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The 1980s are back in 2016

posted Nov 7, 2016, 9:01 AM by stu.jessicamies@usd356.org

“Stranger Things” is a science-fiction thriller/horror show. It was first released on July 15 and received positive reviews from critics and fans of the show alike. The show pays homage to 1980s pop culture and was inspired by movies and directors from the ‘80s.  

The show takes place in the fictional town of Hawkins, Ind., in the year 1983. A young 12-year-old boy, Will Byers, mysteriously disappears one night after playing Dungeons and Dragons with his three other friends: Mike, Dustin and Lucas. After his disappearance, a young girl with special powers and a limited vocabulary shows up. Her name is Eleven, or El for short. She befriends the three boys and helps them with their search for their friend. Another search is started by Will’s mom and the police chief using unusual methods. Mike’s older sister and Will’s older brother join together to begin another search as well. As they begin to uncover the truth, a secret government agency tries to cover it up to save themselves also.

If you know me, I love ‘80s movie. I wish John Hughes would direct my life. The actress who played Will’s mom, Winona Ryder, starred in my favorite movie “Heathers”, which came out in 1988. “Stranger Things” was a perfect show for me to watch because it combined all my favorite things. The best thing about the show were the characters. They were relatable and very interesting to watch.

I’m excited to watch season 2 next year and see how they will continue the storyline surrounding Will and Eleven. I recommend “Stranger Things” to anyone who enjoys science-fiction, the ‘80s, or if they just want to watch a well-made show. I give this show five cardinal heads out of five.


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