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    Having a trajectory is a great way to not fuck things up

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    The important part is getting an end-point decided on. Game of Thrones is an instructive case-in-point, because all the major story beats were planned from day 1, with an end goal firmly in sight. That's why it remains essential viewing in its 7th season. Usually though, the philosophy is to milk a show indefinitely, so everyone gets paid as long as possible - this means there's only so much long-term planning the writers can do. They might write a 6-season arc only to be rewriting week-to-week to stave off cancellation, and finish in the 3rd; or they might be a Supernatural that's written for 5 seasons but just keeps going. More commonly, nobody bothers planning longer than a season. In nearly all cases, it means that a show spends most of its lifetime being written with no eye on the ending - this is why it's so hard to end a series well, and to maintain narrative quality throughout.


    The good news with a planned end date for Stranger Things right off the bat, is that it implies they know where they want the story to finish, how to get there, and how long each step will take. Hopefully everyone involved can have the artistic integrity to stick to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthewall2983 View Post
    Dude! Are these out on the floor already? Do you know how much? Me wants!!!

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    Anyone tried that Stranger Things mobile game? it's pretty fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthewall2983 View Post
    went to target yesterday to buy this...turns out it was either a) a hoax or b) hasn't actually been released yet and was posted by a target employee who hopefully won't get fired.

    according to blu-ray.com it comes out next tuesday - http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Strang...lu-ray/190502/
    but that also uses the same image and i don't know if their info is reliable.

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    I really enjoy this series. It's so refreshing to see all this new talent. It's like Winona Ryder's official comeback. I'm glad she's back, better than ever. We all make mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by october_midnight View Post
    Not sure if this really counts as a spoiler since it's in the trailer, but....

    Spoiler: The house that Eleven busts into....isn't that her mom's house from the first season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    Not sure if this really counts as a spoiler since it's in the trailer, but....

    Spoiler: The house that Eleven busts into....isn't that her mom's house from the first season?
    Holy shit, good catch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by october_midnight View Post
    Holy shit, good catch!
    We made a point to re-watch the first season before the second one aired, and we just happened to watch that episode the night before the trailer. Otherwise, there's not a chance in hell I would have made that connection. Dumb luck FTW?

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    good news: the stranger things blu-ray/dvd set at target is real! and the poster that it comes with is pretty awesome!

    bad news: there are ZERO special features on this thing (unless they're hidden), which is incredibly disappointing. i want a gag reel, behind the scenes footage, featurettes, etc.

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