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Monsters, friendship, thrill, and action are among the many reasons that people love the show Stranger Things. Stranger Things is a popular Netflix Original that was first released October 2016. The series falls within the science-fiction genre, and humorous and drama filled scenes help to tell the stories within the show.

The show is about a young boy named Will, who disappears from the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. The series also tells the story of his mother – Joyce, his brother – Jonathan, his friends – Mike, Lucas, and Dustin, and the police chief – Hopper, who are all on an endless hunt to find their missing friend Will. Eventually, they confront a supernatural force in order to recover him and a mystery arises when an unknown girl with a shaved head is found in the woods and she somehow knows exactly how to locate Will. In its first season, this show received millions of good reviews and garnered an innumerable amount of fans.

The long wait for season 2 is finally over because on October 27, 2017 the newest season of this show was released on Netflix. Since that day, many have busied themselves with binge watching this popular show.

The show Stranger Things attracts people of all ages. Eighth grader Maggie is very passionate about the show: “It is really refreshing to see a sci-fi show when there are so many drama shows right now. It is so different from anything I’ve ever seen. It’s also really cool and it has a super good hook.” Eighth grader Natalie also claims, “The show takes an everyday life of a boy and transforms it into a fantasy show.”

Many people love the show due to its unique sci-fi 80’s theme. While younger generations praise this aspect of the show as unique, older fans appreciate this throwback to the classic films they enjoyed when growing up. Teens today may look down on the original 80’s sci-fi films as cheesy or dumb, especially due to the low-quality special effects used at that time, but this show is viewed as thrilling and keeps fans on the edge of their seats. Fans young and old have found a way to connect to this throwback thriller.

Eighth grader Georgia adds, “I like it’s uniqueness. It is really different because it is set in the 80’s, but it’s a sci-fi. Also, it stars kids, which makes the characters even more lovable.”

Another reason that Stranger Things is such a popular show is that the cast is made up of an extremely lovable group of kids and adults. Maggie continues, “I feel like the casting choices of the show were phenomenal. I like how Winona Ryder, who was really famous in the 80’s, is starring as Will’s mom in this show set in the 80’s. I also like how all of the kids that star in the show are such good friends; it makes their acting even better.”

While this show has proven to be an entertainment giant, students should be aware that there is some mature content and pretty terrifying sequences in the show. The series is not intended for young audiences, but if parents have given the stamp of approval, a more mature family may be able to enjoy this show together!

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  1. Win on December 1st, 2017 9:31 am

    I really enjoyed the second season of this show. The show is very suspenful and entertaining to watch. I thought that this article was very well written and descriptive!

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  2. Isabella on December 1st, 2017 9:34 am

    Haven’t had time to start watching but it seems interesting. This is a good article. Nice job!

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  3. Evelyn on December 1st, 2017 9:36 am

    This show is amazing! I binge watched season one and two in two weeks! It really does keep you on the edge of your seat. I have heard many great reviews about this show and that’s why I started to watch it. It’s very intrueging and there are great actors and actresses who make the show even more interesting!

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  4. Flannery on December 1st, 2017 9:37 am

    This show is great!

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  5. Jack on December 1st, 2017 12:17 pm

    Great article. I have heard a lot of good stuff about the show but I don’t watch it myself.

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  6. Ava on December 1st, 2017 12:27 pm

    Nice job with the article! I have not watched it yet but it seems very interesting.

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  7. Sam on December 1st, 2017 12:29 pm

    I can’t watch the show but I want to 🙁

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  8. nick on December 1st, 2017 12:32 pm

    I liked your article
    you summarized it well and gave me imformation about the charecters
    I already watched both seasons and you explained it perfectly

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  9. Matt on December 1st, 2017 12:34 pm

    I think that this article depicts Stranger Things greatly. I love Stranger Things and I watch it all the time. It really blows my mind that they could take the science fiction genre and make an 80’s style mystery out of it. Great article.

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  10. Caroline on December 1st, 2017 2:05 pm

    The show is AMAZING! I binge watched it in twelve hours, and I love all the characters

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  11. Agrim on December 1st, 2017 2:06 pm

    love the fact that you made a great article without using any spoilers

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  12. Maura on December 1st, 2017 2:06 pm

    Great article Phoebe! You really captured the details of the show. I love Stranger Things and can’t wait for season 3.

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  13. Trina on December 1st, 2017 2:08 pm

    Nice article! I totally agree with most of these statements and can’t wait for season 3!

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  14. Owen on December 1st, 2017 2:39 pm

    I can’t wait for season three!

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  15. Jaden on December 1st, 2017 2:41 pm

    I haven’t watched it yet, but this article makes me want to!

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  16. Max on December 1st, 2017 2:43 pm

    On a scale of 1-10 how good is the series since I haven’t watched and don’t know if I should? Also article was spoiler free as far as know so plus on that end.

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  17. Salvatore on December 1st, 2017 2:43 pm

    you summarized the show perfectly! keep up the good work!

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  18. Alexia on December 1st, 2017 2:45 pm

    Nice article Phoebe! You described all the elements of the show really well without spoiling it!! I am so excited for season 3 to come out

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  19. Maggie on December 1st, 2017 2:52 pm

    This is a really good article. Stranger Things is definitely one of my favorite TV shows, and it really does keep watchers on the edge of their seat.

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  20. Anna on December 1st, 2017 2:53 pm

    This is an extremely well written article that highlights the best features of Strange Things. I personally love both seasons, and I am extremely excited for season 3.

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