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 Post subject: Re: Stranger Things
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:24 am 
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How? It's the same content, but in a less convenient format. What's better about it?

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 Post subject: Re: Stranger Things
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:05 am 
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Uncompressed audio/video in full quality.

Except Stranger Things is nostalgia trash and why would you even buy it in the first place.

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Except Stranger Things is nostalgia trash and why would you even buy it in the first place.
Have you watched it?

It is far less nostalgia trash than it is an awesome horror series set in the 80's with a very strong Lovecraftian tilt.

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 Post subject: Re: Stranger Things
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I mean, it kind of IS nostalgia trash.

But it's also AWESOME nostalgia trash with, as Ericubus says, great Lovecraftian stuff, government conspiracies, and all that. Look at it as a period piece rather than nostalgia mining and it's pretty great.

I do think a second season is unnecessary, but I'm going to watch the shit out of it all the same.

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Uncompressed, my ass. Blu-rays uses the same video compression algorithm as Netflix, just less of it. If you watch the show in 4K, it runs circles around the blu-ray release.

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 Post subject: Re: Stranger Things
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I do watch it in 4K on Netflix on my TV and it looks great.

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Shoe wrote:
I mean, it kind of IS nostalgia trash.

But it's also AWESOME nostalgia trash with, as Ericubus says, great Lovecraftian stuff, government conspiracies, and all that. Look at it as a period piece rather than nostalgia mining and it's pretty great...

They don't really rely on the nostalgia part of being set in the 80's though. It is there, but there aren't really any nods to it or campiness about it. There were more nods to being in the 60's in Mad Men than there are nods to the 80's in Stranger Things.
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I do think a second season is unnecessary, but I'm going to watch the shit out of it all the same.
From the previews, it looks like they are going to be expanding on the creatures and where they come from, so as a Lovecraft fan, I am very much looking forward to that.

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I just finished a marathon of season two and this is easily the best show Netflix has done.

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I started watching Season 2 and felt immediately that I need to re-watch Season 1.

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What a great season. :thumbs:

And I appreciate that the Duffer Bros. resisted the urge to give it some major cliffhanger ending because they know what a pop-culture phenomenon it is and that there will be at least one more season after this. Both seasons back-to-back make for a perfectly self-contained narrative, and while there were a few dangling ideas left over, it wasn't to an obnoxious degree.

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Just started it last night and only watched episode 1. I was really surprised at how much I missed these characters. Say what you want about the plot being a ripoff/homage, etc. but these writers and actors have done a fantastic job at making me give a shit about their characters.

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Just started it last night and only watched episode 1. I was really surprised at how much I missed these characters. Say what you want about the plot being a ripoff/homage, etc. but these writers and actors have done a fantastic job at making me give a shit about their characters.


Precisely this. My niece and nephew are HUGE fans of the show, and they obviously weren't even alive in the decade it takes place, yet they're still totally into the story and characters despite not getting most of the era-specific references.

A few weeks back, I had the nephew over for a "Things that are stranger than Stranger Things" double-feature of Beetlejuice and Poltergeist. It totally blew his mind when he realized that Lydia Deetz was "The mom from Stranger Things...?! She's so young!", and he really enjoyed seeing how much influence Poltergeist had on the concept of the "Upside-Down" and the hunt for Will Byers (plus, he muttered "Wilhelm!" at just the right moment, which made me proud :lol: ).

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 Post subject: Re: Stranger Things
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Three episodes in and it's still good fun but I'm ready to get on with the story now. I feel like we've done the Will's flashback thing so many times. I like the dynamic of the new kids and how that's playing out though. At least it looks like things are going to pick up quickly from this point.

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