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Canton : 7/5/2019 7:08 pm
So..

It's been over 24 hours since it's release. Any early reviews?
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The exact threat  
KDubbs : 7/7/2019 2:50 pm : link
SPOILERS




that can now take over peoples bodies.

I like the character combinations. Having Dustin and Steve together all season was great. Erica was funny as hell thrown in and Robin was awesome. I was absolutely devastated when Alexei got taken out by the Terminator.
I agree with  
cjac : 7/7/2019 3:07 pm : link
Best season yet
One of the rare shows that  
tyrik13 : 7/7/2019 9:49 pm : link
Gets better every season. Absolute mastercraft storytelling and amazing acting from its cast. I laughed, I cried l, it was great! I can’t wait till S4!!
Finished it tonight  
Danny Kanell : 7/7/2019 10:33 pm : link
I know it’s still fresh but I think it was my favorite season yet.
Billy was one of the better characters  
nyg9298 : 7/8/2019 12:23 am : link
What kind of stupid idea it was to do that
spoilers  
RasputinPrime : 7/8/2019 2:28 am : link






















loved it but dozens of Soviet troops in a bunker that was built overnight that extends 70 floors underground? Meh.
RE: spoilers  
Giantology : 7/8/2019 6:13 am : link
In comment 14494222 RasputinPrime said:
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loved it but dozens of Soviet troops in a bunker that was built overnight that extends 70 floors underground? Meh.


It wasn’t built overnight, what are you talking about?
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Banks : 7/8/2019 8:28 am : link
for me most netflix shows start tanking towards the last 2 episodes of their first season, but Stranger Things is actually getting better as it goes imo. This was a good season, arguably its best imo.
Next season will be its last  
Canton : 7/8/2019 8:34 am : link
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I must have really liked it  
Greg from LI : 7/8/2019 8:56 am : link
Because I enjoyed it despite the insanely absurd Soviet plot line, in which hundreds of Russians somehow infiltrate a small Indiana town, build a massive industrial complex hundreds of feet below the surface, run around town toting automatic weapons, and no one notices.

I mean, how did all those Soviets even get there?? Where did their building supplies come from? No one thought it odd that a mall loading dock was patrolled by men carrying rifles? And we're not even talking about infiltrators speaking perfect English a la The Americans - no, these are just Russian-speaking soldiers in Red Army uniforms.
Not many know...  
Canton : 7/8/2019 9:39 am : link
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'Ethan Hawke is one proud papa!

Just days after the third season of Stranger Things began streaming on Netflix, the actor shared a sweet post praising his daughter Maya, 20, for her role in the series.

“Some of you may have missed her in last year’s BBC production of Little Women. Some of you may have missed her work at Juilliard. I know many missed out on numerous high school productions — heck I even missed a few and I’m her father,” he wrote on Instagram alongside a promotional video of Maya in character as Robin, a teenager who works at a sailor-themed ice cream parlor with Steve Harrington (Joe Keery), and ends up helping the Hawkins crew in their fight against evil.'
Ethan Hawke also added  
Canton : 7/8/2019 9:40 am : link
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Some of you may know her music, some may not. But Ladies & Gentleman, get to know MAYA HAWKE. She’s the real thing,” the actor, 48, added of his eldest child with ex-wife Uma Thurman.
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Canton : 7/8/2019 9:43 am : link
Well, he's right - I had no idea that she's their daughter  
Greg from LI : 7/8/2019 9:49 am : link
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RE: Next season will be its last  
Giantology : 7/8/2019 11:51 am : link
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Where did you see this? I don't think there has been anything officially announced. I've read or heard before that the Duffer Bros see it as a 4-5 season story.
A possibility of a fifth  
Canton : 7/8/2019 12:19 pm : link
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The Duffer Brothers have said in the past that the plan is to do four seasons and end it. However, Levy gave fans a glimmer of hope that things may go on a little while longer—just by a bit, though.

“Hearts were heard breaking in Netflix headquarters when the Brothers made four seasons sound like an official end, and I was suddenly getting phone calls from our actors’ agents,” Levy told Entertainment Weekly. “The truth is we’re definitely going four seasons and a possibility of a fifth.
I guess I'm in the minority  
Tony in Tampa : 7/8/2019 12:49 pm : link
I was really disappointed by how predicable S3 was. Was all ready to binge on 7/4 and ended up have to endure ep7 & 8 through Sat morn. Couldn't take the constant bickering. And having all the teenagers paired off so now we can go through their teen problems and relationship issues was interminable. I guess I felt that S3 really was not for someone my age even thought I didn't feel that way about S1 &2. Oh and let's just throw in the Russians with some Dolphin Lungren ruskie terminator guy for yet another fight seen.

I had been looking forward to this since the S3 7/4 date dropped. Wow was I let down. I guess I'm just sick of the evil demagorgon chasing the suburban kids story line.
And that storyline won't end  
Canton : 7/8/2019 1:19 pm : link
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Technically,  
Giantology : 7/8/2019 2:09 pm : link
It’s not all the Demagorgon. That was the Season 1 monster, where as the last two have been about the Mind Flayer.
RE: RE: spoilers  
RasputinPrime : 7/8/2019 3:16 pm : link
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loved it but dozens of Soviet troops in a bunker that was built overnight that extends 70 floors underground? Meh.



It wasn’t built overnight, what are you talking about?


How long would it take the Soviets to build it in secrecy from the entire community particularly as we know various government folk have been trying to mine the same vein and were about the neighbourhood? Loved the season with this being the one thing I couldn't get behind. This wasn't helped by how easily our heroes were able to come and go via the elevator that is left basically unguarded.
RE: I must have really liked it  
RasputinPrime : 7/8/2019 3:17 pm : link
In comment 14494279 Greg from LI said:
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Because I enjoyed it despite the insanely absurd Soviet plot line, in which hundreds of Russians somehow infiltrate a small Indiana town, build a massive industrial complex hundreds of feet below the surface, run around town toting automatic weapons, and no one notices.

I mean, how did all those Soviets even get there?? Where did their building supplies come from? No one thought it odd that a mall loading dock was patrolled by men carrying rifles? And we're not even talking about infiltrators speaking perfect English a la The Americans - no, these are just Russian-speaking soldiers in Red Army uniforms.


...and yet they are undone by THOSE DARN KIDS!
well, look, it's a conceit of the series that the kids do things  
Greg from LI : 7/8/2019 3:26 pm : link
that actual children would never be able to pull off. That's something I can suspend my disbelief on in order to enjoy the show.

I still have to laugh hysterically at the idea that the Soviets secretly built a major military installation 500 feet below ground as part of a mall in a small Indiana town.

And I still enjoyed the season! I definitely liked it better than season 2. It was just one thing that I found completely absurd.
I thought  
KDubbs : 7/8/2019 4:01 pm : link
That the mall had just opened and being as the mayor was in on selling property to these people, they just built the thing underneath while the mall was being built?

And werent there already tunnel systems coming out from Hawkins lab?
Yes, the mall is new  
Greg from LI : 7/8/2019 4:14 pm : link
But still - how are you getting dozens and dozens of non-English speaking Russians into Indiana without anyone taking note? Were the workmen who built the mall Soviets too? If not, wouldn't they have noticed a 500 deep elevator shaft being installed in the loading dock?
To pile on...  
Gmaniac1 : 7/8/2019 6:19 pm : link
... let's not forget, this was during the Cold War.

Dozens of Soviets speaking Russian would have freaked everyone the F out.
Liked the first two seasons.  
smshmth8690 : 7/10/2019 10:53 am : link
Thought this season sucked big time.
This is was the best season IMO  
Jints in Carolina : 7/11/2019 4:05 pm : link
blew the 2nd season away...how anyone can say it sucked is really beyond me.
I've only seen the 1st episode,  
Section331 : 7/11/2019 4:31 pm : link
but I hope it gets better. I get the need to "set the stage" for the season, but can you make it at least remotely interesting? And Mike seems to be growing up to be an unsufferable prick.
Insufferable, not  
Section331 : 7/11/2019 4:32 pm : link
un...
RE: I've only seen the 1st episode,  
UConn4523 : 7/11/2019 6:25 pm : link
In comment 14496823 Section331 said:
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but I hope it gets better. I get the need to "set the stage" for the season, but can you make it at least remotely interesting? And Mike seems to be growing up to be an unsufferable prick.


It’s funny because I thought the first episode was fantastic. Not quite sure what one wouldn’t like about it if you enjoyed the previous seasons. They nailed it.
thought this season was great - especially the first half  
Eric on Li : 7/11/2019 6:28 pm : link
it was still an excellent season overall, but I thought the first 1-4 eps especially it was really hard to stop watching.
LOVED just about every moment, including the music  
Jints in Carolina : 7/12/2019 7:43 am : link
though there were some things that I didn't care for...Erica was for the most part funny, but I could have gone without her cracking sarcastic shit every five seconds.
A fun little thing for me were the allusions to '80s movies  
Greg from LI : 7/12/2019 9:24 am : link
Maybe they're in my head but certain things seemed to me to be homages of sorts. The Russian dude that looked and acted like the Terminator. The secret elevator into the bowels of the earth like Spies Like Us. The Cars' "Moving in Stero" playing when the MILFs are ogling Billy at the pool, like the Phoebe Cates scene in Fast Times. And I might be crazy, but when the exploded rat starts sliming around as a puddle of goo, to me it looked just like Lane Mayer's mom's cooking escaping from his plater - "It's got raisins. You like raisins"
RE: A fun little thing for me were the allusions to '80s movies  
Jints in Carolina : 7/12/2019 10:23 am : link
In comment 14497183 Greg from LI said:
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Maybe they're in my head but certain things seemed to me to be homages of sorts. The Russian dude that looked and acted like the Terminator. The secret elevator into the bowels of the earth like Spies Like Us. The Cars' "Moving in Stero" playing when the MILFs are ogling Billy at the pool, like the Phoebe Cates scene in Fast Times. And I might be crazy, but when the exploded rat starts sliming around as a puddle of goo, to me it looked just like Lane Mayer's mom's cooking escaping from his plater - "It's got raisins. You like raisins"


yes!
The Duff Brothers  
Canton : 7/12/2019 10:25 am : link
Period
RE: A fun little thing for me were the allusions to '80s movies  
Danny Kanell : 7/12/2019 12:19 pm : link
In comment 14497183 Greg from LI said:
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Maybe they're in my head but certain things seemed to me to be homages of sorts. The Russian dude that looked and acted like the Terminator. The secret elevator into the bowels of the earth like Spies Like Us. The Cars' "Moving in Stero" playing when the MILFs are ogling Billy at the pool, like the Phoebe Cates scene in Fast Times. And I might be crazy, but when the exploded rat starts sliming around as a puddle of goo, to me it looked just like Lane Mayer's mom's cooking escaping from his plater - "It's got raisins. You like raisins"


This is awesome and very true.
I haven't read anything in this thread  
Bill in UT : 7/13/2019 11:25 am : link
because I don't want to see spoilers. I have 2 shows left to watch. So far, big disappointment. Season 3 seems like a bad parody of Season 2. The whole Russian bit is stupid. I hope this will be the end of it.
RE: A fun little thing for me were the allusions to '80s movies  
Eric on Li : 7/13/2019 11:53 am : link
In comment 14497183 Greg from LI said:
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Maybe they're in my head but certain things seemed to me to be homages of sorts. The Russian dude that looked and acted like the Terminator. The secret elevator into the bowels of the earth like Spies Like Us. The Cars' "Moving in Stero" playing when the MILFs are ogling Billy at the pool, like the Phoebe Cates scene in Fast Times. And I might be crazy, but when the exploded rat starts sliming around as a puddle of goo, to me it looked just like Lane Mayer's mom's cooking escaping from his plater - "It's got raisins. You like raisins"


Not quite the 80's but the mind flayer reminded me a lot of the graboids from tremors.
RE: Yes, the mall is new  
Jim in Forest Hills : 7/13/2019 1:44 pm : link
In comment 14494663 Greg from LI said:
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But still - how are you getting dozens and dozens of non-English speaking Russians into Indiana without anyone taking note? Were the workmen who built the mall Soviets too? If not, wouldn't they have noticed a 500 deep elevator shaft being installed in the loading dock?


Is it an allegory comparing Russian meddling in US politics today? Maybe the ridiculousness of it is the point.
RE: I haven't read anything in this thread  
Jints in Carolina : 7/14/2019 3:11 pm : link
In comment 14498014 Bill in UT said:
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because I don't want to see spoilers. I have 2 shows left to watch. So far, big disappointment. Season 3 seems like a bad parody of Season 2. The whole Russian bit is stupid. I hope this will be the end of it.


to each his own....i loved it
Just finished it  
Bill in UT : 7/15/2019 12:51 am : link
I'd have to be bored out of my mind to watch a Season 4. So they Russians escaped from the mall and took Hop back to Russia with them? Will they finally make it to Enzo's next year? lol
The biggest Easter Egg of ALL  
Canton : 7/15/2019 1:30 pm : link
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One of the more integral and entertaining side characters in season 3 is Murray Bauman who, if you recall from season 2, is a former investigative journalist turned private investigator. Part of Bauman’s character is that he’s very privacy-minded — if not conspiratorial — which is why he was none-too-thrilled when Winona Ryder’s character revealed his phone number to a third-party at one point.

Now here’s the cool part: you can actually call the number whereupon you’ll be sent directly to a Bauman’s voicemail. It’s pretty darn cool and is one of the more engaging Easter Eggs we’ve seen in quite some time. If you want to try it yourself, Bauman’s number is 618-625-8313
this was my favorite season  
PaulBlakeTSU : 7/15/2019 10:26 pm : link
it was exactly what I wanted the show to be: fun, absurd, full of 80s nostalgia and references.

I also like that they released it on July 4 and chose to do a season with a summer feel instead of the Halloween/nighttime mood they went with in the first two seasons.

I thought the Steve-Robin dynamic was great. Once you know she is the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, the resemblance becomes so obvious.

I thought it was great  
Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 7/21/2019 12:05 am : link
Spoilers...





Was the Russian thing corny? Yea. But that’s 80s corniness for you.

I thought the last episode was awesome. The contrast of the “Dustin’s GF” scene with the “Hoppers Letter” scene in the same ep was amazing.

This would be a good ending. But I’m down for season 4.
I just finished it too  
UConn4523 : 7/21/2019 7:16 am : link
forgot to post about it. Thought the season was great. The finale was one of the best I’ve seen in a long long time. I’m still stuck on the use of “Neverending Story” - it was simply awesome and I keep hearing it in my head.

Hoppers note was a great final touch. I don’t know where they go from here but I’m watching.
RE: I haven't read anything in this thread  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 7/21/2019 8:24 pm : link
In comment 14498014 Bill in UT said:
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because I don't want to see spoilers. I have 2 shows left to watch. So far, big disappointment. Season 3 seems like a bad parody of Season 2. The whole Russian bit is stupid. I hope this will be the end of it.


Why? You don't have to watch season 4. Why must it cease to exist because you dont like it?
I'm only 3 episodes in  
santacruzom : 7/21/2019 9:09 pm : link
But thus far I haven't been thrilled with it. There are certainly intriguing elements as there always are and I'm definitely not going to stop watching, but the humor in particular is just not working on me. At all.
RE: RE: I haven't read anything in this thread  
Bill in UT : 7/21/2019 10:33 pm : link
In comment 14503392 LakeGeorgeGiant said:
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In comment 14498014 Bill in UT said:


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because I don't want to see spoilers. I have 2 shows left to watch. So far, big disappointment. Season 3 seems like a bad parody of Season 2. The whole Russian bit is stupid. I hope this will be the end of it.



Why? You don't have to watch season 4. Why must it cease to exist because you dont like it?


Really, you have nothing better to do with your time than to ask me that? You don't already know that the world revolves around me?
RE: I'm only 3 episodes in  
Rong5611 : 7/22/2019 8:43 am : link
It gets better.

In comment 14503412 santacruzom said:
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But thus far I haven't been thrilled with it. There are certainly intriguing elements as there always are and I'm definitely not going to stop watching, but the humor in particular is just not working on me. At all.
I was surprised I liked this  
pjcas18 : 7/22/2019 10:27 am : link
show. I'm not a huge sci-fi/supernatural fan.

but I was looking for a binge watch and started watching and got hooked.

The show combines elements of The Goonies with Super 8 and a 80's John Hughes movie vibe.

Glad I watched and I think it's an incredible series.
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