NETFLIX Stranger Things (1980s Style Fantasy Series) - 10/27

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"So that's why you've been staring at yourself in the mirror like some faggot"... greatest unexpected laugh I've had in a while.
 

Bobobie

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There was the ,"who did it first?", in their stand-up comedy, between him and Richard Lewis, with the old hand on forehead gesture. I always liked Reiser from his stand up days to Beverley Hills Cop and I like him in this
What about his astounding work as the straight-laced responsible dad on My Two Dads.
 

LiddyRules

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What about his astounding work as the straight-laced responsible dad on My Two Dads.
That's been airing on some up there cable station. It is not good. But it has a young Giovanni Ribisi. And it's probably the only show whose entire premise revolves around a menage a troi.
 

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Finally into second session. First thought: They really upped the SFX budget.
 

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Also too much music
I think you're right. The first season, it was background noise that you had to pick out as 'flashback' song nostalgia schtick. This season, it's rammed down your throat.
 

Bobobie

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I think you're right. The first season, it was background noise that you had to pick out as 'flashback' song nostalgia schtick. This season, it's rammed down your throat.
But not as much as Supernatural. I swear the producer of that show must of been a fan of every lame AOR guitar band of the 70's.

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I finished season 2 last night. I thought it was really well done and Marvel's Netflix division should take notes. It did more with 9 episodes than Iron Fist and the Defenders did with a combined 21.
 

NuttyJim

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Only thing that took me out of it was the
Chicago
episode
 

Discoman

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Just finished Season 2. It was good, though a little weaker than Season 1. I'm glad the Lame Gang was only confined to one episode.
With how this season ended, I feel like they can just end it here and move on to another stand alone story, and it might be better to do just that. It was pretty clear with how they handled Eleven that she's too powerful to have around when things start to go wrong. I really doubt Dr. Owens is now connected to the Mind Flayer as you are supposed to lose your memory and everything else it controlled died when the portal was finally closed.
 

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Just finished it. What a disappointment. To quote my pal Liddy “why can’t they just let things be?”

Never should have bothered with season 2. They clearly had nothing. “You know what everyone loved about the first season? How the kids worked together to solve the mystery. So let’s split them up for all but 3 minutes of the season and bring in Paul Reiser and Fat Rudy to solve everything!”

Fucking terrible.
 

Pigdango

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I finished season 2 last night. I thought it was really well done and Marvel's Netflix division should take notes. It did more with 9 episodes than Iron Fist and the Defenders did with a combined 21.
:eek::eek::eek:

They took as long to establish a story as The Defenders did. For crying out loud they were still showing “how did Eleven get away” flashbacks in like the 5th or 6th episode! She didn’t even leave the fucking house until what - the 4th episode? And then there’s a queer three’s company misunderstanding and she runs away and joins a fucking gang and pisses away another entire fucking episode!
 
:eek::eek::eek:

They took as long to establish a story as The Defenders did. For crying out loud they were still showing “how did Eleven get away” flashbacks in like the 5th or 6th episode! She didn’t even leave the fucking house until what - the 4th episode? And then there’s a queer three’s company misunderstanding and she runs away and joins a fucking gang and pisses away another entire fucking episode!
Hey, it kept me interested in it all the way to the end.
 

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With how this season ended, I feel like they can just end it here and move on to another stand alone story, and it might be better to do just that.
I don't disagree, and hope for that, really.

I think the door is now open to tracking Modine down, and seeing if he's some kind of wheelchain-confined villain in pursuit of the other sisters. Also, given Reiser's mentioning the Russians again like in S1, whether we might see a Russian project like this

I really doubt Dr. Owens is now connected to the Mind Flayer as you are supposed to lose your memory and everything else it controlled died when the portal was finally closed.
Really, let's pause and remember that Dustin was reading from a D&D-esque book. We don't know shit. Also, Will was a kid, with a weaker personality than an adult, or, on the other hand, one still pure enough to recognize the eveil present within. Reiser may or may not know for a year or so. What's in him may be weakened by the closing of the rift too. Anyway you look at it, there's more reasons to think it's in him than not. We just didn't see the smoke go back through the rift, and that's a telling omission.

Hey, it kept me interested in it all the way to the end.
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Stranger Things season 3 on Netflix: Date, cast, theories, plot and everything you need to know

What's next for Eleven and the boys?


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By Chris Longridge
10 November 2017
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*Contains spoilers for Stranger Things seasons one & two*

Season one landed like the mothership in Close Encounters: to gasps of wonder, yelps of fear and maybe even a few bassoon solos. Stranger Things was an amazing blend of '80s pop-culture references, eerie storytelling and startling performances from a young cast.

Season two may have lacked the element of surprise, but it kept the ball rolling despite vocal complaints from critics about certain plot decisions. (Specifically episode seven: the one with the "outcast" street gang who were about as threatening - and plausible -as a baddies from The A-Team.)



Co-creators the Duffer brothers have confirmed that a third season (and fourth) are in the pipeline, while producer Shawn Levy has teased a possible fifth.

Speaking to EW, Levy said: "Hearts were heard breaking in Netflix headquarters when the brothers made four seasons sound like an official end, and I was suddenly getting phone calls from our actors' agents. The truth is we're definitely going four seasons [sic] and there's very much the possibility of a fifth. Beyond that, it becomes I think very unlikely."

Ross Duffer confirmed: "If we're able to, there will be at least four, there could be more. I think there's going to come a point where why aren't these people leaving Hawkins? Like we're going to stretch credibility. It wasn't intended to be a seven-season thing."

First things first, though: what can we expect from season three?

Stranger Things 3 air date: When can we expect it?


The first season dropped in July 2016, but Netflix had commissioned the second before it even landed. Season two was timed to coincide with Halloween, and came out in late October 2017. Given how long it takes to write, film and edit nine episodes of TV, we'd be surprised if season three arrived any time before October 2018.

Stranger Things 3 cast: Who's in it?


The stars are becoming more and more popular with casting agents by the week – David Harbour (Hopper) is signed up to play Hellboy in the upcoming reboot, Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) will star in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Finn Wolfhard is likely to return to Derry (in flashback) for IT: Chapter 2.

But barring an inter-dimensional cross-rip, we'd expect all the main surviving cast to return for season 3. (Sorry, no Barb. She be dead.)

One lesser character from season two will definitely be getting more screen time: Lucas' sister Erica (Priah Ferguson). Matt Duffer told Yahoo!: "I love Erica. [Priah] was just a local hire we made in Atlanta. Erica wasn't even supposed to be in [season two] as much as she was. We fell in love with this girl. I thought she's very GIF-able, if that's a word."

We know that Dr Brenner (Matthew Modine) is apparently still alive, so it would seem likely that we'll see more of him in seasons to come, provided Modine is up for it.

Stranger Things 3 plot: Any theories?


The Duffers have confirmed that, as with season two, there will be a time jump of one year between seasons two and three. Matt Duffer told The Hollywood Reporter: "Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn't. Our kids are ageing.

"We can only write and produce the show so fast. They're going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting season three. It provides certain challenges. You can't start right after season two ended.

"It forces you to do a time jump. But what I like is that it makes you evolve the show."

We can be fairly sure that after that final shot of season two, we'll definitely see the Mind Flayer again. Season three will further explore the mythology of the Upside Down, but don't expect clear answers.

Ross Duffer says: "There's no way [the kids] can ever truly fully understand this place. We have our Upside Down document which describes its rules and its mythology in quite a bit of detail, but I think we're just going to slowly parse that out, and maybe not even fully use all of it.

"Our favourite thing to do on this show is that these characters, especially the kids, are able to make these leaps about the Mind Flayer and how it operates and what it wants, but they're just basing this off of games that they've played. They don't really know for sure."

Talking to IndieWire, creators Ross and Matt Duffer gave some teasers for the season, although admitted that at the moment they're currently "just working with some writers and figuring out where it's going to go".

They were able to say that the plan for season three is to be "something almost weirdly more intimate" and "a lot of fun".

Ross said: "I love the early days of seasons, because you are filled with all of these possibilities. We are having a lot of fun just bouncing around cool ideas."

Matt hinted that the next season will focus more on character development than scale: "It's not necessarily going to be bigger in scale. What I am really excited about is giving these characters an interesting journey to go on."

Among the plot threads still dangling: the burgeoning relationship between Mike and Eleven; the no less burgeoning friendship (and more?) between Hopper and Joyce; Max's subdued but not beaten douchebag brother Billy; Dustin's jealousy of Lucas...

And some gubbins or other about trans-dimensional beasts.

Stranger Things 3 trailer: When is it coming?
Give the guys a break, they won't have filmed anything yet to cut a trailer from. The first teaser of season two came out during the Superbowl in February 2017, so don't be surprised to see your first glimpse then in 2018.
"More intimate"

That makes me think some kind of freaky friday body swap stuff. Mike gets Eleven's powers, etc, and "the fun ensues".
 

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Eleven’s Miami Vice padded shoulder outfit and smoky eyes were enraging.
 

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:eek::eek::eek:

They took as long to establish a story as The Defenders did. For crying out loud they were still showing “how did Eleven get away” flashbacks in like the 5th or 6th episode! She didn’t even leave the fucking house until what - the 4th episode? And then there’s a queer three’s company misunderstanding and she runs away and joins a fucking gang and pisses away another entire fucking episode!
Holy aneurysm, Liddy!

Because that's what you sound like. You sound like Liddy when he's having an existential meltdown over a meh movie or goofy TV show.
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Pigdango

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Holy aneurysm, Liddy!

Because that's what you sound like. You sound like Liddy when he's having an existential meltdown over a meh movie or goofy TV show.
:action-sm
I sat through almost 8 straight hours of boring ass shit that could have easily been condensed into a 90 minute movie. The first season of Stranger Things might have been the best season of TV I’ve ever watched. I couldn’t even turn it off because we had a group of friends over, all of whom were clearly bored because they all stared at their phones all night, but nobody was brave enough to say “wanna try to find Thor on Kodi?” So we all just sat there and suffered. So I came here to commiserate with my Wackbag pals and find a bunch of people saying it was great because Cara Buono is hot. She certainly is, but it took a long time to get to that bathtub scene.

So yeah, I guess I was slightly miffed.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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I sat through almost 8 straight hours of boring ass shit that could have easily been condensed into a 90 minute movie. The first season of Stranger Things might have been the best season of TV I’ve ever watched. I couldn’t even turn it off because we had a group of friends over, all of whom were clearly bored because they all stared at their phones all night, but nobody was brave enough to say “wanna try to find Thor on Kodi?” So we all just sat there and suffered. So I came here to commiserate with my Wackbag pals and find a bunch of people saying it was great because Cara Buono is hot. She certainly is, but it took a long time to get to that bathtub scene.

So yeah, I guess I was slightly miffed.
Fair enough. You make some valid points. They took an awful long time to get to the meat of the story, and let's not even get started on generic 80's sitcom Warriors episode.
 

Discoman

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Fair enough. You make some valid points. They took an awful long time to get to the meat of the story, and let's not even get started on generic 80's sitcom Warriors episode.
One would have almost expected Quincy to show up.
 

LiddyRules

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I sat through almost 8 straight hours of boring ass shit that could have easily been condensed into a 90 minute movie. The first season of Stranger Things might have been the best season of TV I’ve ever watched. I couldn’t even turn it off because we had a group of friends over, all of whom were clearly bored because they all stared at their phones all night, but nobody was brave enough to say “wanna try to find Thor on Kodi?” So we all just sat there and suffered. So I came here to commiserate with my Wackbag pals and find a bunch of people saying it was great because Cara Buono is hot. She certainly is, but it took a long time to get to that bathtub scene.

So yeah, I guess I was slightly miffed.
I never said it was great. I'm not even done with this season. I'm on episode six now. I was surprised I never realized how much Nancy looks like Winona Ryder until that motel room scene.
 

Floyd1977

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Episode 9 (almost done)

Hopper is a cock blocker (though Mike was also a dick)

And El was a cunt to Hopper.

Mrs. Wheeler will be totally diddling herself to Billy

Poor Dustin, has to get a pity dance from Nancy. And Nancy is wrong, chick never smarten up, until they're like mid 30s at least.

The Darksid....er......the Upside Down is always waiting.
 
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