When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
This is the newest series from Netflix that’s been getting a lot of attention lately. It’s not hard to understand why because even I finished it in just two days considering the fact that I’m busy. It’s that good that I stayed up all night to finish everything. There are only 8 episodes by the way, with more or less 40 minutes in each one.
The first few episodes will immediately get you hooked and intrigued. It’s set in the 80’s so everything about it reminded me of my childhood. You will be amazed at how meticulous the things and the references that they used were. One can immediately feel nostalgic when they see the board games, retro casio watches, walkie talkies as a form of communication, the lunch boxes, the bags, the hairstyles and the clothes.
The storyline is this: In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child – which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town, while a few locals begin to understand that there’s more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.
The one thing that I believe got everyone hooked was the cast. Everyone from the lead to the extras did an amazing job in portraying their characters. I was convinced that they were all from the ’80s era even though we all know that they are all just teenagers and probably have no idea what happened back then. I admire everyone’s acting and my favourite is probably Toothless because I can relate to him and he doesn’t give an f about what’s happening and he just wants to eat all the time. This is arguably one of the best cast I’ve seen in a series. They were all just impressive.
The art and technique of making the series is commendable. Yes, they may have drew some inspiration from other films but still, they made sure that everything was consistent all throughout. The effects that they used and the setting made me feel like I travelled back in time and I was just reminded of how great my childhood was. It’s nice to reminisce how we enjoyed ourselves back then without the use of modern day technology and how everything were simple and much more fun.
To summarize, Stranger Things is a great series that everyone should watch not just because you’re an 80’s baby but because the show has a heart. There are a lot of lessons to take away from it. It focused on the unconditional love of a mother to her son, the importance of having true friends, being true to yourself and not giving in to peer pressure. The show is an instant classic and a masterpiece that pays homage to probably the best generation ever, period. I liked everything about it and would highly recommend it to everyone so please Netflix Gods if you can hear us, we need Season 2 already! Can you hear us? Over?