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Murray is the best character and should have his own show. Thank you.
I love stranger things...best series i've seen since, well..the 80s lol. I'm only in episode 2 of season 4 and for some reason at times, i feel the dialogue is either absent or forced, especially with Will, Jonathan and Argyle...all the other characters feel the same to me in a good way...idk, maybe it's just me. The show itself is great so far and , as usual, the characters are hysterical. Funny note: The first church i ever attended used to be a huge indoor skating rink that i actually went to before it was converted. Brought back a lot of memories. These guys have done very well at recapturing our childhood.This season feels perfect to me. There's no waste. Everything feels potent and necessary.
When i was an arrogant kid growing up in school i used to make comments about teachers and adults being "stuck" in the 60s or 70s...now those comments have bit me right in the butt because i just love the 80s...lolIt's easily my favorite show that's come out in the last decade. Well written, well acted and with a great premise. It's amazing that the Duffer Brothers weren't even born in the 80's and they really capture the feel of the decade.
I think they capture most of it, yeah. About my only cringe has been... I have been a gamer since middle school -- a couple years off from the gang here ('85-'88 for me). BattleTech/MechWarrior, Star Wars, Marvel Super-Heroes, Star Trek, Robotech, Call of Cthulhu, Shadowrun, Vampire: The Masquerade... and, of course, D&D. I had a couple gaming groups here where I grew up, was in two others when I lived in New York, was in another when I lived in Japan (military base), another two when I was living in SoCal, and I have known people across the fandom in those years, through various other channels. I don't know what the Duffers' sources were for how gamers talk and act and, well... game, but it never looked like how they portray it, with any of the people I gamed with. Not quite. Exactly one of my groups used minis and maps to sort out combat positioning. I know it had to have been a thing, or Ral Partha, Reaper, and Citadel wouldn't have made all those minis back in the day -- but I never really encountered the people who were using them for that. Warhammer and BattleTech, sure.It's easily my favorite show that's come out in the last decade. Well written, well acted and with a great premise. It's amazing that the Duffer Brothers weren't even born in the 80's and they really capture the feel of the decade.
I agree with that. Everybody I played with, esp. in the heyday, had their own dice. I remember always looking for dice that I thought looked good/cool and would regularly use those that I thought consistently rolled well.The most unrealistic thing, worse than them having the wrong Falcon in series 1, was them using Eddie's D20 to roll. You got your own dice -- often multiple sets. You were always on the hunt for dice that liked you -- especially D20s. And you never touched someone else's dice. Especially not the DM/GM's.
Everybody still has their own dice, by the way, for anyone who's wondering.
I'd say that the Duffer Bros. have gotten...not exactly the 80s right, but the cinematic representation of the 80s as distilled through the decades and a ton of film and television set during that era. They NAIL the visual fidelity to the 80s. Can't argue that. Stuff LOOKED like that back then. People think the 80s was all, like, hypercolor neon green and pink, but that's really more the late 80s and early 90s. The early to mid 80s was very brown, but with less orange than the 70s had. Anyway, they absolutely nail that look.
And one of these days, we should get an RPF RPG crew going. I've got both a Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds Unity subscription. FGU is probably better for stuff like 5th Ed. D&D, but Roll20 is solid for lots of other stuff. (And you don't really NEED any of that stuff if the virtual tabletop is literally just that: a place to virtually roll dice while you crunch all the numbers yourself.)