“Stranger Things” Review

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I’ve had Netflix’s new show “Stranger Things” on my queue since it came out but I only got to watching it two days ago and I have to say I was not disappointed. I binged the entire series within a day, it was so addictive. The plot revolves around a group of dorky tween boys in the 1980’s; when one of their friends mysteriously disappears one night all sorts of weird shit happens. The boys find a weird little girl in the woods with telepathic powers, there is a questionable research facility, the missing boy’s mother begins to sense that her son is somehow trying to communicate with her through electricity, and a freaky monster is out for blood. This sci-fi piece of gold is not only reminiscent of some of the greatest 80’s flicks but also harbors a timeless appeal of mystery, suspense, and wonder that made me feel like a kid again. If you are not hooked by the first 20 minutes of the pilot, something is wrong with you. This show feels like more of an 8 hour long movie than a tv series, definitely binge-worthy and packs a killer opening theme.

9/10