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Re: Stranger Things
« Reply #175 on: December 22, 2017, 09:17:50 AM »
Another was Will communicating through Morse code.  Kids back then knew Morse code, especially nerds who spent their time playing D&D, so it totally rang true.  And it was a very clever way of (1) calling back to how Will communicated with the lights in season 1 to spell words, and (2) having him communicate in such a way that the mind flayer wouldn't have picked up on, but everybody else would.  And also, juxtaposed on top of that, you had a brilliant way of getting a ton of backstory exposition about the characters in this scene that was very emotional.  Just...SO well done.

Excellent analysis! it's not that I didn't pick up on that, but having spelled it out so clearly makes me think even more fondly of the scene.  I've read that him and Millie Bobby Brown are close friends, maybe they could capitalize on that and give them more scenes in Season 3. They hardly interacted with each other at all, so far.
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« Reply #176 on: December 22, 2017, 11:04:20 AM »
I remember reading that the creators originally planned on only doing 1 season but now have a 4 season arc planned. I also think Dustin is infected. Forgot about Hopper. I wonder if Will continue to be the "one" who the upside down continues to focus on.

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« Reply #177 on: December 22, 2017, 12:36:25 PM »
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« Reply #178 on: December 22, 2017, 10:26:00 PM »
I remember reading that the creators originally planned on only doing 1 season but now have a 4 season arc planned. I also think Dustin is infected. Forgot about Hopper. I wonder if Will continue to be the "one" who the upside down continues to focus on.
The kids are signed on for six more seasons and season three is rumored to premiere not until 2019, so it'll be interesting to see if it lasts that long. Bloodline was supposed to be 6+ seasons, but that went pear shaped...
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« Reply #179 on: December 22, 2017, 10:48:35 PM »
6 seasons? Eh.

I say give it 1-2 more. After that I fear it'll turn into Walking Dead where it's just going to be going.
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« Reply #180 on: December 22, 2017, 11:04:46 PM »
I think it will go for another season or two as well. People are going to lose interest, it doesn't come back for two more years (rumored), and the kids are going to grow up. I'm in the camp of season 2 being better than 1, but I don't see it continuing in that way
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« Reply #181 on: December 23, 2017, 05:55:02 AM »
Indeed the biggest obstacle is the kids growing up. They're what made this show special, otherwise it would have been another run of the mill scifi thing.
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« Reply #182 on: January 03, 2018, 11:14:35 AM »
Part of me wants to see the show move on from the kids being the focus and feels like it needs to grow outside of that for future seasons to be relevant.  But another part of me feels like seeing them grow up over four seasons is a reward unto itself and that the show should go that direction.  I think that is probably the best option.
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« Reply #183 on: January 03, 2018, 12:38:38 PM »
I've read that season 3 is most likely doing a time jump. All the kids and teens are older than they characters they portray, and they even had to dub Lucas' lines because at the end of the shooting process the kid had grown and his voice changed into a more mature tone.
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« Reply #184 on: January 03, 2018, 12:55:52 PM »
i started re-watching Season 1 with my two oldest sons. We're only (3) Episodes in but they are liking it a lot.
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« Reply #185 on: January 03, 2018, 10:11:12 PM »
Finally got around to watching season two, which I very much enjoyed. Need a Steve and Dustin spinoff ASAP
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« Reply #186 on: February 09, 2018, 04:57:34 PM »
Just binged Season 2. It took a couple episodes to get going, but overall I really enjoyed this season. Especially when Jane went badass punk. A force to be reckoned with.

Jane is an excellent character in my opinion and the reason why I like her is because she's not a Mary sue. She's isn't just immediately all powerful. Her powers start off weak and she has to practice them, and find ways to strengthen them. She goes through some heavy shit and overcomes adversity in believable ways and its cool how she's isn't nobody. She actually has a powerful backstory and her parental history actually makes for a stronger, more interesting and dynamic character. 
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« Reply #187 on: February 09, 2018, 05:04:37 PM »
Yeah, but Snoke
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« Reply #188 on: February 14, 2018, 03:20:54 PM »
I've read that season 3 is most likely doing a time jump. All the kids and teens are older than they characters they portray, and they even had to dub Lucas' lines because at the end of the shooting process the kid had grown and his voice changed into a more mature tone.
This has to be adressed eventually. I mean, I don't watch much TV so I don't know how much it is done on shows but at the end of season 2 it's noticeable that they're past the age of the characters they're portraying. This shows up even more on the Steve/Nancy/Jonathan/Billy group. Nobody in High School looks that old :rollin

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« Reply #189 on: February 15, 2018, 01:30:34 AM »
Well, that has been the problem of mostly every movie ever. It's hard to come across so many young actors good enough, so they go for the older and more experienced ones.

That, coupled with cultural differences (being european I'm totally ignorant of how the american school system works and what are the counterparts of my system), makes me always at a complete loss to figure out which kind of school I'm watching and what I'm supposed to think of the age of the characters  :lol
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« Reply #190 on: March 08, 2018, 02:04:44 PM »
http://www.tvguide.com/news/stranger-things-season-3-spoilers/

Despite what the link says, there aren't really spoilers.  It's just a "what we know so far" collection of facts.  I guess there are some "minor" spoilers, such as saying that a certain character and that character's group of friends are going to become more central.  Stuff like that.  But no details.
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« Reply #191 on: March 13, 2018, 08:45:09 AM »
http://www.tvguide.com/news/stranger-things-season-3-spoilers/

Despite what the link says, there aren't really spoilers.  It's just a "what we know so far" collection of facts.  I guess there are some "minor" spoilers, such as saying that a certain character and that character's group of friends are going to become more central.  Stuff like that.  But no details.

Thanks, bosk. Love the show, and hadn't really followed any chatter until clicking on this thread and link. Looking forward to season 3 next year!
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« Reply #192 on: July 16, 2018, 03:51:03 PM »
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« Reply #193 on: July 17, 2018, 11:23:53 AM »
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« Reply #194 on: July 17, 2018, 11:31:16 AM »
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