Well I think the point is how reductive your commentary is, to the point where you can just say “not my thing” and leave it:
Ooh I’m friends with this horrible killer monster!
Ooh punks are bad!
Ooh no one bothered to check if we were secretly recording your super secret lab!
Ooh by the way I have a shitty dad but I’m still otherwise a total wank!
Ooh Eleven isnt a student here’s but fuck it!
Most of these either have rationale in the story or are real shrug things.
And yeah I totally think this show has always been wildly overrated due to not being a nostalgia person.
There are too many moments that homage other things but end up feeling false or lose the show an edge. The whole Jurassic Park bit means it seems tired rather than knowing.
Equally the show seems to forget that it won’t be as scary as before and doesn’t try to create tension in other ways. The whole Nancy Jonathan subplot tries to be mysterious when, if they let us in on what their plan was it would be tense because we’d know what was at stake if they were found out.
Similarly, episode 7 is annoying in part because the audience has been focused on the other group by the end of ep 6. Someone online accidentally watched ep 7 before ep 6 and that worked far better. Still doesn’t mitigate ep 7 feeling completely out of place…