Basualdo wrote:deisegirl wrote:Finished The Deuce today. So grim but I found it compelling.
Watched a few episodes of the new series of Stranger Things. Not really bothered to finish it.
The Deuce is great, isnt it. I wouldnt say grim though, gritty maybe. Definitely compelling. I'm only 6 episodes in but I'm glad that Maggie Gyllenhaal has finally moved past the lingering self loathing looks in the mirror with fag in mouth that seemed to happen every 5 minutes.
You should have stuck with Stranger Things if just to see the now infamous clusterfuck that is episode 7. Truly a "what the fuck is this shit?" moment.
Remember that really funny Hitler/Downfall vid of 'Ronnie Irani gets into the Talksport editing suite' on Youtube?
Well they must have let Irani all over that episode, script, editing, design, direction, everything.
Apart from that it wasnt bad, nowhere near as good as the first series and I fear series 3 will be a disaster.
Someone on reddit said of this series that they would maybe give it a 'B' but episode 7 drags it down to a 'C' or 'C-'.
I didn't think the first series of Stranger Things was that great (I know I'm in the minority there) but I thought I'd give it a second chance and watch some of the second series but thought that was even worse.