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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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2021   2019   2017   2016  
Top Rated TV #66 | Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 70 wins & 192 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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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 of the locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.

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One summer can change everything. (Season 3) See more »


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Trivia

Callahan is an obvious reference to Father Callahan from Stephen King's "Salem's Lot" and the "Dark Tower" books. See more »

Goofs

The story line predates many of the vehicles. The police chief drives a K5 Blazer with a facelift package which didn't come out until the next year, the buses all appear to be from the '90s-especially the bus on the International chassis near the end of Episode 8, which clearly has the '90s/2000s "anteater" style hood. See more »

Quotes

Dustin Henderson: [whenever the kids are about to do something stupid] Let's engage!
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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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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 IgnisWolfSee 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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Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Jackson, Georgia, USA See more »

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