When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
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 Joyce Byers (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jim Hopper (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mike Wheeler (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Eleven (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Dustin Henderson (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Lucas Sinclair (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Nancy Wheeler (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jonathan Byers (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Karen Wheeler (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Steve Harrington (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Will Byers (16 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Officer Powell (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Ted Wheeler (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Bob Newby (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Roman (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Billy (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Dr. Owens (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Max (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Dr. Martin Brenner (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Officer Callahan (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Holly Wheeler / ... (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Holly Wheeler / ... (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
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In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child - which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town while a few locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.

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The world is turning upside down


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The Upside Down world shares many similarities to the video game Zelda Twilight Princess. The floating "snow like" flakes are very similar to the game as well as the generally darker colours in the Twilight realm. In addition the monster has remarkable similarities to the Shadow Beasts which are found in the game, also in the Twilight Realm. See more »

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A number of times you can see the bad guys using Crosman 2240 airguns but they were not introduced until 1999. See more »

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[repeated line]
Dustin Henderson: Lando!
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Crazy Credits

The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980's television series opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Legends of Tomorrow: Invasion! (2016) See more »

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Stranger Things
15 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Netflix does it again! I'll admit, I was excited for this show just based on the genre it was listed as being in and so far it has not disappointed. With the exception of a few of the adults most of the cast was unknown to me which only adds to the level of immersion the show can reach. The two performers I was familiar with, Winona Ryder and David Harbour are both magnificent. A few things about Stranger Things are extraordinary and could only be done by Netflix. One, this show is suspenseful and engaging so waiting for a week to see the next episode would change the entire dynamic and would really be a bummer, Stranger Things must be binged! Second, the creators of this series are, like the young actors, unknown to me. Matt and Ross Duffer. Brothers that through conventional methods may not have had the opportunity to bring this show to life, get that opportunity from Netflix. In the past few years television has changed wildly. If you were a writer or actor five years ago you would much rather be a movie star than a television star, those distinctions have all but vanished. This change was brought on by many factors but I'd like to take this opportunity to applaud Netflix for their role. It is no coincidence that they started doing their own programming right around the same time these changes began. Bravo and please start filming season two of Stranger Things ASAP!


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