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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,791
    And I thought I was easily amused??? It's ok!! Not all that!! The good thing is if you have teens (which I have one) then it makes for some good fam type watching, but as adult watching...........ah......not!

    It probably makes a big difference how, um, wise you are ;-)

    If you grew up in the 80s watching the Goonies and loving sci-fi (and Wynona Rider), then I think this would be hard not to like. BUT if that's not your demographic, then I can see how it might not resonate with you emotionally.

    And yes, I am calling @tophatjohnny and @Jimbo18 old lol...
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  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 1,614
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    And I thought I was easily amused??? It's ok!! Not all that!! The good thing is if you have teens (which I have one) then it makes for some good fam type watching, but as adult watching...........ah......not!

    It probably makes a big difference how, um, wise you are ;-)

    If you grew up in the 80s watching the Goonies and loving sci-fi (and Wynona Rider), then I think this would be hard not to like. BUT if that's not your demographic, then I can see how it might not resonate with you emotionally.

    And yes, I am calling @tophatjohnny and @Jimbo18 old lol...

    Perhaps we are just more discerning than the rest of you young'uns.
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  • rooftop59 wrote: »
    And I thought I was easily amused??? It's ok!! Not all that!! The good thing is if you have teens (which I have one) then it makes for some good fam type watching, but as adult watching...........ah......not!

    It probably makes a big difference how, um, wise you are ;-)

    If you grew up in the 80s watching the Goonies and loving sci-fi (and Wynona Rider), then I think this would be hard not to like. BUT if that's not your demographic, then I can see how it might not resonate with you emotionally.

    And yes, I am calling @tophatjohnny and @Jimbo18 old lol...

    The 80's were a blurr for me, but I am old I know....not that old though. The show is cute, I'll give it that. And my kids dig Goonies, so I'll watch season 2, believe that! lol :)
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,415
    Just watched the first episode. Pretty good. Watching second episode now. Ha ha
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,415
    What year is this supposedly happening in the show?
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,791
    1980 something...kinda like the Golberg's lol...
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  • quickr1quickr1 Posts: 366
    1983 I think.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,415
    I watched the last episode of season one last night. Pretty good show. I thought I posted earlier about episode five which shows the kid with the missing teeth wearing a T-shirt that says "Waupaca, Wis." That's a little resort town on a chain of lakes just down the road from me. Anyway, the finale was good with an unexpected twist at the end with that expectorant coming out and going down the drain. Thanks for the heads up, well worth watching.
  • WillowWillow Posts: 8,786
    Might have to give this a try now that we are done with Narcos S2
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  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 379
    Loved the first season! I'm currently working 12hr third shift. This show gave me something to stay awake for on my weekend off.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,791
    Imma slow watcher...just finished season two. The last episode was awesome! Even my wife was like well what’s gonna happen next? And I had to explain to her that the next season won’t come out for another year :( :'(
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  • polkadot9polkadot9 Posts: 4
    One of the best shows ever. Loved it with all my heart.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 918
    This is how I feel as well, literally loved everything about it.

    Purchased all the soundtracks for it on vinyl too :)
    polkadot9 wrote: »
    One of the best shows ever. Loved it with all my heart.

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,074
    I wasn't impressed by the first season and I liked the second season even less. Every main character was annoying as hell and it eventually just turned into a cheesy horror movie with those dog-like things and creeping-flesh-filled tunnels of Yawnsville.

    The fact that the script was written by people that weren't even alive in the 80's caused so much of the dialog to sound like the latest catch-phrases used on social media. And all of the teenage romance garbage was insufferable as were every single attempt at humor.

    For a show that took place in 1984, it was silly that almost EVERY SINGLE CAR was from either the 60's or 70's.

    Even disregarding Winona Ryder's shoplifting issues, I never liked her as an actress and I like her even less as a person. Obviously some of the younger actors have potential for talent, but wanting to shoot them all in the face every time they appear onscreen really helps to nullify any thought in that regard.

    Many people have compared it to the German original Netflix series called "Dark", which I liked way better. Still, it sucks that almost all television is comprised of insipid reality shows or shows that carry over a story line episode-to-episode or season-to-season. The best TV formula: a 60-minute story = done!

    I'm gonna pi$$-off and go watch "The Twilight Zone" and the rest of "Black Mirror". :p
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 918
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    Viking64 wrote: »
    Obviously some of the younger actors have potential for talent, but wanting to shoot them all in the face every time they appear onscreen really helps to nullify any thought in that regard.

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,751
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,074
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Doug the Pug is a traitor!!! :p

    Thanks for the laughs, guys. :)
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,791
    Viking64 wrote: »
    The best TV formula: a 60-minute story = done!

    I completely disagree. Best thing that happened to television was to break free of this drivel. What can really happen in 60 minutes?
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 1,074
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    I completely disagree. Best thing that happened to television was to break free of this drivel. What can really happen in 60 minutes?

    "Oh, well that was the season finale. I guess we will just have to wait another year to find out what happens to x and y and z. Oh goody, the new season starts tonight. Oh how dare they kill off #3 and #8. I hate them, but at least we still have #4 and #5. I love them. Well the season ended tonight and we still don't know about a and b and c, but #14 is banging #2 and #11 is jealous. I can't wait until next year to see how he reacts. In the meantime, let's buy all sorts of show-related junk and speculate what will happen next year on the internet. Oh yippee, the new season starts tonight. I am sooooo excited. How dare the producers do that? That's not what I wanted at all. Oh crap, the season just ended and it was all a dream and we are all a bunch of f**cking idiots. Boo-hooo."
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