The hype is strong when it comes to the Netflix Original STRANGER THINGS. And guess, what, it’s all true. This supernatural science fiction thriller series hits the nail on the head. If you were an 80’s kid, this TV series is one giant nostalgic feel. Steeped in everything 80’s, the producers got everything right, down to the mud brown tupperware, rusty orange fabric hues, and banana seat bikes. All of this, mixed with the brilliant sci fi minds of the 21st century, make for a show that you can’t turn off. Winona Ryder delivers, as an over stressed mother searching for her missing son.
Here’s the Netflix blurb: “A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.”
Thankfully this series doesn’t end with a cliffhanger. Episode 8, “The Upside Down,” answers most of our questions and ties the first season up with a nice little bow that will leave you smiling. It also leaves a few strings of hope for a continuation of the series. I’m hoping Netflix signs on for more and that the producers are able to deliver the same magic.
(This post originally appeared on my blog: http://secretlifeofatownie.blogspot.com/2016/07/StrangerThings.html)