Summary: “Joyce Byers lives in a small Indiana town in 1983 — inspired by a time when tales of science fiction captivated audiences. When Joyce’s 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.”
If you haven’t already heard of Netflix’s new series, Stranger Things, I don’t know what you’ve been doing with your life. I was hearing about this show EVERYWHERE last week, so I decided to give it a try. All it takes is one episode to get hooked…much less than a whole episode, really.
It takes place in the 80’s with a ton of throwbacks to all the old sci-fi movies from back then, which I’ve never really watched, but still enjoyed the show. The story is great, constantly leaving you trying to figure out what could possibly be coming next. And it’s creepy. Very creepy, think the early seasons of Supernatural.
When the show was first released, I saw that some of the main characters were kids and thought it would be cheesy and they would be annoying like kids in these types of shows sometimes tend to be. But they aren’t. The actors did a great job and the writing keeps the show feeling like those old 80’s movies without it feeling like it was made back then, if that makes sense.
There are only 8 episodes in this first season, but don’t worry, it’s been picked up for a second. The finale will leave you wanting more, trust me.
What are you waiting for? Go watch the season and get back here and tell me what you think about the ending! I need more people to talk to.
Available on Netflix.