Okay – who else is watching Stranger Things on Netflix?? I’m exactly halfway through watching all 8 episodes & I’m really enjoying it. No spoilers, please! 🙂
There are very few TV shows I watch anymore other than Game Of Thrones & The Walking Dead (which is starting to piss me off). I’ve tried a few new shows here & there but always lose interest. I may be the only person who couldn’t finish Making A Murderer (why the hype?).
Well, I’ve finally found two shows that I like! It’s not surprising that both happen to be set in my favorite decade (the 1980s). I adore Freaks And Geeks, which I’m only just watching for the first time now (it’s on Amazon Prime in the UK, FYI). How did I never see this show before? Like Stranger Things, I’m also about halfway through watching all of the episodes. Why the hell did Freaks And Geeks last only one season, dammit? Now I see why fans were so mad about that.
I started watching Stranger Things when I heard it described as “Stephen King crossed with 1980’s Steven Spielberg sci-fi”. That couldn’t sound more ME! Plus Winona Ryder is in it. Yes! Edward Scissorhands & Heathers Winona Ryder!!! Add the early 80s setting & great soundtrack and I’m extremely happy. 🙂 At the moment, I’d say I prefer Freaks And Geeks overall. I think it’ll depend on how Stranger Things ends. Supernatural horror can go very wrong at the end sometimes. But both are great & I highly recommend them if you love the era.
Anyway, I thought I’d share a link to some great Stranger Things poster art by artist Kyle Lambert. I love the deliberate Drew Struzan style. Struzan is a favorite movie poster artist of mine (I did a top ten of my favorite Struzan posters HERE). You can see Lambert’s Stranger Things poster art at this link: Huffpost.com.
I absolutely LOVE this series! And they’re already planning on a 2nd season. Yay! I’m starting to have newfound respect for Netflix, especially when it comes to their original series. That poster is gorgeous!
Are they?? I wasn’t sure. Yay! As soon as we watched the last episode, I was like “are there more?”. I really enjoyed it & think it got even better as it went on. The last two episodes were great. : )
They are! Yay! And thank goodness because we need to find out where El is!
She’s definitely okay! I think. I hope….. : )
Well, the sheriff was bringing waffles, so…
Yep! We’ll most definitely be seeing her again in one way or another. ; )
This show was amazing! Loved every minute of it.
Agreed! I think it got even better as it went on (I finished it last weekend). Want to see more now! : )
I’m looking forward to seeing Stranger Things, but think it shall have to wait until I get Netflix again for Luke Cage in September. Which is next month now, isn’t it? Feels so much further away! (It is at the end of September, though.)
Who’s Luke Cage?? I suppose I could Google that. But I’m too lazy. Then again, that could be the name of your roommate for all I know. Get Netflix so you & Luke can watch Stranger Things together! ; )
Haha! Luke Cage is the latest of Marvel’s Netflix series (after Daredevil and Jessica Jones).
The next year there will be a fourth series, Iron Fist, which I mention now just so you know Iron Fist is not something I intend to do with my roommate Luke Cage 😐
Ah! More Marvel stuff. I can’t keep up with all that! So I haven’t tried. : ) lmao! I’m very glad you’ve explained Iron Fist to me, though… 😳 ; )
They do churn it out. Woe betide anyone trying to catch up — the whole shebang currently totals 13 films, 123 hours of TV, and 5 short films!
Umm…. Yeah, I think I’ll pass on trying to catch up ; )
The kid with his hand out looks like the kind that get their lunch money stolen.
Haha! Well, “she” has special, Carrie-like powers so you’d probably want to not steal her lunch money. ; )
Just finished watching it. Loved, loved, loved it!
I just finished too! I loved it as well, especially the last two episodes. Want to see more! : )
Stranger Things is so great! Check out my spoiler-free review! I think you’ll like it 🙂
Yeah, I’ve finished it now. I really enjoyed it! The last two episodes were great. : )
Loved this series so much! When you finish it, check out my post and we can see if we reacted to the finale the same! There are so many theories going around and I hope it gets renewed for a second season so I can discover just hwats going on!
I’ll check your post out – I’ve finished the show now. : ) Really enjoyed it & thought it got better as the show went on. I’m hoping for a second season as well!
I am pretty sure you and I could be best friends. Both of my favorite shows are also The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Making a Murder pretty much put me to sleep. Freaks and geek was gone way too soon, and Stranger things is waiting to be watched this weekend. Side Note: the fact that you used Heathers as one of the throw back movies for Winona Ryder (when there are soooo many others to chose from) shows that you have great taste!
Aww – we have excellent taste! Lol : ) Glad to find someone who didn’t think Making A Murderer was that great. I’d love to know what you think of Stranger Things – sounds like one you should definitely like! Oh yeah, gotta mention Heathers. Such a classic! That & Edward Scissorhands are my favorite films of hers. Oh, and I’m very fond of Lucas as well… ; )
Update!! I have watched two episodes now of Stranger things. Love it! I haven’t heard anything about a second season but I hope it happens. I agree Edward Scissorhands was a great movie! Winona is doing a fantastic job in stranger things also.
Yay! So glad you’re enjoying it. It’s great to have a good show to watch finally! (I’m sure there’ll be a second season) : )
Great post. I just started a site on wordpress and did a write up of the show (talking a little bit about the poster art too). The link is https://underthoughtsite.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/the-math-of-stranger-things/ if you want to check it out. Best of luck with your writing.
Thanks! I had a look & agree – the show tries a bit too hard on the 80s thing but I did enjoy it. : )
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This art is great! It would be amazing if I. Would buy this as a poster!
Agreed! Would love a room where I could hang all this type of stuff on my wall. : )
finally saw this. Loved the 80’s and King references, but I can’t say I loved this, guess it was a bit too supernatural for me. I’d still give it an 8/10 tho 🙂
I looooove supernatural so it was perfect for me. But the 80’s thing was a bit too forced. Still really enjoyed it, though – better than most TV shows around these days. : )
Very true. Also liked that its only an 8 hr commitment 😉
This is an epic look into the retrograde kick that our culture is hell-bent on. I have no idea when or how it started… but the eighties style of things have made their full turn. I’m scared for the 90’s to make a full turn. Another long, long, LONG list of boy love song bands, shoot me now. I love Stranger Things, however. It was a smart touch and a chic nod to everything 80’s.
Hey! I absolutely loved Stranger Things too. As a big time movie buff, this felt like a little 80s gem gift wrapped and presented to me! 🙂 I am a blogger too and my most recent post is also about Stranger Things. Do pay a visit. I guess you would have finished watching the show by now! 🙂
Such a good show. I’m so stoked for season two!!
Agreed! I’ve liked so few TV shows lately. Stranger Things was a great surprise! Looking forward to it starting up again. : )
Liked the first series so much. Such an amazing retro feeling and superb casting. Not such a fan of the second series mind.
Agreed – that first series was fantastic! 🙂 But the second was a little disappointing…
Just a poor retread. Such a let down. Especially as I saw the second series soon after. You could see all the overlaps.