Stranger Things is an intriguing dark sci-fi show and my newest Netflix obsession.

From the very first episode I was hooked. Stranger Things takes place in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the mid-1980s. Hello wide-collared shirts, chest hair, and over sized sunglasses! Grab some Egos and tune in because this is one show you don’t want to miss out on! Stranger Things follows the story of a group of kids who discover a whole new world (literally) after they investigate the mysterious disappearance of their friend.

The series premiere opened with a scientist frantically running to the elevator as something chases him from behind.  The elevator arrives and he steps on with a sigh of relief. At first the audience believes he is safe until an unknown thing growls and takes him from above. This is the first indication that monsters are involved in the show, so needless to say I was very interested. In the next scene we are introduced to Will, (the boy who goes missing), and his three friends, Michael, Dustin, and Lucas. The boys are playing the iconic 1980’s game Dungeons and Dragons, which is an important part of the story line, in the basement of Michael’s home. Afterwards, Will and Dustin race home on their bikes. Unbeknownst to them their entire town is about to be shaken up. Will gains speed and starts to beat Dustin, eventually losing him in the dark. Coincidentally, Will ends up falling off his bike in the middle of the woods right where the laboratory is.  Hello drama. Will hears something in the dark of the night and hurries home, locking his door behind him. You would think he would be safe right? Oh, and just so happened that both his mom and brother weren’t home at the time. Will feels safe until the door starts to unlock. No, not in the way you’re probably thinking. The door unlocks from the inside! Whatever was on the other side of the door had telepathic abilities and was able to gain entry to the house from unlocking it from the inside. Will scrambles out the back to the shed and grabs his gun, aiming it at the shed door. Okay, at this point I’m thinking “okay good, he has a gun and he’s pointing it at the door so regardless of the monster’s telepathic abilities, he should still be able to shoot it when it comes through the door. Nope. The creature didn’t even come through the door! A dark creature appears behind him and will is taken into the night. Pretty creepy right? Thats all I’m going to spill about the show because I dont want to ruin it. I had to binge watch all eight episodes within a week because I was so curious as to what exactly took him and about what the hell kind of experiments they were doing in that laboratory..

Stranger Things will satisfy alllllllll of your sci-fi needs in less than 60 minutes, seriously. The first season features eight chapters: Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers, Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street, Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly, Chapter Four: The Body, Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat, Chapter Six: The Monster, Chapter Seven: The Bathtub, and Chapter Eight: The Upside Down.  Stranger Things has been green lit for a second season that is set to premiere sometime in 2017. I want you all to experience this great show! If you have spare time over the Labor Day weekend I encourage you to give this show a try. It might seem a little slow but trust me you NEED to get to the end of this show.

 

-Endia

 

 

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