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    Default Netflix Series - Stranger Things

    If you're a fan of 80's movies that are horror/sci fi - like ET and Poltergeist etc, you need to go watch Stranger Things on Netflix. It's bloody brilliant, the acting is top notch - especially by the kids. It has Winona Ryder too. It's a very, very good genre/era tv show!





    This is something bloody special.


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    Your description has sold me. I will be sure to check it out soon.

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    Is it particularly scary?

    MissH and I are looking for a new series after finishing Game of Thrones and Limitless. Just been announced they've cancelled series 2 of the latter

    I really enjoy scary stuff but she's not massively keen.

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    It's not scary Bubba! It has a few chilling moments but it's very much a sci fi series. Nothing has scared me too much in it!

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    im up to episode 6 now and it's still very strong. There are a few issues, but on the whole so very enjoyable.

    One be thing I love about it is it doesn't try to hard to be complex. It's easy to follow while still having mystery. It doesn't suffer from getting overly far fetched like some shows.


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    Okay so I got done and finished this.

    10/10 amazing. Well played Netflix, well played!


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    Started this today. Only one episode in but it was amaaazing, can't wait to keep going.

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    I'm so glad your watching this but a bit legit sad I can't watch it with you!!!


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    Sephex and Shorty have been raving about this too so I decided to take the plunge. Started watching the first episode last night. It's good to see Winona Ryder back acting again instead of nicking stuff. Some child actors I can find annoying but they are actually all very talented. Plus, they are all geeks!
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    Yeah, I finished this in one sitting.

    I don't particularly enjoy marathoning stuff.

    That should tell you how much I enjoyed watching this.

    I love...LOVE the synth soundtrack. I've been all about listening to that style of music in recent years. The child actors are also very convincing. Like most elements from the early 80s the series draws from it seems that they were plucked from the time period. The best part is that the show doesn't clobber the whole early 80s thing over the viewer's heads. It comes as naturally as any movie shot around that time period, like E.T.

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    I can't get away from how much like a Stephen King novel this show is. I am absolutely loving everything about it.

    EDIT: Aaaaand done. Can't remember the last time I was gripped that hard by a show. That was pure excellence from start to finish and my body is so ready for the next installment.
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    This is pretty great stuff. Like Sephex I don't care to 'binge watch' shows but if I had enough time I would have started and finished the thing last night.

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    On episode 3 now myself. Loving this so far. Great show and it actually feels authentically 80's. Most of the time, if i don't know better, you could convince me it was made back then.

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    Oh wow winona ryder that's who it is. thought she seemed familiar

    i've only watched the first episode so far
    everything is wrapped in gray
    i'm focusing on your image
    can you hear me in the void?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivi22 View Post
    On episode 3 now myself. Loving this so far. Great show and it actually feels authentically 80's. Most of the time, if i don't know better, you could convince me it was made back then.
    The HD gives it away. Every time I see the credits and then HD quality picture it throws me for a loop.

    The series was great, but it fell into some tropes at times. Like the black kid being the angry one and of all the teenagers (SPOILER)the awkward yet sensible friend is the one that gets killed. Hop was not like that though. He was great, reminded me of Han Solo. Also Dustin was hilarious. And Eleven's actress just knocked it out of the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Murder View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vivi22 View Post
    On episode 3 now myself. Loving this so far. Great show and it actually feels authentically 80's. Most of the time, if i don't know better, you could convince me it was made back then.
    The HD gives it away. Every time I see the credits and then HD quality picture it throws me for a loop.
    A bit off topic but depends on the quality of the film from the time and how well preserved it is. The resolution of film is actually significantly higher than 1080p HD so a good digital transfer of quality film from the 80's would look pretty great.

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