Instead of giving you a review of Stranger Things, which would be very hard because the show is very complex with a lot of moving parts, I’m going to tell you the reasons you should be watching it.
The Children on the show
We’ve all watched TV shows where the actors playing kids are much older (like 90210, for example). The kids on this show are just that – kids – and they are all incredibly talented. Most notably is Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven (or Elle). This girl is incredible and I hope to see her in many more things in the future.
Stranger Things is set in 1983 in a small town in Indiana. I feel that the creators tried very hard to stay true to time. Unlike the Goldberg’s (which I love, btw), which is set in the 80’s but doesn’t feel truly 80’s authentic, Stranger Things does feel authentic. The boys ride banana seat bikes. The cars are 80’s. The phones are 80’s. I appreciated it.
I’ve seen this show described as a “horror” show – I disagree with that categorization. It’s certainly suspenseful and a drama, but I didn’t find it to be horror. I’m not generally into the sci-fi genre, but this show drew me in instantly.
Who is Eleven and what is her story? Some of this is answered during the course of the season, but not all of it, which leaves us open to a season 2 (which has been confirmed, yeah!!!) What was the deal with Matthew Modine’s character? What the hell is the Upside Down? So many questions.
Everyone’s watching it
You don’t want to be left out, because everyone and their mother (my mother has watched it and loved it) is watching and talking about this show. You don’t want to be out of the loop.
I hope you watch it and love it as much as I did.