If you follow any online groups that focus on different TV shows or generally like to keep updated with recent ones, you probably have come across the name of a show called ‘Stranger Things’ a lot, and rightfully so. It is an original Netflix series that takes place in 1983 in a small town in Indiana. The story revolves around three 12 year olds and their friend, Will Byers (Noah Schnappe), who suddenly goes missing while returning home from a friend’s house. Leaving absolutely no trace, he leaves his family and the police completely at a loss about his whereabouts. Will’s mother, Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), embarks upon a frantic search for her lost son who she believes is contacting her through some supernatural way. Meanwhile, mysterious disappearing and unnerving events continue to happen in this otherwise quiet town when a small girl appears in the town out of nowhere. Her arrival unravels stranger things when it turns out she can perform psychokinesis or in simple words, can move things using her mind. The story keeps getting interesting when it keeps uncovering secret government experiments and unusual activities.
Created by the Duffer brothers, this show got a 9.1 rating on IMDB and 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. This science fiction show that sets its way on the 80s, will keep you intrigued till the very end. For someone who has lost her flow of watching new TV shows for a quite a long time, ‘Stranger Things’ was the best show I could’ve come across to change that. Its gripping suspense forced me to stick through to the very last episode and I’m glad that I did. I’m sure anyone who has a liking to the science fiction/thriller genre will come to love this show. And if you haven’t watched it already, you should. Happy binging!