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A Fine Line - Between Chaos and Creation

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy; I don't mind, I think they're crazy...

NaBloPoMo 2017 - Day Twelve
I finally hopped onto the Stranger Things wagon, and I have to say, it’s definitely better than I initially gave it credit for last year.

Something I think that really struck me was all the shots of the Upside Down; how bleak and distorted it is from the “real” world. There were a few episodes that showcased parts of that dystopian world as a direct parallel to the real world (ie: Steve’s pool, the middle school, Castle Byers), and I really think that that was a powerful contrast. The brighter colours and warmer tones, contrasted directly with the darkness and the colder blue tones of the Upside Down. It’s a cold, inhospitable, lifeless place, with the exception of the monsters that live there, such as the Demogorgon.

We might not think of colours as being inherently powerful, but they really are. As I watched the show, I swear the temperature in my house dropped a few degrees every time I saw the Upside Down, and conversely, warmed up again every time scenes cut back to Hawkins.

Just some thoughts of mine as I process the show and work my way through S2 now. :P