So, I finished watching Stranger Things last night, or really this morning since I wasn’t in bed til 1 AM. It’s always interesting when you watch a show with someone and therefore can’t binge watch it on your own time, but rather on theirs. And that’s how this show has been for me which is why I didn’t finish it until now. And the funniest part about it all is that we didn’t realize there was an after credit’s scene, so we didn’t watch it.
I’m going to try my best to keep this spoiler free, but I am referencing a very spoiler-y event, so read ahead at your own risk.
Well, the truth of the matter is that I was rather unsatisfied with that ending. First of all, I wasn’t so sure that it was real and I kept waiting for some sort of sign that the event in the gate room hadn’t happened the way it looked. It just didn’t match for some reason. And I got to thinking that, if this was how they were truly going to end it, the ending was actually quite terrible. I mean, after everything what would be the point? It just didn’t flow well.
I have a feeling my assumption, the moment that I was waiting for, came with the after credits scene. After watching it this morning, I realized that moment was the one I was waiting for when I’d been watching it the night prior. I don’t know why, but for some reason I just knew that the situation surrounding Hopper couldn’t have been the way it was. And now that I’ve seen it, I’m satisfied with the ending. And I think, ultimately, I can respect it more than something done purely for emotional impact.
Also, that one girl (I’m sure you all know if you’ve seen the show) was a pain in the ass and could’ve gotten her song AFTER helping everyone out. I get that she wouldn’t understand the dire nature of the situation, but guaranteed she’s the reason things went down the way they did and didn’t end better for at least two people. I have to say, I am quite bitter.
Also, I love Steve Harrington. That is all.