Nerd Alert: Go Watch This

Confession time: I’ve been feeling a little ADD with house projects recently.  I currently have a primed-but-not-yet-painted upstairs hallway, newel cap trim mostly cut and not at all installed, 2 outlets in my basement work space I need to redo, 1 small section of a cat tree re-wrapped, and a partial side of a workbench built.  I should really step back, take a breath, and refocus.

Instead I just binge-watched Stranger Things on Netflix this weekend.

Short version: it is awesome!

I personally think it’s like a cross between ET and Pan’s Labyrinth with a creepiness level of Children of Earth (4th season of Torchwood and the only season I actually like of that show*). I don’t want to give much away, but it’s full of 80’s nostalgia and the characters are all believable middle/high schoolers (ie totally awkward). Plus the main group of middle school boys are complete nerds and I love them to death.

There is a second season planned but what I’m reading is that it will be more like a sequel than a second season so we’ll see what happens. Matt and I have been thinking about switching over to Amazon Prime but I may have to hang on to Netflix now… Both of them are still cheaper than cable at least!

So have you seen it?  Are you in love?  Do you have another favorite nerdy show?  Let’s be nerd buddies.  Also, has anyone tried both Netflix and Amazon Prime?  Do you have a preference for either’s selection?  I know, I’m just full of questions today.  I’m apparently just trying to put off more work.

 

*Mini spoiler: I lost it after the Cyberwoman episode.  An overly sexualized female cyberman???? Are you freaking KIDDING me???  The only reason I watched season 4 was because it came highly recommended by one of my best friends who is probably even more opinionated than me.

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2 thoughts on “Nerd Alert: Go Watch This

  1. It’s soooooooo good! My husband I started watching it after my mom recommended it – and now we get nothing done at night after the kids go to bed, because we’re glued to the TV. This wouldn’t normally be a problem, but we’re right in the middle of painting our funky-in-a-greasy/gnarly-way 1960’s cabinets so that they’ll be funky-in-a-fabulous-way (at least that’s the hope…)
    In retrospect, my mom didn’t exactly recommend it outright. Here is a snippet of our conversation. (Please bear in mind that my mom is the nicest person I know and would normally never speak to someone this way – hence my shock and surprise.)
    Mom (answering the phone in an oddly-terse voice): I can’t talk to you right now. I’m watching a TV show. It’s called Strange Stuff… Weird Things?…Anyway, it’s good and I have to go.
    Me (laughing – but slightly shocked): Really? What if I was dying? What if Timmy was in the well?
    Mom (tersely): Well – Are you dying? Is Timmy in the well?
    Me (still trying not to laugh): No.
    Mom: Then I can’t talk to you right now. (Hangs up the phone.)

    1. Haha! That sounds like a conversation I would have with someone… (I swear I’m a reasonably nice person until you try and get between me and an obsession).

      Good luck with your cabinets! Feel free to share a pic when you’re done–I do love me a good before + after! (there are only 8 episodes at least so hopefully you’ll be back to productivity soon…it’s good to know I’m not the only slacker!)

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