For those of you who hated spending so much time in which the bad guy actually sort of won, don't watch Avengers: Infinity War.
I don't know if it was my favorite season (S1 I think has to be), but I enjoyed it, and much like Lost, again the ride might have been better than the payoff at the end. As I said, my major complaint is spending a whole season trying to kill off the main baddie, hatching up elaborate ways to do it, and in the end it's worse, not better. But with S5 looming I'm more OK with it than before I knew there would be a S5.I will start by saying I really enjoyed the season and it was my favorite so far. I did have a few nitpicks
1) I totally agree that the high school jocks story was completely unnecessary. Explaining it because he stood on the walkman doesn't justify the minutes spent on it. So many other ways that could have happened
2) I thought episode 4 was so good that the following episodes could not live up to it. Rare for a TV show but I genuinely thought she was going to die right up until she didn't. The following eps felt slightly disappointing because they were not as good as that one
3) Not sure why they decided that episode 9 needed to be so long. There were 2 clear 'fade to black' cut points, exactly where episodes could have been split. I know I can split it up myself but I feel obligated to watch as intended but then my mind really wandered.
Some people think you cannot like a show if you find any issues with it but I loved this season despite it's flaws.
The only show I can say has been perfect for me was Breaking Bad. I don't remember having a single complaint about the show from start to end.I've yet to watch a perfect movie or show. I could find flaws in anything and everything. The writers will invariably make a choice I wouldn't. That doesn't mean I'm right or they are.
Of course you picked the one show that the consensus seemed to love, but I didn't and I found plenty of flaws. But like I said, that doesn't mean I'm right or they are (and I'm expecting about 5 of you to say THEY are ). But that's my point, not everyone likes everything or agree with the artistic choices made. While writers may write with their audience in mind, that doesn't mean that every choice is going to please everyone. That's impossible.The only show I can say has been perfect for me was Breaking Bad. I don't remember having a single complaint about the show from start to end.
I did not realize you were one of the few that didn't find BB perfection. You're right, tastes vary and that's why there are so many shows out there. Back to Stranger Things, I do have a few comments about the season that sound like complaints, well ARE complaints but not indicative to my overall feelings on the season as a whole. I found the use of tropes to be far higher in the season than previous.Of course you picked the one show that the consensus seemed to love, but I didn't and I found plenty of flaws. But like I said, that doesn't mean I'm right or they are (and I'm expecting about 5 of you to say THEY are ). But that's my point, not everyone likes everything or agree with the artistic choices made. While writers may write with their audience in mind, that doesn't mean that every choice is going to please everyone. That's impossible.
The thing with the haircuts is they kind of made sense when the kids were 13 and it was the early 80s. But now that they're older and it's a few years later, they shouldn't still have those same haircuts. Teenagers change their hairstyles all the time. Why is Will stuck with that ridiculous mop?The worst thing about this season was the same thing that has been the worst thing about every season - the haircuts. OMG, those haircuts! Worst haircuts in series television history, bar none.
Batteries in the walkman died. I had a Radio shack version of a Walkman from right around that time. It ate through batteries. She never once replaced them.I agree that it had a payoff...but I don't think it was worth it. It would have been relatively easy to come up with a different obstacle to saving Max.
I grew up right around the time this is taking place. D&D kids were nerds in my HS. If anyone was worshiping Satan it was the metal heads/stoners. And they weren't either. On another really popular TV show also set in the 80s D&D bridged the gap between the nerds and the jocks. Were there other parts of the country really viewing D&D players as Satanists?Plus, the whole premise of the show is based on 11's powers, so the fact that they're not realistic is baked into the concept. But the jocks thinking that D&D players were committing ritualistic Satanic sacrifices was portrayed not as a supernatural element of the story, but as the realistic reactions of the townspeople.
What show was that?
Well, frankly, a show from five years ago doesn't make very good evidence for social attitudes from 30 years ago...The Goldbergs. On one episode Adam joins up with the jocks to play against his nerd friends. Adam was more popular that year at least in part due him dating one of the hottest girls in HS. Adam's group of friends were similar to the kids in my HS who played D&D.
"The Goldbergs" Dungeons and Dragons, Anyone? (TV Episode 2016) - IMDb
The Wire. Breaking Bad was excellent but I could find a number of things that I didn't believe were plausible. Everything and everyone in The Wire was essentially true to life.The only show I can say has been perfect for me was Breaking Bad. I don't remember having a single complaint about the show from start to end.