Netflix’s original “Stranger Things” hit the New Releases list, soon progressed to Trending Now, and the attention is well deserved. “Stranger Things” is the perfect combination of horror, sci-fi and drama. The cast, setting, characters and screenplay blend together to create one of the greatest shows on Netflix right now.
The series revolves around the search for a young boy named Will, from a small town.. His family and friends lead the search, yet they eventually uncover hordes of horrors and mysteries. The cast’s performance was excellent, all of them adding era-specific quirks to the characters, all of which make the audience attached to every character. The characters are familiar in their personalities, but still written as individuals in that they each have their own relatable goals and fears yet unique traits.
Despite having child actors, which are usually weak links due to their inexperience, the gigantic risk had a huge payoff. The child actors, Will (Noah Schnapp), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), gave some of the best performances of the series.
Hawkins, Indiana, the show’s setting, is in a believable, relatable town that creates a juxtaposition between grand monsters and miniscule people. There isn’t any pandering and the setting and the plot rely on each other quite well
Not only did we enjoy every moment of this 8 episode season, but we are still waiting for the next one. The creators of the show, the Duffer Brothers, announced Season 2 for 2017 and if it does as well as the first season, it could be one of the best shows of our generation.