Spoilers Stranger Things - Season 3

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  1. jaime

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    I was a bit unclear on if those people taken over, or duplicates of people who were then kept in storage by the midflayer. Duplicates made from its own body that it had constructed out of rats.
     
  2. Trekker4747

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    I liked the bit with Hopper and "Smirnoff" leaving. It sort of plays out like Hopper is being irrational and will ultimately be wrong as the guy starts up the car and begins to drive away and we'll get a bit where they have to hunt the guy down again. It was nice to see Hopper's summation of things to play out exactly as he said it would.
     
  3. Anwar

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    To be fair, that's how it's been since Season 1. The school bullies were One-Dimensional or utter Psychopaths (Steve's friends, Troy) and the Government guys under Brenner were flat bastards as well. Season 2 Billy was such a blatant nut it's bizarre no one called the cops on him.
     
  4. TREK_GOD_1

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    Well, that settles it, and its as I suspected. Adolescence does not move at the same pace for everyone; Will is still content with "business as usual" but his friends are not. Very common in reality.

    Yes, but even if he had not suffered from possession, its quite normal for a boy in early teen years to still hold on to his childhood, which was all he knew from day one in social interactions with his friends.

    ...and its possible the series could leave that as part of Eleven's painful development, but the final Russia scene was the tease of the season, one the showrunners would catch fan-Hell for if it did not confirm their suspicions.
     
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    Despite his use of "interpret" this is key from Schnapp:

    That's a loss of childhood / slow to move into adolescence issue, not one of whether or not he's gay. He repeats the fact Will had an interrupted childhood and where he stands, he's more in the child world of playing D&D/hanging around with his friends (where he left off before being possessed). Mike, Lucas and Dustin were free to continue growing up, so that leaves Will behind a bit, and he--typical of late bloomers into teenage mentality--is not ready for their High School Confidential life just yet.
     
  7. eschaton

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    One of the least realistic elements of the show is honestly that out of a group of four 14-year old nerds, three of them would have gotten girlfriends.

    I mean, i was a nerd in high school, and about half of my social clique didn't even successfully land a date until college.
     
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  8. The Nth Doctor

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    Except El and Mike is a very special situation, Max got caught up in the Upside Down shenanigans and ended up realistically bonding with Lucas, and Dustin and Suzie met at a science camp. The circumstances for each them make sense within the realm of the story.
     
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    I'm so glad they brought in Suzie in the final episode. I would have been disappointed if they hadn't, and that scene when Suzie and Dustin are singing The Never Ending Story theme was kinda magical.
     
  10. TREK_GOD_1

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    All true. The relationships did not all form at will like an episode of...Saved By the Bell. As you point out, each made sense, and all happened apart from what could have been some steady timeline of "today, we start dating!" if this series was developed in the wrong hands.
     
  11. JD

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    He didn't say it definitely was the intention of the scene, but he did say it was how he saw it, and that was all I meant.
     
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    I just wonder how they make Suzie a regular. My theory the go Gremlins and have town attacked by upside down monsters at Christmas. Suzie might be in town with family because they are on vacation. Jason
     
  13. TREK_GOD_1

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    The Suzie issue brings up a question: will there be another time jump going into season 4? If so, after Dustin partially explained why he needed her help in this season's finale, will he go on to tell her the full story? Is that safe? How much does she know about his friends, and will the showrunners have her instantly bond, or will it be a retread of the distance/cold shoulder Eleven had toward Max in season 2? Much to address down the line.
     
  14. JD

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    At least some of the time gap issue will probably depend on how long it takes them to start filming. With the age the kids are at you can't exactly wait a year+ to start filming, and believable set it a day later.
     
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    Yes. I rewatch The Stuff, Fletch and Return to Oz regularly. Can't say I've ever seen DARYL, though :(
     
  16. JD

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    I watched Fletch back when I was watching a whole bunch of '80s comedies, and while I haven't seen it yet, Return to Oz is one I plan to watch in the near future.
     
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    I watched Fletch back when I was watching a whole bunch of '80s comedies, but then it was '80s. ;)
     
  18. Mr. Adventure

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    Fletch (and its sequel) have been making the rounds on cable lately and I have a co-worker that loves the movies. Return to Oz gets around as well and is infamous for how dark and creepy it is. The Stuff by cult movie auteur Larry Cohen is hard to come by, I have been curious about seeing it again. I do have Q on the DVR in the meantime but yeah that one's pretty obscure.
     
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    Never heard of "The Stuff".
     
  20. Turd Ferguson

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    The Wheelers are creepy even to this day for me! And I'm pushing 40! :eek: