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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Pretty solid part 1 for S4. Twists that were seen coming a mile away, others that weren't so obvious. Curious to see what they'll do with the last 2 episodes, especially given the length of episode 9.

    Then the wait for S5 will be a killer lol
    I just hope we wont have to w8 for 3 years to get s5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crillam View Post
    I just hope we wont have to w8 for 3 years to get s5
    Right now, I expect 2, personally. Maaaaaybe late next year.

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    I had a blast watching season 4 of Stranger Things.

    "Would you please let me join your p-p-party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyAngel12 View Post
    I had a blast watching season 4 of Stranger Things.
    2 episodes left that come out in July. Last one is like 2.5 hours reportedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Right now, I expect 2, personally. Maaaaaybe late next year.
    I’m hoping they get it to us by October next year, but I could see it taking longer.

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    ST season 4 is pretty good with only a few moments that were to me slow and dragged on a bit. The jump scares, the villain, the throwbacks - All good.

    However, I'm pretty pissed netflix cut off the last two episodes just for another month or two to pick at peoples wallets a little longer. It's a dick business move that has not normally be done and while I don't mind a busines making money, I do mind how they go about doing it. How netflix did this will make me cancel my sub after this. They should have released it all like they did in the past. Few people if any pay to steam content and then want to be drip fed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quras View Post
    ST season 4 is pretty good with only a few moments that were to me slow and dragged on a bit. The jump scares, the villain, the throwbacks - All good.

    However, I'm pretty pissed netflix cut off the last two episodes just for another month or two to pick at peoples wallets a little longer. It's a dick business move that has not normally be done and while I don't mind a busines making money, I do mind how they go about doing it. How netflix did this will make me cancel my sub after this. They should have released it all like they did in the past. Few people if any pay to steam content and then want to be drip fed it.
    They should release it weekly, like other services. So instead of waiting 5 weeks, you’d have to wait for each and every episode.

  7. #547
    Quote Originally Posted by bledgor View Post
    That being said there were a few things I didn't care for, namely didn't care for Argyle, I didn't like the arc they did for Lucas, and some of the Eleven youth CGI was creepy looking. I kinda felt the s4 started like season 3 where the start/first 2 episodes were a bit slow for my taste. Also I believe they are trying to make Will gay, and while that doesn't bug me, I don't like the way they are making him pine for Mike, why can't people just be friends Hollywood, they have this issue with females and males so often don't need it the other ways either. Johnathan was pretty bleh to me the first 4 episodes as well.
    I agree with the Argyle assessment. The character is just totally out of place. As for the Will thing, I think you're reading too much into it. The Duffer Brothers are hugely inspired by Stephen King, and SK does a lot of "lost boy"-esque childhood-friends-trying-to-hold-onto-the-good days. Stand By Me, It, lots of his stories are about trying to hold onto friendship, and one person is always trying hardest - usually the one that holds on the most to the group and doesn't branch out, like Will.

    Some other notes:
    1) I love D&D and the references were fun the first few seasons, but it's a little jarring hearing the villain being named after a canonical D&D villain who is very different from this villain. Always took me a little out of it, but jarring. Now that we know who he really is, I hope they'll start referring to him as One or whatever Creel's son's name was.
    2) Bets on what Nancy's favorite song is going to be?
    3) As I feared, the whole Russia storyline is......weak. In fact, the whole government storyline is weak. I don't know why the U.S. Army would believe what they believe, having seen what happened at Hawkins lab, I don't know why Paul Reiser's character would work with the s1 doctor, etc. As for the Russian angle, it seems like the whole point of it was to get responsible adults out of the picture so the kids could literally drive thousands of miles without being missed and have their own escapades without Joyce being her worried self. In fact, Joyce's actions seem very bizarre this season considering how worried she's been about Will in the past. The whole 7 episodes is about Hopper trying to escape Russia with only the loosest tie-in to the supernatural strong point of Stranger Things.
    4) The California arc is weak as well, once Eleven is gone from the scene. I actually really like the more emotional beats of El being bullied in school, feeling helpless, putting so much hope and emotion into Mike's visit, having it all blow up, etc. But then it took such a hard turn when Eleven left, and that whole arc feels very....overly drawn out. What, are they gonna drive all the way to Hawkins?

    Predictions: Like you said, I think it's obvious someone major dies. Frankly, I think it's Will. It just makes sense because he mirrors One and the little monologue he does at the end of episode 7...alone, separate, unable to move on. They've built 3 seaons of Joyce mentally accepting the fact of her son being in mortal peril all the time, she now has Hopper to lean on when it happens, it'll be hard but the story dovetails nicely to Will being the one to die. It'll be a very D&D campaign esque thing where he needs to roll the Nat20 to win, and he does it. He is, after all, Will the Brave. That might be a s5 death (I didn't know there was a new season confirmed either), but it makes narrative sense. I do like the idea of Steve maybe being the one to bite it this season as well. He has some serious injuries and we don't know the ramifications of it, and as a character he's kind of run his course, he can ride off into the sunset as a legend.

    I also didn't realize you youngins didn't know Kate Bush's "Running Up that Hill." Such a great song, worthy of the attention it's getting now.

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    It's also hilarious how they've totally dropped the Eight storyline completely and utterly, and that she was living in Detroit with other suped-up kids, which, as far as I know, is still unresolved from s2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
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    Could be, hope you are right.

    1. Agree somewhat, think if they transition to calling him One I can be fine with Vecna.
    2. Going to swing wildly with Edge of Seventeen
    3. Agreed, like I said, I think Hopper had a good arc/end so wasn't too keen on him being back/that side plot.
    4.This to me is in part because Argyle is meh, Mike and Will are unable to communicate and Johnathan was always bleh to me but is even worse this season. The FBI guys entertained me more.

    Also I didn't know Kate Bushes version I was introduced to Placebo's version.

    Honestly don't mind the dropping of Eight, never cared for it.
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    It's a strange and illogical world where not wanting your 10 year old daughter looking at female-identifying pre-op penises at the YMCA could feasibly be considered transphobic.

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    I think the Placebo version is definitely more well known among 90s and 00s kids, but the original was a banger in the 80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    it seems like the whole point of it was to get responsible adults out of the picture
    This is pretty standard storytelling stuff, really. You get some characters out of the way so that other characters can do what you want them to. Its like having Thor incapacitation by some random powerful villain so that Black Widow gets her time to shine.

    It's also hilarious how they've totally dropped the Eight storyline completely and utterly, and that she was living in Detroit with other suped-up kids, which, as far as I know, is still unresolved from s2.
    I actually expected this to be a bit more of a big deal in this season, considering it was all about not being able to win alone and so on. Go get yourself some more psychic kids, ffs. Can't hurt to have them, surely? But no, we're going with her friends and just making her "stronger." That's my only real gripe with this season, tbh.

    But who knows, maybe they'll make an appearance in S5 and give her the strength to close things up once and for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Right now, I expect 2, personally. Maaaaaybe late next year.
    I do as well.

    Prior to the pandemic and it shutting down production on all the tv shows - Netflix "normal" was 1 1/2-2 years between new seasons for its shows. I expect that 'return to (their) normal post-pandemic as well.

    Getting a new season out EVERY year was never something Netflix did very consistently (as I lamented every 'more than a year' I waited between new seasons of shows lol). HBO is good for that sort of schedule, and Amazon is between HBOmax and Netflix.

    And as someone who hasn't been able to start Season 4 of Stranger Things just yet - thank you to the posters who are putting up spoiler marks even though they don't have to. Its appreciated! Its nice to be able to read the reviews without having to skim as carefully. (But I'm aware 'reader beware' every time I open a post launch thread, its on me! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    They should release it weekly, like other services. So instead of waiting 5 weeks, you’d have to wait for each and every episode.
    I can't agree with that. What made netflix better than most streaming services to me was them releasing a season all at once and not drip feeing me content that I pay to stream.
    Netflix should have stayed with their release it all at once move instead of trying to follow the others. It's one of the things that actually made them different from the others.

    But to jump back on the topic.

    Was anyone else wondering why they didn't explain how Brenner lived? I guess they could in the last two episodes but seems odd it's not been done already.
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    Yeah, much appreciation for the spoiler tags. I'm going through S4 at my own pace this time around, especially if the last two eps are pushed to July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quras View Post
    I can't agree with that. What made netflix better than most streaming services to me was them releasing a season all at once and not drip feeing me content that I pay to stream.
    Netflix should have stayed with their release it all at once move instead of trying to follow the others. It's one of the things that actually made them different from the others.

    But to jump back on the topic.

    Was anyone else wondering why they didn't explain how Brenner lived? I guess they could in the last two episodes but seems odd it's not been done already.
    I figured that Eleven was running out of juice at the end of season 1, so when she did the kill people move. It just hurt them a lot but didnt kill them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyAngel12 View Post
    I figured that Eleven was running out of juice at the end of season 1, so when she did the kill people move. It just hurt them a lot but didnt kill them.
    She didn't actually hit him with the telekinetic crush move. The Demogorgon jumped on him specifically in season 1 Ep 8 in the hallway scene as it came through the wall. It kills pretty fast.

  16. #556
    The S4 Vol.1 reveals and revelations probably shouldn't have surprised me, but they kinda did.

    Peter gave off this creepy pedo vibe until the hallway standoff scene, when I DiCaprio pointed at the screen, like, "001!" I enjoyed the how the show pulled a "Oh, by the way, he's Henry, but surprise, bitches, he's really Vecna!"

    Vol.2 can't come soon enough.

    Robin's still #1 waifu, but more Eden channeling Ally Sheedy, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayirasi View Post

    Robin's still #1 waifu, but more Eden channeling Ally Sheedy, please.
    Jesus, that's exactly who that character reminds me of. I always preferred Ally over Molly Ringwald in Breakfast Club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    Jesus, that's exactly who that character reminds me of. I always preferred Ally over Molly Ringwald in Breakfast Club.
    Totally. That pre-makeover look just does it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    I love D&D and the references were fun the first few seasons, but it's a little jarring hearing the villain being named after a canonical D&D villain who is very different from this villain. Always took me a little out of it, but jarring.
    I didn't know this was a thing. Thanks for informing. Did some research after reading this.. I guess it is one of the strongest villains of the franchise. I have nothing against D&D, just didn't know people really into it growing up.

    I am not done watching this season, but I am enjoying it so far.
    It is nice to see the cast again. I like some of them quite a bit. I like that they casted Tom Wlaschiha this season. Nice to see him in something again. "A girl has many faces"
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    I enjoyed this season way more than season 3. Season 3 was a bit of a chore to get through, but season 4 felt more fun.

    Also Robin best character Dont @ me :P
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