Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Stranger Things: Episode 3 — Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly

OK … 
I’ve actually got the night off, tonight.

Not something I can complaining about.

A night off … and a chance to sit down, maybe catch up with some TV?

Or Teasers videos?

What have you … !

And possibly catch an episode of something.

Just the one episode … 

I’ll give up, tomorrow, honest!


Chapter Three — Holly, Jolly — opens badly, for Barb.   We left her, in episode two, sitting by the pool whilst her friends party … only to be dragged in by something.

As the show opens?   We see her desperately climbing out … 

Only to be dragged back down.

Best friend, Nancy — Natalia Dyer — doesn’t realise this: as she thinks Barb has headed home.   It’s only in the morning, when she finds her friend isn’t in class?   She gets concerned.   And, when she decides to check the pool?   Is scared off by … 

Something … 

In the meantime … ?

In the meantime, Joyce — Winona Ryder — is finding dealing with the disappearance of Will, her youngest son, hard.   Her eldest son, Jonathan — Charlie Heaton — and Chief of Police, Chief Hopper — Jim Harbour — think the stress of his disappearance?

Is seriously undermining Joyce’s fragile mental health.

Un-known to them?

Will’s best friend, Mike — Finn Wolfhard — is also convinced Will is alive.   Despite the objections of his friends.

Only to be present … 

When a body is found … 


Now … 

Yes: I’ve only had time to watch one episode, tonight.

Let’s just say I’ve had sourcing issues, and leave it there, shall we?

But, thus far?

Thus far, I think Stranger Things is convincing me it’s been worth the effort.

Especially in it’s casting.   Wynona is doing very well, as a distraught mother, David Harbour countering her beautifully well, as the grieving Chief Hopper, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton and Joe Keery as Nancy, Jonathan and Steve carrying playing their parts well … 

But it’s the youngsters that are the stars of the show. 

Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo as Mike, Lucas and Dustin, are absolutely perfect cast: as a youthful Kirk, Spock and McCoy in a situation Gene Roddenberry NEVER imagined.

And Millie Bobby Brown, as the tortured — but powerful — Eleven?

I think Stranger Things has a Maisie Williams in the making, there … 

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