Stranger Things takes place in the ’80s and with plenty of ’80s music. It brought back so many memories of past films, this took me back to being a 5 year-old kid, because it had a little bit of The Goonies, a team of kids on bicycles. I also couldn’t help recognize the use of same dramatic theme track too. Then there’s E.T., because of the weird girl; The Explorers, kids exploring; Stand By Me, the train track trail to find their friend; and it even had an X-Files Sci-Fi conspiracy twist that will lure you to want to watch the series until the end. Also, it’s worth mentioning, if you love Dungeons and Dragons, you’ll appreciate this series!
I have to say, the first episode started out a bit campy, because it was hard to believe that these intelligent kids with their Dungeons and Dragons game mastery of detail had such unmindful parents, but I got sucked into it. Then I thought, “unmindful parents was a trend in ’80s flicks.”
Check out: Netflix.