Stranger Things (2016)

A Netflix Original

Starring

Winona Ryder – Joyce Byers
David Harbour – Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard – Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown – Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo – Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin – Lucas Sinclair
Natalia Dyer – Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton – Jonathan Byers

Summary

“When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.”

-From IMDB.com

Review

I absolutely loved this TV show and think it is absolutely fantastic. Netflix is completely outdoing themselves in their new movies and TV shows with Marco Polo (which I am still watching and love) and some of their movies like Special Correspondents and many others like their animes which are pretty darn good as well. Overall I am really impressed. And this one was fantastic.

If you have watched Under the Dome, the TV show based around Stephen Kings book, then it has a similar feel to that, but this is based more in the 80’s and 90’s and really does make you feel like you are in that period with everything going on. There is a decent amount of special effects but not so much so that it becomes silly or stupid. It plays mostly on suspense and catching glimpses of things.

Essentially these children go missing because of a government experiment with a creature and it’s about everyone trying to find those who went missing and this mysterious girl who shows up. The acting is really good and the story keeps you hooked! Each episode is only about 50 minutes long and season 1 has only 8 episodes so it’s not very long. But apparently there is a season 2 being talked about, so I am very interested if they will make one. It did receive very positive reviews and they ended season 1 like there could be a second season, as there are still unanswered questions, so I’m really excited to see what is going to happen.

Overall it is a dark TV show, as it is classified as Sci-Fi/Horror, but it isn’t exactly scary. There are moments which make you jump as the creature is kind of creepy but it’s nothing like some of the horror movies which are currently out there. They also love to use the lights as a form of communication between ‘worlds’ and I really find it so cool when they do that. Makes it creepy without it being…too creepy.

I also LOVE the theme song for the show. It really has a Tron kind of feel.

Overall it really was a fantastic TV show and I do recommend watching it as it’s nothing like is out there, in my opinion. It feels more like a long movie than a TV show because of the story. It has a very intricate story and I haven’t found a TV show with such a good story for a long time, or one that is like this.

So check it out and let me know what you think.

And happy viewing.

Try not to get sucked into the Upside-Down!