Stranger Things Season 2

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  1. Ome

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    The first trailer for Stranger Things 2 is here. It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived. Season 2 premieres October 27, 2017.





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  2. Ome

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    Absolutely loving these posters nicked from 80s movies




    A Nightmare On Elm Street

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  3. Willie Oleson

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    The last one is very good! Almost makes me want to watch it.
     
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    I'm shocked and stunned and I just passed out when I realised you haven't watched season 1
     
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    The limited concept-turned-into-series usually doesn't work for me (Revenge, The Dome, Bates Motel etc) and that's why I decided to pass it on.

    But like I said, that last poster looks very intriguing, and perhaps I should challenge myself every now and then, what do you think Ome?:D
     
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    I think....



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    You'll love it!!

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    I'm really excited for season 2. I really hope it lives up to season 1 and is just as good.
     
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    It can't possibly be bad... can it?


    It's only 9 episodes, surely they won't screw it up...:shifty:
     
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    I guess since the concept was pretty limited I'm hoping that they can build on that and do it in a way that wont be silly. I think it's easier for a show like this to that than say a soap like Revenge. As with Sci-fi you can do pretty much anything and not everything has to make sense.
     
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    Definitely. So many shows I loved at the beginning, Revenge, Empire, Prison Break, and often they try to live off that first season vibe to a point where they get ridiculous and then they squeeze and stretch harder and harder, till its damaged beyond repair.

    Oh absolutely and even when it gets a little too deep, I somehow manage to go along with the ride.
     
  11. Willie Oleson

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    True, but that can also create more "distance" i.e. I find it hard to care for the story and its characters because, well, "anything goes".
    That's perfectly fine when I watch a movie because all I have to do is sit back and be entertained by the Sci-fi and Horror spectacle.
    But a serialized version requires a little more (emotional) investment, and since what happens is impossible, this part of my viewing experience usually falls flat.

    Soap is a brilliant concept, because they can incorporate different genres, and although it often appears to be unbelievable, it's not impossible. And that's a big difference.
     
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    I get what you're saying here, but I'm struggling to think of this happening to me.
     
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    If we all felt the same way, the genres would be very limited. There has to be something for everyone:)
     
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    Oh, I wasn't dismissing your views on it, just that I got where you were coming from.

    And I did find a show (where anything goes) that didn't work for me - WESTWORLD. I really wanted to get into it but it completely went over my head and I was bored pretty much from the start.

    DOCTOR WHO is another example where I find myself lost in a story and that leads to boredom, but overall I love the show so I ride with it.
     
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    Hurray for Netflix! I can simply try a few episodes to see what it's like:)
     
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    If you don't love it I'll be surprised.
     
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    I'm so looking forward to season 2 as I really loved season 1. I didn't think is was as good as The OA though.
     
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    I've binged watched this, now with only one episode to go! Uts funny I watched
    GHOSTBUSTERS and THE GREMLINS both made in 1984, this evening and STRANGER THINGS feels like it was made then, I need season 3 already like a minute ago!! Lol
     
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    I've just finished episode 5 and I have to say that I almost gave up around episode 3. I really don't think this season is as good but I'll keep watching. I was bored a lot and felt distracted during the first few episodes. It just wasn't as gripping and felt really slow. It has picked up the pace a bit but I'm not sure exactly about this season.

    They just totally stole Val Ewing's plot from season 6 of Knots. It was an almost exact copy of her "But I heard them cry!" scene after "loosing" the twins. Matthew Modine playing a Dr Ackerman role and the whole hazy disoriented hospital scene.
     
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    I finished watching season 2 and it was every bit as good as season 1, if not better. The first 2 episodes are a little slow but it really gets into gear after episode 3 and becomes a totally gripping and involving drama. I even liked the controversial episode 7 which seems to have split fans but I liked it because it revealed a bit more of Eleven's back story and made her a bit more badass.

    Episode 7 and 8 were up there with the best bits of television I've ever watched: a total rollercoaster of emotions including fear, hope, sadness, suspense and joy. I was grasping with surprise one minute and then welling up a little at an emotionally moving scene the next and followed by being on the edge of my seat in fear and anticipation of what was going to happen next. I cannot recall another show I've watched that had a similar impact on me. It was absorbing and storytelling of the highest quality. I absolutely loved it.
     

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