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(The Hollywood Reporter)   'Total meltdown' at Netflix after Monopoly game spoilers turn 'Stranger Things' secrecy plans upside down   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2022-05-19 11:54:54 AM  
The tens of fans still watching must be devastated.
 
2022-05-19 12:26:00 PM  

Lucky LaRue: The tens of fans still watching must be devastated.


THERE ARE DOZENS OF THEM!
 
2022-05-19 12:29:49 PM  
Luckily I don't play themed monopoly games so I am not spoiled
 
2022-05-19 12:34:18 PM  
Eh, just like anything else since the internet was invented, fans have to decide whether to seek out or avoid spoilers.  If people don't want to know what happens, they need to protect themselves.
 
2022-05-19 12:35:08 PM  
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2022-05-19 12:35:40 PM  
If you ever want to know what happens in Marvel, DC or any marketable movie.. just check out the toy fairs.
 
2022-05-19 12:39:46 PM  
The solution to this is to release both halves of the full season right now.

/wife and I are on S3E3 so by next week we will have a fresh viewing in memory
 
2022-05-19 12:40:31 PM  
You mean like the Star Wars prequels? The plot was kept uber secret and everything, until the novelization and comic books versions came out one month before the movies.
/Genius
 
2022-05-19 12:43:09 PM  
Looking forward to this season. My 10 year old has been expressing interest and I think she's old enough to watch the first seasons finally.

The music is great as well.
 
2022-05-19 12:46:55 PM  
Is this the "Too cool to watch this show" Edgelord lounge?
I'm sporting a ponytail, hairy neck - and I brought unhealthy snacks.
 
2022-05-19 12:48:29 PM  

oldfarthenry: Is this the "Too cool to watch this show" Edgelord lounge?
I'm sporting a ponytail, hairy neck - and I brought unhealthy snacks.


No, this is the fat guys with excellent credit and equity lounge.
 
2022-05-19 12:51:39 PM  

Bslim: oldfarthenry: Is this the "Too cool to watch this show" Edgelord lounge?
I'm sporting a ponytail, hairy neck - and I brought unhealthy snacks.

No, this is the fat guys with excellent credit and equity lounge.


Guess I gotta high-tail my skinny poor arse out of there then!
 
2022-05-19 12:58:53 PM  

Lucky LaRue: The tens of fans still watching must be devastated.


I'm not sure what you and your wokehunters have against it. You people watch much shiattier orange fiction.
 
2022-05-19 1:19:36 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Looking forward to this season. My 10 year old has been expressing interest and I think she's old enough to watch the first seasons finally.

The music is great as well.


10.... I don't know.

S1 has a fair amount of gun violence, a savage beating, some sex/sex-talk, and of course the Demogorgon is scary.

S2 is a bit graphic toward the end with the Demodogs.

S3 is really gross at time.

Your call though. My wife has trouble with some of it - especially the liquified animals and people.
 
2022-05-19 1:24:11 PM  
Never watched it. Not judging; just not my thing.

But how does a damn Monopoly game spoil plot points? Does Eleven(?) win second place in a beauty contest? Does one of those killer Grass-type Pokémon cause property damage proportional to your houses and hotels?
 
2022-05-19 1:35:37 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Never watched it. Not judging; just not my thing.

But how does a damn Monopoly game spoil plot points? Does Eleven(?) win second place in a beauty contest? Does one of those killer Grass-type Pokémon cause property damage proportional to your houses and hotels?


Well, it probably reveals all of the locations that they will visit.

The Chance / community chest cards might have plot elements in them. Maybe there is something like Lucas can't save Max from dying,,,move back three spaces.
 
2022-05-19 1:48:53 PM  
I've read the cards.  I don't consider "thing that happens in an episode" to be a spoiler.

It's not like they explain the season's plot, conflicts, and resolutions.

But some things do happen.  Wheee.
 
2022-05-19 1:51:37 PM  

darkmayo: If you ever want to know what happens in Marvel, DC or any marketable movie.. just check out the toy fairs.


Or just find the storybook adaptions of movies that spoil Disney/Pixar movies.
 
2022-05-19 1:53:37 PM  
Meh. The waves in that teacup barely warrant notice.
 
2022-05-19 2:03:56 PM  

SiotMoc: You mean like the Star Wars prequels? The plot was kept uber secret and everything, until the novelization and comic books versions came out one month before the movies.
/Genius


They had an onset webcam during the production of Revenge of the Sith.  And Lucas, unlike the Duffer brothers, had full control of the merchandising.  I don't think Lucas was ever worried about spoilers.
 
2022-05-19 2:13:47 PM  

Fano: Luckily I don't play themed monopoly games so I am not spoiled


This. And I've never heard of the show. Or the Duffer brothers.
I'm sure this will all blow over in a week or two. Maybe Netflix will too, for that matter.
 
2022-05-19 2:16:52 PM  

red5ish: Fano: Luckily I don't play themed monopoly games so I am not spoiled

This. And I've never heard of the show. Or the Duffer brothers.
I'm sure this will all blow over in a week or two. Maybe Netflix will too, for that matter.


Well I'll be interested in watching season 4 but it's not like they put up a billboard in Times Square announcing a character's death/resurrection
 
2022-05-19 2:19:27 PM  

YodaTuna: They had an onset webcam during the production of Revenge of the Sith.  And Lucas, unlike the Duffer brothers, had full control of the merchandising.  I don't think Lucas was ever worried about spoilers.


Yeah, until the stooge in the Vader costume spoiled (and nobody believed him) the surprise at the end of ESB. After that he fed the cast lies.
 
2022-05-19 2:55:41 PM  
Is Stranger Things still any good? I watched the first season and generally liked it, but I lost interest an episode or two into the 2nd season. I might just not have been in the mood for it at the time.
 
2022-05-19 3:37:02 PM  
The more I see fans of something get worried or upset by spoilers, the more I assume what they're a fan of isn't very good.
 
2022-05-19 3:57:18 PM  
I wanted to like the show, but honestly... it's just not that good. Also, a note for set designers; go easy on the period-correct set decor! No one completely refurbishes their house and wardrobe for every "era".
 
2022-05-19 4:25:52 PM  

mongbiohazard: Is Stranger Things still any good? I watched the first season and generally liked it, but I lost interest an episode or two into the 2nd season. I might just not have been in the mood for it at the time.


I enjoyed it but didn't think it worthy of any massive hype.
 
2022-05-19 4:50:43 PM  
I watched season 1.  I can't be arsed to watch anymore.   It was ok.
 
2022-05-19 5:07:52 PM  

zeroflight222: mongbiohazard: Is Stranger Things still any good? I watched the first season and generally liked it, but I lost interest an episode or two into the 2nd season. I might just not have been in the mood for it at the time.

I enjoyed it but didn't think it worthy of any massive hype.


Agreed.

As far as Netflix original shows go, I think it's well done.  Well acted, SFX are pretty good, decent premise/setting.  But overall it feels like an 80's nostalgia movie expanded into a series.

It's like someone saw Super 8 and said, "I bet I can turn that into a show".
 
2022-05-19 5:37:13 PM  

One Size Fits Some: I wanted to like the show, but honestly... it's just not that good. Also, a note for set designers; go easy on the period-correct set decor! No one completely refurbishes their house and wardrobe for every "era".


Every era? It has been 20 months of story-time. The Wheeler house doesn't change and the Breyer's house has been destroyed in the first two seasons and barely seen in the third. They do keep adding new locations though - different schools, the cabin, the mall, the pool, and lots of outdoor sets.

Also, who gives up on a show due to test dressing? As to the tons of crap in the house - I have a 14 and 16 year old and you don't want to see their rooms.
 
2022-05-19 5:40:16 PM  

freakdiablo: Agreed.

As far as Netflix original shows go, I think it's well done.  Well acted, SFX are pretty good, decent premise/setting.  But overall it feels like an 80's nostalgia movie expanded into a series.

It's like someone saw Super 8 and said, "I bet I can turn that into a show".


That's a good assessment. It is also what pretty much all of the serialized shows are now. One good idea that has been stretched out. Stranger Things is more akin to Babylon 5. Limited run with a planned ending.
 
2022-05-19 6:10:51 PM  

Foxxinnia: The more I see fans of something get worried or upset by spoilers, the more I assume what they're a fan of isn't very good.


Usually if knowing about it ruins the film, you probably have a gimmick movie.
If hearing about it makes you say "man, I gotta see THAT!" You're doing it right.
 
2022-05-19 7:34:41 PM  
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2022-05-19 9:58:50 PM  

madgonad: One Size Fits Some: I wanted to like the show, but honestly... it's just not that good. Also, a note for set designers; go easy on the period-correct set decor! No one completely refurbishes their house and wardrobe for every "era".

Every era? It has been 20 months of story-time. The Wheeler house doesn't change and the Breyer's house has been destroyed in the first two seasons and barely seen in the third. They do keep adding new locations though - different schools, the cabin, the mall, the pool, and lots of outdoor sets.

Also, who gives up on a show due to test dressing? As to the tons of crap in the house - I have a 14 and 16 year old and you don't want to see their rooms.


I mean visual entertainment in general when I speak of eras. Like, we all know what the iconic things of the 80s were, but life in the 80s was like every other time, where most clothes and furniture and music and cars and all of that sort of thing are from the last 30 years, not just the one current decade. It's not a huge issue perhaps, but it just doesn't seem natural. That issue aside, it just didn't grab my attention for whatever reason.  Hell if I know.
 
2022-05-19 11:24:51 PM  

YodaTuna: SiotMoc: You mean like the Star Wars prequels? The plot was kept uber secret and everything, until the novelization and comic books versions came out one month before the movies.
/Genius

They had an onset webcam during the production of Revenge of the Sith.  And Lucas, unlike the Duffer brothers, had full control of the merchandising.  I don't think Lucas was ever worried about spoilers.


I mean, what was the big surprise gonna be... that Anakin was gonna end up as Darth Vader?
 
2022-05-20 9:34:11 AM  

Fano: Foxxinnia: The more I see fans of something get worried or upset by spoilers, the more I assume what they're a fan of isn't very good.

Usually if knowing about it ruins the film, you probably have a gimmick movie.
If hearing about it makes you say "man, I gotta see THAT!" You're doing it right.


Spoilers seriously harm the viewing experience if the story has any type of reveal or character development. Watching Harry Potter when you have been told that Snape is a good guy impacts the experience. Starting The Good Place knowing where they really are ruins the experience. Stranger Things has killed characters and revealing key events from the middle or late in the story will likely ruin the first viewing experience.
 
2022-05-20 9:35:48 AM  

bigbadideasinaction: I mean, what was the big surprise gonna be... that Anakin was gonna end up as Darth Vader?


No. That wasn't a surprise. The big surprise was how dumb the Jedi were and also that Anakin would murder a bunch of children.
 
2022-05-20 10:20:06 AM  

madgonad: Fano: Foxxinnia: The more I see fans of something get worried or upset by spoilers, the more I assume what they're a fan of isn't very good.

Usually if knowing about it ruins the film, you probably have a gimmick movie.
If hearing about it makes you say "man, I gotta see THAT!" You're doing it right.

Spoilers seriously harm the viewing experience if the story has any type of reveal or character development. Watching Harry Potter when you have been told that Snape is a good guy impacts the experience. Starting The Good Place knowing where they really are ruins the experience. Stranger Things has killed characters and revealing key events from the middle or late in the story will likely ruin the first viewing experience.


Thanks for spoiling Harry Potter.
 
2022-05-20 10:21:27 AM  

One Size Fits Some: madgonad: One Size Fits Some: I wanted to like the show, but honestly... it's just not that good. Also, a note for set designers; go easy on the period-correct set decor! No one completely refurbishes their house and wardrobe for every "era".

Every era? It has been 20 months of story-time. The Wheeler house doesn't change and the Breyer's house has been destroyed in the first two seasons and barely seen in the third. They do keep adding new locations though - different schools, the cabin, the mall, the pool, and lots of outdoor sets.

Also, who gives up on a show due to test dressing? As to the tons of crap in the house - I have a 14 and 16 year old and you don't want to see their rooms.

I mean visual entertainment in general when I speak of eras. Like, we all know what the iconic things of the 80s were, but life in the 80s was like every other time, where most clothes and furniture and music and cars and all of that sort of thing are from the last 30 years, not just the one current decade. It's not a huge issue perhaps, but it just doesn't seem natural. That issue aside, it just didn't grab my attention for whatever reason.  Hell if I know.


It's one thing that always bothers me in sci-fi that everyone basically owns everything up to date and there isn't a bunch of stuff laying around from the previous 30 years
 
2022-05-20 1:26:53 PM  
"Lessons have been learned and, I expect, there will be more cohesion going into season five," the source noted.

Welp, so there's a season 5. So that means plot armour for pretty much everyone... so that's a spoiler in itself I guess.

Not really surprising, but still.
 
2022-05-20 2:58:58 PM  

SiotMoc: You mean like the Star Wars prequels? The plot was kept uber secret and everything, until the novelization and comic books versions came out one month before the movies.
/Genius


Along with the soundtrack with a track titled "Qui Gon's Funeral."
 
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