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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 forces in order to get him back.
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"Stranger Things" Season 2 is filled with retro movie references, including parallels to Stand by Me, Aliens, Star Wars, and more. Watch our shot-for-shot comparison and check out the "Stranger Things" cast in and out of costume.

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Season 3 Premiere


2019

Plot under wraps.


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Friday, October 27, 2017

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.


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Friday, October 27, 2017

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Top Rated TV #37 | Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 35 wins & 121 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
...  Joyce Byers 25 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Jim Hopper 25 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Mike Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Eleven 25 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Dustin Henderson 25 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Lucas Sinclair 25 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Nancy Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Jonathan Byers 25 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Karen Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Steve Harrington 25 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Will Byers 24 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Max Mayfield 17 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Billy Hargrove 17 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Ted Wheeler 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Dr. Martin Brenner 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Officer Powell 12 episodes, 2016-2019
...  Erica Sinclair 12 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Officer Callahan 11 episodes, 2016-2017
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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 locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.

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The world is turning upside down


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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Will (Noah Schnapp), El (Millie Bobby Brown) and Sara Hopper (Elle Graham) each have the same toy stuffed animal Lion from Steiff. See more »

Goofs

A number of times you can see the bad guys using Crosman 2240 airguns but they were not introduced until 1999. See more »

Quotes

Eleven: Promise.
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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 The Truth About Stranger Things (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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A spectacular mash of E.T, X-Files and 80's.
15 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

With its amazing 80s atmosphere and creepy X-files meets E.T feel this show is set to impress. Within its first 8 minutes of run time I could tell I had found something special here in Stranger Things.

Its intriguing story gives information at a great pace and I never felt myself getting confused of bored and there were enough twists or turns to keep me interested. This also had some rather great horror sequences and their use of lights flickering while yes a common trope fit so well in to the story I was on the edge of my seat every time the crackle of electricity shot through my speakers and the lights flickered.

The characters of the show are the true stars here, I loved every single one of them. They were all great with amazingly interesting flaws and the way they mix and clash with one another was fun to see unfold. They certainly help to carry this show although I would say that the government antagonists of the show felt a little flat and under developed and not nearly as memorable.

Production values are also quite good with some beautiful cinematography, editing, lighting and sound. My goodness I loved their music choices. I would say that the CGI does look a little obvious and from time to time I did notice some issues where the scenes didn't look quite up to scratch. I do think however I've been spoiled for visual quality since Game of Thrones so I would take that criticism with a grain of salt because it certainly didn't detract from the overall experience. The setting and style of everything in the locations where also great to see and felt real and interesting. The way everything was shot also captures every moment expertly and really helps to draw out those story moments with greater emotion.

Stranger Things is one of those special shows that I stumbled across and after the opening I knew I was hooked. Its exciting dark tale is expertly woven through its 8 episode run time and I know I will be back to re-watch this one. The ending is fairly well rapped up with a few loose story threads left hanging, with a promise for potential follow on seasons but the story is quite satisfyingly rapped up by the end. Memorable, exciting, dark and haunting Netflix knocks Stranger Things out of the park, 10/10.


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