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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 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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 Max (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Dr. Martin Brenner (8 episodes, 2016)
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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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Finn Wolfhard was always the first choice to play Mike, but was initially unable to play the role due to his commitments to It (2017). However, production delays caused filming of that project to be pushed back a year, therefore making Wolfhard available to star in both projects. See more »

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While the HK MP-5K submachinegun carried by the Chief and the MPs/bad men existed as early as 1976 several characters are seen carrying MP-5K PDWs (identified by an attached sidefolding stock) which was not introduced until 1991. See more »

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Eleven: Friends don't lie
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Steven Spielberg meets Stephen King
15 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stranger Things is the newest foray into Netflix's original programming, of which brings us their most impressive- and strange- production to date. When a young boy named Will Byers goes missing, his friends, mother and the town are thrust into a conspiracy involving a mysterious girl named Eleven and something even more sinister hiding in the woods of Hawkins, Indiana.

From the get-go, you can tell this is an homage to classic '80s Spielberg, drawing on E.T. and Close Encounters, as well as JJ Abrams' Super 8. But, as the show progresses, it becomes more and more like a twisted Stephen King story set in a Spielberg movie. It becomes a dark and twisted ride into an even darker and more disturbing world where the stakes feel higher than anything before it.

I can't go into great detail because spoiling even just a bit of the story takes away from the greater mystery, but I can say, it's one of the most thrilling and intense series to be on TV, without being on TV. If it were to continue, they have to pull the same punches they did with the first season, because they took a great many clichés, and somehow made them fresh and surprising, save for just a couple that they purposefully left cliché.


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