Stranger Things – MarzGurl

Let’s talk about the runaway Netflix hit of the year. For all of its hype and love of ’80s media, does it live up to expectations?

About MarzGurl

MarzGurl, a.k.a. Kaylyn Saucedo, is an Internet animation and gaming personality, known primarily for her work on Channel Awesome (home of other famed internet personalities such as The Nostalgia Critic and Linkara) and Screenwave Media (YouTube multi-channel network that hosts James Rolfe a.k.a. The Angry Video Game Nerd, Brentalfloss, and Team Four Star). She is also a former Crunchyroll news writer. She rose to fame for her in-depth, introspective, and satirical review videos for subjects such as dollar bin straight-to-video animation to the works of legendary animators such as Ralph Bakshi and Don Bluth, the former of who recognized and commended her work on his Twitter. She also runs her own thriving Twitch channel where she and her partner JoshKnightThe1st, a.k.a. Joshua Saucedo, produce the weekly nerd culture podcast Beyond The Black Rims. In 2015, she released her first feature length film “Farewell, FamiKamen Rider” which she co-produced, co-wrote, and co-directed with JoshKnightTheFirst. The film is a conclusion to the FamiKamen Rider web-series produced by late Internet personality Justin Carmical, a.k.a. JewWario, to whom the film is dedicated.


In recent years, MarzGurl has expanded her activities beyond the Internet realm to include live appearances at conventions. She has hosted panels at Anime Expo, MAGFest, Oni-Con, and many others. Her panels cover a wide variety of topics from animation, to Japanese culture, to her own work and the work of Channel Awesome. She has also become known for her widely popular Nerf Wars, where attendees compete in a variety of Nerf games in an environment designated by the event.

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6 Comments on "Stranger Things – MarzGurl"

MightyDavidson
Guest

They had boys playing D&D in ET too, MarzGurl and that was actually made in the 80s. Thus it doesn’t seem out of place for me, to see the boys in Stranger Things doing it.

lilith_ascennding
Guest

The monster was actually a mix of practical effects and CG. http://www.indiewire.com/2016/08/stranger-things-demogorgon-mark-steger-1201720827/

But yeah, good review :). The acting and writing are what makes Stranger Things so strong, especially Winona Ryder and the children. Definitely one of my new favorite shows.

draigan
Guest

Very nice review, I hadn’t heard of this series before will definitely have to check it out thanks

penpaninu
Guest

I loved all the 80’s aesthetics. I recognized alot of the clothes and when Eleven turned on the tv and you could hear the “He-Man” theme, I cracked up. I watched he-Man on tv when I was little in the 80’s, so it hit close to home.

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