Stranger Things

If you’re like me and have yet to watch an episode of Stranger Things, you are considered by many to be behind the times.

Stranger Things is an American science fictionhorrorweb television series created by the Duffer Brothers and released on Netflix.

Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in November 1983, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps the missing boy’s friends in their search. The second season, titled Stranger Things 2, is set one year later in October 1984 and deals with the characters’ attempts to return to normality and the aftermath of the events from the first season. The third season, titled Stranger Things 3, is set in July 1985.

Many credit Stephen King with the series; however, is inspired and aesthetically informed by the works of Steven SpielbergJohn Carpenter, and Stephen King, among others, including several films, anime, and video games.

The first season of eight episodes premiered on Netflix on July 15, 2016. It received critical acclaim for its characterization, pacing, atmosphere, acting, soundtrack, directing, writing, and homages to 1980s films. The second season consisting of nine episodes was released on October 27, 2017. A third season consisting of eight episodes was released on July 4, 2019. The show has been renewed for a fourth season. The Duffer Brothers have said that Stranger Things is likely to end after its fourth or fifth season. The series has received 31 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Drama Series, and four Golden Globe Award nominations, and it won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2016.

My time is limited already but this sounds like my kind of show. It may be time to start vegging on a few seasons.

Greg J. Gardner
Author of Black Friday – An American Jihad
www.GregJGardner.com
“Never give up on your dreams, or they will give up on you.”

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