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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Winona Ryder ...  Joyce Byers 25 episodes, 2016-2019
David Harbour ...  Jim Hopper 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Finn Wolfhard ...  Mike Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Millie Bobby Brown ...  Eleven 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Gaten Matarazzo ...  Dustin Henderson 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Caleb McLaughlin ...  Lucas Sinclair 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Natalia Dyer ...  Nancy Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Charlie Heaton ...  Jonathan Byers 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Joe Keery ...  Steve Harrington 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Cara Buono ...  Karen Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Noah Schnapp ...  Will Byers 24 episodes, 2016-2019
Sadie Sink ...  Max Mayfield 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Dacre Montgomery ...  Billy Hargrove 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Joe Chrest ...  Ted Wheeler 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Rob Morgan ...  Officer Powell 12 episodes, 2016-2019
John Reynolds ...  Officer Callahan 12 episodes, 2016-2019
Priah Ferguson ...  Erica Sinclair 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Matthew Modine ...  Dr. Martin Brenner 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Randy Havens ...  Mr. Clarke 11 episodes, 2016-2019
Sean Astin ...  Bob Newby 11 episodes, 2017-2019
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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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A friend is someone you'd do anything for.. (Season 1) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Montauk See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

In the pilot script, Steve Harrington was written as "the biggest douchebag on the planet," going so far as to rape Nancy Wheeler (played by Natalia Dyer). The character changed when actor Joe Keery turned out to be "much more likable and charming than the Duffer Brothers (Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer) originally had envisioned." See more »

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A number of times you can see the bad guys using Crosman 2240 airguns but they were not introduced until 1999. See more »

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Dustin Henderson: [whenever the kids are about to do something stupid] Let's engage!
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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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Claire Foy/Anderson .Paak (2018) See more »

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Stranger Things
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Two very different seasons (EDIT: A few words about Season 3)
27 October 2017 | by Kevin-42See 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.

EDIT: Season 3 turned out to be a huge change in tone for the series. Maybe it's really hard keeping up the mystery if much of the "world" of Stranger Things already yielded many of its secrets but the overall "feel" of the series went into a different direction. Maybe the writers simply ran out of 80' templates to rip off. Season 1 was very much inspired by supernatural horror as in "Poltergeist". Season 2 took many cues from "Creature Features" like "Gremlins" or "Aliens". Season 3 now uses elements of 80' zombie flicks and low budget gore horror with a little bit of spy comedy mixed in (and fight scenes which feel straight out of "Die Hard"). All those genres didn't really mix well in the 80' and this strange cocktail sure doesn't work today. That doesn't mean that Season 3 is bad. It simply relies on characters who were established in previous seasons which used very different 80' story elements and tropes. It's almost like seeing Darth Vader in an Indiana Jones movie. Both work on their own but not together.

Basically, Season 3 is an all too transparent attempt to plough a fresh nostalgia field but it doesn't work in the context of previous seasons.


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