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Things We Love - Stranger Things

September 08, 2016 at 7:00 PM

At first I was hesitant to watch the new Netflix Original series, Stranger Things. It seemed to me a weird hodgepodge of genres:  a 1980s nostalgic, supernatural, mystery, horror, adventure mashup. Despite my hesitancy, I decided to give it a try, and boy was I glad I did. I was instantly hooked! Set in 1983, Stranger Things takes place in the small, seemingly normal town of Hawkins, Indiana. When 11-year-old Will goes missing, everyone assumes that he either ran away or accidentally died. Will's friends and family refuse to believe that he is dead, and thus they begin a thrilling and terrifying journey to discover exactly what happened to him. Stranger Things is like an homage to Spielberg films, Stephen King novels, and vintage 1980s television and movies. This series had me laughing, crying, and hiding behind a pillow all within each of the 8 one-hour episodes. A combination of a compelling story, excellent acting, and amazing visuals make this series a delight to watch. Plus, Netflix has just announced that there will be a second season of Stranger Things! --Annalise Ammer, Children's Librarian

 

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