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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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4   3   2   1  
2021   2019   2017   2016  
Top Rated TV #66 | Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 69 wins & 190 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Winona Ryder ...  Joyce Byers 33 episodes, 2016-2021
David Harbour ...  Jim Hopper 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Finn Wolfhard ...  Mike Wheeler 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Millie Bobby Brown ...  Eleven 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Gaten Matarazzo ...  Dustin Henderson 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Caleb McLaughlin ...  Lucas Sinclair 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Natalia Dyer ...  Nancy Wheeler 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Charlie Heaton ...  Jonathan Byers 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Joe Keery ...  Steve Harrington 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Cara Buono ...  Karen Wheeler 32 episodes, 2016-2021
Noah Schnapp ...  Will Byers 32 episodes, 2016-2021
Sadie Sink ...  Max Mayfield 25 episodes, 2017-2021
Priah Ferguson ...  Erica Sinclair 20 episodes, 2017-2021
Dacre Montgomery ...  Billy Hargrove 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Maya Hawke ...  Robin Buckley 16 episodes, 2019-2021
Brett Gelman ...  Murray / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2021
Joe Chrest ...  Ted Wheeler 15 episodes, 2016-2019

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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 of the 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. (Season 1) See more »


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Trivia

In S3:E1, there are at least 3 nods to the 80's movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High; 1) moving in stereo by the cars plays during the lifeguards walk to the pool (same music as the infamous pool scene in Fast Times, 2) Dustin says his girlfriend is like Phoebe Cates only hotter, she is referenced again on the hill top, and 3) the scene where Steve feels his hat is interfering with his ability to get girls is very similar to one of Judge Reinhold's scenes where he throws his hat out the window. See more »

Goofs

The police light-bar on the Chief Hopper's 1980 Blazer is a Code 3 MX7000, manufactured by Public Safety Equipment, which was not sold until the mid-1990s. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dustin Henderson: Lando!
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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

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Paused TV Show Moments (2019) 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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Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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