It nails the 1980's look, even down to the font/animation used for the title.
I enjoyed Super 8 (until the letdown ending), so hopefully this turns out better.
I am also watching the second season of Arrow, but finding it very slow going. I recently watched the episodes that introduced the Flash, which were the only really good episodes so far.Monterey Jack wrote:Right now I'm finishing season two of Arrow on Netflix, but once I do, I'm going to be giving this a shot. Winona Ryder...!
I hear you. Yet if you watch ARROW as it's intended to be viewed -- when it actually airs -- the time commitment (1 episode, 40 minutes per-week minus commercials) is, in its own way, a lot less daunting than "binge watching" hours of content on Netflix.Finished up season two of Arrow, so I'll watch Stranger Things next just to have a little variety. Arrow is a good show, but suffers from the same flaws that Smallville did over the long run, i.e. LOTS and LOTS of padding. Were it a Netflix-sized 10-13 episode run per season, it'd be a lot better. I do like it, but the idea of the 24-episode season is INCREDIBLY outdated in this day and age. Who has time for that?
I understand you completely on this, but often I'll let a show I'm somewhat interested in "get away" from me, and have to play catch-up years later (in fact, that's how I started watching Smallville...I blind-bought the first three seasons on DVD over a decade ago due to a great sale price and started binging). And for older "every episode is the same" TV shows with little to no "serialization", they were obviously engineered to be the kind of shows where you could just tune in on an infrequent basis and have a one-off storyline that's wrapped up in an hour. I just decided on binging Arrow because I'd heard good things about it (my teenage nephew is a fan), Netflix had it, and it's easy to keep track of where you left off via the streaming service (VERY convenient ). And there's absolutely nothing I'm watching week-to-week at the moment, except for Braindead (and I'm watching that exclusively for MEW at this point). Hell, it took me like four months to get through six seasons' worth of The X-Files when it hit Blu last year, and as much as I enjoyed revisiting that series (one of my favorites 90's shows), I doubt I'll watch anything other than random "monster of the week" episodes from now on...just too much time invested in a baffling "mythology" that was engrossing for about five seasons, then petered out into endlessly unresolved nothingness.AndyDursin wrote: I hear you. Yet if you watch ARROW as it's intended to be viewed -- when it actually airs -- the time commitment (1 episode, 40 minutes per-week minus commercials) is, in its own way, a lot less daunting than "binge watching" hours of content on Netflix.
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