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Stranger Things - Who's watching? (SPOILERS COULD HAPPEN)

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EverySongbirdSays Sun 17-Jul-16 19:48:40


Netflix 8 episodes.

Reminsent of the following Super 8, ET, American Horror Story, Twin Peaks.

Seventies/Eighties Nostalgia mixed with Paranormal

Just want to talk about it now. I've put Spoilers in the thread title just in case there ends up being some and people get aereated

IsletsOfLangerhans Mon 18-Jul-16 09:28:53

I've just watched up to episode 6. It's easily the best series I've watched for donkeys. Only two left to go....

EverySongbirdSays Mon 18-Jul-16 10:41:23

I was away on the Saturday but effectively did it in two 4 hour stints. The acting is just so great, and the kids seem really real. So many questions about the final ten minutes though.

Mrsraypurchase Tue 19-Jul-16 16:27:59

We've watched up to episode 4. It's brilliant. Especially like the little boy with missing front teeth and curly hair!

PonyoLovesHam Tue 19-Jul-16 16:38:09

Me! Finished it last night, I loved it! Especially how much it reminded me of Stephen King. I liked the ending, thought it was interesting who the girl ended up with (less cliche) and also felt a bit sad (don't want to post spoilers).

IsletsOfLangerhans Tue 19-Jul-16 17:46:09

I still haven't had time to watch the last two (got to wait for DH to be back on early shifts). Should be able to report back on Thursday once completed. Can't wait!!

EverySongbirdSays Tue 19-Jul-16 18:01:51

I don't want to post spoilers but I have so many thoughts questions

This isn't a spoiler though

If she's Eleven are their ten others and are they other individual kids or clones of her?

AprilLoveJ Wed 20-Jul-16 22:44:52

One episode to go!

Really liked this. Love the Dustin kid, so sweet and funny. Great little actors all the kids.

Wondering how it ends and if there will be more to come? Hope so!

SaltaKatten Thu 21-Jul-16 10:26:55

I thought this was a fab series and binge watched it over two days. I thought the girl who played eleven was an amazing actress. I loved all the old movie/books references, my favourites were all the scenes that reminded me of watching poltergeist the first time, flickering tv lights, hauling people by ropes etc.
I did feel sad at the ending I wish I knew more of what happened (won't go into more detail so I don't spoil it for others).

RhubarbRhubarbRhubarb Thu 21-Jul-16 16:32:02

Am loving this show too. Four episodes in and hooked.
The casting was very well considered - the girl playing Eleven in particular.
I think this maybe the best 80's horror tribute. Like others have said, its so reminiscent of Stephen King, E.T, Goonies with a dark X-files feel. Great stuff.

Mathew Modine and Winona Ryder are excellent too. Plus no adverts and no waiting for a weekly episode and no 'previously on Stranger Things...' catch up montage...ahhhh...brew

Dinnerfor1 Thu 21-Jul-16 22:16:07

I've just watched the final episode. Definitely the best series I've watched in a long time! I loved it had some sweeter moments amongst the darker stuff, some great acting from the children, and still left with questions at the end! Dh and I just took 3 evenings to watch it.

Stripyhoglets Fri 22-Jul-16 01:52:32

I have just devoured this over two evenings! Just brilliant. The music soundtrack was fantastic and great nostalgic feel. I can't wait for another season!

Jasonandyawegunorts Fri 22-Jul-16 02:42:28

Season 2 has been confirmed.

paulapantsdown Sun 24-Jul-16 11:50:27

Started this last night - loving it! Reminds me too of ET, Goonies etc. and Stephen King-ish. I've always thought Winnona was a fantastic, underrated actress.

Looking forward to DH going out to the pub tonight so I can get in another couple of episodes in peace!

Halfbaked Sun 24-Jul-16 12:05:10

I have really enjoyed this, it had such a great 80's vibe to it, all my favourites rolled into one, ET, Goonies, Stephen King, Aliens etc.
I have so many questions!!
I never watch things twice, but I may watch it again to see if there are any further clues.

ElaeudanlaTeiteia Sun 24-Jul-16 13:16:44

Finished this last night and now feel bereft. So good. All the kids were excellent, especially El. She had so few lines but expressed so much with her face. Brilliant.

Also liked that Steve turned out not to be the stereotypical douchebag popular guy...I did a little air-punch when he ran back to help with the monster grin

Need to talk about the ending. Can we? I know there's a spoiler warning but just wanted to double-check.

Rollergirl1 Sun 24-Jul-16 20:52:04

Watching episode 5 now, am absolutely loving it and agree with what everyone said! If you start discussing the end can you say before posting and I won't read until I've finished.

myrtleWilson Sun 24-Jul-16 20:54:22

Watched four episodes and really enjoying it!

bigsnugglebunny Sun 24-Jul-16 20:56:25

We finished it last night and I have questions, and musings. It's far too long to wait for season 2!

EnidButton Mon 25-Jul-16 13:39:14

I thought is was amazingly good. Even the opening titles and the fact each episode is called a chapter was inspired. I'm not a fan of horror so didn't expect to like it that much but it's one of the best things I've ever watched. The young actors in it were all incredible. I think we'll be seeing a lot from them in the future.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Mon 25-Jul-16 16:17:04

I am loving this. Have watched 3 episodes now and don't want it to end.

Agree with the ET vibe, makes me think of ?The Goonies a bit as well. Love the 80s setting.

EnidButton Mon 25-Jul-16 16:30:13

Yes, I got The Goonies and Stand by Me vibes too.

Jasonandyawegunorts Mon 25-Jul-16 16:30:42

I thought the lost boys and IT too, in terms of Horror.

EnidButton Mon 25-Jul-16 16:32:19

Halloween too. It's a big homage (?) to 80's horror and adventure films really. Brilliant.

Titsalinabumsquash Mon 25-Jul-16 16:41:11

We've watched all but the last one. I don't mind spoilers though.

It's good for a Netflix original, this and iZombie are changing my opinion of Netflix grin

I see that Barbara has a cult following now after this, they're calling her Queen Barb!

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