Stranger than things 2: The strangening


#181

Why though


#182

…huh?


#183


#184

I dunno Sean Levy just comes across like the most annoying man ever, all the other guests seemed great in comparison


#185

I don’t know! Her character is so unlike the average teenage girl and so when it rolled straight from the closing dance scene into the Beyond… discussion I found it really jarring.


#186

I mean, the Beyond thing was worth watching for the audition tapes, and for the Duffer Bros faces when someone makes a comment about D&D. But not within seconds of the end credits rolling, for me. Because I just wanted to scoop Eleven up at the end of the series and still had all the warm and fuzzies from the closing scenes and then…annoying teenage girl.


#187

She’s great


#188

How so?


#189

Dunno, not sure I buy her understanding the concepts of love and lust etc so quickly, the only indication I guess is from her tv watching but I don’t remember there anything important there (also just found it a bit sickly I guess)

The scene where she sees “Papa” is very odd too because we accept that Kali can do (Jedi) mind tricks - akin to Luke seeing Darth Vader in the swamp - but the fact that he says some future plot points suggests she can get right into Eleven/people’s subconscious which again there’s no previous indication of (at least in Star Wars Yoda is a master). I guess if it turns out “Papa” has these skills too then it could work, but it just seemed like yet another clunky jump.

Her stuff with Hopper/mama was really good though.


#190

In fairness I thought this too…it was pretty jarring


#191

I mean we are all agreed that episode is a mess and only really exists for that one scene and that Eleven has some humility/wants to use her powers for good anyway right. These are important of course but it’s handled a little clumsily (which is my real complaint about the series)


#192

I think there is a decent chance that the writers introduced the new characters to begin a Heroes-style direction for future series. Hopefully, the universally negative reactions put them off that idea


#193

The one scene being where she finds how to get the power to close the gate, you mean? It’s in there also (apparently) as a sort of pilot for what S3 will bring. Messy as, though.


#194

OH yeah when I was watching at the time it felt very clear it was setting up next season


#195

Apparently the x-men episode was a backdoor pilot for a spin off show.


#196

She is a normal teenage girl, “annoying” is part of any teenager’s traits.

Think the thing that surprised me and didn’t know was that she has a super posh British accent IRL but she is a great young actress so fuck it.


#197

So I heard, they’re going to need work pretty fucking hard for anyone to give a shit about it


#198

But Eleven isn’t, which is why I warmed to her so much in the series.


#199

You’re aware actors often portray characters that aren’t like them irl right


#200