July 9th, 2017
The season, Stranger Things, which is produced by Netflix is one for the ages. It has everything that a season needs: Thrill, emotions, friendships, relationships and science fiction. It has already become of the most watched shows of Netflix.
It was launched in July of 2016, has a score of 9.1/10 on IMDb and a rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 55 reviews. The average score is 8.1/10 on the site which states, “”Exciting, heartbreaking, and sometimes scary, Stranger Things acts as an addictive homage to Spielberg films and vintage 1980s television”.
On the review aggregator, Metacritic, the series has been given an average score of 76 out of a possible 100 which is based on 34 reviews.
Let’s break down the superb show.
A little boy, named Will after playing with his friends, rides his cycle back to home. On his way back, he feels as if some creature is in the woods, he leaves his bicycle and runs off to home. His mother and brother both are at work; a stranger creature appears and takes Will along with him.
A little girl, named eleven (like the number) is forced and trained by her own father to honey her telekinesis skills. She eventually runs away from the place she is kept but things are bound to become difficult as her father leaves no stone un-turned to find her.
Horror and Humor
The show is from neither of the genres but have bits and pieces of both which are done to perfection. The ending scene of the show has one of the most horror scenes. The humor is on point and though jokes are mostly between kids, they will totally make you laugh.
The series showcases a very beautiful bond between 4 best friends and how the three of them are constantly planning and trying to save their friend. And of course, the love of mother for her missing son is so pure and tragic that it makes you sad.
The season is a must for everyone who wants to have a good time. Consisting of merely 8 episodes with a screen time of around 40 minutes, set in 1980s will keep you hooked and there is fair chance that you’d end up binge watching.