Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Six: The Monster 

Hopper and Joyce find the truth about the lab's experiments. After their fight, the boys look for the missing Eleven.

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Hopper and Joyce find the truth about the lab's experiments. After their fight, the boys look for the missing Eleven.

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When Hopper and Joyce go into Jane's room, there is a framed illustration of the White Rabbit from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a story that centers around a child falling through a portal into an alternate world full of strange and magical things. See more »

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After the cold open, "Sunglasses at Night" is playing as Steve and his friends drive in his car. The song was released January 1984 as an official single, and was not popular until later that year, reaching its peak in August. STRANGER THINGS takes place November 1983. See more »

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Jonathan Byers: [Upon finding Nancy awake] Couldn't sleep?
Nancy Wheeler: No. Every time I close my eyes, I keep seeing that thing. Wherever I was... that place... I think it lives there. It was feeding there. Feeding on that deer. That means that if Will and Barbara...
Jonathan Byers: Hey. My mom said she talked to Will. If he's alive, Barbra might be too.
Nancy Wheeler: But that means she's trapped in that place! We have to find it again.
Jonathan Byers: You want to go back out there?
Nancy Wheeler: Maybe we don't have to. When I saw it, it was feeding on that dear, meaning it's a ...
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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Brahms' Lullaby
Written by Johannes Brahms
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Monsters, monsters everywhere
13 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Just one, but its scary enough, at least for Nancy, who is in a very dark place, Jonathan frantically searching for her. Also, the boys try to find Eleven, and Hopper and Joyce try to find the truth behind the organization directed by Dr. Brenner.

This is another strong episode for this first season of "Stranger Things". It still gets a zero for originality, and some plot developments (bullies, bullies) could have been just left out, because they just add a strange layer of angst that the show could do without, on top of just answering violence with humiliation and more violence.

Nevertheless, the episode is a strong one. The relationships have been well developed and the dynamics between the characters are good, or, in some instances, great. The production values and the direction are also good, and the atmosphere is pervasive, with a feeling of dread that keeps the viewer's attention during the whole running time (not very scary, but atmospheric enough).

And so close to the end, the pace is gaining some rhythm, which is something that gives energy to the proceedings, helping the episode to end in a high note.


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