Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 1 Review

Do yourself a favor and watch it!

Goonies meets Poltergeist meets E.T. mix it all together and it’s one hell of a show!

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A young boy, Will, goes missing and shit hits the fan really quickly. His friends last saw him the night before, after an intense game of Dungeons & Dragons and take it upon themselves to find their friend.

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Back with the adults, Will’s mother Joyce (Winona Ryder) starts seeing creatures come out of the walls and begins to believe that the lights in the house are a way to communicate with him. The Chief police, starts to investigate more into the disappearance and comes up with more than just one case and some serious weird shit.

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A search party begins and the kids head to the last place they saw Will and they find another mystery. In the last place Will was seen, they find a scared lost girl, with a buzzed hair cut and wearing a shirt 5 times too big. The group of kids take the girl back to on of kid’s house. There the realize that the girl isn’t lost but a run away. On the girl’s arm is a number, 011, and reveals that is her “name.”

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At the beginning you’re in three sections. The mother who you know can see and hear her son through the lights and the wall. The group of kids who found a girl, who happens to know Will and has powers. Finally the Chief police trying figure out what is true and find logic.

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Stranger Things is an 8 episode series that grabs you from the beginning. I can’t say more without spoiling pretty much everything. Just know a boy goes missing and a girl is found who just so happens to have powers. The girl whose name is Eleven not only knows about Will but can communicate with him.

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This show of mystery and sci-fi, contains perfectly executed humor with an 80’s timeline that not a lot of shows can pull off. Millie Bobby Brown who plays Eleven is a fantastic actress and I’m sure we will be seeing a lot more of her in the future. Stranger Things is a must watch, definitely binge-able.

 

 

 

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