1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Stranger Things

Discussion in 'TV Talk' started by Mister Silver, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Mister Silver

    Mister Silver Faith's Nightmare

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,834
    Ratings:
    +1,603
    Religion:
    Infidel Savant
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    189,700
    Ratings:
    +66,360
    Religion:
    Atheist
    I'm waiting for Mrs Revolt to have time.
    (I don't cheat on her by watching it ahead of her.)
     
    #2 Revoltingest, Oct 28, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2017
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    9,627
    Ratings:
    +2,721
    Religion:
    Theistic Rationalist-Christian
    Very good show! Takes me back to IT, Stand By Me, Goonies, Tales of the Crypt days!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Jedster

    Jedster Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2015
    Messages:
    2,826
    Ratings:
    +2,206
    I just started the first series. It's great.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Mister Silver

    Mister Silver Faith's Nightmare

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,834
    Ratings:
    +1,603
    Religion:
    Infidel Savant
    I watched three episodes last night before bed. I am going to finish the season today.

    As I posted on another forum: I imagine the show resonates more with older people, like me, who remember the eighties, its movies and music.
     
  6. Mister Silver

    Mister Silver Faith's Nightmare

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,834
    Ratings:
    +1,603
    Religion:
    Infidel Savant
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaa-mazing second season.

    Eleven went
    Phoenix
    LOVE IT!

    I want a third season, NOW! hehe
     
  7. Jedster

    Jedster Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2015
    Messages:
    2,826
    Ratings:
    +2,206
    Well, I'm 3 episodes into series 2. Throughly enjoying it, except I wish Joyce would shout less !

    Also I just read that Charlie Heaton was refused entry into the USA because he had some cocaine.
    Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton has secret love child | Daily Mail Online
     
  8. Vouthon

    Vouthon Dominus Deus tuus ignis consumens est
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    3,824
    Ratings:
    +4,411
    Religion:
    Catholic Christianity
    An unpopular opinion, probably akin to popular culture heresy...but I just didn't like "Stranger Things". I watched the first four episodes of season 1 and it didn't grip me in the compulsive binge-watch fashion that it has for other people I know. On the contrary my elder brother, who was born in 1983, just loves the show.

    As a child of the '90s and 2000s perhaps I just don't have that much of an affinity for the '80s decade. The characters were engaging and well-acted I admit but the plot just didn't hold me and the nostalgia is quite lost on me.

    Also, I'm British and our 1980s was a rather hellish period under Mrs. Thatcher (if you happen to share my political beliefs) - so I'm probably biased against it for that reason too! It brings to mind for me images of miners striking and the Iron Lady not being for turning.....oh and IRA bombings. Doesn't quite give me the warm fuzzies.....

    But good acting and dialogue, yes Stranger Things has that imho, unfortunately I just couldn't get invested in the plot and setting - the latter of which seems to be a particular draw for many, especially amongst Americans no doubt.

    I wanted to like it but I have an aversion to the horror genre.

    It struck me as a bit of an unoriginal re-telling of the 1982 movie Poltergeist in which the youngest child of a family is sucked through a portal in her closet into another dimension inhabited by malevolent entities, the family realizing that she has been taken when they hear her voice emanating from the television set. There's a desperate mother trying to communicate like Winona Ryder's character, a concerned sibling...the difference, I suppose, is the "nefarious government experiment" element to Stranger Things.

    Don't get me wrong, the child actors were generally superb and the character interactions well written. But the '80s nostalgia trip just didn't work on me and moreover I have a pathological hatred for creepy horrors set in small-town locations next to secret government installations where children are abducted.

    But as I said, I'm sure that makes me a heretic as it seems to garner rave reviews and accolades.
     
  9. ADigitalArtist

    ADigitalArtist Well-Known Member
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Messages:
    8,755
    Ratings:
    +12,866
    Religion:
    Irreligious Agnostic Atheistic Apatheist
    In fairness Stephen King was doing stories like that long before Poltergeist came around. And really stranger Things is nothing if not a love letter to Stephen King, with some other 80s horror peppered in (including several Aliens references.)
     
  10. Vouthon

    Vouthon Dominus Deus tuus ignis consumens est
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    3,824
    Ratings:
    +4,411
    Religion:
    Catholic Christianity
    Apart from the gritty and powerful Shawshank Redemption, along with his modern time-travel novel 11.22.63, I've also never been a fan of Stephen King. And Aliens, yuck, I just hated that film. :eek:

    I just don't like horror as a genre tbh.
     
Loading...