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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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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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L.A.-based band Greg In Good Company has a song titled "Monster's Lair," which was inspired by Winona Ryder's character, Joyce Byers. See more »

Goofs

The US flag patches worn by the police officers are incorrect. On the patches, the field of stars has too many stripes to the right of it and not enough stripes underneath. On the actual flag, the field "sits" on the fourth white stripe from the top. On the patches, it "sits" on the red stripe below it, the fifth red stripe.

CORRECTION: It's a myth that it's a "Federal offence" to impersonate a member of law enforcement by wearing an actual uniform in a movie or TV show. (It is a state offense to impersonate a police officer.) Accurate uniforms are allowed, but most production companies either don't bother to get them right, or don't work with the local LE agency and get their permission, and thus come up with something close but not quite right. See more »

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


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Stranger Things
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Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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Steven Spielberg meets Stephen King
15 July 2016 | by See 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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