Stranger Things

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ares834
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Has anyone else watched this yet?

It basically feels like a mix of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg. Personally, I thought it was excellent. Probably the best Netflix Original so far.

samhain
Kinda looks like one of those shows where nothing really happens, just gets hinted at. Looks good enough to give it a go though, plus, it'd be interesting to see how shoplifting helped Winona to prepare for the role.

TheVaultDweller
I just finished watching it last night. It was pretty good IMO. A lot of shows similar to this one fail to keep my attention for the whole season, but I breezed through all the episodes pretty quickly.

Originally posted by samhain
Kinda looks like one of those shows where nothing really happens, just gets hinted at. Looks good enough to give it a go though, plus, it'd be interesting to see how shoplifting helped Winona to prepare for the role.

The show actually has a decent bit of action, but it does tend to build up towards a climax, so the heavier action is more towards the later episodes.

Arachnid1
I saw it. Pretty great, though I didn't really like how things wrapped up. Too easy.

Still, great show

TheVaultDweller
Originally posted by Arachnid1
I saw it. Pretty great, though I didn't really like how things wrapped up. Too easy.

Still, great show

Well, they did leave it somewhat open-ended, with the food and eggos in the forest, and Will puking up that weird, black slug. And this show got pretty decent overall ratings, so the chances for a second season are definitely on.

Robtard
On ep 5, enjoyable so far.

jaden101
Finished this today. Some weird hybrid of Super 8, Silent Hill, The Mist

Was OK. Get the feeling it wouldn't be getting as well received without the 80's movie nostalgia though. If it was condensed into a movie it would be a blatant Super 8 rip off with added mysterious girl with super powers.

Patient_Leech
Oh, I heard good things about this, but fu#k, if it's like Super 8 I'll probably pass. Did not like Super 8.

quanchi112
This was damn good.

TheVaultDweller
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Oh, I heard good things about this, but fu#k, if it's like Super 8 I'll probably pass. Did not like Super 8.

Well, to me (personally, at least) it was what Super 8 could have been if it had actually been done well. I also thought Super 8 was balls, but liked this.

TheVaultDweller
For people who are unsure, I'd recommend watching the first 2 episodes, and see how you like them. If you like them, you will probably enjoy the show right up until the end. If the first 2 episodes didn't get your interest, you'll be wasting your time continuing.

MF DELPH
I thought the series was amazing. It was like Stephen King's It meets Fringe with Stand by Me and Goonies mashed in for flavor. Good sci fi with 80's era flavor.

quanchi112
When Delph and I agree it's basically a fact.

Inhuman
Was great

samhain
Binge watched this in 24 hours while I was off work. Really enjoyable, think being set in the 80's helped a lot, if only for the fact they couldn't track phones or use satellite images to find the child. Hope this gets a second season with these characters but they could do a True Detective thing and give us a new story, characters, time period, etc. Definitely had a Stand By Me/It kind of feel to it. When will these shadowy government groups realize that you don't mess with curious teenage boys who ride bicycles in small town America? That's one sure fire way to have it all come crashing down around you.

Lestov16
Just binge watched this over the course of today. Excellent show. A mix of many famous sci film and horror themes with an 80s aesthetic, a tantalizing mystery, and relatable enjoyable characters, along with excellent direction, cinematography, and acting, with its short length allowing for an efficient narrative with no needless or uninteresting subplots. If you are a fan of shows like Lost, Fringe, or The Twilight Zone, you'll love this.

I noticed that many plot elements and themes were similar to the works of Stephen King, such as It, The Tommyknockers, and Carrie, as well as Steven Spielberg films such as ET and (the Spielberg inspired) Super 8

Digi
Super 8 as a TV series.

It's laden with tropes, but packages them well. And it takes delightful glee in referencing basically anything from the 80s. Plot will be ho-hum to long-time sci-fi and even horror buffs. But the cast shines, and it's marathon-able in one day. I watched the whole thing today.

thumb up

Firefly218
Originally posted by Digi
Super 8 as a TV series.

It's laden with tropes, but packages them well. And it takes delightful glee in referencing basically anything from the 80s. Plot will be ho-hum to long-time sci-fi and even horror buffs. But the cast shines, and it's marathon-able in one day. I watched the whole thing today.

thumb up Much better than Super 8

Digi
Originally posted by Firefly218
Much better than Super 8

Well, TV shows get to cheat. They have more time. If that time is utilized well, it's almost always going to be a deeper experience. It's hard to compare mediums. But I think the comparison is fair, and Super 8 did a nice job building an interesting sci-fi tale with characters that you could care about.

queeq
I liked it. A tad long though for the story they were trying to tell. After Ep5 it dragged on a bit. They might have added another layer to the story.

Strong side: a pretty straightforward mystery story
Weak side: maybe a tad too straightforward for an eight hour movie.

Very enjoyable. But not among the greats like Twin Peaks or Lost.

Firefly218
Originally posted by Digi
Well, TV shows get to cheat. They have more time. If that time is utilized well, it's almost always going to be a deeper experience. It's hard to compare mediums. But I think the comparison is fair, and Super 8 did a nice job building an interesting sci-fi tale with characters that you could care about. Just because two things use the same idea doesn't mean they're equivalent. Buffy isn't Twilight with a tv show just because a girl falls in love with a vampire or a werewolf. The Walking Dead isn't a Dawn of the Dead tv show just because there's zombies. Stranger Things is in terms of character dynamics and story as uniquely spun as any other tv show, its only similarities to Super 8 are very surface and superficial. Sure they're in the same genre, they both involve protagonists that are kids and they both have mysterious monsters. It's not those things that make the show great, it's how those things are used and to what effect. Imo the first hour of the show alone is superior and more interesting than everything Super 8 did.

quanchi112
Originally posted by Firefly218
Just because two things use the same idea doesn't mean they're equivalent. Buffy isn't Twilight with a tv show just because a girl falls in love with a vampire or a werewolf. The Walking Dead isn't a Dawn of the Dead tv show just because there's zombies. Stranger Things is in terms of character dynamics and story as uniquely spun as any other tv show, its only similarities to Super 8 are very surface and superficial. Sure they're in the same genre, they both involve protagonists that are kids and they both have mysterious monsters. It's not those things that make the show great, it's how those things are used and to what effect. Imo the first hour of the show alone is superior and more interesting than everything Super 8 did. Iyo and with the allotted time they could establish more since they didn't have to resolve the entire season inside of the first hour.

Digi
Originally posted by Firefly218
Just because two things use the same idea doesn't mean they're equivalent. Buffy isn't Twilight with a tv show just because a girl falls in love with a vampire or a werewolf. The Walking Dead isn't a Dawn of the Dead tv show just because there's zombies. Stranger Things is in terms of character dynamics and story as uniquely spun as any other tv show, its only similarities to Super 8 are very surface and superficial. Sure they're in the same genre, they both involve protagonists that are kids and they both have mysterious monsters. It's not those things that make the show great, it's how those things are used and to what effect. Imo the first hour of the show alone is superior and more interesting than everything Super 8 did.

I don't think the similarities are superficial at all. I got a very similar feeling from both, in terms of the relationships between the characters, and the tensions between them. And the superficial similarities, as you call them, are pretty comprehensive. Both have a jaded cop mourning the loss of someone, both are set in roughly the same time period ('79 vs. '83) and in the same part of the country (Ohio/Indiana), giving off a distinct suburban middle-America vibe. Townspeople missing, shady government types with a vague conspiracy feeling, a grade school science teacher as plot device, and plucky young nerds with hearts of gold. Hell, both aliens hang people in their lairs and use them for food. And that's just off the top of my head. If you want to go to critical reception, ST has been called an homage to Spielberg films, and he produced Super 8. Or if we want to appeal to mass opinion, do a search for "Stranger Things Super 8." There are a several results. Your Buffy/Twilight example is a strawman. By nearly any method of comparison, Super 8 and Stranger Things are incredibly similar, both in objective details and emotional core.

However, you're taking my original comment out of context. I meant it as a compliment, not as a cross-media comparison. That you didn't like one doesn't erase the similarities, nor does a comparison of the two cheapen the cool, original ways that Stranger Things isn't like Super 8.

Firefly218
Originally posted by Digi
I don't think the similarities are superficial at all. I got a very similar feeling from both, in terms of the relationships between the characters, and the tensions between them. And the superficial similarities, as you call them, are pretty comprehensive. Both have a jaded cop mourning the loss of someone, both are set in roughly the same time period ('79 vs. '83) and in the same part of the country (Ohio/Indiana), giving off a distinct suburban middle-America vibe. Townspeople missing, shady government types with a vague conspiracy feeling, a grade school science teacher as plot device, and plucky young nerds with hearts of gold. Hell, both aliens hang people in their lairs and use them for food. And that's just off the top of my head. If you want to go to critical reception, ST has been called an homage to Spielberg films, and he produced Super 8. Or if we want to appeal to mass opinion, do a search for "Stranger Things Super 8." There are a several results. Your Buffy/Twilight example is a strawman. By nearly any method of comparison, Super 8 and Stranger Things are incredibly similar, both in objective details and emotional core.

However, you're taking my original comment out of context. I meant it as a compliment, not as a cross-media comparison. That you didn't like one doesn't erase the similarities, nor does a comparison of the two cheapen the cool, original ways that Stranger Things isn't like Super 8. Well sure you can compare the two things I've got no problem with that, it just seems like you tried to combine them. Parrellels can be drawn between anything in entertainment because there's really nothing conceptually new that hasn't been exhausted in some format. All we've got is the old and that's do we care, are the jokes funny, are the scary parts scary, is the story gripping and do the characters resonate. Maybe it's not an objective analysis but Stranger Things delivered in spades all the things that mattered; I was happy, I was sad, I was scared and most of all they made me care. Super 8 on the other hand failed to meet any of those standards imo at least. So when you're comparing two things, just because they've got, granted, strong parrellels in their genre pulls and tropes, it doesn't mean they're the same. Each thing is a special little snowflake imo. Once again though everything I'm saying is just my perspectives it's cool if you enjoyed that soulless boring Spielberg pandering garbage Super 8

Jmanghan
I might get into this.


...Maybe.

I saw the fight scene between Johnathan and Steve.

Scribble
Yeah, the fight between Steve and Johnahthahn was pretty good.

Ridley_Prime
I liked that fight just on how relateable it was alone.

queeq
Originally posted by Digi
I don't think the similarities are superficial at all. I got a very similar feeling from both, in terms of the relationships between the characters, and the tensions between them. And the superficial similarities, as you call them, are pretty comprehensive. Both have a jaded cop mourning the loss of someone, both are set in roughly the same time period ('79 vs. '83) and in the same part of the country (Ohio/Indiana), giving off a distinct suburban middle-America vibe. Townspeople missing, shady government types with a vague conspiracy feeling, a grade school science teacher as plot device, and plucky young nerds with hearts of gold. Hell, both aliens hang people in their lairs and use them for food. And that's just off the top of my head. If you want to go to critical reception, ST has been called an homage to Spielberg films, and he produced Super 8. Or if we want to appeal to mass opinion, do a search for "Stranger Things Super 8." There are a several results. Your Buffy/Twilight example is a strawman. By nearly any method of comparison, Super 8 and Stranger Things are incredibly similar, both in objective details and emotional core.

However, you're taking my original comment out of context. I meant it as a compliment, not as a cross-media comparison. That you didn't like one doesn't erase the similarities, nor does a comparison of the two cheapen the cool, original ways that Stranger Things isn't like Super 8.

I agree.... Super 8 harked back strongly to the 80s movies like ET and Close Encounters. ST harks back to many movies from the era and the style: a LOT of ET, The Goonies, Stand by Me, It.... etc etc...

It is VERY much a homage series in the style of Super 8.

Impediment
This was a fun series to watch, but not as great as the hype led me to believe. Still a good watch and recommended.

Darth Thor
Cool show. Perhaps a bit overhyped, but enjoyable nonetheless and great nostalgia to classic 80's films/shows.

So I take it the one Jonathon, Nancy and Steve fought was different to the one Eleven killed..

jaden101
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Robtard
Have my doubts, thinking this show could be a single-season-wonder. Still going to watch it though.

TheVaultDweller
Originally posted by Robtard
Have my doubts, thinking this show could be a single-season-wonder. Still going to watch it though.

Yeah, it will be hard to live up to the first season, but I am still hoping they can pull it off.

staxamillion
I think the hype was right...

everyone and the aunt told me to watch it before I actually did. and I have to say I haven't been that impressed in awhile. I really liked the way

Stranger Things delivered in spades all the things that mattered; I was happy, I was sad, I was scared and most of all they made me care.

as was stated earlier.

probably my top on Netflix originals as being just a great all around show. I loved the Marvel shows too but ST just has it all.

BruceSkywalker
i still need to finish this up

Trocity
Just finished the first season.

Very overrated show. Not a bad show, but not particularly good either. Definitely not the best netflix original, as many claimed it was.

Patient_Leech
Watched the first episode of this last night. I was impressed. Intrigued enough to keep watching.

Toto's "Africa" in the first episode... laughing out loud

Aliens?

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Surtur
Originally posted by Trocity
Just finished the first season.

Very overrated show. Not a bad show, but not particularly good either. Definitely not the best netflix original, as many claimed it was.

I have to agree, it's not bad..but I did not find it as utterly amazing as some did. For me I got less interested as the season went on, the first few episodes drew me in far more than the later ones.

I will watch the second season though.

Surtur
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Watched the first episode of this last night. I was impressed. Intrigued enough to keep watching.

Toto's "Africa" in the first episode... laughing out loud

When it comes to music it seems everybody is using the Stranger Things theme song in their youtube videos these days. The theme does seem to perfectly capture the essence of the story and time period.

Patient_Leech
Only 3 more episodes left on this and rather enjoying it. It's superbly directed with great performances, especially Wynona Rider and the kids. It's a fun show so far. Hope the last few episodes don't ruin it.

It reminds me of a combination of...

The X-Files - mysterious paranormal activity
Twin Peaks - 'death' of a kid in a small town
Kung Fury - the 80s music and vibes

Surtur
Yeah and of course now..Twin Peaks is coming back lol.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Surtur
Yeah and of course now..Twin Peaks is coming back lol.

Yeah, I'm not sure how to feel about it. I'll probably give it a chance, but it's gonna have to step up its game to compete with the rest of the competition these days.

Sixth episode of this, "The Monster" was really good. Only 2 more episodes left. Highly enjoyable show...

Originally posted by Patient_Leech
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I was right! They're not necessarily extraterrestrial aliens, but they're still aliens! They're extra-dimensional aliens! Happy Dance

Patient_Leech
Finished this show. Really enjoyed it. Extremely well done.

Kind of a predictable, cliched ending, but still in a fun way. Will be excited for Season 2.

Wonder if they'll continue the alternate dimension story arc or if they'll do something different.

Patient_Leech
Did anyone notice that when they were in the Upside Down at the end that they saw Barbara there in the same place Will was, but they just skipped right past her, "Oh, well, you're an unattractive ginger, no need to try to save you..." then they found Will and never even bothered again with Barb.

So sad. sad

Ridley_Prime
I noticed that too actually, haha. They just forgot about her, whether intentional or not.

Patient_Leech
Yeah, so what the hell? Why aren't Unattractive Female Gingers (UFGs?) rising up in protest?

It's a beloved show, so I guess everyone decided to ignore it.

staxamillion
I was thinking that since she was so cocooned up that she was too far gone

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by staxamillion
I was thinking that since she was so cocooned up that she was too far gone

Maybe I should go back and look again, but she was taken far more recently than Will was. Still doesn't make sense to not even attempt to help her.

Who will speak up for the UFGs?? sad

Surtur
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Yeah, so what the hell? Why aren't Unattractive Female Gingers (UFGs?) rising up in protest?

They are self aware enough to realize nobody would care. I'm sure the second Barb got taken she knew that either this monster thing is going to willingly return her or she's not coming back at all.

There was a young white male at risk, so people had more important things to do than worry about her.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Surtur
There was a young white male at risk, so people had more important things to do than worry about her.
Yeah, true story.

Some info on the monster/villain for Season 2 premiering in October...

http://www.blastr.com/2017-6-9/stranger-things-new-monster-makes-demogorgon-look-chump-change?__source=Blastr_Vayner_Syfy_Facebook&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=strangerthings_newmonsters&utm_term=t5_lookalike&utm_content=link_ad

Surtur
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Yeah, true story.

Some info on the monster/villain for Season 2 premiering in October...

http://www.blastr.com/2017-6-9/stranger-things-new-monster-makes-demogorgon-look-chump-change?__source=Blastr_Vayner_Syfy_Facebook&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=strangerthings_newmonsters&utm_term=t5_lookalike&utm_content=link_ad

If they wanna keep in line with stuff from D&D if the season 1 villain was Demogorgon this must be some kind of Obyrith.

Patient_Leech
Oct 27 bitches...

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/stranger-things-premiere-date-october-27-netflix-1202491839/

carthage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgS2L7WPIO4

Love the soundtrack, music, and these kids can act. Extremely psyched for this

Surtur
Yeah, thriller was a nice touch.

Patient_Leech
Eh, I want to watch the trailer, but I might as well not. I'm gonna watch the show.

MJ's Thriller is in the trailer?

Surtur
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Eh, I want to watch the trailer, but I might as well not. I'm gonna watch the show.

MJ's Thriller is in the trailer?

Yeah, but kind of a remixed version. It's one of the best trailers I've seen. It doesn't spoil too much. It is pretty epic.

Patient_Leech
^ fair enough. You convinced me. I watched everything except the last like 20 or 30 seconds. Good trailer indeed.

Surtur
Though I have to say I don't get the love for Barb. She was meh to me.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Surtur
Though I have to say I don't get the love for Barb. She was meh to me.

Well, yeah. I mean, me neither. She's an Unattractive Female Ginger (UFG). lol. But she's still human! And the attractive girl liked her, so the show should have at least had a little bit more mourning for her.

Surtur
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Well, yeah. I mean, me neither. She's an Unattractive Female Ginger (UFG). lol. But she's still human! And the attractive girl liked her, so the show should have at least had a little bit more mourning for her.

She was totally that girls DUFF(designated ugly fat friend), that is why she was so upset when she was gone.

But at Comic-Con they created a memorial for her, lol. The fans probably mourned her more than people in the show.

I'm also shocked that they actually were able to use the song "Thriller" in the trailer.

Dreampanther
Let the binge begin. Episode 1: MADMAX

Ridley_Prime
Watched the first episode of S2 last night before going to sleep. Pretty good. Gonna try to watch the rest at my own pace rather than binge.

Surtur
Eh, finished it. Decent, but I feel like in the first season the nostalgia kinda just crept up on you. Here they just want to bash you over the head with it. Especially if people remember a certain scene that was in reference to "Aliens" from this latest season.

Lestov16
Just got done binging the 2nd season. It was arguably even better than the first.

I loved pretty much everything about the season, including the "demonic possession/exorcism" of Will, the Demogorgon outbreak, the backstory of Jane "Eleven" Ives. I found the Mind Flayer to be similar both to Cthulu and several recent "Hive Mind monsters" based villains such as Pacific Rim and Edge of Tomorrow. I enjoyed the fact that unlike the first season, the head scientist in this is actually a decent guy. Sean Astin was quirky and funny and his death was both shocking and saddening. I liked Max and her psycho brother, although I'm hoping the third season gives him some more redemptive moments. Steve was great and made a great wingman for the team. I enjoyed the actualization of Mike/Jane, Nancy/Jonathan, and Lucas/Max, and I liked how it really with Steve and Dustin undergoing the hardship of rejection. I love how they took the house decorating theme to the next level with Will's map drawings. I enjoyed how they tied Barb's death into the plot. Eleven and Eight made for an entertaining short lived team, and I hope we see a reformed or evil Eight in Season 3. And obviously, the ending with Jane Hopper being able to live freely and date Mike was heartwarming. The Cliffhanger shows the Mind Flayer hovering in the Upside Down. Now that Jane seems to have officially closed the portal, I wonder how the Mind Flayer will be able to terrorize Hawkins in S3.

Surtur
Originally posted by Lestov16
Just got done binging the 2nd season. It was arguably even better than the first.

I loved pretty much everything about the season, including the "demonic possession/exorcism" of Will, the Demogorgon outbreak, the backstory of Jane "Eleven" Ives. I found the Mind Flayer to be similar both to Cthulu and several recent "Hive Mind monsters" based villains such as Pacific Rim and Edge of Tomorrow. I enjoyed the fact that unlike the first season, the head scientist in this is actually a decent guy. Sean Astin was quirky and funny and his death was both shocking and saddening. I liked Max and her psycho brother, although I'm hoping the third season gives him some more redemptive moments. Steve was great and made a great wingman for the team. I enjoyed the actualization of Mike/Jane, Nancy/Jonathan, and Lucas/Max, and I liked how it really with Steve and Dustin undergoing the hardship of rejection. I love how they took the house decorating theme to the next level with Will's map drawings. I enjoyed how they tied Barb's death into the plot. Eleven and Eight made for an entertaining short lived team, and I hope we see a reformed or evil Eight in Season 3. And obviously, the ending with Jane Hopper being able to live freely and date Mike was heartwarming. The Cliffhanger shows the Mind Flayer hovering in the Upside Down. Now that Jane seems to have officially closed the portal, I wonder how the Mind Flayer will be able to terrorize Hawkins in S3.

Yeah, I also liked the fact that the doctor turned out to be good. I liked Bob as well and it sucked to see him go. The character of Steve did get better, I kept thinking they were going to kill him, that he'd sacrifice himself to save the kids he was "babysitting". But he made it through.

steverules_2
Can 8 open the gate?

Rhyming, I just figured out series 3 cool

Surtur
Originally posted by steverules_2
Can 8 open the gate?

Rhyming, I just figured out series 3 cool

Or it could be that other numbers can, we know there are at least 11.

Surtur
So apparently the character of Bob was originally going to turn out different:
he was set to die in the 3rd episode via getting mind screwed by Will after the scene where he tells him to stand up to the mindflayer. But I guess Sean Astin was so good in the role they expanded it.

Rebel95
Binge watched both seasons in 3 days. Really enjoyed it, reminded me a lot of Lost, and that part where Eleven closes the gate reminded me of Pacific Rim lol

|King Joker|
The acting in this show is honestly pretty phenomenal. Someone needs to get an Emmy.

ares834

Digi
E07 was the polarizing one for many, but the rest of the season - good as it was - was a very literal copy of S1. I don't get why people are so reticent to creative risks. E7 wasn't bad, it was just different than what we were used to seeing. But seriously, the rest was pretty identical: Will has crossover powers with the upside-down and the gang piece together clues from him to solve the mystery of the monster and how to get him back. The character that everyone knows was created just to be killed off, does get killed off. Steve hits stuff with his bat, Hopper is jaded and angry but with a good heart, Wynona acts manic as ****. And 11 comes in and Mary Sue's the big bad with tk powers. That description works perfectly for either season.

E7 was the only original thing in the season, and I say that as a fan of this season. They're going to stagnate if they don't attempt to branch out, and 11 is the logical choice to begin world-building with.

Patient_Leech
Want to start this show soon...

Surtur
Originally posted by |King Joker|
The acting in this show is honestly pretty phenomenal. Someone needs to get an Emmy.

From some...yes.

Am I the only one who doesn't think "11" is a very good actress? She essentially has an angry face and a sad face and that seems to be it. The only interesting thing about her was her storyline with Hopper.

Likewise, am I the only one who just finds "Will" unlikable? Mike kinda is too lol. And Johnathan, when you think about it. The people who are supposed to be tools become interesting(Steve) meanwhile "introvert" Johnathan is just an angry douche it seems.

Patient_Leech
Started this last night. Just saw the first episode so far.

Paul Reiser has gotten old and fat. I wonder if I would have recognized him if i didn't see his name pop up. I guess I remember him best from Aliens, when he was younger and skinnier. Anyway, the stuff about Will being treated as if he has post-traumatic stress disorder was the most interesting thing about the first episode, but of course as a viewer I have to suspect it goes much deeper than that. I hope the rest of the show gets more interesting, because it just felt like way too much jumping around to different characters. Perhaps they're just re-establishing everyone and it'll settle in to a flow in an episode or two.

How much time has passed since the end of season 1? Anyone know? If they said I missed it..

Stringer
Loved season 2. The cinematography alone was masterful.

Surtur
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
Started this last night. Just saw the first episode so far.

Paul Reiser has gotten old and fat. I wonder if I would have recognized him if i didn't see his name pop up. I guess I remember him best from Aliens, when he was younger and skinnier. Anyway, the stuff about Will being treated as if he has post-traumatic stress disorder was the most interesting thing about the first episode, but of course as a viewer I have to suspect it goes much deeper than that. I hope the rest of the show gets more interesting, because it just felt like way too much jumping around to different characters. Perhaps they're just re-establishing everyone and it'll settle in to a flow in an episode or two.

How much time has passed since the end of season 1? Anyone know? If they said I missed it..

Mike says the number of days since he last saw 11 was like 352.

Patient_Leech
Finished episode 5 now and it's a good season so far I guess, but it does feel like a retread of season 1 in a lot of ways. It won't work for a third season, so I think they'll need to come up with a fresh approach if they plan to continue.

Oh, the worm that Will hacked up at the end of Season 1 that Dustin has been taking care of: the thing barely grew at all for a year and suddenly decided to eat a cat? And it's also kind of funny that Dustin was treating it like a pet hamster.. lol

Patient_Leech
Finished up Season 2 last night. It ended up having some pretty fun pay-offs and actually got a bit more gory than I was expecting. Overall it's still somewhat forgettable, though, unless they finally get around to explaining more about this other dimension. I'm curious what it is and what else inhabits it.

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