Season 1, Episode 1 - Chapter 1: Suzie, Do You Copy?

STRANGER THINGS: Season 3

Episode
Number:Season 1, Episode 1
Air Date:07/04/2019

What You Need To Know:

“Chapter 1:  Suzie, Do You Copy?” begins on June 28, 1984, where Russian scientists are experimenting in a lab until things go array. Cut to a year later when familiar characters are enjoying their summer, working new jobs and enjoying summer adventures. When Will and his friends sneak into a movie, the power goes out, and Will starts to sense that the monster from his past may not be gone as they thought. Dustin comes home from summer camp and tries to radio his new girlfriend but is unsuccessful. However, later he picks up some signal with Russian voices. Hob asks out Joyce, but she declines, and Will’s mom, Mrs. Wheeler, gets captivated by Billy, but he gets captured by something before they can meet.

“Chapter 1:  Suzie, Do You Copy?” features compelling acting and stellar visual effects that fit the storyline well. This episode will draw viewers into the new season. It has a light moral worldview, along with some exposition, but it has way too much foul language as well as other sexual and violent content that warrants extreme caution.

Content:

(B, FR, LLL, VV, S, N, A, D, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Slight moral worldview as a character wants to establish boundaries for his adopted daughter out of care for her, a quick biblical reference when a character says, “let there be light,” and mention of a character being Mormon and confusion about the difference between the Amish people and Mormonism;

Foul Language:
  29 obscenities often involving teenage characters (mainly “s” and “d” words) and four profanities;

Violence:
  Strong violence, character dies in a lab explosion, and their singed bodies and blood are shown, a character is choked to death, character mistakenly sprays friend with hairspray in the eyes, character has a nosebleed, rats blow up spilling their guts everywhere, and a teenage character is captured by some monster;

Sex:
  Implied fornication when teenage characters wake up in bed together, teenage character invites married adult woman to meet him at a hotel and layers his invitation with sexual innuendo, woman dolls herself up to go meet him but does experience remorse as she looks at her husband and child, teenage characters make out, but father-figure is adamant about instilling physical boundaries between the two, female character reads an erotic novel, journalist makes an inappropriate comment about a woman’s breasts;

Nudity:
  Characters in swimsuits (including some bikinis) during pool scenes, female character shown getting dressed, upper male nudity, and male character depicted in boxers;

Alcohol Use:
 Characters drink a beer and have a glass of wine at dinner;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  Characters smoke, including a teenager;

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Siblings call each other names, lying, teenager shows an adult disrespect, character allows other characters to sneak into a movie without paying.

Episodes:

NumberDateTitleQualityContent
1.107/04/2019Chapter 1: Suzie, Do You Copy?-2
1.207/04/2019Chapter 2: The Mall Rats-1
1.307/04/2019Chapter 3: The Case of The Missing Lifeguard-1
1.407/04/2019Chapter 4: The Sauna Test-2
1.507/04/2019Chapter 5: The Flayed-2
1.607/04/2019Chapter 6: E Pluribus Unum-2
1.707/04/2019Chapter 7: The Bite-2
1.807/04/2019The Battle of the Starcourt-2

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