“Stranger Things” Review


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Colin Brace, Contributor

Stranger Things” is a show based in the early 80s. The story takes place in Hawkins, Indiana, a small town where “not a lot happens,” until a group of kids, Mike, Dustin, Will, and Lucas, see supernatural activity for the first time and discover that the government is behind it. 

The kids go on an adventure looking for Will, who vanishes after riding home alone and never makes it home. They end up finding him with the help of a girl, El, or Eleven, who has special powers. After they find him, Will is not the same because the “Monster” that is described as a mind flayer has attached a part of itself to him. The mind flayer can use Will and make him say things and do things. 

There are many times in the series where you think that the main characters will be ok, but the worst ends up happening. It is the best show I’ve ever seen because of all the twists and turns like when everyone is running out of the lab, but Bob, a man that Joyce was dating at the time, doesn’t make it; it really keeps you interested in watching the whole time. 

My favorite part of the show is the 80s scenery, music and humorous dialogue, which makes the show even better. Side characters, Nancy, Steve, Billy, Jonathan, Joyce, and Hopper that don’t play as big of a role as the group of boys, but are in the show a lot, make it hard to depict who the real main characters are because of the impact they have on a show by making crucial actions that help the main characters.

In all, the show has a great storyline and has many characters you can relate to. If you really get invested in the show, it can get emotional at times. The series will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time and will make you very invested and keep you interested the entire time. I have watched the series three times, and it is still as good as the first time I watched it.