Written By: Megan Mudie
“Stranger Things” is the latest TV phenomenon from Netflix and it seems to be what all people have been talking about since it’s debut back in July.
Set in the mid 1980s in a small town in Indiana, the show is centered around the mysterious disappearance of 12 year old Will Byers. Everyone’s first thoughts are that he must be completely fine, I mean what can happen in such a small and quiet town? People then begin to believe that obviously he’s been taken by his estranged father, or that he’s probably run away from home but his mother and his best friends know that something is definitely not right. After all, they do know Will best.
The town soon begins to realize that strange things have been happening this whole time.. right in front of them, and it prompts them to change.
So, why should you binge watch Stranger Things?
1. The Mystery
While the story line of a bunch of outsider kids trying so solve their best friend’s disappearance has been done to death, the paranormal aspect of the show adds a dark and twisted vibe. It constantly leaves you wanting more each episode. I mean, I started episode 1 late at night and was finished by the following afternoon. The mystery is THAT addictive.
2. The Kids
Casting kids in T.V shows or movies can be a real hit or miss, but the makers of Stranger Things have really hit the nail on the head with this one. The young characters are absolutely spot on – real, honest, sincere kids who you would actually believe lived and grew up in the 1980s. Within minutes of the show starting, you already feel like you’re on this journey with them.
With her shaven head, rarity to talk and her terrifying, bad-ass superpower ability to be able to kill you with the slight move of her head, she really is the epitome of the whole show. She captivates you from the second you lay your eyes on her, and will probably be one of the main reasons you binge watch all 8 episodes in one day.
4. The Monster
As I don’t want to spoil anything, all I’ll say is that Stranger Things portrays its monster exactly how a supernatural creature should be portrayed, by not seeing it.. well, on the most part. Nothing will beat the power of your imagination. Not even a C.G.I, high-tech, Hollywood created super monster.
5. The Soundtrack
And last but certainly not least, the 80s soundtrack. So if you’re a retro music geek, this is the show for you. The music is both dramatic and riveting, and what gets better than the repetition of The Clash’s “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”
Megan is 16. She loves watching lots of different T.V shows, her favourites being Once Upon a Time, Grey’s Anatomy and The Fosters. She enjoys reading, making Vine edits, fangirling on Twitter and writing in her spare time.
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