The impossibly cool girl who doesn't need a man's validation is often a queer stereotype. Despite her obviously caring about Steve, she has no problem razzing him and never tries to hold his gaze, because she doesn't want his affection and she's not attracted to him. Yet she'll be the first to admit that his attractiveness brings girls to their store. She cheers him on in his pursuit of other women, in her own way, and she doesn't have any other male friends to speak of. Nor does she ever seek male attention.
I just finished the season, can someone please explain to me
why Hopper just chilled next to the machine after killing that dude???? I mean he literally could have been back to the control room where Joyce was in like 5 seconds. He just stood there WTF, stupid way to go out for him if he is not coming back somehow.
i have so many thoughts and questions!! sorry if they've already been answered but this thread is 43 pages long lmao. spoilers for all eps
in no coherent order lol
1. something that really bothered me this season was how cool everyone was with murder. hopper was mowing russians down with a gun, 11 was squishing them with cars, the kids were ready to kill. it was all portrayed to comedic effect but i was really just like, "wow el just killed like 5 dudes is she okay..?". i felt like that could have been explored in a lot more detail. hey 13 year old how do you feel about being a mass murderer, that must be kinda rough on your conscience. it also cheapened the death of alexei bc he was just the russian that hopper managed to not kill. he got like 10 minutes of characterisation so we were sad when he died, what about the 30 other dudes that were gunned down?
2. i didn't catch whether or not the news report thing at the end of ep8 mentioned this, but why was the town so chill with the fact that hundreds of people suddenly went missing? the flayed included like whole families and children and old people and whatever. they all just kinda died, what were the consequences for this?
3. i was so fuckin relieved when robin was gay just because i couldn't deal with the amount of romantic subplot this season crammed in. there's a giant ass lovecraftian horror threatening to kill everyone you know and love, is this really the time to insert 5 minutes of cheesy back and forth? in fact there seemed to be quite a few moments where i was screaming at the screen like, 11's bleeding out on the floor! do we need the comedic banter now!? you're in the middle of an underground russian war facility thing, do we have time to be arranging dates and singing and talking about our feelings!?
4. does joyce not realise she has like.. two kids? she's always like WILL ARE YOU OKAY AFTER THIS TRAUMATIC EVENT? and i'm like lady your other kid was there too!!! give him a hug too!! actually in general the parenting this season was wack. "where are your children?" "idk they've been gone... for a few days... i'm sure they're fine"
Even Mike's parents don't know what really happened. I don't even know if they're aware of El.I haven't finished the season yet but something that keeps bothering me cause I forget parts of season 1 and 2. Outside of the main characters is the town aware of what was happening at the lab at the end of season 1? And season 2?
Season 3 starts with no one else even being aware of the events so I am assuming no one else knows.