Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy? 

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Summer brings new jobs and budding romance. But the mood shifts when Dustin's radio picks up a Russian broadcast, and Will senses something is wrong.


Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Maya Hawke ... Robin Buckley
Priah Ferguson ... Erica Sinclair
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler


It's 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer's heating up. School's out, there's a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group's dynamic, and they'll have to figure out how to grow without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town's threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they'll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear. Written by Netflix

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Release Date:

4 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


During Eleven's prank on Dustin, she is controlling his toys with her mind, including a Transformers figure for the character "Ultra Magnus". However, seeing as how Ultra Magnus made his debut in The Transformers: The Movie (1986), this is too early for the figure to exist, as this season takes place the year before. See more »


The phone call received at the newspaper office is incorrectly indicated by a lit red button. For this series of office phones, the red button is actually the hold button. Instead, one of the five clear buttons should have been blinking indicating an incoming call, and could not have been answered by merely picking up the receiver without that button being in the pressed-down position. See more »


Billy Hargrove: [speaking to Karen Wheeler] You know, I could uh, teach you if like. I know all the styles. Freestyle... butterfly... breast stroke.
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Features Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »


Moving in Stereo
Written by Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes
Performed by The Cars
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Not much going on in Episode One.
5 July 2019 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Season 3 of Stranger Things kicks off in Russia, 1984, where scientists are using a giant laser doohickey to try and penetrate the upside-down; it doesn't go well.

One year later, and we're back in Hawkins, USA, and Mike is busy locking lips with his girlfriend Eleven (talk about punching above your weight), Dustin is returning home from nerd camp, Lucas is still seeing Max, and Will is having funny turns as always. Meanwhile, Billy is chatting up MILFs at the local pool, Nancy is working hard as a reporter for the local rag, and Steve has a job at the mall. No-one notices that the local rat population is going bonkers or that magnets seem to have lost their power.

The Duffer brothers once again load their show with 80s pop references, with the kids sneaking in to see Day of the Dead, shooting the breeze about Phoebe Cates and listening to REO Speedwagon, and all of this is fun for a while, but nostalgia isn't enough to make up for a weak narrative: episode one is extremely light as far as plot progression is concerned. Let's hope things pick up in the next episode.

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