ON STRANGER THINGS

  1. I LOVE THE EIGHTIES. I love nostalgic movies and shows, I love the clothes and I love the music and I love the decor.
  2. But
  3. Does anyone else think that Stranger Things is just one long string of deja vu?
  4. Every scene feels like I've seen it before.
  5. Nothing in this show feels fresh or new.
  6. Maybe that is the point.
  7. But as much as I wanted to like this show, I just don't.
  8. I'm not at all excited or interested in another season.
  9. I think Winona did a great job acting but, again, there is nothing surprising about her character or anyone else's either.
  10. The only thing I can think is that it is some kind of meta-commentary on the glut of remakes by making something that feels identical to something we've all seen.
  11. I think it's technically brilliant just for that fact, it doesn't feel like a poor imitation, it's just like someone sold you a fake designer purse that looks and feels just like your real designer purse and you say...nice, but what is the point?
  12. But everyone else seems to love it so much and all the critics do too.
  13. So am I missing something?