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Stranger Things (2016-2024)

5 seasons
3,97 2.306 votes

State: Returning Series

Genre: Drama

Origin: United States

Developed by: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer

Stars: Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder and David Harbour

IMDb score: 8,7 (1.319.292)

Releasedate: Friday 15 July 2016

Stranger Things plot

In the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, twelve-year-old Will Byers mysteriously disappears, leaving his mother Joyce (Winona Ryder) devastated. Will's group of friends come across a mysterious girl known as Eleven, who has supernatural powers.

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3 2 1 cut

  • 17 votes
Wednesday 20 July 2016
Stranger Things season 1


So, that's out. How I enjoyed this series. Every effort is made to unite and represent the worlds of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg. And that is done very well. From Poltergeist to Stand by Me, from The Goonies to IT. The music is appropriate and yet not too retro.

Storyline is strong, clichés are avoided, actors are strong characters and although 80s based, still so 2016 effects. Watched it in two evenings.

The best thing I think is that some 80s stories by Stephen King have a basis from the books of JRR Tolkien where the 4 children have a clear link with the 4 hobbits from 'The Lord of the Rings'. That is also applied here and is attractive.

Revival? Nostalgia? retro ? Well, I was a teenager in the 80's, I devoured King's books and Spielberg loved going to the cinema and creating surreal worlds that had a touch of magic about them. Maybe a kind of nostalgia for a world I like to live in. And that's what Stranger Things does.

Everyone watch!

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Black Math

  • 141 votes
Thursday 21 March 2019
Stranger Things season 1

Very nice. Indeed an 80s vibe, but without feeling old-fashioned. In any case, the atmosphere is very pleasant, the soundtrack is strong, and it's easy to empathize with the main characters. Most of them are a bit nerdy outcasts, especially the children, and I recognize a lot of myself as a student in that. But the most appealing character is Sheriff Jim Hopper, who on the one hand looks quite laconic, but is actually very decisive and has his heart in the right place. The latter can be said about many characters, because even the popular boyfriend of the sister of the central character Mike seems to have a good nature.

The plot also feels retro, it is a strong mix of fantasy, horror and science fiction, albeit from 80s films from those genres. Tension arcs are skillfully built, there is a strong montage (such as the scene in which Mike's sister has sex, while at the same time her friend Barbara is eaten by the Demogorgan in the Upside Down).

It's also nice that it doesn't last forever, eight episodes are manageable, after which a nice end to the season is knitted. Obviously not the end of the story, but the last episode manages to satisfy. 3.5* for this season.

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Black Math

  • 141 votes
Thursday 11 July 2019
Stranger Things season 3

It gets less every season. In this season they seem to be mainly inspired by zombie movies and by The Terminator. Especially the first has an influence on the tension. Often, the less often a threat is actually visible, the more dangerous it feels. Zombies are often a bit more visible and even though the creatures in this season are not actually zombies, something similar happens here which does not benefit the tension.

The closet is all a bit older and less cute and that doesn't help either. It is nice that Erica, Lucas' sister, has a more prominent role. Of course a very annoying child, but I can laugh about it. What's less fun is the horrible song that comes along in the last episode. Really horrible and if you think about it it also cost Hopper his life, because he was interrupted by the "Terminator" just as he was about to blow the place up; he'd only needed one extra second, and that song, of course, cost a lot more.

By the way, I'm betting that he not is actually dead. We didn't see a body, so under the movie laws, he's not actually dead, and the final scenes talk about an American in captivity by the Russians, who obviously made contact with the Upside Down elsewhere, so my guess is he's fled into the Upside Down just before the explosion and was later caught by the Russians.

We'll see during the inevitable next season. As far as I'm concerned, that can get better than this, otherwise I'll really give up. 2*.

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