Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter One: MADMAX 

As the town preps for Halloween, a high-scoring rival shakes things up at the arcade, and a skeptical Hopper inspects a field of rotting pumpkins.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Joyce Byers
... Jim Hopper
... Mike Wheeler
... Eleven
... Dustin Henderson
... Lucas Sinclair
... Will Byers
... Max Mayfield
... Nancy Wheeler
... Jonathan Byers
... Steve Harrington
... Billy Hargrove
... Karen Wheeler
... Bob Newby
... Dr. Sam Owens


Near Halloween, Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will find that Dustin's score in an Arcade game has been beaten by someone with the nickname MadMax. They believe the newcomer in school Maxine is the player. Hopper investigates what has happened to pumpkins that have been poisoned and the owner blames his neighbor. Will has visions from the Upside Down and he goes with Joyce and Hopper to a clinic for medical examination. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

27 October 2017 (USA)  »

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2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie they choose to watch is Mr. Mom (1983), starring Michael Keaton. Winona Ryder co-starred with Keaton in Beetlejuice (1988). See more »


Set in 1984, this episode features the song "Just Another Day" by Oingo Boingo, which was not recorded or released until 1985. See more »


Dustin Henderson: He's gonna spread his nasty-ass rash to your whole family.
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References Puckman (1980) See more »


Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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Highly overrated
28 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

It only took one episode to see the show has already sold out. This season looks to have no vision over where the show is heading. Product placement is already rampant. This is IMO the most overrated show/movie of the last 10 years other than Orange is the New Black. A bunch of references to the 80's via ET, Goonies, and a Ford Pinto isn't enough to sustain this show. By the end of this season I'll be fed up and look elsewhere for content. Reminds me of Bloodlines a bit....a promising beginning only to fizzle out quickly.

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