We resume our mini-marathon of Netflix’s Stranger Things 3 with the penultimate episode, “The Bite”. In which many people are forced to confront their true feelings for other characters, with mixed results. The Mind Flayer is running roughshod over the backwoods of Hawkins, while the thus un-merged Billy stalks down El to eliminate her as threat. The big question in our minds is whether the Duffer Brothers took the long off season to come up with a new way to resolve inter-dimensional threats, or are we in for another screaming session from El? Let’s find out together!
The Mind Flayer’s grotesque plan comes into focus in episode six of Stranger Things 3, “E Pluribus Unum”, the meaning of the title seeming obvious in retrospect. Aside from the citizenry of Hawkins literally pulling themselves together to stop El and the gang, we get some very sympathetic backstory for Billy, Dustin throws a tea party for Erica, Robin and Steve share a moment in a Soviet medical torture facility, and Mike confesses his love for El.
Today we’ll cover Stranger Things 3 up through the sixth episode, “E Pluribus Unum”. We’ll be back tomorrow to finish the season. Next week, we’ll be wrapping up our coverage of ST3, and considering feedback, so make sure you get it in using email and forum links below!
We resume our mini-marathon of Stranger Things 3 as we consider “The Sauna Test”. All the kids except Dustin are on board with the return of the Flayer, Nancy gets a pep talk from her mom about finishing her investigation, Dustin, Steve, and Robin recruit Erica for Operation Child Endangerment, as Hopper and Joyce put the…
We’re doing something new on BMTV this week; talking about industry news! Netflix swears they have no plans for adding commercials to their service at any subscription level, while advertising execs say they’re going to have to. Then we talk about HBO’s odd little short musical by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson and musician Thom Yorke, “Anima”.
Our mini-marathon of Stranger Things 3 continues with “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard”, a Nancy Drew title if we’ve ever seen one! We talk about evil Russians, telepathic prank phone calls, and Suzie! We can’t believe we haven’t talked about Suzie yet!
Welcome back to Hawkins! Stranger Things 3 is off to a fast start, as we catch up with all of the characters, see how the town is changing, establish the various emotional stakes, and uncover a secret Russian program to open their own tunnels into the Upside Down! How is this connected with the exploding rats…
It’s that time again, but this time it’s an entirely new time of year… Summer! What threats will Hawkins’ Heroes face this time around? Could time-travel be on the menu? We’re one week out so it’s time to speculate and get hyped for Stranger Things 3.
Jim, A.Ron, and Cecily are back to round up television for the week! We run silent and run deep on Hulu’s new WW2 submarine drama, Das Boot before viewing the Brazilian political documentary Edge of Democracy, before Cecily pitches Netflix’s Dark to us, and finally Cecily and I talk briefly about our feelings on NBC’s The Good Place.
im, A.Ron and Cecily put season five of Netflix’s Black Mirror to bed as we talk about the final episode, “Rachel, Jack and Ashlee Too”. Then we check out the latest products of Netflix’s global reach, the supernatural high school fantasy of Jinn (00:00:00), as well as the Indian dystopia of Leila (00:00:00). Finally, we look at the new HBO documentary, “Ice on Fire” (00:00:00), and consider some conservative talking points and counters to the film.