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Title: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: AP on October 27, 2017, 07:18:25 AM
I just saw the first episode.

Didn't know Sean Astin or Paul Reiser were in this.  It's weird to see Sean Astin making out with Wynona Ryder.  His character seems good for her at the moment since he's just boringly average.  That family needs boring and average right now.

I like what they're doing with Will.  They didn't give him the Hangover sequel treatment and they are giving him just enough time alone to not break up the familiar dynamic of the four boys.

Didn't expect the final scene.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: scourge on October 27, 2017, 08:28:02 AM
Not looking to see your spoilers, just coming in here to thank you for the reminder that it’s out
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: scourge on October 27, 2017, 10:37:49 AM
Ok, I'm caught up with you, just saw the first and totally dug the episode.

 My friend plays Keith, the guy in the arcade who wants the date.

Was also thinking about that Sean Astin Wynona Ryder pairing and how odd it would have been at different times in their careers. It works really well here.

Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: AP on October 27, 2017, 11:19:55 AM
Watching episodes 2 and 3, I'm thinking Max's brother is too over the top bad.  I guess they're going for that 80's bully who would out right try to kill people or come close, but it doesn't fit too well here.  Thankfully, he's not in it a lot.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: -K-M- on October 27, 2017, 08:09:57 PM
I’m glad this show is sill good and not just a one hit wonder.

Weird at times Netflix uses the same actors on their network produced shows.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: AP on October 27, 2017, 08:58:18 PM
I’m glad this show is sill good and not just a one hit wonder.

Weird at times Netflix uses the same actors on their network produced shows.

Yeah, I noticed Turk is a police officer.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: Ditto on October 27, 2017, 09:04:40 PM
The jean jacket bad boy older brother is fucking terrible
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: -K-M- on October 27, 2017, 09:19:58 PM
I’m glad this show is sill good and not just a one hit wonder.

Weird at times Netflix uses the same actors on their network produced shows.

Yeah, I noticed Turk is a police officer.

Dustin’s mom is also the security guard from orange is the new black too

On separate note sexy eleven costume....oh Halloween 

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Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: altoon on October 27, 2017, 09:33:32 PM
With the opening I wonder how that gonna play out.  I just always assumed any experiments before 11 were dead.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: 80sBaby on October 27, 2017, 10:33:41 PM
On episode 3 and I'm digging it so far.

Very obvious nods to It and I like it.

I have, literally, had that same Ghostbusters argument myself lol being black in 80s suburbia can suck.

D'artagne needs to be killed with fire.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: AP on October 27, 2017, 10:37:22 PM
I have, literally, had that same Ghostbusters argument myself lol being black in 80s suburbia can suck.

Would you rather one of your white friends in blackface be Winston?

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D'artagne needs to be killed with fire.

My theory is that the thing will grow up to be a Demogorgon or at least be a dangerous monster.  That thing is obviously evil.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: 80sBaby on October 27, 2017, 11:08:40 PM
Why blackface? Just be a Caucasian Winston as his race is irrelevant to the character. But this has fueled my advocacy for representation. It matters. Incidentally, Winston was originally supposed to be the smartest of the team.

Dart is likely "good" but still...
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: NeoGreenLantern on October 27, 2017, 11:19:15 PM
They reintroduced some of Winston's smarts/skills back into his character int he Ghostbuster video games.

When my childhood friends and I played Ghostbusters we never played as the characters but as ourselves as Ghostbusters.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: 80sBaby on October 27, 2017, 11:30:28 PM
The only time I wasn't assumed the black character was due to their not being a black character. I'm not assuming this was the case for every minority in suburbia, but I know quite a lot can identify with that scene. It was well written as far as realism, imo.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: NeoGreenLantern on October 27, 2017, 11:44:04 PM
Reminds me of this Key and Peele bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBSrP7ub6VA&t=8s
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: AP on October 28, 2017, 01:14:17 AM
Why blackface? Just be a Caucasian Winston as his race is irrelevant to the character. But this has fueled my advocacy for representation. It matters. Incidentally, Winston was originally supposed to be the smartest of the team.

I was joking about the blackface.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: 80sBaby on October 28, 2017, 08:02:19 AM
Oh. Missed that :)

Also, I noticed them making a point about only having 1 girl as part of the group, that was common in the 80s too.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: -K-M- on October 28, 2017, 11:33:18 AM
Won’t go into too much detail, but it’s nice they didn’t just make the generic lead scientist evil
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: scourge on October 28, 2017, 12:34:32 PM
Ok just finished 1-4, and now that I've come in here to read all the rest I wonder why I avoided it. This topic was more about Winston than anything else.

Anyways, this show is so damn enjoyable. Very into what they're doing.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: altoon on October 28, 2017, 02:20:32 PM
I wonder if there gonna do anything with Max's brother.  Right now he just there and comes off as Steve's older meaner brother.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: scourge on October 28, 2017, 03:53:00 PM
Say what you will about the brother, but you have to admit his hair is amazing. It's so weird and I'm pretty damn mesmerized by it every
time he's on screen.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: -K-M- on October 28, 2017, 04:58:30 PM
Finished the season. Really liked it. All the characters were great except the one side story (won’t mention it here)

Effects were amazing and felt like a legit movie
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: Bran Mak Morn on October 28, 2017, 06:34:01 PM

  It's weird to see Sean Astin making out with Wynona Ryder.  His character seems good for her at the moment since he's just boringly average.  That family needs boring and average right now.


I'm calling it now...Bob's definitely The Big Bad. He's creepy in the sense that he just doesn't fit in.

Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: Bran Mak Morn on October 28, 2017, 06:39:46 PM

Weird at times Netflix uses the same actors on their network produced shows.

Seriously was the 80's filled with goofy looking people too?

I forgot how odd looking Nancy was & that tall scrawny guy just fits working at the arcade so well.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: AP on October 28, 2017, 07:49:25 PM

  It's weird to see Sean Astin making out with Wynona Ryder.  His character seems good for her at the moment since he's just boringly average.  That family needs boring and average right now.


I'm calling it now...Bob's definitely The Big Bad. He's creepy in the sense that he just doesn't fit in.

I like Bob.  He’s so nice.  My guess is he ends ip dead.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: XerxesTWD on October 28, 2017, 10:33:11 PM
Nancy is definitely tougher to like this season, and she was a chore in season 1. How anybody likes her, I don't know. Plus, she looks like a bootleg Emmy Rossum. In a bad way.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: NeoGreenLantern on October 28, 2017, 10:47:47 PM
Finally started this. I'm trying to wrap my head around how old Paul Riser looks.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: altoon on October 29, 2017, 02:28:06 AM
Seriously was the 80's filled with goofy looking people too?

Yes it was.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: altoon on October 29, 2017, 02:32:16 AM
Dustin is to attached to his obvious baby monster .  And I totally thought El was gonna mess up Max more than she did when she saw her with Mike
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: Master on October 30, 2017, 08:13:26 AM
Up through Pollywog, and this show is so damn good. Love the Sherriff/Eleven dynamic. Love the stuff with Will.

Dustin is making a stupid decision, but it’s a believable level of kid-being-stupid... for the moment. I’m also thinking the creature’s corrupting influence might get Dustin in the end.

Actually based on this ep, I predict Dustin and Will will be dead by season’s end. Max and a returned Eleven being their “replacements” in the group as things evolve and change... just not the way Mike would like.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: Master on October 30, 2017, 08:28:59 AM
And I had no problems with Nancy until her and Johnathan get the suicidal idea to call Barb’s mom. C’mon... that’s a death wish. And she’s old enough to know better. Johnathan too.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: -K-M- on October 30, 2017, 08:36:10 AM
And I had no problems with Nancy until her and Johnathan get the suicidal idea to call Barb’s mom. C’mon... that’s a death wish. And she’s old enough to know better. Johnathan too.

There was a reason why she did that.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: Master on October 30, 2017, 10:15:54 AM
And I had no problems with Nancy until her and Johnathan get the suicidal idea to call Barb’s mom. C’mon... that’s a death wish. And she’s old enough to know better. Johnathan too.

There was a reason why she did that.

Well, I SEE THAT NOW... still uber dumb and risky.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: -K-M- on October 30, 2017, 10:25:35 AM
Apparently the high level government agency doesn’t like checking people’s bags to see if they have anything. #civilrightsupheld
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: Bran Mak Morn on October 30, 2017, 09:41:25 PM
And I had no problems with Nancy until her and Johnathan get the suicidal idea to call Barb’s mom. C’mon... that’s a death wish. And she’s old enough to know better. Johnathan too.

That's what I found a bit weird.
In season 1, there was never any hesitation to kill off anyone in the know.

But in S2, the threat of the Upside Down is even worse but "Men In Black" are less violent in their actions & only really resort to covert surveillance.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: Master on October 30, 2017, 09:59:57 PM
It seems like Dr. Brenner and the really evil faction of the DOE were wiped out in season 1. The new faction seems more focused on clean up than murder.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: NeoGreenLantern on October 30, 2017, 10:05:57 PM
Yeah it seems like Brenner and his people were rogue members of the organization.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: XerxesTWD on October 30, 2017, 11:44:57 PM
With the way this season has gone (I'm only on episode 6) I think we should have broken this up into 3 threads.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: NeoGreenLantern on October 30, 2017, 11:46:01 PM
Learn how to binge, bro.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: AP on October 31, 2017, 01:04:49 AM
It seems like Dr. Brenner and the really evil faction of the DOE were wiped out in season 1. The new faction seems more focused on clean up than murder.

Or it's sort of an enemy mine-type situation.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: scourge on October 31, 2017, 06:18:13 AM
With the way this season has gone (I'm only on episode 6) I think we should have broken this up into 3 threads.

I’ve long since finished but I agree with this
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: altoon on October 31, 2017, 12:19:42 PM
AP probably made this thinking it was 8 instead of 9 episodes.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: Gree on October 31, 2017, 01:23:44 PM
Up through Pollywog, and this show is so damn good. Love the Sherriff/Eleven dynamic. Love the stuff with Will.

Dustin is making a stupid decision, but it’s a believable level of kid-being-stupid... for the moment. I’m also thinking the creature’s corrupting influence might get Dustin in the end.

Actually based on this ep, I predict Dustin and Will will be dead by season’s end. Max and a returned Eleven being their “replacements” in the group as things evolve and change... just not the way Mike would like.

That would be surprising
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: scourge on October 31, 2017, 03:12:33 PM
Master went to a very dark place
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: AP on October 31, 2017, 05:52:41 PM
AP probably made this thinking it was 8 instead of 9 episodes.

Which is why I made a thread for episodes 5-9?  We usually split these threads into 4-5 episodes.
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: -K-M- on October 31, 2017, 06:03:47 PM
It's ok AP I got your back.


.......so I can do this...

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Boo this man!!!
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: scourge on October 31, 2017, 06:09:05 PM
THIS is not some Marvel Netflix series, this is Stranger Things
Title: Re: Stranger Things 2 (episodes 1-4)
Post by: AP on October 31, 2017, 07:22:38 PM
I feel like Barb right now you guyz.  :'(