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Post Stranger Things (Netflix)
Surprised not to see any buzz on this one here... It's a solid supernatural / horror story with some mine-able stuff for Ravenloft even though it's a more modern setting, plus includes a pretty positive depiction of D&D itself.

Picture X-Files meets Freaks & Geeks, with a bit of E.T. and/or D.A.R.Y.L.

I'm 2 episodes from the end still, so I can't speak to the ending yet, but so far, it's pretty good (if not quite living up to the AMAZING that several people who've recommended it to me have hyped it to be)

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Post Re: Stranger Things (Netflix)
Favorite character : The Sheriff
Least Favorite : Wynona Ryder she was really annoying

Music was very reminiscent of the 80's

I won't watch the 2nd season.


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Well, I finished it up, and overall enjoyed it. Let's call it 8/10.

I love the police chief too, but have to disagree on Winona Ryder's character. I thought she was perfectly written, and a great performance.

But my favorite is probably Mike, since I related to him most. The scenes with the 4 boys took me right back to my childhood, which I guess was the biggest strength of the show, the complete homage to the 80's. From the styling (clothes, hair, scenery, even minor stuff like posters, eyeglasses, and tupperware) to the music as you mentioned, even the look of the opening credits, and the pacing of the action. (I found myself thinking that if this were made today, Hopper would have been doing wire-fu to take out the bad guys, or Tarantino/John Woo-style bullet ballet. Instead he knocks them out with messy punches and takes pot shots with a revolver. Then I remembered, "holy cow, this WAS made today!")

But in the end, while I appreciate the acting and the direction and the attention to detail and all the times I went "Hey, I had that [game/couch/shirt]!" It never really grabbed me fully enough for me to call it a classic.

I'll probably watch the 2nd season if I can spare the time, but I won't be waiting for it.

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Post Re: Stranger Things (Netflix)
Gonzoron of the FoS wrote:
...all the times I went "Hey, I had that [game/couch/shirt]!"


My wife was a little dismayed when I showed her that I did still have that Grenadier Miniatures Demogorgon. :roll:

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Catman Jim wrote:
Gonzoron of the FoS wrote:
...all the times I went "Hey, I had that [game/couch/shirt]!"


My wife was a little dismayed when I showed her that I did still have that Grenadier Miniatures Demogorgon. :roll:


Clicking this topic was worth just for that comment.

On another note, i really liked the show. Will probably watch season 2 even if this takes place before I was born I found it great. :)

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I loved both seasons! Hopper and Dustin are my two favorite characters, but the whole show is solid. Nostalgia is a powerful thing.

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