Stranger things is one of the best shows on Netflix. When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.This is one of the most magical things I have ever had the fortune of viewing. I won’t go into details about the narrative, which is build on classic sci-fi and horror concepts and it works. But what really makes this show excel is the little things. The casting is amazing – every single character, regardless of how small the part is, feels like a complete character, and the main cast delivers some powerful stuff all throughout the series. The production is spot on in it’s portrayal of a small town in the 80’s, and I have to assume that it is in part based on the creators own experiences and childhood, because everything feels real.
The only thing that bothered me throughout the entire show was the incompetence of the government entities. I know and understand that this is a popular portrayal of the government in these types of stories and especially in the US is this a common sentiment. But it simply didn’t seem believable that they would make some of the choices they did. Doesn’t take a genius to see that they are doing a crummy job. But this is all in all a negligible detail, as it keeps the story moving.
Seasons and episodes
- 1 - 1Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers Jul. 15, 2016
- 1 - 2Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street Jul. 15, 2016
- 1 - 3Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly Jul. 15, 2016
- 1 - 4Chapter Four: The Body Jul. 15, 2016
- 1 - 5Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat Jul. 15, 2016
- 1 - 6Chapter Six: The Monster Jul. 15, 2016
- 1 - 7Chapter Seven: The Bathtub Jul. 15, 2016
- 1 - 8Chapter Eight: The Upside Down Jul. 15, 2016