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Stranger​ ​Things​ ​Review

By Anthony​ ​Salce

Staff​ ​Writer

 

If​ ​you’re​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​the​ ​next​ ​show​ ​to​ ​binge​ ​watch​ ​on​ ​Netflix,​ ​then​ ​your​ ​search​ ​is​ ​now over.​ ​The​ ​Duffer​ ​brothers’​ ​“Stranger​ ​Things,”​ ​will​ ​explode​ ​your​ ​cinematic​ ​taste​ ​buds​ ​and​ ​keep you​ ​wanting​ ​more…

The​ ​show​ ​focuses​ ​around​ ​four​ ​12-​ ​year-old​ ​nerdy,​ ​Dungeon​ ​and​ ​Dragons​ ​playing​ ​friends, living​ ​in​ ​the​ ​1980s​ ​in​ ​the​ ​small​ ​town​ ​of​ ​Hawkins,​ ​Indiana.​ ​These​ ​boys​ ​lives​ ​are​ ​changed​ ​forever one​ ​night,​ ​when​ ​problems​ ​strike​ ​the​ ​mysterious​ ​government​ ​lab​ ​in​ ​their​ ​town,​ ​resulting​ ​in​ ​the disappearance​ ​of​ ​their​ ​friend,​ ​Will.

While​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​their​ ​lost​ ​friend,​ ​Will,​ ​the​ ​gang​ ​discovers​ ​a​ ​girl​ ​named​ ​Eleven,​ ​who​ ​is also​ ​their​ ​age.​ ​Eleven​ ​is​ ​scared​ ​and​ ​alone​ ​as​ ​she​ ​has​ ​just​ ​escaped​ ​the​ ​government​ ​lab.​ ​The​ ​season follows​ ​with​ ​them​ ​all​ ​teaming​ ​up​ ​to​ ​unfold​ ​the​ ​secrets​ ​of​ ​11,​ ​the​ ​government​ ​lab​ ​and​ ​where​ ​their friend​ ​Will​ ​has​ ​gone.

The​ ​show’s​ ​writers​ ​were​ ​immensely​ ​influenced​ ​by​ ​Stephen​ ​King’s​ ​work,​ ​therefore,
“Stranger​ ​Things”​ ​has​ ​a​ ​very​ ​eerie,​ ​​ ​hair​ ​raising​ ​on​ ​the​ ​back​ ​of​ ​your​ ​neck​ ​type​ ​of​ ​feel.​ ​It’s​ ​a combination​ ​of​ ​mystery​ ​and​ ​sci-fi.​ ​Between​ ​the​ ​intimidating​ ​government​ ​agents​ ​and​ ​the supernatural​ ​occurrences,​ ​this​ ​show​ ​will​ ​continuously​ ​leave​ ​you​ ​hanging​ ​after​ ​each​ ​episode.​ ​The chemistry​ ​the​ ​characters​ ​have​ ​amongst​ ​themselves​ ​as​ ​a​ ​small​ ​niche​ ​of​ ​friends,​ ​makes​ ​it​ ​also​ ​very easy​ ​for​ ​you​ ​to​ ​relate​ ​to​ ​them​ ​and​ ​also​ ​put​ ​yourself​ ​in​ ​their​ ​shoes.

“Stranger​ ​Things”​ ​does​ ​such​ ​a​ ​great​ ​job​ ​of​ ​immersing​ ​its​ ​viewers​ ​into​ ​the​ ​80’s​ ​culture,​ ​to the​ ​extent​ ​that​ ​even​ ​if​ ​you​ ​didn’t​ ​live​ ​through​ ​it,​ ​after​ ​watching,​ ​you​ ​feel​ ​as​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have.​ ​This show​ ​will​ ​have​ ​you​ ​on​ ​your​ ​toes​ ​from​ ​start​ ​to​ ​finish​ ​and​ ​the​ ​best​ ​part​ ​is​ ​that​ ​it​ ​is​ ​on​ ​Netflix​ ​all ready​ ​to​ ​fully​ ​binge​ ​seasons​ ​one​ ​and​ ​two..