Adult Content Warning

This community may contain adult content that is not suitable for minors. By closing this dialog box or continuing to navigate this site, you certify that you are 18 years of age and consent to view adult content.

Stranger Things Season 4

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Rush-O-Matic, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Rush-O-Matic

    Rush-O-Matic
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1,301
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,022
    w00t

    Do not watch this trailer, in spoiler tags, unless you want the ending of Season 3 spoiled.


    . . .
    Hopper IS alive.
     
  2. xrayvision

    xrayvision
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    509
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Messages:
    6,315
    Location:
    Hyewston
    Looks exciting. I wonder if they are moving on completely from the kids and basically rebooting the idea of the show, maybe with the exception of 11?
     
  3. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal
    Expand Collapse
    Just call me Topher

    Reputation:
    948
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    22,668
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    No fucking way. The show’s entire anima is based around the kids. This teaser was a bone thrown to all the angry assholes still pissed off about last season’s mortality rate.

    I thought 3 was the best season yet. I love that it went into hardcore horror.
     
  4. Rush-O-Matic

    Rush-O-Matic
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1,301
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,022
    Not a chance. However, I would expect split story arcs. One with the kids, one with Hopper, and they'll eventually be brought together.
     
  5. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal
    Expand Collapse
    Just call me Topher

    Reputation:
    948
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    22,668
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    SEASON THREE SPOILERS:

    I say that’s the safe bet. And even more, don’t forget the kids are somewhat separated too. So I’m picturing a broken, multi-plotted vehicle in several places that brings them together in the finale. Seriously—- who would still live in that fucking town after the Mall thing, even on a show that specializes in spotlighting classic tropes?

    I also don’t think Billy is dead, besides the very obvious in-screen killing in the finale. Remember when he was dragged into the Upside-Down early in season three? He was encountered by an evil clone of himself. I always thought the “good” version of him was still trapped in the other dimension like Barbara’s corpse.
     
  6. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal
    Expand Collapse
    Just call me Topher

    Reputation:
    948
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    22,668
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    Season 4 part 1 starts May 27th, part 2 starts on July 1st.
     
  7. Rush-O-Matic

    Rush-O-Matic
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1,301
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,022
    And, I'm glad they're going ahead and planning Season 5 as the final season, so it doesn't start to suck like the Walking Dead and some others.
     
  8. wexton

    wexton
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    351
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    3,228
    Location:
    North Coast BC
    Walking dead sucked before season 5.
     
  9. NatCH

    NatCH
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    443
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,014
    Location:
    Absolute center of the continental US
    TAINTED MEEEAAAATTT
     
  10. Rush-O-Matic

    Rush-O-Matic
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1,301
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,022


    Looks pretty epic.
     
  11. Binary

    Binary
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    379
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,047
    I've never watched Stranger Things.

    The latest trailer looks... kind of amazing.

    Are all the seasons amazing? Do I just need to suck it up and plow through all 3 earlier seasons?
     
  12. Rush-O-Matic

    Rush-O-Matic
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1,301
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,022
    The first season was amazing (but not quite as bonkers as the trailer makes 4 look). It was new and was sort of the love child of Stephen King's brain and the Goonies. If you grew up in the 80s or liked the 80s, it was a nice tap in to that vibe. Season's two and three wandered a little, but I thought were still very good. They didn't get stale, with the stuff that now is happening in 4 starting to build, and the introduction of new characters. So, I would say, yes, plow through.
     
  13. Nettdata

    Nettdata
    Expand Collapse
    Mr. Toast

    Reputation:
    2,852
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    25,611
    I’m a season behind because 2 kind of wandered for me. I guess I’ll plow through 3 as well.
     
  14. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal
    Expand Collapse
    Just call me Topher

    Reputation:
    948
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    22,668
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    Three is AWESOME. It goes full-on John Carpenter/Lovecraft horror mode. It’s the most exciting in the three seasons in my opinion. And the mall and carnival set pieces are amazingly done.
     
  15. Rush-O-Matic

    Rush-O-Matic
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1,301
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,022
    The mall is Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, just outside Atlanta. For the show, it was perfectly recreated as an 80s mall that was a standard part of most of my weekends as an 80s teen. (Because, it was originally built exactly that way, lol)
     
  16. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal
    Expand Collapse
    Just call me Topher

    Reputation:
    948
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    22,668
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    They nailed it, right down to the small multiplex theatres and the carpeting. Even the name “Starcourt” is perfectly generic. The artistic directors must have so much fun on this show.

    Also the “invincible henchmen” was perfectly done. Anybody who liked 80’s action films will appreciate that character.
     
  17. NatCH

    NatCH
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    443
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,014
    Location:
    Absolute center of the continental US
    MADE IN GEOOOOORRRRGIIAAAAAA
     
  18. NatCH

    NatCH
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    443
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,014
    Location:
    Absolute center of the continental US
    The Hawkins High gym is exactly fucking the same as my old high school gym, except for the color scheme.
     
  19. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal
    Expand Collapse
    Just call me Topher

    Reputation:
    948
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    22,668
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    For any of you who wonder how popular this show actually is, “Running Up That Hill” is now the number one song on iTunes. It’s over 35 years old.

    And Robert Englund’s cameo was so perfectly done. And super-necessary.
     
  20. xrayvision

    xrayvision
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    509
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Messages:
    6,315
    Location:
    Hyewston
    I appreciate it when a show can bring attention to good older music.