Tag: Stranger Things

NETFLIX REVIEW: Stranger Things 2

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Okay so Stranger Things 2 dropped on 27th October and if you didn’t know that where have you been hiding?? There was so much hype around the new season  and when there us hype around a series I do worry that it won’t live up to the hype. Normally I am not one for getting on the “hype train” but with Stranger Things it is different. I loved the first season so much and it was left on a kind of Cliff Hanger I was looking forward to finding out what happened next.  

I wrote a review on the first season if you want to go and read it you can find it here.

 

Characters

Let’s talk characters. If you watched the first season you will be glad to hear that all the favourites are back, Will, Dustin, Lucas, Mike, the whole gang. 

The first time we saw the lovable nerds we got a feeling of their relationship with each other and their families. The acting and the chemistry between each of the characters just looked so natural but in Season 2 they took it a bit further. The characters were more developed and we got to see more of their individual personalities as well as how they interacted as a group. There was one addition to the quirky group in the form of a fiery redhead called Max played by Sadie Sink. She is a great addition to the cast and I really loved her story, her attitude and seeing how she interacted with the other characters in the series. We see a lot more of pretty boy Steve (Joe Keery) in this season and you get to see a side to him that you didn’t see in Season 1.

We also had a few other new faces pop up in Season 2.  Bob (Sean Astin) is the boyfriend of Joyce (Winona Ryder). We then have Billy (Dacre Montgomery) Max’s egotistical, step brother who seems to have an issue with Max, but also seems very controlling. I had never heard of Dacre before I saw him in this but I think he definitely plays this character really well. I think you definitely get to see how all the characters work together to make this an EPIC Season.

Finally, there is Sam Owens (Paul Reiser), the sneaky new head of the lab. I would love to know your thoughts on this character as I didn’t know whether I liked him or not.. I still don’t know what to think of him.

 

Plot

I don’t want to give too much away about the plot for those of you who have not yet seen it. Why would you NOT have seen it though?? have you been living under a rock? If you do not have Netflix I would recommend getting it even if it is just for a month so you can watch Stranger Things 2. Free trials are always available if you have not signed up before #NotSpon. 

Anywaaaay.. I digress. 

 One year on and everybody is still trying to get over what happened to Will. Do you remember where we last left off? The Cliffhanger? Well this season the action doesn’t stop.  The Story line is more developed and the Upside down is back!

I am always wary of watching new seasons when I really enjoy a program, however this did not disappoint! Some people have given quite negative reviews about it but I honestly do not understand why they didn’t like it. Me and my best friend binge watched it over two evenings and that really is the only way to watch it!!

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What did you think of Stranger Things? Are you a Netflix binge watcher? 

What Series do you recommend? 

I genuinely cannot wait until Season 3 and I need a new program to watch so I am welcoming any suggestions!

Until next time Be Kind Be Happy and Stay True to You!

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Stranger and Strangerer…..

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You will probably be able to tell from my previous reviews that I am no professional film critic.. i don’t feel the need to use long complicated words and sentences in order to explain what i think about a film. I am just an average Yorkshire lass who enjoys sharing my thoughts on things I watch. So if you are looking to read some deep and meaningful upper-class critique of a film then I do apologies in advance.

Another Netflix Original popped up as I was browsing for my series or film to watch. I never really now whether I should watch a Netflix Original as they are very hit and miss. I will never understand how they can go from releasing such a great hit to then releasing utter garbage on a stick.

I had heard a few reviews before I decided to watch it and they had all been great but I have never been a huge Sci-Fi buff and I wasn’t sure that I would enjoy it.

I am going to be honest here.. I haven’t seen anything with Winona Ryder in (that I can remember), therefore I can only share what I thought of her acting in this particular Series and I have to say she played the role so well. One thing I hate seeing when i watch anything is overacting. People assume that acting is easy but there is a fine line between acting a scene well and making the audience believe you and  being so bad you end up making the audience cringe. Winona Ryder played Will’s mother with just the right amount of emotion. I really believed that Will was her son and she was absolutely devastated that she thought she had lost him. It hit me right in the feels guys..

Now lets talk about the children, the Stars of the show. I know children have taken on big roles before but these kids just blew me away.

Just to give you a brief overview. The series is set in the eighties in the fictional town of hawkins, Indiana and is centered around a group of  four friends , Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Mike (Finn Wolfhard)  Lucas (Caleb Mclaughlin), and Will (Noah Schnapp).  On the way home from a Dungeon’s and Dragon’s session with his friends Will vanishes. When his friends go looking for him they come across a scared girl who calls herself Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). As they search for their friend they enlist the help of Eleven who has telekinetic powers. After Joyce Byers(Ryder) notifies the police that her son is missing the sheriff of the town, the troubled Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) begins a search to look for Will.

As Joyce is unable to hold things together her son Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) tries to find out what has happened to his brother with the help of Mike’s older sister Nancy (Natalie Dyer).

I won’t say anymore about the plot as I don’t want to ruin the experience for those who have yet to watch it. All I will say is that the chemistry between the characters is 100% believable. Each character holds their own but doesn’t overshadow the rest of the cast. The ending is not what I expected and it leaves you with so many questions but in a good way not an annoying way.

I think it was well written, well directed and the CGI isnt’ half bad either. The duffer brothers deserve two massive thumbs up for this creation in my eyes.

Even if you are not a Sci-Fi buff and you are one of the few people who have not seen this yet I would recommend that you take a few hours out and watch Stranger Things. Netflix has commissions Season 2 and I just cannot wait to see what happens next.

Let me know what you guys think!! Would be nice to see other people’s perspectives.

I give Stranger Things a 5 out of 5 (would give more if i could)

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