I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
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- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
A little bit off-topic, but only a little bit: compare and contrast the attitudes of the children and adults in E.T. (and the rest) with the children and adults in My Neighbour Totoro. The difference is striking and, given that UK culture is closer to US than Japanese, more than a little depressing.kids with a mysterious friend the adults can't know about;
http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2016/10/do...ally-freaked-out-the-us-department-of-energy/The US DoE claims that it “doesn’t explore parallel universes” and overall tried to downplay its newfound reputation as ground zero for shady science. And that seemed adequate, until Free Beacon writer Lachlan Markay requested internal communications from the DoE’s public affairs office for any correspondence related to Stranger Things.
Markay has lots to comb through, but has been tweeting some of his finds. First among these: we’ve been lied to. The DoE is absolutely helping support research into parallel worlds...
I shall read your 'spoilered' post in two episodes' time!Finished series 2 last night whilst eating a whole carton of Ben & Jerry's. Lots to talk about.
I didn't enjoy it as much as Series 1. I think the novelty, fun and kitchiness of the '80's had worn off a little. However, Billy was a great character (straight out of The Lost Boys). The scene with Mike's mother was brilliant.
The Clash of the Titans (Hooper and Eleven in the cabin) was great but it just seemed to drag along. Her Psychic Tantrum was cool.
And then that whole stand alone episode with Eight and the gang. Clichés and wonderful stereotypes aside, I was filled with anxiety knowing that there were only 9 episodes and here we were wasting one of them on this nonsense. Meanwhile, Hooper is watching Demodogs climbing out of the abyss. But still, it helped Eleven channel anger at a later date.
The cast were great as usual. The kids were great although Mike is becoming annoying. Mad Max was a fun addition. Am I the only one who thinks Jonathans character looks like Kevin Bacon in Footloose?
The Snow Ball was lovely. Shades of Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and god knows what else. My heart broke for Dustin. I thought he was going to ask Nancy instead of the other way round. The kisses were so sweet and perfect. Maybe Dustin could have had a peck on the cheek from Nance to really make the other girls jealous.
All in all, as much as I love the kids, I think I would have preferred a seperate story line set maybe in the same town. A whole new set of characters, interacting with Hawkins. Maybe the kids could turn up in an episode (like the Lone Gunmen) or just be seen in the background riding bikes etc.
I like what they did with Fargo - new characters, same setting and world. Series 3 (even with the Shadow Monster left looming over the school) could be something else entirely. The town may be a paranormal hotspot.
That's my 2 cents anyway.