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Post by Hero on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 11:07 pm

New series that's on Netflix, only 8 parts but quite possibly the greatest series I've ever seen ( > Breaking Bad/Sopranos/The Wire)


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Post by Hero on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 10:34 am

Stayed up and watched the last two episodes after I posted the above.
Please let there be another series, it's just amazing.

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Post by MIG on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 11:27 am

What's the general gist Hero?

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Post by rick_dagless on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 11:29 am

MIG wrote:What's the general gist Hero?

Think stand by me meets Silent Hill

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Post by Hero on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 12:06 pm

Yep pretty much, The Goonies meets Stephen King is another I've heard.

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Post by MIG on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 1:11 pm

Sounds pretty good. Will add it to my list. My long, long list that I can't keep up with! Too many good shows and not enough time!

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Post by JuliusHMarx on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 2:32 pm

What is this 'Netflix' of which you speak? Some kind of sorcery?

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Post by lostinwales on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 2:48 pm

JuliusHMarx wrote:What is this 'Netflix' of which you speak? Some kind of sorcery?

I think its something you pay for when you cba to ask your teenage son how to access the show by 'alternate methods'

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Post by Fernando on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 2:59 pm

Indeed.

I just use Putlocker tbh Laugh

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Post by President Trump on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 3:36 pm

Fernando wrote:Indeed.

I just use Pornhub tbh Laugh

Fixed Very Happy

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Post by Fernando on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 4:07 pm

That's night time viewing angel i love Mrs Dicey's videos heart

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Post by President Trump on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 4:14 pm

She's game ball alright kiss

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Post by compelling and rich on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 9:22 pm

really enjoying this so far, only got two episodes left

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Post by rick_dagless on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 6:54 am

Finished watching this, will be interested to get your thoughts on the ending...

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Post by compelling and rich on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 6:14 pm

i enjoyed the ending, thought the series was good throughout. just waiting for people to catch up now and all the hype to begin.

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we taking it 11 is still alive and in the upside down world, thats what i got from the hopp leaving the food in the box. presuming that hopp is working with the light company now

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Post by rick_dagless on Tue 26 Jul 2016, 7:08 am

compelling and rich wrote:i enjoyed the ending, thought the series was good throughout. just waiting for people to catch up now and all the hype to begin.

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we taking it 11 is still alive and in the upside down world, thats what i got from the hopp leaving the food in the box. presuming that hopp is working with the light company now

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That's what I read into it.

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Post by hornbloweroafc on Mon 01 Aug 2016, 4:55 pm

Watched this over the weekend and thought it was brilliant. I know it was based in 1983 but they really got the 80's theme spot on, especially the opening titles (felt like the original 'V' opening theme) and music.

A lot of it seemed based on 80's films and TV series which I'm sure I read it was to be.

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I think that was what we was meant to believe, 11 is still alive. Interesting theories on Will potentially being part Demogorgon now
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Post by Galted on Tue 06 Sep 2016, 11:29 pm

Finished it last week, worth a watch but couldn't really give a toss whether there's another series or not. Reminded me of a Stephen King novel in that it built up well but the ending was all over the place. Main reason I watched was because it starred Winona Ryder, don't think she really cuts it as a mother of two (or of one for most of the series), thought she would be a ghost or something which appealed to me.
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Post by westisbest on Fri 14 Oct 2016, 9:42 pm

Just finished watching.
Thought it was ok.
Music was good.

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Post by Breadvan on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 2:18 pm

Read about the hype so thought I'd give it a try so downloaded it. Probably one the best series I've ever watched. Loved the 80s goonies, ET, stand by me mixed with Stephen King style thriller theme. Superb viewing..
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Post by Steffan on Wed 08 Mar 2017, 6:22 pm

Got around to watching this as recently resubscribed to Netflix

Loved the 80s music and the 80s movies references and of course loved Winona Ryder which I have done for nearly 25 years

I thought the acting from the younger members of the cast was very good especially Eleven and Mike

Some parts of the plot were a bit over the shop in parts but that does happen quite a lot with Sci-Fi
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Did anyone actually care that Barbara went missing the same week as someone else?

My favourite American TV show is 'Twin Peaks' so there were elements that reminded me of it

I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 and certainly looking forward to Season 2

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Post by Hero on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 12:30 pm

So who's binge watched the second series?

Don't read if you've not seen Season 2 yet:
Loved it, it didn't quite reach the heights of the first series but that was understandable as it was all a new experience then. Liked several of the new characters especially Bob rose though wasn't a fan of Billy & Max. Interesting to see going forward if 8 is the only sister to be seen and if they bring in other numbers will they too have different powers?

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Post by LivinginItaly on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 2:13 pm

I watched the first eight episodes over the weekend. Will watch the last one tonight. So far just as good as the first series if not a little bit better.

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Post by compelling and rich on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 5:29 pm

only seen the first two so far

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Post by JDizzle on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 7:55 pm

Yeah, I binged watched it this weekend. Another excellent 9 hours of TV!

The majority of the actors and characters are so good/likeable that any plot holes are easily overlooked. And the attention to detail and call backs to the 80s are brilliant again.

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There seemed to be some set ups for S3. The obvious one, as Hero mentioned, is that we have been introduced to Eight and Eleven - so where are the others? That and the suggestion that Papa from S1 is still alive.

I really didn’t like Billy. I am not sure what his purpose was in the story. Just a device for Steve and Max to have some nice pay offs I guess.

On that note, the Steve/Dustin combo is my favourite duo yet! More please. And Steve in general was the star of S2 for me. Quite the development.

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Post by LivinginItaly on Tue 31 Oct 2017, 6:26 am

I have only two problems with this show:

1) each series is very short ( you can binge watch it in one or two days

2) a long wait for the next series.

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Post by Steffan on Thu 23 Nov 2017, 5:43 am

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Just got around to finishing season 2

It started off slow and I was beginning to think that maybe I wasn't going to enjoy it as much as the first season. But once it did pick up I found it more compelling than season 1

It looks like the door is open for a third season. I am always sceptical about shows that go on for more than two seasons as they usually seem to drop in quality after the first two. And to be honest the way Stranger Things 2 ended was a perfect for a wrap up.

I will give this this a chance though if they bring out a new season. Either way...Stranger Things 1 and 2 have been a very enjoyable watch

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Post by westisbest on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 9:21 am

I did see they are doing a third season and looking at a fourth even.

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Post by Hero on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 9:35 am

westisbest wrote:I did see they are doing a third season and looking at a fourth even.
And possibly a fifth...

"We don't actually know," Ross told us at the season two premiere. "I think, you know, four to five seasons is likely where we'll end up, but who knows? I mean, none of this official, and we know where we want to go. We're trying to figure out still how long it'll take to get there, so we'll see."

"It's hard, like four seems short, five seems long," Matt added. "So I don't know what to do."

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Post by compelling and rich on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 6:43 pm

do you think it will still link with upside world or is that finished? the obvious go to place will be the kids like eleven, but cant say i particularly enjoyed that bit of this season. seemed pointless and purely set up for other seasons

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Post by Steffan on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 7:07 pm

compelling and rich wrote:do you think it will still link with upside world or is that finished?
I thought the ending of season 2 implied that it is not finished. The upside down is a pivotal part of the plot so I would assume it is. I could be wrong though

I only acknowledge 'Twin Peaks' up until episode 16 so the Black Lodge does not exist for me

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