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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 07-29-2016 02:48 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


10/10 would watch again. Glad i kept my netflix account now.




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The Afflicted
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PostPosted: 07-29-2016 03:51 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Agreed, about the show.




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PostPosted: 07-29-2016 03:52 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Good shout, there's so much drivel on netflix it takes ages to find something to watch. Plus Winona Ryder is the tits. Will give it a go.




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PostPosted: 07-29-2016 03:53 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I watched the trailers, and I'm not interested in the slightest. I don't enjoy supernatural mystery shows or kid actors as main characters, so I can't see myself getting into this.



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PostPosted: 07-29-2016 04:21 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I enjoyed it. Great acting, interesting writing, and some nice 80's nostalgia. It's like a cross between The Goonies and something from Stephen King. Winona Ryder is amazing.

I wonder what they're going to do with season 2. Apparently it will be a sequel of some sort, not an anthology series. There are a few unwrapped threads that could be interesting. Same actors? Will they be older?



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The Afflicted
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PostPosted: 07-29-2016 05:07 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Great series, i watched season 1 in one night!
I also love the main-theme...
Seems to me like series are the real new "blockbuster-movies" :up:



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PostPosted: 07-29-2016 05:08 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I actually just watched the first episode last night. Bout to fire up episode two.

Good so far...




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PostPosted: 07-29-2016 05:43 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It's good but a little too much for kids.




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PostPosted: 07-29-2016 11:18 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Pretty good indeed. Only point of critique is that they tend to overhomage to the point of copying verbatim. (ET, Close Encounters).




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Digital Nausea
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PostPosted: 08-02-2016 06:14 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Just wrapped it up. Awesome show.

Reminded me of Twin Peaks. Even ended in the same fashion. Can't wait for season two...




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PostPosted: 08-04-2016 12:16 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Watched episode 1. It has potential (like a more adult X-Files) but so far it is a wee bit too much stacking of clichés. Wondering how that'll pan out.




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PostPosted: 08-04-2016 02:12 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


8 of 10 big hollywood productions are full of clichéde prequels/sequels or just 1:1 remakes nowadays. Not worth it.
Stranger Things sure does catch a lot of cliches (in honoring them as an homage) but at least it has an original story. (well, kind of. It's much more interesting than the Transformers-story, imo.)




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PostPosted: 08-04-2016 07:41 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


portals was a good movie. slidersesque
right down to a core



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PostPosted: 08-04-2016 11:22 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Ferrao10 wrote:
8 of 10 big hollywood productions are full of clichéde prequels/sequels or just 1:1 remakes nowadays. Not worth it.

That's why I pretty much skip movies these days and only invest in interesting TV series.




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PostPosted: 08-14-2016 09:50 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Watched the first 3 episodes now and I'm enjoying this. Still have to punch through some of the clichés (a nose bleed after telekinetic powers? Oh plz brah) and loose plot here and there, but while it doesn't bring much new to the table, what it does it does very well and that makes it a highly enjoyable series if you're into this kind of thing.

It also made me realize how cringeworthy X-Files really is, even though I enjoyed the new season on pure nostalgic merit.




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Eraser wrote:
Watched the first 3 episodes now and I'm enjoying this. Still have to punch through some of the clichés (a nose bleed after telekinetic powers? Oh plz brah) and loose plot here and there, but while it doesn't bring much new to the table, what it does it does very well and that makes it a highly enjoyable series if you're into this kind of thing.

It also made me realize how cringeworthy X-Files really is, even though I enjoyed the new season on pure nostalgic merit.


I say this without spoiling anything, but the whole nosebleed thing actually needs to be done. Or at least it helps in some certain scenes where the kids weren't sure if she had been using her powers, but the nosebleed gives it away...




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PostPosted: 08-14-2016 01:36 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


it's either a nosebleed or a suddent, paralysing migraine...




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PostPosted: 08-14-2016 08:29 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


nosebleeds and migraines ?

Yep this is going on my watch list. No sarcasm.



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PostPosted: 08-14-2016 10:05 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Squeezing one's brain, I like it




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PostPosted: 07-23-2017 12:59 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:up:





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PostPosted: 07-23-2017 02:37 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Awwwww yeaaahh




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Digital Nausea
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PostPosted: 07-23-2017 03:56 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Do you Brits get the same nostalgia from this show as us Yanks do? I feel like that's half the appeal of this series. Not sure if it resonates across the pond...




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PostPosted: 07-23-2017 06:03 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The nostalgia factor was enough to make me do a full 180 on this show (I say while listening to Don't Stop Believin' by Journey). I ended up really loving the first season and I'm looking forward to the next. I'm glad I didn't completely write it off. :up:



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xer0s wrote:
Do you Brits get the same nostalgia from this show as us Yanks do? I feel like that's half the appeal of this series. Not sure if it resonates across the pond...


The things that trailer are using to hit its nostalgic beat were global media phenomenon.
I remember a friend throwing a party for us all to go round to his place and watch Thriller on TV the night it was released. I played Dragon's Lair at the bus station in Stroud. And Ghostbusters was my favourite movie since Star Wars.

So yeah, we get it :)




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 07-24-2017 01:41 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I actually think it's kind of arrogant to think the rest of the backwards world would have no idea who Michael Jackson or the ghostbusters are :dork:




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PostPosted: 07-24-2017 01:44 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Pretty sure MJ was even bigger outside the US, not sure though.




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PostPosted: 07-24-2017 01:48 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Oh I forgot to say, the trailer is epic.




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a tad confused btw. in the opening of (the oscars was it?) they said Barb was still alive, yet in the ComicCon panel they said she would not be returning for S2.
what gives, nutflux :E




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PostPosted: 07-24-2017 03:58 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


One doesn't exclude the other does it?
Bran & co were missing from S05 of GoT as well




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Eraser wrote:
I actually think it's kind of arrogant to think the rest of the backwards world would have no idea who Michael Jackson or the ghostbusters are :dork:


Not at all arrogance. I haven't studied 80's pop culture of Europe. Music and movies is one thing, but there's a lot more small nuances in Stranger Things...




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xer0s wrote:
Eraser wrote:
I actually think it's kind of arrogant to think the rest of the backwards world would have no idea who Michael Jackson or the ghostbusters are :dork:


Not at all arrogance. I haven't studied 80's pop culture of Europe. Music and movies is one thing, but there's a lot more small nuances in Stranger Things...


Can you pull an example ?.

I think it's that a lot of us were raised with yank television and movies n all mind, like, arcades and chopper bikes never really took off over here but they still feel pretty familiar thanks to movies like ET and Tron.



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Yeah US pop culture spilled over into Europe a lot more than the other way around. Plenty of choppers around here by the way :)




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losCHUNK wrote:
xer0s wrote:

Not at all arrogance. I haven't studied 80's pop culture of Europe. Music and movies is one thing, but there's a lot more small nuances in Stranger Things...


Can you pull an example ?.

I think it's that a lot of us were raised with yank television and movies n all mind, like, arcades and chopper bikes never really took off over here but they still feel pretty familiar thanks to movies like ET and Tron.


I'd have to watch the show again to give specific examples, but just know the feels go beyond movies and music. Clothing might be good example. Hair styles, etc...




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Yah, they can be picked up from movies to be familiar with which might seem strange to you but being raised on things like Goonies and Back to the Future as a kid lets you visualise that movie world, so any references that Stranger Things make to those styles does seem familiar.

Like, that flat top crew cut thing is nearly always associated with a strict father, military dude or bully. I had pretty much the same hair style as the lanky kid taking care of 11 n all.



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Honestly, a lot of the clothing styles popular in the US in the 80's were popular here as well. Thats no different these days. Probably even more so, as young people in both the US and EU are looking at tye same celebs for inspiration and spread their style all over the world through blogs and vlogs. America is a much bigger influence on the world (mostly so Europe) than you think :)




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