For those complaining about the episode lengths the last two are going to be more feature length, Episode 8 will be 1 hour 25 min and episode 9 will be 2 hours 30 min!
Ep 8 is shorter than ep 7. Ep 7 was/is 1hr 40min. I happened to notice it as I started it. But yeah, I had heard the last ep was movie length.For those complaining about the episode lengths the last two are going to be more feature length, Episode 8 will be 1 hour 25 min and episode 9 will be 2 hours 30 min!
This way everyone can take a few weeks to get through the first seven episodes and be all caught up when the final two drop. That way it's easier to see the ending without being spoiled if you don't have time to binge watch 9 long episodes all at once; you just have to watch those last two at the same time as everyone else.Then why split the season into two parts?
Plus Netflix gets to draw viewers on two weekends, not just one.This way everyone can take a few weeks to get through the first seven episodes and be all caught up when the final two drop. That way it's easier to see the ending without being spoiled if you don't have time to binge watch 9 long episodes all at once; you just have to watch those last two at the same time as everyone else.
But now that we did push on, episode #4 upped their game quite a bit, encouraging me to somewhat enjoy a couple of more so-so episodes and then I thought it closed very strong with episode 7. After a very rough start and near-bailout, I'm now actually looking forward to the final set.I doubt the second episode, or the third, are going to do much to encourage you
Different timeline. This will be all be reconciled in the final episode by flooding everybody with tachyon particles and reverse-sending them through the transporter while cross-circuiting.When Eleven first escaped the lab in Season 1, she could barely communicate, and yet she is able to speak English just fine in the flashbacks.
I gave in and re-upped to keep going.My thoughts after the first two... not sure when I will be able to watch more:
Hey, great news all around. We aim to please in this thread. Have a great Sunday!Wow I am surprised, or maybe not, I LOVED this season, eps 4 & 7 were 2 of the best tv eps I can remember watching. This also seems to be the consensus with my real life friends and the online reviewers that I read.
I was frustrated about not being able to join this thread due to spoilers but I missed nothing (cmontyburns excepted) ☹
Not just two different weekends, but two different weekends in two different Emmy eligibility periods.Plus Netflix gets to draw viewers on two weekends, not just one.
Totally agree with this. Especially after the main jock saw his friend lifted up and killed the same way Chrissy was killed. Shouldn't he realize at that point that maybe Eddie has nothing to do with it? Having him go all in on the satan worship stuff was just tedious.I gave in and re-upped to keep going.
I've done some griping about all the above, but while that mostly represents impatience, I haven't actively disliked any of that. The vengeful jocks arc, meanwhile, I find outright bad.
Well, I do feel like Dustin just kind of jumps to the correct conclusion most of the time when in reality nobody would have any clue about any of this stuff.As far as the Hawkins side of things goes generally, I think these episodes have done a good job of the kids logically figuring out what is going on and uncovering clues. That part has been well=plotted.
There's a sci-fi/fantasy trope that this show has bought into from the beginning, at first subtly but over time it's gotten out of hand. That's the idea that sci-fi/fantasy fans, by virtue of their reading and knowledge, are far more capable when unexpectedly thrust into sci-fi/fantasy situations than normal people are.And I have to say this- I know this is a sci-fi/horror/fantasy show and you have to suspend almost all disbelief when watching a show like this- but it is almost comical at this point how smart and brave these kids, and almost every single character in the show, is. I am almost rolling my eyes at times. We were joking last night that I don't think even the Avengers could defeat these kids in a battle- lol. But I get it- you have to suspend disbelief- but it is incredible what these kids pull off and figure out.
Apparently you never lived in the town I grew up in. I got stories.How ridiculous that a high school kid can rile up a town into a cult frenzy about the devil and ridiculous talk about the D&D group. It just could have been left out.
Dollars to donuts her death is undone by the series finale (or at very least she's a ghost and they get to say cute goodbyes).It was nice to see Barb again, tho. NEVER FORGET!
Maybe they're not setting up the end of this season, but rather the end of the series in Season 5..? So a little bang in the final two episodes this year to set up the big bang next season...At the start of Episode 7 we had all these different groups we had to keep track of and continue to check in on:
El (in the underground desert bunker)
Dustin/Max/Lucas/Erica (in Hawkins)
Nancy/Steve/Robin/Eddie (in the Upside Down)
Mike/Will/Jonathan/Stoner (in Utah, heading for Nevada)
Hopper and Jaqen H'ghar (in the Siberian gulag)
Joyce/Murray/Yuri (in the middle of nowhere, Siberia)
Typically, as a story starts to reach a climax, they'll get try to consolidate the different plot threads to a more tight, cohesive story. I guess they kind of did that with Dustin and crew figuring out how to pull the others from the Upside Down, and with Joyce and Murray infiltrating the gulag. But overall, it seems that the plot threads of this season are still way too spread out. We've got characters in Russia, Indiana, and Nevada and somehow they need to all get back together to make for a satisfying ending to the season. It just seems a little unwieldly.