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  • Dom D
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    Originally posted by Ian Jane View Post

    Agreed, the finale could have been shorter and I wasn't happy with how one character's story arc finished but overall, I think this was the best season since the first one.

    There's also a spinoff in the works.

    https://www.indiewire.com/2022/07/st...rs-1234738838/
    Glad to read this part in that article: “I’ve read these rumors that there’s going be an Eleven spinoff, that there’s going be a Steve and Dustin spinoff or that it’s another number. That’s not interesting to me because we’ve done all that. We’ve spent I don’t know how many hours exploring all of that. So it’s very different." Well that's a good thing. I was worried it was all going to be about 8. We did a rewatch of the whole thing recently and that section is season 2 looks even weirder now it seems there's no payoff than it did back then.

    The rewatch confirmed my initial impressions. Season 1 is a great start but really lives on the nostalgia in a way that's more cloying than the rest of the seasons. Winona's crying a lot and that's not fun. It all feels a bit serious. Season 2 is a step up. Steve becoming a major player and teaming up with Dustin was a masterstroke. It's the Aliens of the series. Bigger and with more killable monsters. Huge soft spot for Season 3. May be the best season. I love the lighter tone on this one. Loses some points for how ridiculously easy it is to move around that super secret Russian base. Season 4 could have gone full parody but instead takes a welcome u-turn into horror. Beginning to wallow in itself a bit maybe but they've kind of earnt it at this point so I'll allow it.

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  • Ian Jane
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    Originally posted by Dom D View Post
    No spoilers. That was a damned good season of tv. Maybe the best of the year though Ozark was amazing, that ones hard to top and I assume these are just pretenders to the throne with Succession coming up shortly anyway. That last 2 hour 20 episode was a bit of an endurance test, frankly a little too much of a good thing. It got a touch Marvel there for a bit with people throwing each other into walls.

    Interesting spot to leave it on. Not too sure how they pick it up from there particularly given there's talk of a time jump between seasons to account for the aging teens.
    Agreed, the finale could have been shorter and I wasn't happy with how one character's story arc finished but overall, I think this was the best season since the first one.

    There's also a spinoff in the works.

    https://www.indiewire.com/2022/07/st...rs-1234738838/

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  • Ian Jane
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  • Ian Jane
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    We have the last episode to to... and it's two and a half hours? haha. The episodes this season definitely were longer than what came before. I've been enjoying it so no complaining but each one is movie length.

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  • Dom D
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    No spoilers. That was a damned good season of tv. Maybe the best of the year though Ozark was amazing, that ones hard to top and I assume these are just pretenders to the throne with Succession coming up shortly anyway. That last 2 hour 20 episode was a bit of an endurance test, frankly a little too much of a good thing. It got a touch Marvel there for a bit with people throwing each other into walls.

    Interesting spot to leave it on. Not too sure how they pick it up from there particularly given there's talk of a time jump between seasons to account for the aging teens.

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  • Alison Jane
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  • Alison Jane
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    I'm still enjoying this season. We're on the last episode of season four that's posted. We'll be done just in time for the last two episodes to be available.

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  • Ian Jane
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  • Ian Jane
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    S4 part two hits Netflix on 7/1/22.

    https://bloody-disgusting.com/tv/372...-final-battle/

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  • Ian Jane
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    Mild spoiler I guess?


    It was kind of cool seeing Robert Englund show up in this.

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  • Dom D
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    Originally posted by Ian Jane View Post
    S4 has now become the most watched English language program on Netflix ever.

    https://bloody-disgusting.com/tv/371...e-series-ever/
    Kind of hoping it doesn't top Squid Game. I probably prefer Stranger Things but there's just something about an horrific Korean blood fest being the most watched show ever that makes me happy.

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  • Ian Jane
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  • Ian Jane
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    S4 has now become the most watched English language program on Netflix ever.

    https://bloody-disgusting.com/tv/371...e-series-ever/

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  • Ian Jane
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    Watched the first episode last night and thought it was decent. I hope Ivy gets a nice royalty check for Teenage Werewolf and Fever working their way onto the soundtrack.

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  • Marshall Crist
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  • Marshall Crist
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    Four episodes in and not feeling it, but I'm glad folks are enjoying it.

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  • Alison Jane
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  • Alison Jane
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    I'm looking forward to starting it. We're always in the middle of various shows before we want to take on something new but this will definitely happen sooner rather than later. Glad to hear you enjoyed in, Dom.

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  • Dom D
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    This is most definitely the best season so far. The new villians more fun than the Aliens-esque monsters of the previous seasons and it juggles a large number of characters and scenarios about as gracefully as you can do. I'm told the last two episodes to come in July hit a combined 4 hours in length. The last in particular stretching out over a leisurely 2 and a half hours which makes that episode in itself it a good deal longer than pretty much any of it sources of inspiration. Interesting move. I read an article that said that the episode lengths are due to Netflix strictly budgeting this for 9 episodes at $30 million each. There wasn't the option for more episodes, they just had to let the individual episodes spill out all over the place. It didn't seem to be a very informed article though so I have no idea if that's true.

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  • Dom D
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    I'm a few episodes into the new set. A damn good time in front of the telly. There seems to be a bit of a feeling round these parts that this show has gotten weaker by the season (although if you go back and have a look at the first couple pages the reaction to the original season was lukewarm to start with). My feeling is it's gotten better each season. The lightening of tone through season 2 and 3 was welcome though it was in danger of veering off into a pastiche of itself. No worries there. For my money this season finds the best balance between horror and levity.

    The length of it is somewhat challenging though. The first 2 episodes clock in around 80 minutes each. That's as long as an 80s horror movie! I love that directors have this kind of freedom to cut things as they want but I hope they don't start abusing the privilege.



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