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My wife and I decided to watch an episode of Stranger Things last Friday, binge-watched the rest of the season that night, and then immediately had to tell our families to watch it.  It might be the most fun season of television I've seen in a long time.  Here are my random bullet points...

> Those kids are so good, it's almost depressing.

> It was fun to see a bunch of Dungeons and Dragons references from writers who CLEARLY love Dungeons and Dragons.

> Science teacher has a hot girlfriend.  Boo ya.

> Jim felt like a Harrison Ford character to me, which was super cool.  He's an older, half bumbling, half cunning, everyman action hero.  I enjoyed every scene he was in.

> I was a bit sad to see the 'typical dumb parents' trope show up again, but at least Nancy's dad is kind of hilarious.

> Joyce, you were right all along, but a little less freaking out would have gone a long way...

> It's interesting that they give you a good sense of what the big bad thing looks like early on, but the camera doesn't linger on it for very long until the final few episodes.  It strikes a nice balance between the terror of the known and the horror of the unknown.

> Wow, some of those elementary school kids are surprisingly nasty. Was this a problem in the 80s?

> Barb...why Barb...


My wife's reaction was "What are you doing? WHAT are you DOING? That's stupid. Oh my gosh what are you doing?" for that entire scene.

>I think my favorite moment of the entire thing was when the kids ask their teacher about the Vale of Shadows and he immediately knows what they are talking about.

Really, it's a great show though.  It's the best kind of homage in that it wears its influences on its sleeve but has enough substance to stand on its own feet.  It definitely deserves all the love it's gotten.

RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: Undertale OST
« on: August 10, 2016, 06:15:24 PM »
As gushy as my final review was, the first draft was basically ohmygoshsogoodsogoodIloveitsomuchpleaselovethisoundtrackasmuchasIdo.

Seriously, though; Catchy melodies, economic arrangements, great mixing, themes for EVERYTHING; this soundtrack pushes all my happy buttons.

RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D OST
« on: August 10, 2016, 05:54:09 PM »
Nicely done, Brigid.  I think Majora's Mask has the most affecting score of the entire series, but your review takes a personal angle on some of those classic tunes that I had never considered.  It feels like all the melodies have a little bit of sorrow in them.

That bit where you heal the Gibdo man and he embraces his daughter while the Song of Healing plays in the background is just so good.  It made me cry a little and hug my parents when I first played it.

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