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Sunday, August 7, 2016

#Review - Stranger Things

Format: Netflix Streaming

Synopsis per IMDB: When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

My Review:

I was hesitant to watch this series because Netflix originals have largely been hit and miss for me I was not impressed with Between). The premise sounded okay, but I wondered if this was really going to be a binge-worthy series. I finally decided to watch it last Friday. And let me tell you, this is the best series I've watched in a very long time--in YEARS!! And mind you, I just watched the first five seasons of The Walking Dead this month as well. Stranger things is better than that in my opinion.

Set in the eighties, Stranger Things oozes nostalgia and put me in the mind of the great Stephen King movies of that era. The storytelling is par excellent. The acting, superb, especially the child actors. Great Steven Spielberg-esque direction. I enjoyed every moment of these eight episodes. I am totally and completely hooked and can't wait for season 2!

Rating: 5 Stars

Rating Explanation:
5 Stars: Excellent/I LOVED it!
4 Stars: Good/I liked it.
3 Stars: Okay/A decent way to pass the time.
2 Stars: Could be much better./Mediocre/I barely finished watching.
1 Star: Bad/I probably couldn't finish it./Would not recommend.

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