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Stranger Things Review 

When Stranger Things first came out I was interested but the first episode didn’t really reel me in so I decided not to watch it. Then the series 2 Super Bowl trailer came out and it bought the hype back and I had to watch it. This weekend I got Netflix and I binge watched the entire series in one day. I must say, I loved it.

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Stranger Things follows four boys, Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will. Will goes missing and the boys want to find out what happened to him. During this, a young girl known as Eleven escapes from an institution but something evil follows her out. The boys bump into Eleven and they become friends because she knows where Will is. This becomes a big supernatural, sci-fi phenomenon that tears apart reality as we know it. With a great cast including Winona Ryder, this is a must see series.

There’s a reason Stranger Things is so popular, it’s a great series with a great cast and breathes new life into the sci-fi genre. The 80s feel of the whole show is reminiscent of the cult classic horror films as well as the great sci-fi movies that we know and love. The three boys who were hunting for their missing friend, especially Dustin, are incredibly cute and I can’t wait to see where their story goes in season 2 (I honestly just can’t wait for the moment when they’re in their Ghostbuster outfits).

The thing I did find odd with Stranger Things though was the lights. I kind of get it, it’s all to do with electricity and lights are electric blah blah but it just seemed far fetched, not like a monster coming from another realm through your wall isn’t far fetched enough! I liked the whole fairy lights moment with the letters on the wall though, that was very clever.

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If you haven’t seen Stranger Things I definitely recommend it especially if you’re into all that horror, sci-fi sort of thing. I’m not a huge fan of sci-fi and even I enjoyed this series because of the lengths it went to to keep you interested.

I will say, once you get past the first episode it does get better. The first episode didn’t reel me in but the rest of the series certainly did so I wouldn’t judge this series just on that and rather give it two or three episodes to really make your mind up.

I will say though, I don’t understand the hype over Barb.

Until next time.

 

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