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Old 02-12-2017, 20:32   #101
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TBH, I struggled through Season 1. It was OK but felt the plot was rather juvenile. Started Season 2 but that extremely annoying Kali character put me right off and so far I have not been able to motivate myself to go back.
I thought S1 was easier to watch.
S2 picks up from Ep5. Ep 8&9 are really Good. Ep7 WTF?
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Old 03-12-2017, 17:21   #102
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Sorry Q. I decided to give it another go after your post but midway though S2 Ep3 I was ready to throw-up. Watching a bunch of utterly despicable 80s type characters is not my idea of passing time.
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Old 03-12-2017, 22:49   #103
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Ep 7 is proper ****. Enjoyed it so far, that episode excepted.
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Old 03-12-2017, 23:11   #104
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I enjoyed every episode, including 7, it was nice to have an off shoot ep plus it did lead up to the bad ass end of ep 8. Best TV of the year for me, cant believe we got to wait another year for season 3.
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:00   #105
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Sorry Q. I decided to give it another go after your post but midway though S2 Ep3 I was ready to throw-up. Watching a bunch of utterly despicable 80s type characters is not my idea of passing time.
Jump straight to Ep 5 and watch from there. I struggled with the 1st half but then it started to pick up from Ep5. You can miss Ep 7 and not loose anything.

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Old 04-12-2017, 09:00   #106
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TBH, I struggled through Season 1. It was OK but felt the plot was rather juvenile. Started Season 2 but that extremely annoying Kali character put me right off and so far I have not been able to motivate myself to go back.
Kali is only in the first episode for five minutes at the very beginning then you don't see her again until episode 7. So you gave up after 5 minutes of the first episode?

Edit: Sorry missed your subsequent post about giving it another go. Clearly not your thing. Although I'm a bit confused about how you could see any of the characters as despicable.

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Old 04-12-2017, 11:43   #107
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Edit: Sorry missed your subsequent post about giving it another go. Clearly not your thing. Although I'm a bit confused about how you could see any of the characters as despicable.
OK, I think "despicable" was too strong and inappropriate a word. Truthfully, I found it hard to like any of the characters (except maybe "El") and felt that plot was rather too contrived. Sci-fi movies and TV shows featuring hyperactive American kids from that era is most definitely not my thing. The "dude" culture gets on my nerves - I am sorry if I offended anyone, but there it is.

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Old 04-12-2017, 12:07   #108
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[Blatant thread hijack / book plug]

As an indie author, I've got to take every opportunity I can to plug in my book, and I have been a regular member here for over 17 years, so .....

I've already had some great support form forum members for my book "Monkey Arkwright", but the reason for posting here is that I think that if you like Stranger Things" you may enjoy my book. It's got a couple of likeable British teenagers; I set out to write a book in the spirit of "Stand By Me" and "The Goonies", but arguably this great TV series comes into play in terms of reference.

Here's my thread in the book forums:

https://forums.thedigitalfix.com/for...d.php?t=646706

Apologies for thread interruption. As you were.
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OK, I think "despicable" was too strong and inappropriate a word. Truthfully, I found it hard to like any of the characters (except maybe "El") and felt that plot was rather too contrived. Sci-fi movies and TV shows featuring hyperactive American kids from that era is most definitely not my thing. The "dude" culture gets on my nerves - I am sorry if I offended anyone, but there it is.
You were definitely a fan of the Bill & Ted Movies then..
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I don't see the kids in Stranger Things as hyperactive. They just come across as normal geeky kids to me and that is part of the charm of the programme.
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I don't see the kids in Stranger Things as hyperactive. They just come across as normal geeky kids to me and that is part of the charm of the programme.
Agreed. They are typical "Small-Town" 80's kids probaly that entertained themselves in a "nothing ever happens here" Town.

Its Classic 80's.. If you grew up as a kid in the 80's then it might speak too you more. If you werent a kid in the 80's then maybe why you don't get the kids thing Raigmore.

One of them always gets on yr wick though..

Its a Goonies,Stand by Me thing.

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Old 10-12-2017, 11:29   #112
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If you grew up as a kid in the 80's then it might speak too you more. If you werent a kid in the 80's then maybe why you don't get the kids thing Raigmore.
Yes, Q I know exactly what you mean and I agree with you. I wasn't a kid in the late 70s and early 80s era and so perhaps that is why I find it hard to watch TV shows and movies with characters and mannerisms from that era. Thinking about it further, I have an unashamed fondness for films from a certain other era which would be laughed at by some of you guys; I know it is silly too but I guess one tends to have nostalgia for the things which mean "back then" to an adult.
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Watched the first ep of series 3 last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. (I may have mentioned I'm not a binge watcher and don't really understand rushing through something)

Nice seeing how the characters have grown in a year and a fair bit of gentle humour.

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Old 05-07-2019, 13:32   #116
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Yeah, I'll be taking my time with it too - a far more enjoyable way to watch things. I saw the first episode last night and enjoyed it, although it felt a bit directionless. There were a lot of characters to catch up on, but I'm not sure it spent time with them effectively.

It helps that the characters are great, though. It's really noticeable how much the core group have grown up between season 2 and now!
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Three episodes in and while it's good, the 80s nostalgia is fun, it only really engages me on the other world/monster plot. The teenage angst part is actually just annoying, I think this is in part that the kids were cute kids, now they are in that gangly, awkward phase, horrific hair cuts and most of the acting isn't great, only Millie Bobby can cut it. The monster stuff is excellent though.

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Exactly the opposite for me. I'm 6 episodes in and I think the monster plot is a bit predicable but the kids, the interplay between them and the 80s nostalgia is the best part.
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Loved it, much better then series 2, nailed the 80's nostalgia and kids have really grown into the parts, Erica was great and Harbour & Ryder were both brilliant.
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Loved it too - the 80's nostalgia was on another level, especially loved all the nods to BTTF which is one of my all-time favourite films.
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