopper. They can't get rid of him, can they?
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,515
    Finished 3 last night. The finale was one of the most entertaining season ending episodes you'll ever see. 
    SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    What did you think of the end scene?  When they said "The American" do you think it was Hopper they were referring to or Murray?
    Well I was disappointed because it probably is Hopper. As great a character as he is, I really hope he is dead. I've always thought one of the marks of a great show is when they have the courage to kill off main characters. Most of the great shows have done it. 
    My first thought was it has to be Hopper. They can't get rid of him, can they?
    The actor who plays Hopper I don’t think even knows himself. He was quoted somewhere as saying that he hopes Hopper will be back, but he doesn’t really know...or something to that effect. 
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,785
    dankind said:
    dankind said:
    Sounds like I am alone in thinking this season was boring and they should pack it in.
    Glad y'all loved it!
    I guess? I was pleasantly surprised. They managed to make it darker and inject more humor at the same time. 
    Yeah, I think this has actually been my favorite season.
    I agree. And I was not expecting much. I just figured the kids, as they got older, would not be as endearing as they first were. But they made it work. 

    Mike’s character was the only one I found annoying. I think the actor overacted through much of the season. 
    I thought his character was supposed to be annoying, though. 
    Yeah but it seemed forced to me. 
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,785
    Finished 3 last night. The finale was one of the most entertaining season ending episodes you'll ever see. 
    SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    What did you think of the end scene?  When they said "The American" do you think it was Hopper they were referring to or Murray?
    Well I was disappointed because it probably is Hopper. As great a character as he is, I really hope he is dead. I've always thought one of the marks of a great show is when they have the courage to kill off main characters. Most of the great shows have done it. 
    My first thought was it has to be Hopper. They can't get rid of him, can they?
    If they have a set of balls they can!
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,951
    Finished 3 last night. The finale was one of the most entertaining season ending episodes you'll ever see. 
    SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    What did you think of the end scene?  When they said "The American" do you think it was Hopper they were referring to or Murray?
    Well I was disappointed because it probably is Hopper. As great a character as he is, I really hope he is dead. I've always thought one of the marks of a great show is when they have the courage to kill off main characters. Most of the great shows have done it. 
    My first thought was it has to be Hopper. They can't get rid of him, can they?
    If they have a set of balls they can!
    Judging by the way female characters have been handled (although season three was a lot better in this respect, even if it did feel forced by previous criticisms), I'd guess it's mostly balls making the decisions.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,785
    What are some of the criticisms? I guess I'm oblivious to them..
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,951
    edited August 2019
    What are some of the criticisms? I guess I'm oblivious to them..
    The first two seasons had some Bechdel test fails. The second season, the female characters, including the children, seemingly had to wind up with male romantic partners. And the story behind the way Sadie Sink (Max) was blindsided by the Duffers to kiss Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) is pretty shitty -- even if she later said it was fine.
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  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 12,217
    What are some of the criticisms? I guess I'm oblivious to them..
    I don't know what criticisms others have. But for me regarding season 3, I think Mike and Lucas are two of the most annoying television characters I've ever seen, most attempts at comedy fell flat (especially anything related to the new character Robin), and Hopper was just a little "off" to me this season. Not sure how to explain it. He just seemed different than the first two seasons. Way less likeable. 

    Minor nitpicks aside though, I've enjoyed all three seasons and watched them through twice. I particularly liked that season 3 went full-on 80's by making Russians the bad guys. But despite two viewings, I'm still not sure exactly what those Russians were trying to do. But that's the 80's: Russians being evil for the sake of being evil Russians. 
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 16,935
    edited August 2019
    nvm. stand corrected...
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,951
    edited August 2019
    Wrong character, @mickeyrat

    You're referring to Will; we were referring to Mike.
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 16,935
    dankind said:
    Wrong character, @mickeyrat

    You're referring to Will; we were referring to Mike.
    oh yeah thats right. well hormones.....
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,785
    What are some of the criticisms? I guess I'm oblivious to them..
    I don't know what criticisms others have. But for me regarding season 3, I think Mike and Lucas are two of the most annoying television characters I've ever seen, most attempts at comedy fell flat (especially anything related to the new character Robin), and Hopper was just a little "off" to me this season. Not sure how to explain it. He just seemed different than the first two seasons. Way less likeable. 

    Minor nitpicks aside though, I've enjoyed all three seasons and watched them through twice. I particularly liked that season 3 went full-on 80's by making Russians the bad guys. But despite two viewings, I'm still not sure exactly what those Russians were trying to do. But that's the 80's: Russians being evil for the sake of being evil Russians. 
    Lucas' sister was more entertaining than Lucas.

    And I just assume the Russians were trying to somehow use that stuff for their own benefit to win the cold war or something. 
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,785
    dankind said:
    What are some of the criticisms? I guess I'm oblivious to them..
    The first two seasons had some Bechdel test fails. The second season, the female characters, including the children, seemingly had to wind up with male romantic partners. And the story behind the way Sadie Sink (Max) was blindsided by the Duffers to kiss Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) is pretty shitty -- even if she later said it was fine.
    I've never heard of a the Bechdel test before. So it has to have these rules to pass?
    1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
    2. Who talk to each other
    3. About something besides a man

    This is sort of a horse shit litmus test, though, no? Why would a movie/tv show have to have this? Especially a show based around a bunch of nerdy teenage boys who are awkward around girls?

    Is there an opposite kind of test for male actors too? Unless I am missing something this seems stupid. 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 18,233
    I think it just speaks to dumb writing for female characters
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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 7,334
    Finally finished S3 this weekend. I felt this season was up and down compared to seasons 1 & 2 but they really nailed the finale. Man, when Hopper nodded was tough.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 32,117


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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 22,138


    We all knew he would still be alive!
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 3,678
    edited February 16


    We all knew he would still be alive!
    Uhh... spoiler alert! Dick!  =)
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 22,138


    We all knew he would still be alive!
    Uhh... spoiler alert! Dick!  =)
    Did you not watch the trailer?
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 3,678


    We all knew he would still be alive!
    Uhh... spoiler alert! Dick!  =)
    Did you not watch the trailer?
    I did. But far be it from me to talk shit to you. :lol:
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 16,935
    IMDB shows first episode of season 4 airs in 2021. no date just the year. for just the first episode....
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