Can Stranger Things 2 be as good as Stranger Things 1?

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I watched Flight of the Navigator the other day, definitely (reverse) reminiscent of Stranger Things!
I have to say that I'm rather shocked that you haven't seen Goonies...

With your ringing endorsement, I decided to watch it. After two episodes I can't say I'm all that impressed. Do you need to have kids to appreciate it? Maybe its building but it seems very slow. Not like Game of Thrones which grabbed me straight away...

By Charles Nagy (not verified) on 07 Feb 2017 #permalink

Greg, I think it's a generational thing. All the reviews I have read have all been extremely positive, however, they all seem to have been done by people who were still kids or adolescents in the 80's. I was already 30 ish by then and wasn't really all that impressed with ET, not really a fan of Stephen King or even an X Files aficionado. Hence, while I could see most of the allusions and tributes to those earlier shows, it didn't grab me in the same way. I did find it a bit slow as well, and the tension building a bit too predictable. I have always preferred "scientific" science fiction anyway, so supernatural or psychic power movies never grabbed me. That being said, I did enjoy Harry Potter, but that was because of the superior acting and production values. I'll have to sit this one out I'm afraid :)

By Charles Nagy (not verified) on 07 Feb 2017 #permalink

I'm 60. I liked Stranger Things a lot, but I'm not sure I care very much about ST2. We moved on to A Series of Unfortunate Events, which was pretty darn good, and then Ajin, which made me forget all about Stranger Things. I'm happy that Netflix is doing good tv.