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We’re all over the new season of Stranger Things 2 with one of the show’s stars, actor Paul Reiser! Did it live up to the hype? Was it better or worse than season 1? And what about that episode 7?

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Here’s our Yay and Nay for Stranger Things 2 as we ask the question: Too much 80s? Is why we like this show nostalgia versus good storytelling?

YAY

  • For me it got interesting every time Paul Reiser and the government got involved.
  • Dustin & Lucas were the most engaging – the dynamic of them trying to impress MadMAx – felt like Turtle and Drama from Entourage.
  • Liked the Hopper /Eleven storyline especially with him losing his daughter.
  • This whole season both maintains the feel of the first while having completely nothing to do with it at the same time. More character driven. More after effects. Doesn’t make it better but it is different.
  • They mix and match characters very effectively. Steve/Dustin, Max/Lucas
  • Storylines converge nicely

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NAY

  • Will and Mike look too much alike.
  • The “Gremlins” nod with Dart…that’s where we start getting into..is this too much nostalgia based stuff? Are we simply rehashing the movies we love? Temple of Doom reference too… could have been cool if it was a scarce reference, the whole season felt like a nod to other movies, right down to Paul Reiser reprising his role from Aliens.

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NEXT WEEK: We go full Thor: Ragnarok! Is this another win for the Marvel U? Or is this just another Avengers movie in disguise?

PLUS: We welcome the VP of Marvel Digital, Ryan Penagos on to talk about the House of Ideas and their online plans for 2018

We welcome TV’s Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno to the show to talk Thor: Ragnarok, being bullied as a kid and the supposed throw down with Flash Gordon.

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PLUS: It’s our Halloween episode! We run down everything you need to know about Stranger Things 2! We ask the question: Is anyone still watching Walking Dead? And we pit the greatest Freddy vs Jason vs Michael Myers and more!

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‘Walking Dead’ Season 8 premiere draws lowest opening ratings since Season 3
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“The Walking Dead” Season 8 premiere, also the show’s 100th episode, posted the series’ lowest premiere ratings since its third season.

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According to Nielsen Live+Same Day data, the AMC series averaged a 5.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.4 million total viewers on Sunday night. The Season 3 premiere, which aired in 2012, averaged a 5.8 and 10.86 million viewers by comparison. This also means that the Season 8 premiere is the third-lowest in series history, ahead of only Season 2 and Season 1.

The Season 7 premiere drew an 8.4 and 17.03 million, meaning Season 8 was down approximately 40 percent in the demo and 33 percent in total viewers season-to-season. However, it should be noted that last season’s premiere was the resolution of a major cliffhanger, while the new season was not.

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Paul Reiser one of the new (but familiar) faces on Netflix’s Stranger Things to talk about the most anticipated return of the Fall TV season!
PLUS: We preview Thor Ragnarok!

We welcome Dark Tower concept artist Dennis Calero to talk about the new Stephen King film!

PLUS: We take the new Thor: Ragnarok & Stranger Things 2 trailers to task in another round of ‘Trailer Truth or Trash’! Did they give away too much or are your appetite’s whetted properly?

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast with guest Dennis Calero:

Michael Dolce: We have to be a 100% honest here, Dark Tower is coming out and we don’t know much bout it. This is why were having you on.

Dennis Calero: I can break it down for you. For those of you familiar with Stephen King, he writes stories about when things go wrong. You have killer clowns from outer space, men in black that save the world from an apocalypse. So Dark Tower, the best way to think about it is the spindle about which, his multi verse revolves. It is the center of reality, both a place and every level of the towers is a dimension in the multi verse. One way to look at it is the reason Stephen King’s world has vampires, wolves, and killer clowns is because there’s something wrong at the Tower. There’s something wrong at the center of reality, its being attacked and our main character Roman the Gunslinger comes from a long line of a combination of cowboys, knights, and Jedi. It is his sworn duty to find the Tower and figure out whats wrong with it and fix it, thus saving all of time and space and reality.

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome the cast of Nerd-friendly web series ‘Adultish’ in studio to talk about hipsters, podcasts, superheroes and a trip to Korea.