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  1. Ambrosefolly

    S03.E08: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

    Except Terri's rights and by extension Becky's, weren't terminated. Technically Hopper is El's legal father, not adoptive, as he is named as the father on her birth certificate while Terri is now named her birth mother, which reinstates her rights. Because Terri's is permanently disabled, Hopper's "rights" supersedes Becky's, but once Hopper "died," custody should reverted back to El's biological maternal family as Becky is now the closest kin to her. While I think Becky would agree to Hopper having El as his daughter because she had spent a year with him, he is better suited to protecting her from the people that initial took her away and El wouldn't want to be parted from Mike, no matter how nice Joyce is, Becky would now want El in her house in the room that Terri lovingly decorated and kept for her, especially now that Joyce is moving El away from Mike, her boyfriend, and now Max, the only girl that she made friends with, not to mention Dustin and Lucas who helped hide her when she escaped. And I would like to think that for a man that had already lost a daughter, and since Becky is stable person with a house, I would think he would want to give Becky and Terri the girl that Terri spent years fighting for.
  2. Ambrosefolly

    S03.E08: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

    I didn't mind it, because, like I said in the unpopular opinion thread, he is a very young teenage boy who amazingly managed to score a very cute girlfriend that wants to make out with him all the time. It isn't pleasant, but it is very true to life so I don't completely blame him since he probably was resigning himself to single nerdhood before Eleven came into his life. I know a kid the same age Mike is that had to be put in a mental hospital because of a bad breakup with his first girlfriend. His parents still lock up the knifes. And they weren't in love. Here is another unpopular opinion: I thought Mike was as right about Max turning Eleven against him as Hopper was about Mike corrupting Eleven. I thought she was acting like a straight up brat in regards to Mike and was projecting her own feelings about her relationship with Lucas onto Eleven. She still insulted Mike unprompted when she was cleaning up Eleven in Mike's bathroom after he was the only one that stepped up to stop Flayed!Billy from chocking Eleven to death.
  3. Ambrosefolly

    Party of One: Unpopular TV Opinions

    While I wouldn't go that far about Dawn being the best thing to happen to Buffy, but I never hated her and didn't mind that she was a "bratty" teenager. The vast majority of teenagers are annoying;it is almost their default setting. (And as so one mentioned, Dawn quickly had every reason to be bratty: she found out she was a key and her life was a lie, her mother died, all while being hunted hell goddess) But she also was willing to sacrifice herself without a moment of thought when the hell dimension opened. It is why I wasn't bothered by Mike's behavior last season, or even this season of Stranger Things. Yeah he was kind of a jerk to Hopper and what he said to Will during their argument was a bit insensitive, but he is a young teenager in the throws of first love (a love that Finn has the play with more intensity than most actors have to) and he went back to Will's house to beg for his forgiveness in the rain. I know a kid the same age as Mike that had to be put in a mental hospital because of a bad reaction to breaking up with his first girlfriend. There is always a lot of "should ofs" that we tend to put on teenagers, even if they later try to correct past behavior of their own conscious. Teenagers don't act that way, a lot of adults don't act that way. We tend to do the wrong thing initial and think better of those things later. I also thought it was a huge amount of fan service that Alexandra Paul was one of the few actors, male or female, that made a remotely believable lifeguard. Same with Kate Jackson playing a detective.
  4. Ambrosefolly

    The Stranger Things Wishlist: What We Want To Happen

    I think they should bring in Joe Chrest's actually experience of being an Air Force vet and earning expert marksmen commendations, since Nancy is known for her ability with a gun.
  5. Ambrosefolly

    S03.E08: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

    Unpopular opinion: I thought Lucas' story took a hug hit in favor of Mike/Eleven & Max/Eleven, which is a waste of Caleb McLaughlin. His little sister seemed to have given more of a point of view then him. The only touched on the Max/Lucas relationship barely. I think, with out doing too much damage to other arcs, they should have driven home the fact that Lucas is the closest person to Max. He knows about her somewhat shitty homelife and was the person that really went out his way to make her feel at home in Hawkins. I think a focus that Lucas actually has conversations with Max could have smoothed out her 180 on Billy this season.
  6. Ambrosefolly

    S03.E08: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

    I am sorry, I didn't read all the comments, but watched the show. I know people are pretty jazzed for El to be a member of the Byer Family, partly because of Jopper shippers, partly because of Millie's and Noah's real life and legendary close friendship, but what about her Aunt Becky that offered her a home last year? Her sister's name is still on the birth certificate. I could understand her continuing to leave with Hopper and Hopper adopting her; she had spent a year with him and and El really wanted to stay with Mike, but Hopper is, er, "dead" and she is now being sent away from Mike. Shouldn't El go and live with her biological mother's family. I know that things would be difficult because she cationic, but it isn't like Joyce is overflowing with resources either.
  7. Ambrosefolly

    S03.E08: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

    Noah Schnapp found the time to go to summer camp while the show was filming. There is only 1 or 2 more seasons (with only 8 episodes each season) left and he is making bank. If the Duffer brothers think he is important to the show, they will work around him, as well as the other children.
  8. Ambrosefolly

    S03.E06: Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum

    I was on Mike side on this. It might be the love googles, but unlike Max (and Will for that matter) he has seen the toil El's powers can take on her and she has been using her powers a heavy amount over the last few days and recently gotten the life nearly chocked out of her. It isn't a crazy fear of Mike that El could possibly over extend herself and stroke out, or worse, die. El isn't stupid, but considering the urgency and the danger of the situation, she would push herself over her current limits if she thought it could help. I think Max's combination of Billy being the new host for the Mind Flayer (most important), her frustration with Lucas, possible residual anger with Mike over his initial treatment of her, are clouding her judgement as much as Mike and Hopper's over protectiveness clouds theirs ( I found it kind of hilarious that Mike described Max the same way Hopper described Mike, as "corrupting").
  9. Ambrosefolly

    The Stranger Things Wishlist: What We Want To Happen

    Less flashbacks to shit I have already scene. Dear Stranger Things, your show entire show is always on Netflixs, unauthorized clips are on Youtube, not to mention the shit ton of tumblrs, it is taking up valuable screentime.
  10. Ambrosefolly

    S03.E01: Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy?

    One thing I like about Finn, in interviews he really gets that Mike can be a jerk at times and acknowledged that Mike was getting an ego because he is a thirteen year old with a girlfriend. If I had fanwank, he is not only still pissed that that Hopper kept El away from him he is taking advantage of Hopper's guilt over it.
  11. Ambrosefolly

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    The show can't get hospital and medicine right and it is on the tin. Don't expect them to get schooling right.
  12. Ambrosefolly

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I want a tag team with Brad and Lucas throwing all of the shit that Jason, Sonny and Carly did to others in the name of keeping other people's children away from their families. The reality is, the baby is far safer with them than with Jason, Sonny and Carly.
  13. Ambrosefolly

    Unpopular Opinions: "I hate BLTs from Kelly's!"

    Not unpopular with me. Okay a I liked Sean Kanan a bit more, but they were both great. I think I remember Billy Warlock supporting Sean Kanan after SK's last stint as AJ was completely fucked up by Frank and Ron, since he was also dicked over by them. They don't know how to write for her or any character past or present. Look what they did to Anna, who has never been my favorite but they really gutted her character. I'l do you one better: I absolutely loved Mac with Katherine Bell. I JY and MBE had a great amount of chem together and because she wasn't some murdering psychopath, it was one of the few times I liked the bad girl tamed by the good guy. While I think it was a bit of a misstep of Wendy Riche to not pursue it, it is nice that at the very least they have kept the friendship between the two of them going after all of these years, instead of pretending they don't know each. There needs to be counterpoint to the toxicity of Jason/Sonny/Carly. I like that the actor is at least good, because Elizabeth and Rebecca Herbst deserve that, but the inconsistent SORASing is even more problematic because Liz and Molly's father Ric were not only involved and married but he even tried to adopt an unborn Cam before he got together with Alexis.
  14. Ambrosefolly

    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    That Jon would know his true mother.
  15. Ambrosefolly

    S08.E03: The Long Night

    I thought I would be the only that felt that way and I might be a bit more critical. I think that Arya is a Mary Sue in a lot of ways and I kind felt that the Night King himself should have been a bit harder to kill.