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Topic: New Netflix series Stranger Things

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The series is set in 1980 Montauk, Long Island, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl http://next-episode.net/stranger-things

In case you haven't seen this yet, you should and i mean right now.

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Off to a good start.

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I probably enoyed it quite a lot because i'm an 80's kid and it kinda reminds me of Goonies, E.T., Twin Peaks, X Files and Super 8. Then there is the 80s music and the Tron/Daft Punk like OST.

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HomerS wrote:

I probably enoyed it quite a lot because i'm an 80's kid and it kinda reminds me of Goonies, E.T., Twin Peaks, X Files and Super 8. Then there is the 80s music and the Tron/Daft Punk like OST.

+1.

They completely nailed the feel of many 80's films and TV shows, just like you mentioned (apart from Super 8 which I hated and just felt wrong to me).

I too was "an 80's kid" as you put it - I was 10 when E.T. came out sad

That's the second biggest X I've ever seen.

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i agree with the super 8 connection. the obvious reason. it made me think of all those 80s films and stand by me with bicycles. i say I'm an 80s kid, but i think at heart. i was born in 86. but i have 3 older sisters aha, so i grew up from a very young age watching all those movies. the x files was my show the day it came out when i was 7. so this was a perfect show for me. it really hooked me from the first episode. i didn't take a break from it. all 8 episodes binged. very well done.

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Since you brought it, I was a 10 yo kid from Romania in 1972 and the series I grew up in the mid 70's was Bonanza, Tarzan with Johnny Weismuller, and the trilling SF, at the time, Land of the Giants, Lost in Space and The Time Tunnel.
You can imagine the impact on me if I am remember those TV series. Than later yes it was X files, Twin Peaks, but mostly was Dallas and Dynasty.

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can't believe i didn't think to say twin peaks. cause it has that feel to it too. i do hope they carry it on. netflix say they feel optimistic, so they must have a plan if they do get to continue

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This is so goood big_smile great acting

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With the huge buzz around this (which is totally justified), they would be crazy not to make a second series....

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I binged watched it in one sitting. I liked it a lot, music, setting, everything. I was also surprised when some characters I had pegged early on for "this character's definitely dead by the end of the season" were proven wrong. Some interesting teasers at the end as well, hopefully more to come.

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My mother and niece binged watched it together; that either of them sat in one place that long says a lot to me.

Currently watching
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Great show.

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HomerS wrote:

I probably enoyed it quite a lot because i'm an 80's kid and it kinda reminds me of Goonies, E.T., Twin Peaks, X Files and Super 8. Then there is the 80s music and the Tron/Daft Punk like OST.

Started watching this morning, I a hooked after two episodes its brilliant.

It reminded me of Erie Indiana although somewhat darker - its the group of the boys

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Oh boy are you in for a ride.  It's a great show.
There will also be a season 2 (at least)

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AMAZING - I loved that

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tC gives it a BIG thumbs up

AN IMPOSTER!

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imposter!

i'm going to eat your brains and gain your memories...

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theConundrumm_1 wrote:

tC gives it a BIG thumbs up

theConundrumm wrote:

imposter!

big_smile

...where did I put that rat's ass I could give?

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It's back and in 4k HDR, sweet.
Let's see if it will be as good as season 1.

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Now I(42yo) just recently caved in, decided to give this a go. Not a scifi-fan, thought this was just some supernatural stuff. I started watching it with my daughter(15). We absolutely loved this. I kept getting "Drive"-vibes from the music(the Ryan Gosling-movie), so good. And an alternative way of spending qualitytime with my oldest daughter:)

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Well I must say that your timing is impeccable. I've been putting this off for some time now (backed up in my queue) and now I'm finally here. I plan on diving in sometime before the end of the week and yes, I know I'm in for a treat. Dilly Dilly... big_smile

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The first two seasons of Stranger Things were spectacular, but man, this third installment has pushed the warp drive to its limits. Red alert!! The director (Ross Duffer) feels that this series will be a four-season thing and then it's adios. The writers have to keep adjusting the story and aren't sure if they can justify something bad happening to the core characters every year. We're getting four seasons, and there's very much the possibility of a fifth, but beyond that will be highly unlikely. AFAIC, I want something that's going to be fun and immersive like they've been banging us with over the past three seasons. Please don't wear out your welcome x10 like TWD. Wrap the series up on your terms, enjoy the run, and hightail it back to the future at your earliest convenience. big_smile

There isn't an official season four release date on the table yet, but there is a chance that it could air sometime in October if the Duffer brothers stick with a similar pattern:

  • Season 1 - July 2016

  • Season 2 - October 2017

  • Season 3 - July 2019

Whether S4 will occur in 2020 or 2021 is a story for another day...

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The first two seasons of Stranger Things were spectacular, but man, this third installment has pushed the warp drive to its limits...

I do have to agree. The mystery got lost.

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Questions (if you have seen it)...

SPOILER Show
1. What were the Russians all about?  There was no real need for them.
2. What was the green stuff in the bottles for?
3. When Billy "woke up", wouldn't the monster have known this and realised what he was going to do?
4. Why was that big Russian walking around trying to look like the Terminator?

Ta

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Wizard wrote:

Questions (if you have seen it)...

SPOILER Show1. What were the Russians all about?  There was no real need for them.

The Russians are determined to claim control over the Upside Down, and use this supernatural power for themselves. The series never gives a straight answer, merely hinting that the Soviets are focused on capturing a Demogorgon. During Season 1, Hawkins Lab was using Eleven and the Upside Down to spy on the Russians, so it's safe to assume that the Russians also wanted it for the same thing — espionage, and given what was revealed later, to weaponize what's lurking inside.

2. What was the green stuff in the bottles for?

Either it was Go-Go power juice for the machine or ectoplasm from the enormous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man hidden somewhere underneath the Starcourt Mall.

3. When Billy "woke up", wouldn't the monster have known this and realised what he was going to do?

Eleven used her powers to locate Billy, and she eventually made direct psychic contact with the Mind Flayer. The Mind Flayer speaking through Billy is the ominous voice we hear in the final trailer, but as part of this psychic connection, Eleven also gradually accessed Billy's surprisingly tender memories of his mother.

We saw how abusive Billy's father was in Stranger Things Season 2, and now we see that he was so violent that he drove Billy's mother away. Billy's most cherished memory is of surfing as a boy with her watching. In the very end, when Billy has Eleven pinned to the ground and the Mind Flayer's monstrous form is about to kill them all, it's this memory that allows Billy to regain control from The Mind Flayer.

4. Why was that big Russian walking around trying to look like the Terminator?

Because he was The Terminator!! C'mon man, just go with the flow. big_smile

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