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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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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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Trivia

Dustin's (Gaten Matarazzo) medical condition is called cleidocranial dysplasia, a hereditary condition involving abnormal development of the collarbone (clavicle) and skull bones. See more »

Goofs

At the end of chapter 6 Mike and Dustin set their bikes down outside of Mikes house with Dustin's bike on the left and Mike's on the right. In the beginning of chapter 7 when they are leaving Mike's house to escape, Dustin's bike is now on the right and Mike's is on the left. See more »

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Eleven: Promise.
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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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