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Stranger Things: a review

by Louisa Klein

Yeah, baby, yeah … Just how I like it! Right there … right … theeereee …
No, I wasn’t making love nor having an orgasm, relax. I was just binge-watching Stranger Things, the new Netflix Sci-Fi series. The two summer nights I spent in bed, cuddled-up under my duvet with my cat watching Stranger Things were the best nights I had in a long, long time. You think it’s sad and/or pathetic? Maybe. Or maybe this series is so awesome, that doing everything seems dull and meaningless.
I’d definitely have sex with this series, if I could. Hey, I’d marry this series if I could!
I mean, it’s set in the early 80s, had kids riding choppers and BMXs and playing Dungeons and Dragon for ten hours in a row in one of the kids’ basements and then there are Government experiments with telekinesis, monsters from parallel dimensions, mysterious disappearances, girls with super powers …
This series is a gripping, poetic, adventurous mix of E.T, The Goonies, Super 8, the X-Files and every other 80s, early 90s film/series you can think of. Stranger Things will either take you down memory lane for an action-packed, nostalgic adventure or will just open a new world to you, a world where there was no internet, nor mobiles and children could ride around safe (sort of 😉 ) and played role-games for hours, just using their imagination.
Every young writer of action movies/books/tv shows should watch this series and LEARN. The Duffers brothers know everything about pace, character creation, building up great atmosphere that allows viewers to dive into the story from the first second, being totally sucked-in, unable to crawl-out until they’ve watched the last episode!
Balancing style and substance is always challenging for a series like Stranger Things, but the show is perfectly calibrated. It feels like watching a show actually produced during the era in which it’s set, where special effects were at the service of the story, not vice versa.
People, especially if you write/love and action fantasy, like I do, you shouldn’t miss this show. Below, the
Summary: Set in the 1980s Indiana, a young boy named Will (Noah Schnapp) disappears into thin air and the search for him that includes Will’s best friend Mike (Finn Wolfhard), leads to top secret experiments and a strange little girl (Millie Brown) in the woods.

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