Stranger Things?

Started by geezer butler, January 03, 2017, 01:07:58 AM

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Wicked Lester

I agree. I love the whole series. I watched season 3 on Netflix in 1 day just last week. I am hoping for a season 4.

marsattacks666

Quote from: geezer butler on July 15, 2019, 01:00:14 AM
And is it just me or is Cara Buono a smoking hot milf? Are we allowed to say that word here btw?  :-\

Well. Ya just did. So shall.it be written
    "They come from the bowels of hell; a transformed race of walking dead. Zombies, guided by a master plan for complete domination of the Earth."

Joseph_Baeza

I was fortunate enough to watch the final episode of Season 3 at the Arclight Hollywood with the Duffer Bros. in the house.  What a blast it was!  Season 3 took the series to a whole new level!

judd

I just got into this series due to recommendations from friends at work.  It's a quality, character driven series.  Despite the warnings from the far right, I haven't noticed any demon portals opening up at my place.  I will say my cat doesn't like the Demogorgon noises.

aura of foreboding

Each season is better than the previous.  Wait until Season 4.  It will blow your mind. 

marsattacks666

In my opinion,  season 4 was the best.
    "They come from the bowels of hell; a transformed race of walking dead. Zombies, guided by a master plan for complete domination of the Earth."

Earth 2 Chris

I have enjoyed the entire series, but I felt Season 3 was the weakest. Season 4 was a true return to form, and perhaps my favorite as well. I just wish they had filmed Season 5 back-to-back with it so we didn't have to wait two years!!!

aura of foreboding

I just rewatched the entire series.  I don't get the "Season 3 is the weakest" argument that a lot of people make.  If you watch them again, Season One is boring as hell.  Like, I just wanted it to be over.  The characters are awkward, and it's just not fun for long stretches of time.  Season Three has the best character dynamics, and there's not a part I find boring or want to skip through.  In the Season 4 rewatch, I find myself skipping through ALL of the Russian stuff and most of the lab stuff.  Like, the Russia stuff is awful.  Don't get me wrong.  I love Season 4 and I consider it the best, but it's tied with Season Three.  Season Two is better than one.  And Season One is just... ugh.  It got better toward the end. 

marsattacks666

Quote from: aura of foreboding on August 18, 2022, 07:25:49 PM
I just rewatched the entire series.  I don't get the "Season 3 is the weakest" argument that a lot of people make.  If you watch them again, Season One is boring as hell.  Like, I just wanted it to be over.  The characters are awkward, and it's just not fun for long stretches of time.  Season Three has the best character dynamics, and there's not a part I find boring or want to skip through.  In the Season 4 rewatch, I find myself skipping through ALL of the Russian stuff and most of the lab stuff.  Like, the Russia stuff is awful.  Don't get me wrong.  I love Season 4 and I consider it the best, but it's tied with Season Three.  Season Two is better than one.  And Season One is just... ugh.  It got better toward the end.

I found that the Russian scenes were a little boring. In hindsight, those scenes were applicable to the narrative of the season.
    "They come from the bowels of hell; a transformed race of walking dead. Zombies, guided by a master plan for complete domination of the Earth."

aura of foreboding

Quote from: marsattacks666 on August 18, 2022, 08:00:39 PM
I found that the Russian scenes were a little boring. In hindsight, those scenes were applicable to the narrative of the season.

Definitely, but not enjoyable to watch.  lol  I love [omitted for spoilers] as a character.  Sending him to Russia, while probably necessary for the Eleven plot to happen, was a tremendous disservice to the character.   

marsattacks666

Quote from: aura of foreboding on August 19, 2022, 12:15:20 AM
Definitely, but not enjoyable to watch.  lol  I love [omitted for spoilers] as a character.  Sending him to Russia, while probably necessary for the Eleven plot to happen, was a tremendous disservice to the character.   

I can agree with that.
    "They come from the bowels of hell; a transformed race of walking dead. Zombies, guided by a master plan for complete domination of the Earth."

judd

One of the theories we've been kicking around at work is, this entire series is an elaborate role playing came the characters from the series are engaging in. The series contains a number of tropes from 80's popular entertainment and there are contrivances.

Earth 2 Chris

I think Season 3 does have some of the best character moments, but the Russian invasion angle is just too real-world hard to swallow. The fact that they could build a vast scientific complex under an American mall undetected by everyone but a bunch of teenagers pushes the reality of the show. Also the fact that said teenagers aren't instantly killed by the Russian army is a bit much. I can buy fantasy elements like demogorgons and Vecnas all day long, but Season 3 operates in a cartoony-version of the real world too much for me, and it stands out. I didn't mind the Russian prison angle in Season 4 for the most part because I could buy what was going on there because everything was so isolated.

I enjoy all of it though. Just some minor criticisims that didn't deter me from rewatching all of it this summer after enjoying Season 4.

aura of foreboding

Quote from: Earth 2 Chris on August 19, 2022, 02:03:15 PM
I think Season 3 does have some of the best character moments, but the Russian invasion angle is just too real-world hard to swallow. The fact that they could build a vast scientific complex under an American mall undetected by everyone but a bunch of teenagers pushes the reality of the show. Also the fact that said teenagers aren't instantly killed by the Russian army is a bit much. I can buy fantasy elements like demogorgons and Vecnas all day long, but Season 3 operates in a cartoony-version of the real world too much for me, and it stands out. I didn't mind the Russian prison angle in Season 4 for the most part because I could buy what was going on there because everything was so isolated.

I enjoy all of it though. Just some minor criticisims that didn't deter me from rewatching all of it this summer after enjoying Season 4.

I see your points now.  I felt the same in the rewatch, not the fact about the Russians being able to secretly infiltrate the US without anyone knowing, 'cause I mean stranger things have happened, but their reaction to being found.  I think the fact they were trying to get answers about who Scoop Troop was working for, however, saves that, and the clear fact they were willing to torture Scoop Troop to get the information.  Because, honestly, they would want to know who discovered them and wouldn't believe it was just a bunch of kids.  All in all, I could have done without any of the Russian stuff, though.  I get it's the '80s, but there were a lot of other routes they could have chosen for real-world villains... and that does lend some credence to judd's role play theory, though I hope that is not the case.