The majority of the human population with a Netflix account is already obsessed with this show.
Now, as an 18 year old girl with the password to her mom’s Netflix account, you can probably tell that I don’t go out much. And as a part of my ever-ongoing process of becoming a complete recluse, I have fallen into the world of Stranger Things.
For the few people who don’t know what Stranger Things is, here’s a brief description: When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back. Thanks IMDB 😉
The show takes place in a town called Hawkins, Indiana in 1983 and follows more than a few characters: Will, Joyce, and Jonathan Byers, Mike and Nancy Wheeler, Dustin Henderson, Lucas Sinclair, and Eleven (amongst many others). My personal favorite character would have to be a one Nancy Wheeler. Let me first preface this by saying that in the beginning, I was not the biggest fan of Nancy. To me, she was a total cliche–nerdy, but beautiful girl who gets involved with the school’s bad boy: Steve Harrington. But Nancy is so much more than that. Just trust me when I say NANCY GETS GOOD.
And c’mon, she’s super adorable too.
Along with transporting you back to the 1980s, Stranger Things also hands you an incredibly eerie mystery having to do with the government. Yeah. Some seriously weird things are going down in Hawkins, Indiana and you’re not gonna want to miss them.
Being that this is a Netflix original series, the entire first season is available to stream on Netflix. Each of the 8 episodes of the first season are around 50 minutes long, so make sure there are plenty of snacks and beverages around. Get yourself comfy. Relax. Because once you start, you’re not gonna want to stop. Seriously. I went into this thinking that I would just watch one episode–see what all of the hype was about–and ended up staying up until 3:15 AM because I just couldn’t will myself to go to bed. It’s just that good. The cast, setting, wardrobe, and everything else involved in this show is just so worth it.
Just look at these babies.
And if these weren’t enough reasons to start Stranger Things, Winona Ryder is in it too. That’s right. WINONA RYDER. The beautiful legend herself.
LOOK. LOOK AT THIS BADASS MOMMA.
So, yeah. Watch Stranger Things. And then watch the teaser trailer for Stranger Things SEASON 2 (which has 9 EPISODES instead of 8)! Feel free to leave comments down below about the show: your favorite character(s), best quotes, speculations for season 2? Really anything you’d like.
Thanks for reading. ❤