Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Seven: The Bathtub 

The government comes searching for Eleven. Eleven looks for Will in the Upside Down.


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Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)


A love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sensory deprivation tanks were used extensively in psychological research, often including LSD, and have previously been used as plot devices in both Fringe (2008) and Altered States (1980). The tank seen in Stranger Things is however very different from those two. See more »


When Dustin and Lucas are seen dragging the mini pool into the Hawkins Middle School gymnasium you can see outlines for a basketball court, more specifically you see a 3 point line. The NBA didn't adopt the 3 point line until 1979 nor did the NCAA until 1986, with high school basketball following a year later. Stranger Things being set in 1983 therefore could not have a 3 point line in their gymnasium. See more »


Dustin Henderson: [after El flips the van to help them escape] Did- did you see what she did to that van?
Mike Wheeler: [sarcastic] No, Dustin: we missed it.
Dustin Henderson: I mean that was... that was...
Lucas Sinclair: -Awesome. That was awesome.
[goes to El]
Lucas Sinclair: Everything I said about you being a traitor and stuff... I was wrong. I'm sorry.
Eleven: Friends... friends don't lie. I'm sorry too.
Mike Wheeler: Me too.
[Holds out his hand. He and Lucas shake]
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References Under the Skin (2013) See more »


Fields of Coral
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Everything Is in Place
1 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode has everything. The two forces at work are facing off. All significant parties are now in play. The boys are fugitives, but fugitives, not from the government or law enforcement, but people who are posing as such. They have one intent; they want to kill the boys and take back Eleven. The Chief is fully involved and has some ideas, but most of what is going to happen will probably depend on Nancy and Jonathan. Steve has had an epiphany and made a turn in his life. The Tub is the means to get Will back, using a sensory deprivation tank. People are now heading toward the center and Episode Eight should answer things. I hope this is the case because I see that a second season is in the works. Please don't cheat us. By the way, I see this episode is rated a nine or higher. Could someone else beside the people who are writing talk about something other than how slow this is. It's the typical commentary with anything that requires a little patience.

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