Set in 1980's , a peaceful fictional town was alarmed with the news of a missing boy named Will. His friends Mike, Dustine and Lucas sets out to find their lost friend in the woods but instead, found another kid, a mysterious girl who has limited vocabulary. Later on they discovered that she has telekinetic powers and she seems to know the clue behind Will's disappearance.
WHAT I LOVE
1. The 80's vibe. Everything, from the neon lights opening title, musical scoring and cinematography are screaming antique vibes. It reminds me of the good old times when horror movies were invested more in inner conflicts and atmosphere rather than cgi effects. Later I learned that the directors made Stranger Things as tribute to 80's horror movies. It is particularly a mashed-up of Stephen Kings novels and the earlier works of Stephen King.
2. The Performance of the actors. You know everyone is good when you found no annoying characters. (Although I don't like Nancy out of the bunch but she's tolerable.) Here are my favorite characters whom I think showed outstanding performance in the show.
Remember at the first episode when the "BAD MEN" , without a second thought , just killed the character named "BENNY" just because he gave Eleven food. He knew nothing about Eleven and her superpowers. But he was killed just because he had contact with her. I had an impression that "BAD MEN" were merciless bunch of people. They would kill anyone even the people with the most ample knowledge of their whereabouts. However, when they captured Hopper, who knew not only little but the WHOLE SECRET, they listened to his bargain and let him go. The bargain was not that pricey. They have the the technology and the resources to find 'Eleven'. They can do it without Hopper's help. It's not like I hate Hopper. But If I were one of the bad men, and would be consistent with the character, I know it would be best of my interest to kill him as soon as I capture him.
-The seemingly hatched eggs when Hopper and Joyce were walking in the "Upside Downs" signals that there might be new evil creature in town. It could be more powerful than Demogorgon.
-Obviously Will will never be the same again. It could be he's already a host of new evil creature or he will become the monster itself.
Okay. Let's now end this blog with this super cute gif.