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Stranger Things 

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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.
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Top Rated TV #51 | Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 55 wins & 166 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Winona Ryder ...  Joyce Byers 25 episodes, 2016-2019
David Harbour ...  Jim Hopper 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Finn Wolfhard ...  Mike Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Millie Bobby Brown ...  Eleven 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Caleb McLaughlin ...  Lucas Sinclair 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Natalia Dyer ...  Nancy Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Charlie Heaton ...  Jonathan Byers 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Joe Keery ...  Steve Harrington 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Cara Buono ...  Karen Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Gaten Matarazzo ...  Dustin Henderson 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Noah Schnapp ...  Will Byers 24 episodes, 2016-2019
Dacre Montgomery ...  Billy Hargrove 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Sadie Sink ...  Max Mayfield 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Joe Chrest ...  Ted Wheeler 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Rob Morgan ...  Officer Powell 12 episodes, 2016-2019
John Reynolds ...  Officer Callahan 12 episodes, 2016-2019
Priah Ferguson ...  Erica Sinclair 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Matthew Modine ...  Martin Brenner 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Randy Havens ...  Mr. Clarke 11 episodes, 2016-2019
Sean Astin ...  Bob Newby 11 episodes, 2017-2019
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Storyline

In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child, which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town, while a few of the locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.

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A friend is someone you'd do anything for.. (Season 1) See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Montauk See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The "Stranger Things" theme was composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of the band "S U R V I V E". The theme is played during the show's title sequence, and during the end credits. The version heard in the title sequence was released as the track 'Stranger Things', as part of Stranger Things, Volume One. An extended version is also featured in Stranger Things, Volume Two. See more »

Goofs

When laboratory workers use hazard suits, there's clearly bright blue or white LEDs lighting up the face of the wearer. However, white LEDs were possible only since 1994 when Shuji Nakamura discovered high brightness blue LED, which emit white light when covered in phosphor coating. See more »

Quotes

Dustin Henderson: [whenever the kids are about to do something stupid] Let's engage!
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Crazy Credits

The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980's television series opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Studio C: Episode #9.1 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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Steven Spielberg meets Stephen King
15 July 2016 | by slayerjmk95See all my reviews

Stranger Things is the newest foray into Netflix's original programming, of which brings us their most impressive- and strange- production to date. When a young boy named Will Byers goes missing, his friends, mother and the town are thrust into a conspiracy involving a mysterious girl named Eleven and something even more sinister hiding in the woods of Hawkins, Indiana.

From the get-go, you can tell this is an homage to classic '80s Spielberg, drawing on E.T. and Close Encounters, as well as JJ Abrams' Super 8. But, as the show progresses, it becomes more and more like a twisted Stephen King story set in a Spielberg movie. It becomes a dark and twisted ride into an even darker and more disturbing world where the stakes feel higher than anything before it.

I can't go into great detail because spoiling even just a bit of the story takes away from the greater mystery, but I can say, it's one of the most thrilling and intense series to be on TV, without being on TV. If it were to continue, they have to pull the same punches they did with the first season, because they took a great many clichés, and somehow made them fresh and surprising, save for just a couple that they purposefully left cliché.


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