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post #601 of 658
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Originally Posted by Carnotaur3 View Post
 
I think the hardest curve Stranger Things needs to make is making me think this series should continue past that anti-climatic ending of Season 1. Where exactly do these characters need to go? What's the hook outside boring Upside Down popping back into existence on a whim? 

 

 

The obvious answer is to expand the Matthew Modine storyline and his experiments and what it all has to do with upside down land.  It was the haziest aspect of the first season.  

post #602 of 658
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post
 

To clarify... less iconography, more storytelling.

 

We're not going to agree on this, but I think the series did just fine. I've not given it a second viewing, but my first time through, the show for me (someone who came of age during the 80s) felt far more authentic than a lot of other 80s revival films and shows do (Wedding Singer, The Goldbergs, etc.). Obviously, we don't know what S2 holds but I think S1 actually showed a shitload of restraint re: 80s iconography. I noticed homages to Carpenter and Cameron WAY more than I did LOOK AT THIS 80S REFERENCE type of aspect.

 

My wife, who grew up in a semi-rural small town in the 80s, thought the show was spot on in its recreation of the time period and atmosphere.

 

Again, I'm very curious as to how this holds up on a second viewing but first time through, the emphasis for me seemed very much on the story. Period elements were there for either immersion or thematic reasons.

post #603 of 658
There are aspects the show gets right. I think it's important to emphasize that I don't think either Ambler or I are arguing with its setting or its feel, but rather, the way it stitches its influences within the fabrics of the story.

I also think that apart from the likability of the characters, the show is relatively short on story. There's no reason this stuff couldn't have been told in 2 hours as a feature film.
Edited by Carnotaur3 - 2/4/17 at 4:28pm
post #604 of 658

Are they going to do a Stranger Things reboot in thirty years and release a production still that shows the characters wearing Barb costumes?

post #605 of 658
Where you guys come down on Happy Days?
post #606 of 658
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Originally Posted by Carnotaur3 View Post

There are aspects the show gets right. I think it's important to emphasize that I don't think either Ambler or I are arguing with its setting or it's feel, but rather, the way it stitches its influences within the fabrics of the story.

I also think that apart from the likability of the characters, the show is relatively short on story. There's no reason this stuff couldn't have been told in 2 hours as a feature film.

 

What he said. 

post #607 of 658
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

Where you guys come down on Happy Days?



There was a Fonz joke on New Girl last week and that's good enough for me.

 

Although HD did run until 1984 so it could pop up somewhere on ST. A nostalgia show referenced on another nostalgia show!

post #608 of 658
I like Stranger Things, I just didn't LOVE Stranger Things.
post #609 of 658
Yeah, same. Still not convinced that this show needed a 2nd season.
post #610 of 658

I get Ambler.  As I said a while back.  It's a show that is created on 80's movies and the creators said as much because they are 90's kids.  It's obvious and shows like Wonder Years is less obvious, but I still like it.  

 

I agree with others that said a second season might suck.  Hopefully it doesn't, but we will see.   

 

Edit:   Is there any question the 80's was the last memorable decade?


Edited by cccc - 2/5/17 at 1:48am
post #611 of 658

The pessimism in this thread is depressing.

 

LIKE A FUCKING SMITHS SONG

post #612 of 658
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
post #613 of 658

Should do some Chud style reaction videos.

There's probably some fruitloop out there hyperventilating at every reference.  Then next to that in the playlist is the cynic version.  It's not Angry Joe or Freaky Frank or whatever, but Morose Steve or something saying "Oh ghostbusters costumes.  Oh that's right, that was in the 80s too.  Better get that in there.  You know what else was in the 80s?  The Cold War, Ronald Reagan and AIDS, you fucking hacks.  Not one of these kids seems to give a shit about saving the whale either."

post #614 of 658

No problem with them wearing Ghostbusters outfits, it's just given what we know of these characters, they're TOO good.  Give me the clearly sewed by a suburban mom or the teenage kid diy version, not the professional costume designer.

post #615 of 658

Not sure what's so depressing about saying the show is very good but needs to relax a bit on the references.  Woops, forgot we're on the internet.  

 

post #616 of 658

"This show has problems..."

 

"What do you mean it's the worst thing since sliced bread? Get that pessimism out of here!"

post #617 of 658

That's the spirit!  Round up.

post #618 of 658

I also don't agree that Rider was awful.  She's so over the top it's adorable.  

post #619 of 658

Ryder isn't terrible through the whole thing, at times she's pretty decent.  But there were moments I was cringing.  I feel there are actresses that could've done a better job.  But Ryder is an 80s icon, so there's that whole thing...

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post #621 of 658
I don't think Ryder is particularly bad in the show, but the early accolades she was getting certainly seem like a response to the quantity of acting on display more than the quality.
post #622 of 658

I love the show, but it's got definite problems.  Apparently the two have be mutually exclusive or you're a pouty faced hipster.

post #623 of 658
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post
 

Ryder isn't terrible through the whole thing, at times she's pretty decent.  But there were moments I was cringing.  I feel there are actresses that could've done a better job.  But Ryder is an 80s icon, so there's that whole thing...

She's more 90's then 80's.  I think the Bros had a crush on her.

post #624 of 658
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I love the show, but it's got definite problems.  Apparently the two have be mutually exclusive or you're a pouty faced hipster.

Surely you've made your peace with that by now.

Pout loud! Pout proud! Pout now!
post #625 of 658

For the record, I only sometimes dress like a hipster.  

post #626 of 658
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Originally Posted by cccc View Post
 

She's more 90's then 80's.  I think the Bros had a crush on her.

 

Um... Lucas? Beetlejuice? Heathers? All 80's. Hell, Scissorhands was only 1990.

post #627 of 658
Hey, so that ad looks pretty fucking cool! Or at least it did at the super bowl party.
post #628 of 658
I just nostalgelled all over myself.
post #629 of 658

I don't remember being this excited for the second season of a TV show in a long time.

post #630 of 658
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post
 

I don't remember being this excited for the second season of a TV show in a long time.

 

 

But that was a pretty good teaser. 

post #631 of 658

You can tell this is set in the eighties because a bunch of characters just enjoyed watching a Ghostbusters movie.

post #632 of 658
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Originally Posted by avian View Post
 

You can tell this is set in the eighties because a bunch of characters just enjoyed watching a Ghostbusters movie.

 

And they might even have a female GB w/o making a huge deal out of it!

 

As for Ryder, I wonder how of her work was acting, and how much was her just not knowing they were filming a show.

post #633 of 658

I love that teaser so much and yes that is the perfect time to release the new season.

post #634 of 658
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Originally Posted by avian View Post

You can tell this is set in the eighties because a bunch of characters just enjoyed watching a Ghostbusters movie.

I enjoyed Ghostbusters. I am set in the 80s.
post #635 of 658
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post


I enjoyed Ghostbusters. I am set in the 80s.

 

So am I. I remember that Eggo commercial like it was yesterday.

 

Like any good sequel the stakes will be higher and it definitely looks like that's the case here.

post #636 of 658

Liked that one shot that homages Close Encounters. 

post #637 of 658
The brewery I was in applauded the teaser.
post #638 of 658
Yeah, it got a great response in my room full of older-skewing extended family. Which is great. The show has its heart in the right place, so I'm fine being slightly on the outside in terms of just liking it fine but not seeing the big deal.

And even as a skeptic, that final shot leading into the (still totally boss) theme music was fantastically effective.
post #639 of 658
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Originally Posted by Schwartz View Post

Yeah, it got a great response in my room full of older-skewing extended family. Which is great. The show has its heart in the right place, so I'm fine being slightly on the outside in terms of just liking it fine but not seeing the big deal.

And even as a skeptic, that final shot leading into the (still totally boss) theme music was fantastically effective.

I'm with you in regards to the show, but that teaser was really effective. I liked the show more as the season went on, and it looks like next season will have a larger budget and scope. I also agree about the theme music; it's my favorite John Carpenter theme John Carpenter didn't come up with (but probably deserves royalties on).

post #640 of 658
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

I love the show, but [IN MY OPINION IT'S] got definite problems.  Apparently the two have be mutually exclusive or you're a pouty faced hipster.

post #641 of 658
Here's something that's bugging me though...

How did the boys snag some official looking GB jumpsuits? Those have got to have cost a fortune even in the 80's and none of them are THAT rich.
post #642 of 658
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Originally Posted by Codename View Post

Here's something that's bugging me though...

How did the boys snag some official looking GB jumpsuits? Those have got to have cost a fortune even in the 80's and none of them are THAT rich.

*punches*

 

Fucking QUIT that!  Stop!

 

*pushes over*

 

You idiot.  

post #643 of 658
Hit a nerve did I?
post #644 of 658

Actually, in my elementary school in the 1980s there was one kid who had a sweet looking GB outfit with an awesome proton pack. So it's not unrealistic for these guys to get outfits made or bought or something.

post #645 of 658
Well-done home made costumes weren't out of the question when I was a kid in the later eighties - there were a lot of mothers who were good with sewing machines.
post #646 of 658
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Hit a nerve did I?

No just flashbacks of every review ever of Stranger Things going "brilliant series...  BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT!  The Thing was NOT a successful and beloved movie when this series was made!  It makes NO sense for the boys to have a Thing poster in the basement! Brup brrr DRRR!  *inaudible Lovecraftian noises*

post #647 of 658

They're kids from some satellite town the 80s.  The school is probably underfunded and lined with creationists.  The school guidance counsellor probably has a bunch of kids sized boiler suits to help them practice for 'career day'.

post #648 of 658
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Originally Posted by Muzman View Post
 

They're kids from some satellite town the 80s.  The school is probably underfunded and lined with creationists.  The school guidance counsellor probably has a bunch of kids sized boiler suits to help them practice for 'career day'.

post #649 of 658
Thread Starter 

Ha. I can't remember the last time that the pre and post Superbowl trailer parts of a thread were so entirely different.

 

"Meh. All of these 80's pop culture references do nothing for m - GUYS DID YOU SEE THE HOMAGE TO CLOSE ENCOUNTERS IN THAT AWESOME TRAILER?! DID YOU SEEEEEEEEE IT?!!! MY PANTS ARE STUCK TO ME NOW!!!!!!! BRING ON SEASON TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!"

post #650 of 658
Was I just seeing what I wanted to see, or was there a couple of flashes of an Old God kaiju in there?
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