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Stranger Things S4 - "There really is nothing like it!"

July 05, 2022 Melvin & Dan Season 1 Episode 113
Cinematic Doctrine
Stranger Things S4 - "There really is nothing like it!"
Show Notes


Did you finish Stranger Things S4 yet? Melvin and Daniel have. Tune in to hear them chat about that crazy new season, volumes 1 and 2, and their predictions for S5! And yes, we go full spoilers right from the start.


  • (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 50-minutes of Melvin talking about his live-changing first-time watching the WWE, and a brief aside about Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life. (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)
  • Explaining the over-arching details of the massive Season 4 plotline.
  • Melvin felt this season clarified some in-world details he was curious about since Season One, as well as introduced a much needed fatal-threat to the franchise as opposed to each season's antagonistic figure being more of a cautiously curious violent figure.
  • The final episode felt more like a mid-movie low-point than a right-and-true finale, but that makes sense considering The Duffer Brothers couldn't do everything they wanted without needing a Season 5.
  • The "Fan-favorite character dies" curse might need to be broken in Season 5, because it was more annoying this time around than ever before.
  • How does Daniel feel about every episode being over an hour long?
  • What songs would save us from Vecna on our Spotify Upside-Down Playlist (and what songs aren't)?
  • Various theories about Season Five including Max being a puppet villain, spending far more time in the Upside-Down, and an Escape From New York-esque Hawkins treated like a retro 80's post-apocalyptic flick.
  • Melvin's fan-theory S5E1 idea that he's locking in.


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