Stranger Things: The Netflix series you need to watch.


Stranger thingsWhen it became nearly impossible to access the American Netflix library from Australia, our outlook was not hopeful. Netflix has (thankfully) released a whole host of gripping shows for our procrastination and here is one of them. If you're familiar and comfortable with your usual sitcom or classic drama, get ready to have your mind challenged and to spend hours theorising.

Stranger Things

Stranger thingsStranger Things is set in the early 1980s and opens with the twelve-year-old Will mysteriously vanishing after an innocent night of Dungeons and Dragons with his friends Mike, Dustin and Lucas. We won't reveal anymore for fear of spoilers, but the chain of events that follow Will's disappearance are nothing short of gripping and highlights the Duffer Brothers' creative writing and directing. This show will take you from a small and fictional town called Hawkins in Indiana, to a desolate yet terrifying world that coexists with ours and can only be accessed if you enter a portal. 

The void stranger things

Season one has become the "hit of the summer"despite the Duffer Bros. having a limited budget. For example, in order to film the Void, which is the dark and empty world that Eleven enters when she is mentally connecting with someone, they needed to visually represent that as Eleven's mind. In order to do this, they filled an area with an inch of water on the ground and draped black curtains and - bam - you were in the Void.

Stranger Things

Season 2

"I think a lot of people will prefer Season 2, because I think it's going to be a little darker, and a little weirder." In their interview with IGN, the Duffer Bros. clued us in into what to expect for season 2 of Stranger Things. Ross Duffer mentions, "With Season 2 is there's a new tension and the goal is can the characters resolve that tension by the end. So it's going to be its own sort of complete little movie, very much in the way that Season 1 is."

Duffer brothersSo, we'll end on that note. We won't put any spoilers here, so have a watch for yourself and go back to the 1980s to the fictional town of Hawkins, where you'll travel to the Void and the Upside Down, all in eight episodes.


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