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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:40:09
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It ends very well and will satisfy just about everyone, but they did a excellent job of leaving a few windows open to explore for a season two. That said I would hate to try to make a season two. It will be very hard to live up to the first season.
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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:08:05
I guess I should start watching Stranger Things.

I watched the first episode it is really good.
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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:43:04
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The best part of stranger things is how it treats kids watching the show (though I guess it's aimed at a nostalgia crowd, but seriously all kids should watch this too) with respect like 80s movies used to do. It deals with sex, death, love and the kids are naturally navigating these issues. There was no better time for coming of age stories than the 80s. The kids movies then put the kids in nearly every siuation. Pirate movie with kids, monster movie with kids, alien movie with kids, spy movie with kids. Kids would go on these grand adventures and they would act like kids.

Take today's movies and most kids movies aren't even about kids. None of the comic movies deal with kids, nor they should but that is the main cool thing to watch this era. You also have a ton of CG movies. What life action kid adventure movies are being made today? We had goosebumps which was ok but it was too over the top and comedic. Let's go back to transformers and how Spielberg wanted it to be a movie about a boy and his car. Shia did not act like a normal boy at all, it totally failed in that aspect.

This show captures that magic of the kids adventure. But at the same time has excellent adult cast member story lines as well. It's so good.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:16:07
I already watched 3 episodes of Stranger Things. I can't wait to watch more episodes.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:52:51
After we watched it we decided to let our son, who is now 10 years old, watch it. Much to my surprise he has really enjoyed it so far. I tried introducing him to a lot of movies that I like as a kid and so far he hasn't been too impressed. He's definitely connected with this and has even tried to start watching it without his mom. Although that almost backfired because last episode he watched before bed had a scary enough scene that it rocked him a bit, and he had to stay up for a little while longer and watch an episode of SpongeBob to bring him back down.
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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:23:07
I don't know if my nephew would watch it. He's almost 11 but he's seen all the Alien and Predator movies but he thinks Xenomorphs and Predators exist or he says they are real because he wants to scare his brother which is 3 years old. I don't know if he should see this even though he likes stuff like this maybe his mom should see it first.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:26:55
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After we watched it we decided to let our son, who is now 10 years old, watch it. Much to my surprise he has really enjoyed it so far. I tried introducing him to a lot of movies that I like as a kid and so far he hasn't been too impressed. He's definitely connected with this and has even tried to start watching it without his mom. Although that almost backfired because last episode he watched before bed had a scary enough scene that it rocked him a bit, and he had to stay up for a little while longer and watch an episode of SpongeBob to bring him back down.

One of my biggest fears is that my future son would not like what I like. I would be so heart broken.

Old movies must be hard to watch, they grew up on comic book movies come to life and crazy effects and add like storytelling. Going back to slower stuff is probably rough.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 22:15:24
I'm already on the Season Finale. I couldn't stop watching.

Now the long wait for Season 2.
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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:04:12

We don't have Netflix anymore. Sad. I'm hoping it may one day arrive on video, but Netflix doesn't really do that, do they?

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:09:26
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One of my biggest fears is that my future son would not like what I like. I would be so heart broken.

Old movies must be hard to watch, they grew up on comic book movies come to life and crazy effects and add like storytelling. Going back to slower stuff is probably rough.



Don't be scared of that. Just accept that it is the inevitable truth. It will happen. Regardless of how much I have exposed my son to over the years he has embraced the things that he wants and most of the time it is complete crap.
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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:31:23

I've been fortunate my son likes Star Wars and Indiana Jones.  

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:57:34
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I've been fortunate my son likes Star Wars and Indiana Jones.  

My nephew likes some things I like but other things he purposely hates it because we like it.

My other nephew that is 3 likes stuff that my sister and I like mainly DC Comics characters.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 09:07:21
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We don't have Netflix anymore. Sad. I'm hoping it may one day arrive on video, but Netflix doesn't really do that, do they?

That's the hook.

Started watching Stranger Things last week and am being disciplined only watching one a day. The way the story unfolds in a disciplined manner is very effective. I wonde what Speilberg thinks about it?


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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:56:42

Finished it.

Great series.

For a movie exp. they left too many string untied. For a TV series with a sequel they left too few untied.

Interested to see how they handle S2, but can't really put forward my guesses without major spoilers.


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Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:38:37
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If you have finished watching Stranger Things check the following video it's very good, it shows many of the "throw-backs" to old movies.  How many of these did you get?  For me it was mostly the Goonies ones and the E.T. ones I think:


References to 70ies-80ies films in Stranger Things



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Fri, 05 Aug 2016 01:41:18

I noticed the Jaws one with the type-writer shot saying "Missing" instead of "Shark Attack" but the shot was the same.

That one wasn't in the video.

I noticed a lot of those when I was watching the series.

Edit* Here is the Jaws version that was missing.

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Fri, 05 Aug 2016 02:00:22
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If you have finished watching Stranger Things check the following video it's very good, it shows many of the "throw-backs" to old movies.  How many of these did you get?  For me it was mostly the Goonies ones and the E.T. ones I think:

References to 70ies-80ies films in Stranger Things

I don't want to read those until I can actually watch it.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 06:12:50
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If you have finished watching Stranger Things check the following video it's very good, it shows many of the "throw-backs" to old movies.  How many of these did you get?  For me it was mostly the Goonies ones and the E.T. ones I think:

References to 70ies-80ies films in Stranger Things

That was a great one, thanks Bugsy.

I'd say I caught at least 8 out of 10 of the reference in real time. But that video really does hammer home how referencial Stragner Things was.

Definately a spoilerfest though Travo (and everyone else who has not seen the show yet).


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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:34:03
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Stranger Things 2!

It will take place in the Fall of 1984.

Details about Stranger Things 2

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:24:40

Character descriptions for some of the new characters in Stranger Things 2.

Max is a tough and confident 13-year-old female whose appearance, behavior and pursuits are more typical of boys than of girls in the era. She has a complicated history and a difficult relationship with her stepbrother, Billy, that's made her protective of her past and generally suspicious of those around her. She's also good on a skateboard, which she uses to get around pretty much everywhere.

Billy is a super muscular, overconfident 17-year-old. He's so captivating and edgy that there are rumors flying around that he killed someone at a school he attended in the past. Billy steals peoples' girlfriends, is a drinking-game pro and drives a black Camaro. But his violent and unpredictable nature shows itself to those closest to him, especially to ones who are younger than he is.

Roman, meanwhile, is described as a male or a female of any ethnicity between the ages of 30 and 38. After growing up homeless with a drug-addicted mother, he or she suffered a great loss at an early age and has been seeking revenge ever since. Roman is ultimately an outsider who doesn't understand how to connect with people.

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