OT: Stranger Things (no spoilers please)

Submitted by 1464 on July 26th, 2016 at 5:05 PM
Read the headline. No spoilers please. I'm posting this as my good Samaritan act for the year. If you have Netflix, go watch the show. If you don't, go buy Netflix and then go watch the show. I'm four episodes in and if the last four hold serve, this may be my favorite first season of anything. The genre of the show is - go watch the damn show. Shut up with all the questions.



July 26th, 2016 at 5:10 PM ^

So good. Loving all the great series being released right now. Seems like there's always something new and great closing around these days.


July 26th, 2016 at 5:11 PM ^

I have watched three episodes and all I can say is my wife hates when I watch it when she's trying to sleep. Which of course is super annoying because her bed time all of a sudden got later than normal due to the summer sun.

Oh, also, it's a bad idea to watch in the dark in the middle of a crazy storm outside as you will not sleep at night.

Fantastic show so far. Love it to pieces. Just can't sleep now.

The Mad Hatter

July 27th, 2016 at 6:57 AM ^

Winona is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back. Winona is like that.


July 26th, 2016 at 5:23 PM ^

Watched it last night, a 7 hour marathon, it's cool, to me it feels like a mix of IT, fright night and eifen lied (anime) quite enjoyable, although some loose ends.


July 26th, 2016 at 5:24 PM ^

Stranger Things is incredible. Such good child actors and a great storyline. My only complaint is that it was only 8 episodes.. But I don't feel like anything was left out and nothing seemed rushed, so maybe 8 episodes was perfect. Who cares, just go watch!

Tokyo Blue

July 26th, 2016 at 5:26 PM ^

your act of kindness. I'm looking forward to watching it. There was a thread about a month ago asking for shows that people would recommend. I scribbled down a few that I wasn't aware of. One of them was Peaky Blinders. Just finished watching all the episodes. Really enjoyed it.


July 26th, 2016 at 5:30 PM ^

I really enjoyed the theme music and sound track. Overall I really liked the show and it held my interest throughout. However, I was disappointed in the ending.  I felt it was too abrubt and have some other concerns that would get into spoiler territory, so I will leave it at that. Looking forward to see how they transition it to season 2 though.

Monocle Smile

July 26th, 2016 at 5:52 PM ^

Given the goal. They went for an '80s-style series and nailed it. Winona Ryder absolutely slaughters it and I loved seeing elements of Goonies, Nightmare on Elm Street, Pretty in Pink, etc. It takes the simplistic themes of '80s movies and manages to push a refreshing story.

Someone above said that they're going forward with the same cast, but I was rather hoping they'd do an American Horror Story thing and make each season its own mini-series.


July 26th, 2016 at 6:06 PM ^

Check it out after if finish season 2 of Bloodline and Season 4 of Orange is the New Black. I give myself a 2 show at a time limit to binge.


July 26th, 2016 at 6:22 PM ^

Binged watched it on my random day off. I, like you, was really excited about and was really hooked. Everything was good up until the last two-three episodes. The ending, simply put, wasn't good.

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July 26th, 2016 at 6:25 PM ^

My wife and I watched the first four episodes last night - into the night as I didn't get to bed until close to 1:30 AM, which made today a long day at work, but considering how much we enjoyed those episodes, it was worth it. Anything I can enthusiastically lose sleep over like that is worth it. We plan to watch the rest of it this weekend. 

Eye of the Tiger

July 26th, 2016 at 6:28 PM ^

There's a scifi/horror story and a human story. I loved the human story but found the scifi/horror story sagged once the threat was literalized. Sort of like the TV iteration of It. Still very good, especially for any child of the 80s.

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