Stranger Things is a Netflix Original TV Show which premiered in 2016
Stranger Things is a science fiction and horror tv show set to take place in the 1980s. It is a Netflix original production that started airing in July 2016. The show is written, directed and produced by the The Duffer brothers who are well known for their movie Hidden and their involvement in episodes of the TV show Wayward Pines which are of the same genre.
The show is set in a fictional town of Hawkins in Indiana during the 1980s. When a small boy, Will Byers, vanishes, his mother along with the police sheriff and friends from the local community start a search to find him. During the search, the rural town inhabitants stumble into a series of supernatural events that take place and link to the abduction of the boy.
Mysteries originating from the nearby Hawkins National Laboratory start to unravel showing that the lab is involved in secret experiments into the paranormal and supernatural. The carried out experiments result in the creation of a portal to an alternate dimension called “the Upside Down” and start affecting the unknowing inhabitants of the calm town of Hawkins.
Things take more horrific turns when the group is joined by a small mysterious girl with psychokinetic abilities to aid in the search for the vanished boy.
Stranger Things delivers superb aesthetics that are evident in every details from filming, to the music passing by the exceptional visual effects. A clear homage to the great pop culture from the 1980s is evident. Aesthetics from Spielberg movies, and video games from that era are abundant throughout the series’ episodes.
This show is not for the faint hearted. Once you start watching, you will instantly appreciate the hype that surrounded the show since its release.
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Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Run Dates: 2016 -present
Series Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown