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  2. Sesame Street Season 48
    Sesame Street's 48th season officially began Saturday November 18 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

STRANGER THINGS!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DARTH MUPPET, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. DARTH MUPPET

    DARTH MUPPET Active Member

    Have you guys seen The Netflix Exclusive, Stranger Things? It Is as if A Stephen King Movie had a Baby with a Steven Spielberg Movie. My dad thinks It also has a Dean Koontz feel to it!
    It takes place In the 1980's and has a ton of 80's music and Lord Of The Rings, Dungeons And Dragons, and Star Wars Homages, oh and ET! I loved It and when I showed my dad he loved it as well!




    this is way better then most things on TV not Named Bobs Burgers, or Star Wars Rebels and I still love the Simpsons!
     
  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I've only heard great things about it, I hope to watch it soon. From what i've seen of it, I definitely like the nostalgic setting and the directing.
     
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I finished the first season a little while ago and it was amazing! The pacing of each episode was great, just the right amount of suspenseful and scary moments. And the comedy was great as well and never felt too heavy handed. The show really knows when to be exciting, when to be scary and when to slow down.
    The real drive of the show though is most definitely the strong characters. All the main characters are equally as interesting and well developed (although Dustin would have to be my favorite). You just can't help but feel attached to everyone, even some characters that only appear in a few scenes (like the diner who helped Eleven ).

    Besides the writing, the actors are really who draw you in. Each actor, and especially the child actors are fantastic. It's especially Millie Bobby Brown that is perfect for her role, she hardly says anything but she is such a great actress that you completely forget this is a TV show. Thus, making it all the more heartbreaking during emotional scenes. Seriously though, Eleven's flashback scenes are completely gut wrenching.

    This is by far the best series i've seen in a long time and I can't wait for season 2. :)
     
  4. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Season 2 teaser that aired during the Super Bowl:
     
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  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    BWAAAAAHH!!! It looks so good! And, I don't think i've ever heard a better use of a Michael Jackson song:


    But, i'm so scared. Please don't let any of the main characters die. Please.
     
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  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Easily one of my favorite Netflix originals! I loved the take on that 1980's horror movie feel. Season 2 sounds very promising as well!
     
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  7. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yaayy! Another fan!
    But, yeah, this is one of my favorite shows ever. In my opinion, this is one of the closest anyone can get to a perfect show, at least in terms of characters, cinematography, and suspense. There were a few flaws, especially with the season finale, but overall it was great. Hopefully season 2 is even better.
     
  8. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    You know, the funny thing is..... This show made me want to eat eggs waffles again.



    ......and I kiiiiiinda regretted it afterwards.
     
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  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Right?!? Ever since about 2009 my family has been making waffles from scratch. I had totally forgotten that Eggos used to be the only waffles we ate. But, yeah, I definitely enjoy fresh waffles a lot more.
     
  10. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I just started watching this show tonight. It's AWESOME! It reminds me of a mix between Gravity Falls, Stand By Me, and E.T. :)
     
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  11. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member


    YOU GUUUUYYSSSS, THE SHOW COMES BACK TOMORROW!!! I'M SO READY!!!!
     
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  12. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    My mom binged watched the new season of course.
     
  13. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Re-watching the first season, a couple of things to point out:

    1) seeing 11 locked in a dark enclosed room is definitely always tough to watch since I'm claustrophobic and have been in situations where I'm trapped in a room with no space.

    2) I hate the sound of cats hissing.... And growling.

    3) Barb's death I thought was kind of predictable.... Kill the nerdy characters.

    4) why is it "Strange Things" from Toy Story keeps popping up in my head from watching this show?
     
  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    All those scenes in the lab were really hard to watch for me, almost completely because of Millie's performance. She really does make Eleven feel so real.
    Yeah, cats already kind of give me the creeps. Like, there was this one time when there was a cat in my front lawn. I tried shooing it away, but it didn't move, all it did was just stare at me. It was really unsettling.
    Yeah, as much as I was hoping she would make it, she was the most expendable character. I hope Nancy gets another friend in the future that's not a love interest.
     
  15. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    The cat was probably more scared of you then you were of it.
     
  16. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    When I just finished watching Stranger Things 2 a few nights ago the time was 11:11 PM. That's pretty ironic when you consider the name of one of the main characters.
     
  17. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    You know what I noticed? Every time one of the members of the kids' party is missing, they gain a new one. When Will was missing, they met Eleven, when Eleven was missing Max came along. One thing the writers did well in establishing is that each member has a role within the group. Mike is the level headed leader/ voice of reason, Will seems to be a peacemaker, etc. So, when one of them is missing it really feels like they're missing. When Will was in the Upside Down, it felt like a part of their group was gone. While I loved season 2, it was sad that the team felt so divided, even more so than season 1. Will has been missing/out of it for the entirety of both seasons, so i'm pretty sure he's never shared a scene with El (not counting the Snowball Dance because we didn't see them interact). Meanwhile, he's also barely interacted with Max, and Max has hardly interacted with El. So, that's one of the things i'm most excited to see in season 3 (hopefully), is seeing how those three interact with each other and how they fit into the group now that they're all fully settled.
     
  18. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Huh, never thought of that.

    I binged both seasons Thanksgiving weekend when the Sesame spoof came out, just so I could understand the references. I'd never watch a show like that ordinarily (I don't like horror stuff), but I ended up really enjoying it. Took forever for all the pieces to fit together though; I waited the whole season for each group (the kids, teens and adults) to finally be on the same page.
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Another thing, it was really sad what happened to Bob, but I think we all saw it coming as soon as he first appeared. But, also obviously, they seem to be setting Hopper/Joyce up to be a thing. I was thinking, narratively it would make sense they would end up together given all they've been through, but I was also thinking, if they got married, Will and Eleven would be siblings! And that makes a lot of sense too, because of the trauma they faced relating to the Upside Down.

    Yeah, i'm not much of a horror fan either, but by the time I finished the second episode I was hooked. And yeah, the first season was a bit slow in some areas and could've shown the three groups interacting at least a little bit earlier in the season. In the season finale, Joyce still felt a bit disconnected from the kids apart from finding Will. I'm really glad Steve got to interact with the kids more in season 2, and he's developed now, to the point where he wasn't a total d-bag about Nancy...
    falling for Jonathan.
    It could be interesting to see how the three of their relationship plays out in the future. They're seniors in high school, I wonder what the show will be like when they graduate.

    Also, I have a question:
    Does Joyce know there's a dead demodog in her freezer?!?
     

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