The 80’s, it was a time when a kid could jump on his bike and have a grand adventure. At least that’s what Hollywood tells us, and that’s exactly how Stranger Things feels. But, that vibe is quickly changed once one of the boys goes missing. From there, Stranger Things swifts gears into the thriller it promised to be with the spirt of an 80’s kids adventure.
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock; stranger things is a new original series on Netflix. It feels like E.T., The Thing, and Poltergeist all together to form Stranger Things. But at the same time the new Netflix Series is fresh and original. It also had perfect music, which was perfectly inserted into the screens to evoke the corresponding emotions the Duffer Brothers wanted the viewer to feel. That’s exactly what a good series should do.
That being said, Stranger Things definitely has that 80’s charm we’ve all seen before. Perhaps, that’s why I like it so much, but the same time the series is not perfect. For starters I would have liked a few more episodes, rather than just eight. Secondly, the series felt a little rushed at the end that left plots mostly finished. Even that being the case, the writers still left a little room for a second season. If you ask me that’s playing it safe. It would had been awesome to have a rad cliffhanger.
The good thing about being short is that you can binge it in a single weekend, and feel reasonably satisfied. After all, The writing style feels a lot like Stephen King’s, which makes for a fun, thrilling, and worthy series to add to your watch list. Overall, I give the series a 8 out of 10.