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    New Netflix Series - Stranger Things

    "Set in Hawkins Indiana in the 1980s, Stranger Things chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy's disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the '80s, Stranger Things is a coming of age story for three boys that draws this quaint community into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface."

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    Netflix's Stranger Things

    This could wind up being fun.

    "A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80's, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

    Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.


    Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director. Stranger Things is a Netflix original series.""

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    enjoyed this show. pretty surprised actually.

    the lawn sprinkler near the beginning made laugh. not necessarily a goof

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    I enjoyed it, even if I felt a little used. Has the same charm as "A Christmas Tale" from "6 Films to Keep You Awake": "original series" might be stretching it for a show that riffs on every damn 80s movie.

    It's almost as if netflix somehow knows what people want to watch; it's so targeted it's like Robert Mitchum's plan for tv for cats. Stupid string-dangling.

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    Warning: D&D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry M View Post
    Robert Mitchum's plan for tv for cats.
    Thanks. I've stolen this for later.

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    The trailer looks a lot like the recent Jeff Nichols film Midnight Special.

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    It was ok, as a pastiche of Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, and all 80's genre films.

    However, that was one of the worst acted series in recent memory. I sure don't understand all the praise it's received.

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    I'm only one episode into this so I don't have an opinion on the show yet except that I like the cop character. He's good. What's interesting about this show though is how shamelessly it steals. It puts Tarantiino to shame with how blatant it is. Just in the first few minutes you get that credits music and I think "isn't that actually the music from Only God Forgives?" Then they give you that "Chapter One: The Something Something" and my mind instantly switches to Tarantino and I realise, hey, they've actually used his font! Or one almost identical anyway. And so it continues.

    Who are the Duffer Brothers anyway? Do they not have individual names? Are the trying to fill the gap now we don't Wachowski Brothers?

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    The 80s references definitely felt like overkill and were often too cool-for-school and often felt out of whack timewise. Some of the dialogue was clumsy to put it mildly but as Dom says the cop character and actor are excellent and the best part for me so far. Oh and the teens actually look like teens.

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