There’s a “Bob” in Stranger Things 2. It was probably time for a Bob. Bob works at Radio Shack, which is its own kind of awesome. I don’t know yet where it’s going. It could be he is a Russian agent, or an alien, or he could be the Pennywise of Stranger Things as hinted at below in the clip. Or he might die, or be dismembered, or go insane, or be the secret hero to save everything. He may carry Eleven up the long path to the mouth of Mt. Doom, because he’ll always be Samwise Gamgee to me. Or Mikey from the Goonies. Or Twoflower from The Colour of Magic. Or Rudy from, well, Rudy. If there’s a curly-haired, feel-good, overly-affective, long-drive loser to the hard win role, I want Sean Astin there.
So, Samwise 2.0? The march to Mt. Doom in tones of fire and ice? The Fellowship on Amazon TV? CNN is reporting that Warner Bros is in talks with Amazon for a TV series remake, and there is some interest in Sean Astin reprising his role. Fans are no doubt in various degrees of terror and delight. It’s a spectrum from fear to hope. There’s a lot that can go wrong when the Shire goes digital, as you may have noticed. Of course, if this TV film was made, it might be the only thing ever watched on Amazon TV.
Oh well, we’ll have to see how LOTR Amazon goes. It would be helpful if they just delivered Sam and Frodo to Mt. Doom by drone. Meanwhile, hoping to binge-watch Stranger Things 2 this weekend with the family. Go Bob.