Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy? 

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Summer brings new jobs and budding romance. But the mood shifts when Dustin's radio picks up a Russian broadcast, and Will senses something is wrong.


Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Maya Hawke ... Robin Buckley
Priah Ferguson ... Erica Sinclair
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler


It's 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer's heating up. School's out, there's a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group's dynamic, and they'll have to figure out how to grow without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town's threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they'll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear. Written by Netflix

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Release Date:

4 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the kids raise the Cerebro radio tower for the first time, on the top of Weathertop, the shot closely resembles the famous picture of the US Marines raising the American flag at Iwo Jima. See more »


In the first scene of the closed down Radio Shack, the car on the left of the screen has a distinctive tail light lens identifying it as a 1988-1991 body style Ford LTD Crown Victoria. This episode takes place in 1985. See more »


Billy Hargrove: [speaking to Karen Wheeler] You know, I could uh, teach you if like. I know all the styles. Freestyle... butterfly... breast stroke.
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References Weird Science (1985) See more »


Workin' for a Livin'
Written by Huey Lewis and Chris Hayes
Performed by Huey Lewis & The News
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4 July 2019 | by enes-hyseinSee all my reviews

Okay so, one of the biggest shows in recent memory and definitely the biggest Netflix original ST is back. What was the first episode like tho ? Pretty good i gotta say. I hate the fact that people suddenly become experts in reviewing tv shows and all that but I still respect everyone's opinion. The first epi was strong and undoubtedly a good start. The ST feel is still there, the cool '80s vibe and the soundtracks and the atmosphere and the clothes and all the usual stuff basically. The script seemed fine to me and specifically that first scene with the russians and the lab was very good and impressive to say the least. This season sounded promising on paper, looked even more promising in the trailers and is already delivering. Again, great start for a great show.

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