Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Stranger Things, season 1

Well, this was an interesting mix, to say the least! Part 'Twin Peaks', part 'ET' plus a minor percentage each of 'Alien' and Von Trier's series 'The Kingdom' and a whole lot of other more fleeting references! Still, for all its resemblances to existing masterpieces, I found this creative, addictive and, as a former roleplayer, all but irresistible.

The story takes off with the disappearance of a child, which might not sound overly original, yet the plot is well-constructed, with mounting tension, well-penned dialogue and attaching, maturing characters.

Quite possibly I should not have showed this to my thirteen-year-olds, but I did and they both loved it.

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