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Sunday, 2 April 2017 01:50 pm
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I Am Binge-Watching "Stranger Things"

Is this a good thing? I mean, I think it is, and now I'm trying to convince BB to watch it so that we can talk about it. But I'd love to hear from any of you who have seen it (I'm on the 7th episode and will probably just go through and watch the 8th today before I do ... you know ... housework or sewing or stuff *cough*).


Date: Sunday, 2 April 2017 09:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
I enjoyed it, but I didn't go crazy for it the way everyone else seemed to. It's deeply binge-able, but a soon as I was done watching, it's like it was gone from my brain. Like . . . empty carbs.

Date: Sunday, 2 April 2017 10:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
Lol, well, I'm glad you got more substance out of it than I did. It's plainly good; I was rather frustrated that I couldn't seem to find much in it.

Date: Monday, 3 April 2017 12:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I liked it a lot, but I was very frustrated by the final episode, even if they did hang a lampshade on it with the D&D game ending suddenly! I think I particularly enjoyed the way the adults' stories and the kids' stories converged, yet they all still had a lot to contribute - most stories of this type are either "adults protect threatened kids" or "nobody listens to the kids and they solve it themselves" and nothing in between. Also Joyce was fantastic, and even though she had no resources at all, she just kept fighting for her son and to be believed.

Date: Wednesday, 5 April 2017 05:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I was very unsatisfied with the "everything goes back to normal" feeling of it, despite the hints at other things - in particular, the dropped thread with Eleven's birth mother. In a show where they were pretty respectful of people's pain and suffering, for Hopper and Joyce of all people to not go and tell her, and for the show to just leave that lying, was quite shocking to me. I was also annoyed at the neat heterosexual pair-ups for the girls (Nancy/Steve and Mike pining after Eleven and saying he didn't want her to be his sister) when things were left much more open earlier in the show, plus the sibling relationship-building between Nancy and Mike was also just dumped, and we never saw any mourning for poor Barb who didn't make it out of the Upside Down. To be fair, I didn't know that there was going to be a second season when I watched it, and these things may be addressed there.

That's a good point about Nancy and Mike's mother compared to Joyce - their house is always shot as bigger, cleaner and emptier, too, which it shouldn't really be with a young toddler in the house! Like everyone in that family is sealed off in their little boxes, and while there's certainly no neglect or cruelty, when the mum pleads for the kids to talk to her they have no idea what to do or that she would help them in any meaningful way.

for some reason, I'm all lists today? dunno why.

Date: Monday, 3 April 2017 01:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Things I adored about Stranger Things:
- Eleven and her found family, omg
- Eleven, really. I'm such a sucker for the psychic nosebleed kid storyline.
- Joyce and Hopper the rescue team
- Science to the rescue! And also evil science! And just science in general!
- the whole ET/Firestarter/Close Encounters vibe
- Barb and her amazing eighties look, and her confidence (though I did not ship her with Nancy, unlike most of fandom, which is weird for me. I'm usually right on board with a juggernaut femslash ship, but I really didn't feel it.)

Things I did not love at all:
- the weird forced romance with Mike and Eleven. Ew.
- that they killed off Barb so early. Whyyy?

Things I am hoping for in S2:
- more on kids 1-10
- more on Eleven's poor mother, please give her some closure at least
- Joyce and Hopper hooking up.

Re: for some reason, I'm all lists today? dunno why.

Date: Tuesday, 4 April 2017 09:07 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Default)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Next, the kids are just at that age when romance/attraction starts being a thing.

Yeah, I guess? It's just that's about the time I started thinking about girls (and getting beat up when I stupidly failed to keep that under wraps.) You never see a sweet and tender f/f attraction at that age in the media, you know? I think I had the same knee-jerk reaction that I have to those cutesy pictures of five year olds kissing, you know? Where it's adorable when a boy and a girl that age kiss, but if it were two girls, there would be outrage.

Date: Monday, 3 April 2017 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mack-the-spoon.livejournal.com
I looooved Stranger Things! The child actors are so amazing, and the writing is clever and emotional and nostalgic, and the monster is creepy and cool.

Can't wait for season two!

Date: Monday, 3 April 2017 07:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elisi
I really liked Stranger Things.

Can't think of anything to say about it, but I enjoyed it. :)

Date: Monday, 3 April 2017 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymercury-10.livejournal.com
I didn't really have any ~feelings~ about it, but the kids were cute and I liked the aesthetic. My ex-girlfriend loved it, though, she binged the whole thing and then rewatched the whole thing with me almost immediately.

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