Quick check-in for the holiday here in the States.
So I spent all day (okay, 9 hours) on the Fourth watching the entire season 3 of Stranger Things on Netflix.
You may recall I reviewed Season 1. Or rather, raved about Winona Ryder and the kid actors.
Who now in Season 3 are growing up and it’s a little jarring. OMG THEY GROW SO FAST WTF.
Anyway, if you have not started watching Stranger Things — WHY THE HELL NOT? It takes place in 1983-1985, and for those of us who grew up in that era, it’s a blast from the past. It’s also a shout-out to various movies of the era (Goonies comes immediately to mind because there’s a gang of friends trying to save the world) and music of the era.
Allow me to quote my description from that other blog I did:
“[I]magine if the original Poltergeist was hanging around with ET at ye olde movie night and then got picked up by another ode to the 80s (okay, ode to 1979), Super 8 and Stand By Me and they all got drunk in the woods and then…bad things happen. That’s Stranger Things.”
Season 3 did not disappoint, though I found that it wasn’t as overwhelmingly grim as the first 2 seasons and was more fast-paced, with several different storylines interweaving as our group of friends end up having to split up and bring in a few new people on their mission to save the world yet again from monsters in the Upsidedown with some twists and I won’t reveal what they are.
Basically, the season was well worth the binge and I enjoyed it immensely. Perfect thing to do on the Fourth.
And, in case you were wondering, the timeline in S3 of ST includes Fourth of July themes, so…good times!
Anyhoo, if anybody else has watched it and would like to chat with me on an episode of my co-hosted podcast Lez Geek Out!, well…let me know.