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  1. LeGrandElephant

    S03.E08: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

    I forget what episode this happened in, but I really liked Robin's coming out - however, I would have liked it better without the too over the top fakeout before that where they had her say she had been obsessed with Steve. Surely there was a different way to hint she liked him, without it being so unrealistic that she would say she had been obsessed with him before and not realize that it sounded like she had had a crush on him?
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    S03.E08: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

    Just finally finished this season. Hmm, usually when a TV show is going to kill off a main character, they make you like them and sympathize with them more first, so it tugs at your heartstrings more. They did that with Billy, but not at all with Hopper - this season just made me dislike him more and more. I don't think he deserved to die, but I also don't think he was a very good father for El or a good potential boyfriend/husband for Joyce (better than El's first papa or Joyce's ex-husband, sure, but those are pretty low bars). I haven't read the thread yet, so I'm not sure if the "american" in russian prison at the end was supposed to be Hop, or Bald Eagle, or someone else (or if they haven't decided yet). Speaking of Billy, how come we haven't seen his dad? If he was abusive to Billy's mom and Billy, then he would likely also be abusive to Max's mom and Max, but we haven't seen any mention of Max's home life or how it affects her to be bullied by Billy and by her stepdad. Next season? But her being comfortable enough to have El over for a sleepover implies it can't be too bad. I feel like Max and Billy's family and backstory wasn't thought out that well.
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    S03.E05: Chapter Five: The Flayed

    Am I supposed to like Hopper? He's not appealing or attractive in any way this season. Wasn't he more likable and good looking in season 1?
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    S03.E05: Chapter Five: The Flayed

    At first, my brain somehow interpreted this as the scenes not being so dark and hard to see, and I thought that was great! But now I see it means cigarette smoking. So what, people are ok with their kids seeing horrible monsters and gristly deaths, but not someone smoking a cigarette?
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    S03.E05: Chapter Five: The Flayed

    When he had trouble pulling himself up I thought maybe he’d be paralyzed from the waist down. That would have been a way to up the stakes without killing a regular. But then he was fine.
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    S03.E01: Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy?

    I thought El would only have a nosebleed after doing something intense and draining. If she has it on every little casual use of her powers, what does that mean? That she shouldn't be using them at all, that its bad for her? Or that the show thinks we need that visual cue?
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    S03.E01: Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy?

    Why aren't Mike and Eleven making out outdoors somewhere, instead of in Hopper's cabin with him in the next room? It doesn't seem like anyone is checking up on where they are when they're out and about outside at all hours in the summer.
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    What/If

    Thanks for the synopsis! I did some googling last night after posting, and I gotta say I had a lot more fun reading the reviews about how ridiculous this show is than I did actually thing the show.
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    What/If

    We’ve been trying to figure out what the deal is with this show. It reminds me of when Will Farrell made a straight up lifetime movie with no comedy or redeeming features, and we watched the whole thing just because it was him and we still don’t get it why he did it. My boyfriend says maybe it’s a new genre of “guess if we’re serious” where the creators are laughing at the audience in between takes.
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    What/If

    We watched the first episode, decided it wasn’t any good, skipped to the last episode to find out what happened, and still have no idea what happened. Can someone give me a quick summary of the whole season? I’m not going to watch it.
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    S13.E01: Undo

    I’m years behind on this, but yes, this would have been so much better. And furthermore, if they want us to believe that Alex was righteously protecting Jo, why not set it up so she was crying when he walked in (drunk crying about him, of course, but he could misinterpret it to think she was crying about DeLuca being on top of her and too drunk to defend herself). If they set it up so it really looked like Jo was being hurt/raped, and if also the beating was less over the top, they could have had the same plot and it would have been so much better and more realistic. If he hurt DeLuca’s hand they could even have all the “he won’t be able to be a surgeon” moaning (but then of course his hand would heal and be ok later). And in real life one or two punches can do very serious damage.
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    S01.E09: Candace

    Beck would have been fine if she had just texted Annika the scary details before opening the bathroom door. Actually, text more than just Annika - text your dad, text anyone trustworthy you can think of. And then call 911. (How many jurisdictions let you text 911 now? It should really be all of them.) But, I can't really blame her - who among us could act perfectly and rationally when confronted with a shock like that?
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    S01.E10: Bluebeard's Castle

    Forgive me for posting before finishing the episode, but at the beginning of the finale all I can do is root for Beck to quickly grow some street savvy! I mean, I don't know how I'd react in this situation and her whole world is being shaken, she doesn't have the luxury of having much time to think rationally, so I can't necessarily claim I would be any more clever than her in that situation... but I REALLY wanted her to get what was going on quickly enough to play along with it and get herself out of there. "Oh, Joe, this is actually kind of hot - I know its weird, but having you in control is kind of a turnon" and "wow, I've never known someone who would do that much for me, risking themselves - it makes me realize how much you love me". If she was able to say all that with the right acting, she could probably get out of there and have a chance to go straight to the police. Similarly, at the end of the last episode, since she was smart enough to try to act normal and try to get out of there, she should also have been smart enough to immediately text Annika all the creepy details she had found and that she felt she was in danger.
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    S01.E01: Pilot

    Just watched the pilot and, while it’s super creepy and making me tense, I love this subversion of the “nice guy” trope. One line that really stood out about that was the one where he’s hiding in her shower and his voiceover says he knows it’s not that big of a deal because romantic comedies have taught him this kind of thing is normal and cute. What a great callout of that side of our culture. Agree some things were over the top from a practical standpoint, especially the lack of curtains (should have put her on a higher floor and had him have to climb a fire escape or something to watch her). And it might give me nightmares. But I’m onboard to keep watching, for now at least.
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    S03.E07: Walter Taffet

    I’m years late in watching this, but the discussion about Stan’s backstory is fascinating and I think I agree it doesn’t quite jive with what he’s like now. Does the FBI really send family men with a wife and kid at home off on long term undercover missions? Did he really not see them AT ALL for three years? I would have assumed he was at least visiting them every few weeks.
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