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Have any of you watched Stranger Things on Netflix? I thought it was pretty good. It is set in the early 1980's. It was sort of like a cross between E.T. and Super 8. Not a whole lot of 80's music in it, they mainly used a synth score. Someone said they thought it was missing something. I think with the main cast being pre-teens, it needed a little bit more of a comedic element to it. It was all serious drama. Because you know that those pre-teens would've been up to some sort of shenanigans. [Big Grin] . It is worth a watch. There are eight episodes total. I am wondering if Netflix will bring it back for a second season.
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Haven´t got Netflix but i´ve heard good things about this one.
I hope that they will release Stranger Things on dvd too. Daredevil will be released on october 3.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/netflixs-daredevil-lands-blu-ray-dvd-release-date-in-the-uk-2016

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Normally anything associated with the 80's grabs my attention. I've watched the first two episodes and I don't think it is great nor do I think it is bad. Right now I am unsure of the hype.
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JCU, it starts to pick up. I thought the first two episodes were slow moving. I was on the fence at first, but I am actually hoping for a season 2 now.
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I finally got around to watching the first episode. Pretty good. Not as good as it was hyped to be though. I will watch the next couple episodes and see if it gets better.
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Devolution here,

Amazing series. It made a few music mistakes, but awesome nonetheless. We are DEVO

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I just watched the first two episodes over my in-laws and I quite enjoyed it,i thought it had a fairly decent 80s vibe to it and I heard Toto's Africa in the first episode and the Clash in episode 2 plus there's loads of movie posters on the kids walls Jaws,John Carpenter's The Thing,The Evil Dead etc which was cool!

When I said to my wife that's Winona Ryder she was like no way and I had to remind her that Heathers was like 28 years ago and she was like oh yeah! [Big Grin]

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This has to be one of the best Netflix series in some time. I can't wait for season 2 to show up all at once.
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kenkobra- nice to see you back!
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First post here.

Watched Stranger Things about a month ago - superb series, and one of the best TV shows I've ever seen - period. It obviously helps that I'm an '80's kid, and have fond memories of that era. I actually liked the show so much that I want to watch it again in the next couple of weeks.

I was amazed at how well The Duffer Bros. made this not only look like an '80's show, but also made it have the vibe/tone of an '80's series as well. If I hadn't known better, I would honestly have thought I was watching a recently-unearthed & long-lost series from that period:

The picture quality was similar to what you would have seen in an '80's TV series.

No elaborate editing cuts, etc. like you saw in the '90's - on films/TV shows.

Amazing '80's new wave soundtrack - just off the top of my head, I remember hearing: Modern English, Joy Division, Duran Duran, and many other great artists/songs from that era.

The synthesizer music - only in '80's TV series/movies would you have heard a soundtrack like this (maybe early '90's as well).

The effects were not obvious in your face CGI, but more subtle - i.e., similar to effects you would have seen in an '80's series/movie back in the day.

Cool details like The Dark Crystal, Evil Dead, and Jaws posters; the Star Wars toys (Millenium Falcon), the kids playing Dungeons & Dragons, etc.

Re: the story, very compelling as well. It seemed like a combination of The Goonies, E.T., Labyrinth, and Alien/Aliens to some extent; it also brought to mind the '80's Twilight Zone & Amazing Stories TV series.

The main "monster" (that wasn't seen that much until the finale) was great, as was the "alternate universe" with the snow, etc.

Eleven was an amazing character! Very impressive acting here; the actress never said much, but conveyed a lot of emotion/feeling through her expressions/body language, etc.

It was refreshing that that the show's writers didn't go with the obvious cliché & have the outcast kid (with the camera) end up with the girl; I was slightly surprised that they had the jerk bully kid have a change of heart & get the girl at the end - but, again, it was nice to see a non-predictable ending here.

It was also a nice touch to have Winona Ryder & Matthew Modine as stars in the series, since they were well known '80's teen icons back in the day.

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Welcome to the Rewind!

My bro teased me with the first 15 minutes last weekend and boy did it look fantastic.
Bro said that, he got chills when they played Tangerine Dream´s Exit (classic album also 1983) during episode 6. Can´t wait!

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Hi Nostalgic for the 80's. I hope you make it back here again soon! I am thinking a rewatch would be nice this weekend.
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