Cast got ugly!


Hard to watch. Puberty’s a bitch.

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What an ugly thing to say.

Hard to read.


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Wow. You just come right out and call people ugly? Jesus. You must be a real delight to be around.

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I also didn't think they looked particularly different from previous seasons?.. 🧐
Just taller.


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I can’t stand looking at Mikes dopey looking face. His head and nose is preposterous.

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Wtf...They’re kids. Hope you don’t watch them for the sex appeal, creep.

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None of them has a bad case of acne. They just look a few years older. Whatever your issue is, I honestly don't see it.

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I think it's the haircuts and lanky skinny look. Their clothing and haircuts don't compliment them.

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That's just how people dressed in the mid-80's. No kid today would be caught dead in those clothes, but they got the style perfect - right down to the bowl cuts.

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I actually think their hairstyles look more 70s.

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Agreed, but keep in mind they live in a small community which usually lagged in trendiness/styles behind big cities.

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Not where I grew up in Toronto Canada. Nobody wore shorts unless they were near a beach. Jeans were the uniform of the teen masses although I do have a few old photos of me wearing long pants with some sort of hideous pattern on them.

This is one aspect of the series that didn't ring true for me. They dressed more like kids in grade school. If you watch movies of the era... ET, Goonies, Explorers, Back to the Future, etc... you won't find the young cast wearing shorts.

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Which of those movies was set in July? Kids have always worn shorts in the middle of the summer whether or not there was a beach nearby. It gets hot. They pretty much lifted this show's outfits straight from a 1985 Gap catalog. I grew up in a small American town a bit bigger than Hawkins but otherwise a lot like it. You can find a few minor anachronisms if you're sharp eyed enough. That's true of any production though. ST did a far better job with the little details than most.

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I'm not sure which movies are set specifically in Jul, but ET and the Goonies take place during summer months. Haven't seen Explorers in decades so can't say.

Kids would shorts, I agree. But aren't they high school teens in this series? No teens I ever grew up with were wearing this stuff. By the time high school hit most of us were getting very style conscious and shorts were most def not a thing with us.

It could be that small town America was behind the times as another poster pointed out. And, these are supposed to be nerds. Shorts were definitely something only social outcasts would have worn.

The girls were more accurate... getting very much into the whole Madonna, New Wave stuff.

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I thought that E.T. took place in October. They do go trick-or-treating.

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Yes, thinking about it, they were in school -- something about letting frogs go in biology class -- so, yeah, poor example.

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Here in California we all wore shorts, just about year round. I don't know what it was like in Indiana, but I can't imagine kids not wearing shorts in those hot summers there.

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Absolutely. I grew up in New York (upstate, not NY city) and shorts were the pants of choice whenever it was warm enough to wear them.

These days there's less regional variation in styles, products available in stores, slang terms, and other such things I've heard mentioned in reference to this show. We didn't have those, didn't use that expression, didn't listen to that kind of music, so on and so forth. The internet has been the great equalizer. Trends either fizzle out now or they go global. If you can find an item in one place, it's available everywhere.

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Damn dude, they are kids in puberty and changing/growing every day, they are not fully developed until they are even 21.

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I know they're changing I just think they look ugly now. The black kid is probably the only one who is ageing well.

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That's a bit too harsh. But yeah, cuteness is gone.
And story is a horrible mess.

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I know it's a shitty thing to say but considering those kids will never read this forum anyway....yeah, Mike and Will look pretty damn weird. Mostly because of those stupid haircuts.

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Yes haircuts and clothing. Will (Noah) is actually handsome with a good haircut. https://a.wattpad.com/cover/140744085-352-k76802.jpg

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Wow, that's a completely different person. I guess it makes sense for kids to not have style and just get any haircut but come one, Mike looks more like a girl than Eleven. Would nobody have mentioned that in the 80's?

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As a child of the 80s, some tv shows were reruns from the 70s. I couldn't believe that some boys had long hair like a girl. Even the boy in Neverending Story looked like a girl to me.

I'm guessing a lot of boys got confused for girls back then.

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I was born in 1983 and even as a kid i found the long haired boy look like a girl in Neverending Story, long hair went out of fashion fast towards the 90's for boys and even if you had just a bit of long hair you were deemed a girl here (in the Netherlands).

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