Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Stranger Things

This weekend, instead of reading or finally writing some reviews I spent the time binge watching all eight episodes of the brilliant Stranger Things, a Netflix Original series that's just brimful of 80s nostalgia. It has everything your geeky heart could desire - a group of outsider preteens with a love for Dungeons and Dragons, government conspiracies, a girl with special powers and a cosmic horror on the prowl for blood.

The acting is brilliant. Winona Ryder shines in her role as single mother driven to the brink by the disappearance of her son, but it's really the child actors who steal the show. Millie Bobby Brown's portrayal of Eleven will send shivers down your spine. She's a total badass with superpowers, but still so fragile in many ways. The geeky trio of boys and the bond between them will have you wishing that you had friends like those when you were growing up.

If you haven't seen it yet, Stranger Things is definitely worth watching. Just make sure that you have enough time set aside, because you'll definitely want to watch it in a single sitting.

I really, really hope we get to see more of this world and the characters in it. Eight episodes simply isn't enough!