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"Stranger Things" review by Suzanne 7/16/16
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This show just blows me away. It's a fantastic scifi/horror/mystery show that you will want to binge-watch immediately. It's that good. It just grabs you and won't let you go. It's exciting, interesting, funny, scary and intriguing.

In the early 1980's, in a small town in Indiana, some young boys play Dungeons & Dragons, but one of them disappears shortly after. Some kind of thing chases him, escaping from a nearby facility of some sort. Also, a young girl with a shaved head escapes the facility that same night. The boys are dragged into the mystery as they look for their friend and try to help the girl. The local town sheriff, the boy's mom, and brother, and others also get involved.

It reminds me at times of "Stand by Me," "E.T.," "Poltergeist," and many other shows and movies, but I wouldn't say it's derivative at all. The writers put their own unique spin on these ideas that they've lovingly put together in this story.

I haven't finished watcing yet, but I hope to soon. It's only 8 episodes, and the show has been renewed for a second season. I can't wait to see more! You don't want to miss this one.

MORE INFORMATION:

Netflix releases first look images of the highly anticipated series Stranger Things, which will debuts on July 15th in all territories where Netflix is available.
SEE THE TRAILER HERE

Set in Hawkins Indiana in the 1980ís, Stranger Things chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy's disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the 80ís, Stranger Things is a coming of age story for three boys that draws this quaint community into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface.

 

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), Matthew Modine (Dr. Brenner), David Harbour (Chief Hopper), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Millie Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), and Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler).

An innocent night playing Dungeons & Dragons takes a tragic turn for a group of friends in Hawkins Indiana when Will Byers disappears...seemingly into thin air. The year is 1983 and this small town is abuzz with conspiracy theories behind the missing boy's circumstances. As friends, family and local police search for answers behind his disappearance they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and the discovery of one very strange little girl. Her appearance and powers appear super human and the boys begin to understand that she might have a sinister connection to their missing friend. With the debut of an impressive young breakout cast (Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Mattarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Millie Brown as Eleven), Stranger Things is a love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the 80's.

All episodes debut globally on Netflix Friday July 15th.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), Matthew Modine (Dr. Brenner), David Harbour (Chief Hopper), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Millie Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), and Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler).


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