I haven’t had Netflix for quite a while but recently signed up for a 30 day trial so I could watch the Breaking Bad feature “El Camino.” I liked the movie and it was a decent way to wrap things up for Jesse Pinkman and “Breaking Bad.” The 30 day trial allowed me to check out what else was on Netflix since I hadn’t been a subscriber for a while.
I had heard people talk about the show “Stranger Things,” but since I wasn’t a Netflix subscriber I didn’t really pay much attention to it at the time. So I finally decided to check it out. There are three seasons of eight episodes and I guess you could say I binge watched it since I finished all three seasons within a couple of weeks.
I was really hooked on the show from the beginning because it is set in the early 1980’s and it is a throwback to science fiction and horror shows and movies of the time. To me it is really a cross between “The Goonies” and “The X-Files.” “The Goonies” is still one of my favorite movies and “The X-Files” is one of my favorite television shows ever. I think the show is very well done and it kept me interested from episode to episode. Sometimes I wondered if I am really their target audience because there is a lot of teen romance and drama in the show, but I don’t really care. The science fiction/government conspiracy/monster angles kept me plenty engaged in the story.
Spoiler alert: I was really sad when they killed off one of my favorite characters at the end of season three. The good thing is that they are making a season four and there are rumors he is returning to the show. His “death” was kind of ambiguous and they never did find his body, so there may be a way to bring him back.
Anyway, I’m curious to hear what all you Stranger Things fans think of the show. As usual, I’m a bit late to the game on this but I’m happy I discovered it.