When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
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 Joyce Byers (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jim Hopper (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mike Wheeler (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Eleven (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Dustin Henderson (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Lucas Sinclair (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Nancy Wheeler (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jonathan Byers (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Karen Wheeler (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Steve Harrington (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Will Byers (16 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Officer Powell (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Ted Wheeler (11 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Bob Newby (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Roman (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Billy (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Dr. Owens (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Max (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Dr. Martin Brenner (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Officer Callahan (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Holly Wheeler / ... (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
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In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child - which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town while a few locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.

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The state trooper guarding the morgue is reading "Cujo" by Stephen King. This is one of the show's many hat tips to the author's work. See more »

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The police light-bar on the Chief Hopper's 1980 Blazer is a Code 3 MX7000, manufactured by Public Safety Equipment, which was not sold until the mid-1990's. See more »

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Eleven: Friends don't lie
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The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980's television series opening credits. See more »

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Good horror after a long time...
14 July 2016 | by (Westeros West of Westworld) – See all my reviews

Netflix's new monster mystery Stranger Things isn't the first attempt to recapture the vibe of the 80s horror/adventure films – J.J. Abrams' Super 8 comes to mind – but you've never seen anything quite like this series. The show is essentially genre-less, with numerous references and allusions to that time period weaved into a mysterious sci-fi horror tapestry that ends up being something wholly unique and utterly engrossing.. It is set in Hawkins, Indiana in 1983 and revolves around the disappearance of young Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) as his family, three misfit friends, and the town Sheriff look for answers, but instead stumble across an unexplainable and horrific chain of events. Everything has a wonderfully dark, 80's feel from the start with its synth soundtrack to the neon letters of the opening titles..This series is very much a "kids with bikes" type adventure akin to the darker moments of E.T. and The Goonies. The nerdy boys and their pop-culture references coupled with a love of D&D make them immediately endearing and lovable – which makes the danger they face that much more intense, as they're such easy characters to become emotionally invested in.

The kids in Stranger Things are just fantastic in every single role. Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin aka "Toothless" will most likely become everyone's instant favorite with his harmless look, exuberantly geeky personality and constant swearing. But all the kids are very capable in their roles and bring their own dynamic to their fellowship. Finn Wolfhard is solid as Mike, the awkward de facto leader of the group, alongside Caleb McLaughlin as the fiery, but level-headed Lucas..

Overall It is a great series,Stranger Things also has some gorgeous supernatural environments and creature designs. After working on the excellent first season of Wayward Pines, The Duffer brothers know how to build tension without giving everything away too easily, and sci-fi horror fans will love the references to 80s classics and the other-worldly monster himself.


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