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Stranger Things?
« on: January 02, 2017, 08:07:58 PM »
Just finished Stranger Things. I thought is was excellent. Anyone else watch it? The soundtrack is especially rad.

The creators are obviously influenced by Stephen King, John Carpenter, and Lucas among others. I sense a George Romero influence too with the military conspiracy stuff. 

I think if you liked movies like Goonies, Monster Squad, Super 8, The Mist and shows like X-Files, you'll dig ST.

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Re: Stranger Things?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 08:40:49 PM »
Binged watched it a few months ago.Great show.Glad they're doing a second season.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 09:07:27 PM »
Yep, watched it around Halloween; great first season.

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 10:16:32 PM »
Watched it. Loved it. Bought the soundtrack. My favorite thing about the show was it's authenticity. There are a lot of things, in the horror & sci-fi genres especially, that take place in the 80's. More often than not they seem to have the highly stylized "idea" of the 80's and not what the bulk of the decade was like. The world they built truly felt lived in and it helped get me sucked into the plot. I'm very much looking forward to season two.
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Re: Stranger Things?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 11:21:10 PM »
Probably the best thing to ever happen to Internet TV.  I loved, loved, loved the program.  Can't say enough good things about it! 

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 10:06:13 PM »
This was a fantastic series.  Felt throwback without resorting to cliches, great cast of likeable characters and a good monster to boot

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 11:13:55 PM »
I loved like...90% of the show. Would have been a full 100% but man did they fall short with the design of the monster. I find that with mainstream film and television, monster design has gotten really unimaginative and repetitive, two qualities that should never fit together. The Demogorgon is another example of a vague, skinny grey humanoid sort of thing with a weird mouth. It may as well have been a smaller scale Cloverfield monster.

Such a clearly modern creature design just didn't belong in an 80s throwback show, and it didn't help that it was so bland and boring to begin with.

Other than that one disappointing element, I thought the show was fantastic, and I can't wait for the next season. I just hope the creature designers step it up a notch next time.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 02:16:22 AM »
       I haven't watched it yet, but I've been thinking about it... This just makes me think about it more... so much to watch on NetFlix, so little time!!!

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Re: Stranger Things?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2017, 12:25:25 PM »
Finally checked out the first episode and enjoyed it. Will be watching the rest as I can. Really loved the attention to detail with the '80s.
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2017, 12:24:02 PM »
Finally checked out the first episode and enjoyed it. Will be watching the rest as I can. Really loved the attention to detail with the '80s.
They do a pretty great job when it comes to most elements. I just wish they didn't drop the ball with the monster design.
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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 03:36:15 PM »
only 8 more days till season 2 drops...

i can't freaking wait!!!

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Re: Stranger Things?
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 10:16:22 AM »
They do a pretty great job when it comes to most elements. I just wish they didn't drop the ball with the monster design.

I agree. Weird looking CGI monster doesn't really fit the tone of the series.
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 12:21:31 PM »
i hear ya!
it would have been nice to see a demogorgon composed of latex & animatronic gizmos... heck! a guy in a suit would have been cool too!

anyway you slice it... ive never been a fan of this cgi stuff.

here's the 3rd & final trailer for season 2...only one more week to go.

https://youtu.be/R1ZXOOLMJ8s

i do like the 2nd trailer the most out of all 3 though....

https://youtu.be/vgS2L7WPIO4
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2017, 02:29:47 PM »

I really enjoyed Stranger Things. Great cast and story, and I loved the setting and overall feel of the series. (One of my favourite parts was the opening/title sequence).
 Regarding the monster, I didnt have a problem with the design per se, but it definitely wasn't threatening or dangerous enough with regards to the peril the kid(s) were facing. The opening scene of episode 1 showed the lab guy get hauled up through an elevator roof (if I remember correctly) and that scene had me imagining a monster of considerable strength and size, rather than a skinny humanoid with a toothy daffodil for a head. I won't mention the CGI as I've done enough moaning about it to last a lifetime. Hopefully season 2 will be as gripping as the first season and have some cooler monsters.
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