Here's the open for a spinoff show that will focus on Hopper and his associates after he's brought back next season.
And, honestly, the Russian government got up to some genuinely terrible stuff. So did the American government, too.Well, you know, opening a rift into the abyss will do that. BUt that’s not actually true.It doesn’t get much focus but Hopper is shocked after shooting the guards at the elevator and later fires into the ceiling to chase the scientists out.
I think it’s also partly of our time in that Tussia is an enemy and threat to democracy again, with the hacking and all.
Meanwhile, there’s Alexi who is incredibly sympathetic even if he’s on Team Dimensional Rift.
Honestly it didn’t feel much different than how the government agents in the first two season were treated.I thought the Russian villains were a bit off, because it was basically the show embracing the values of the '80s. Like, normally the show tends to show the values of that time without condoning them -- Hopper's masculinity isn't healthy, and the show doesn't make it seem that way. However, when it comes to the Russians, it seems to actually buy into the propaganda of that time, using them as faceless evil mooks who can be gunned down in cold blood.
Season one, sure. But season two deliberately plays with the idea that maybe they're bad, maybe they're good, and ultimately comes down on the side that Reiser's guy is, ultimately, decent.Honestly it didn’t feel much different than how the government agents in the first two season were treated.
I only got around to rewatching season 1 before this new season, so I'll trust your memory of season 2 over mine. They kind of did that this season with Aleksei.Season one, sure. But season two deliberately plays with the idea that maybe they're bad, maybe they're good, and ultimately comes down on the side that Reiser's guy is, ultimately, decent.
They're good folks and I like them; they're just young. The oldest is in her early thirties, so her political memory really starts in the 21st Century, maybe the end of the Clinton years. For some of the younger ones, we're talking Obama. They can't really conceive of how dark the 1980s were from a social justice standpoint. Heck, they were a step back from the 1970s.Dammit, why do they keep giving people like me a bad name?