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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:03 pm 
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It's Goonies meets Hellraiser. It's very short, only 8 episodes, but very well done.

I wasn't initially interested because their advertising just showed some kids on bikes but at someone else's recommendation I tried it out. Episode 1 is great and amazingly every other episode is just as good. Maybe the advantage of a short series is that they don't feel the need for a lot of bullshit filler.

The whole thing has a very 80s vibe to it. I'm pretty sure the target audience is "anyone who grew up in the 80s and liked 80s horror".

Kid-safety: if you would let your kid watch Poltergeist or The Shining, then it's fine. I'd put this show as pretty much in that area. Not a lot of gore but a lot of horror-suspense and weird shit. Not a comedy.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:34 pm 
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I agree, this is a terrific show - my favorite this year. The 80s stuff (music, references, D&D) is pitch perfect, but it would be a great show regardless. Watching it with my 13-year old - despite being terrified at times, she's hooked too.

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Just finished watching it last night - was a fun show. I'm looking forward to another season of it.

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yep, I enjoy this as well. I am looking forward to more about the mysterious facility.

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Winona Ryder is absolutely fantastic in it.

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Hands down the best show of the year. Of course, they had me at the first scene with the D&D game. I WAS THOSE KIDS in 83.

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Riz wrote:
Hands down the best show of the year. Of course, they had me at the first scene with the D&D game. I WAS THOSE KIDS in 83.


Are you not still that kid?

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