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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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Montauk  »

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Trivia

Millie Bobby Brown actually had her head shaved for her role while her mother filmed the whole cutting session with a camcorder. Her father was so traumatized by the event, he sobbed and couldn't bear to watch. The footage of the event was uploaded to YouTube. 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 »

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Eleven: Friends don't lie.
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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 »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Stranger Things S2 (2018) See more »

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Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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Two very different seasons
27 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I guess plenty of people have said a lot of things about all the movie and TV references this series has and how it recreates the eighties in all their faults and splendor. I will not add to that.

With the release of the second season I'd simply like to advise that both seasons are very different animals. Think of it as the difference between the original Alien movie and the Aliens sequel: Whereas the first season was more about an unknown and unseen horror and the mystery behind the backstory, the second has more in-your-face action and horror laced with character development arcs which feel nice but sometimes sidetrack the series a bit.

Consequently, a fan of the show should probably watch the second season as a separate work of fiction rather than a true continuation of the first season in tone and spirit. The writers move the story forward and we get a very good piece of entertainment but the new season has to be judged on its own merits.


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