We watched the first two episodes of Netflix’s Stranger Things last night. I’m enjoying it so far and really, REALLY hoping that all of these cool narrative elements come together and make sense in the end. Akemi, on the other hand, was freaked-out. “Is this horror?”she asked as the frightened scientist ran through the flickering corridors in the opening.
“No,”I said. “It’s science fiction.”
“Are you sure?”she asked after the scientist met his fate.
“It’s science fiction,”I insisted.
And then, throughout the first episode, Akemi: “It’s horror.” “I think it’s horror.” “This not science fiction. Horror!”
We usually watch a single episode of something before bedtime but she was so unnerved she suggested we watch a second episode that would answer some of the first’s eerie questions. So we did. And got more eerie questions. She would have stayed up for a third but she was exhausted. Before drifting off to sleep she informed me: “I might have to turn on the light to go to the bathroom tonight. And wake you up.” Thankfully, she didn’t.
This morning she woke up, still weirded out by the show. “I can’t sleep last night,”she told me. “I worried that you disappear. So I kept touching you to make sure you’re still here. But you seem to not like it.”
Being touched while I’m trying to sleep? Of course I’m not going to like it!
Hey, look who dropped by to spend time with the original Bubba. Yes, it’s t.v.’s Anthony Lemke “(“Le Monkey”to Akemi), into town for a couple of days before heading to San Diego for Comic Con.
Hey, if you have any questions about the last episode, “I’ve Seen the Other Side of You”, post ’em. I’m long overdue for a mailbag and will try to field your questions over the next couple of days. But one that has come up:
Sandy Pahl asks: “Why didn’t Two, Three and Four question where One & Six were after regaining their memories?”
Answer: The fact that only Portia Lin, Marcus Boone, and Ryo Ishida’s neural imprints flashed up suggests that when the crew first created this fall-back strategy (in the event the Android was incapacitated), Jace Corso and Griffin Jones were not part of the team.