Man Stranger Things is trying so hard to get me to dislike the Boyfriend Guy.

It’s like… he’s attractive and a bit full of himself, how unprecedented!

He… invited some girls to a party, horror!

And then… had consensual sex with one of them, blasphemy!

And then… hung out with her the next day, outrageous!

And… was very disapproving of another dude stalking said girl and taking creepy photos of her through the bushes, the monster!

It’s like, you can tell the actor is trying really hard to make his character unlikable, he just… doesn’t really have much there to work with, y’know?

2016-12-14T14:26:33+00:0014th September, 2016|Tags: pop culture|
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  1. pluralpossessive 14th September, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I’ve been told to get onto this show, stat. It’s on my list.

    • Alis 14th September, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      IDK, I feel like I’m the only one who doesn’t really love it.

      I mean, it’s pushing the whole “bad 80s Stephen King telemovie” vibe really hard but I’m really, really super not into how it treats its female characters. There’s just something… alienating about it? IDK it’s hard to describe.

      (But ref. maybe the Boyfriend Guy, who’s obviously supposed to be the “wrong” boyfriend choice for Sister Girl as opposed to Creepy Stalker Guy, except, um hello? Creepy stalker pics? Not cool. Calling out creepy stalker pics? Super cool! You go, Boyfriend Guy! Except we’re obviously supposed to think you’re a jerk for it? WTF? So yeah. Lots of little things like that.)

      I’m kind of watching it while doing other things, but… eh. As a huge fan of the “bad 80s Stephen King telemovie” genre, I am not feeling the love.

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