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    While watching a couple of episodes last night it finally hit me what the music in the opening credits reminded me of. The old Warriors game from PS2. The music is eerily similar.



    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    The theme music always reminds me of just about any John Carpenter movie music, like, ever. The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York in particular.

    Then again, nothing says 80s quite like Snake Plissken and Jack Burton.

    EDIT: If you really like the music, the first season soundtrack is available on Spotify. I'm waiting for season two to show up.

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    I found season 2 to be as excellent as the first; every minute, whether battling monsters or regretting halloween costumes, was compelling. It managed to maintain the feeling that we were still going along for an uncertain ride, and not simply being served a helping of "here's what happened the day after the prom" etc.

    I had no problem with
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    11 crying etc.; the fact is that she is powerful when having to use her powers, but vulnerable when simply trying to connect with others.


    I had no problem with
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    Hopper flipping out at her, because he had to take total control over her simply to have a chance of protecting her from the government types that no doubt still had eyes on Hawkins.


    About episode 7:
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    everything in this episode made sense (that 11, having escaped Hopper's clutches, would seek out her mother and go from there to find 8, but would feel the need to return to Hawkins), but given that the entire episode occurred outside Hawkins (I think), it did feel like it wasn't an episode of ST. That may sound like the ultimate insult, or admission of failure, but I don't see it that way; I just see it as a detour that the writers found necessary. I would've preferred that they fit it into half an episode and filled the rest of the episode with Hawkins-based events, but no big deal. Having said that, if this had turned into a 2 or 3-episode "on the run" arc, I would have been disappointed. Some have said that this episode may set up future seasons; if future ST seasons become some version of X Men/Mutants, count me out.


    I liked Bob, but really I went from first thinking
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    he was a tack-on character only present to illustrate that life had somewhat gone back to normal for them, to thinking he was obviously a government plant to keep an eye on their family, and then only when he helped interpret the map did I understand he was nothing more than what met the eye.


    As for Billy, I think a big part of any child-centric horror story is that the children aren't just dealing with the monsters, they're dealing with the apathy of unhelpful adults as well as the crap other kids do to them (like Billy or any other bully). Billy was a big part of this, not to mention a significant part of Max's life. To me, it all fits.

    Cool idea to
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    paint the lab as involved in a more mundane type of corruption in order to get it shut down.
    Remember a day before today
    a day when you were young
    Free to play alone with time
    evening never comes

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    I agree with every one of your points, St. Troy.

    I loved Bob's character and I like how they took him in different directions too. That said, I knew
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    from the day Astin was cast.

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    I wanted...
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    Billy to either help or be disposed of. Something about the character appealed to me though. I'll wait for season 3.
    We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~François VI de la Rochefoucault

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    I have the Season 1 soundtrack on one of my spotify playlists. It's fantastic!

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