Stranger Things: Season 1 (2016)

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Stranger Things

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Exciting, heartbreaking, and sometimes scary, Stranger Things acts as an addictive homage to Spielberg films and vintage 1980s television.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2016

On his way home, Will sees something terrifying; a sinister secret lurks in the depths of a nearby government lab.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2016

Mike, Dustin and Lucas try to talk to the girl they saw in the woods; Hopper questions Joyce about a disturbing phone call.

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Increasingly concerned, Nancy searches for Barb and tries to find out what Jonathan has been up to; Joyce thinks Will is trying to talk to her.

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Refusing to accept that Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with him; the boys decide to give Eleven a makeover; Jonathan and Nancy form an unexpected alliance.

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Hopper gets into the lab; Jonathan and Nancy confront the force that took Will; the boys talk to Mr. Clarke about traveling to another dimension.

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Jonathan frantically looks for Nancy in the darkness as Steve looks for her too; Joyce and Hopper learn the truth about the lab's experiments.

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Eleven tries to reach Will; Lucas issues a warning about the arrival of the bad men; Jonathan and Nancy show the police what was caught on camera.

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Dr. Brenner holds Joyce and Hopper for questioning as the boys wait for Eleven in the gym; Jonathan and Nancy prepare for battle.

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Cast & Crew

Winona Ryder
Joyce Byers

Actor
David Harbour
Chief Jim Hopper

Actor
Matthew Modine
Dr. Brenner

Actor
Finn Wolfhard
Mike Wheeler

Actor
Natalia Dyer
Nancy Wheeler

Actor
Cara Buono
Karen Wheeler

Actor
Charlie Heaton
Jonathan Byers

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Caleb McLaughlin
Lucas Sinclair

Actor
Gaten Matarazzo
Dustin Henderson

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Matt Duffer
Executive Producer
Ross Duffer
Executive Producer
Shawn Levy
Executive Producer
Dan Cohen
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Critic Reviews for Stranger Things: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Stranger Things: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    Great start to a great show. This season starts with the mystery of the disappearance of a kid. Then meeting another kid who has powers. Then ending it by saving the lost kid.
  • 3d ago
    Gripping AF. Rewatchable too. Highly recommend it.
  • Oct 15, 2021
    A very consistent and intriguing first season of television that keeps you binging and losing track of time. 93/100
  • Sep 22, 2021
    Brilliant nostalgia porn elevated by strong characters, Stranger Things season 1 reminds me of a more enjoyable era, even if it tries to be scary.
  • Sep 22, 2021
    Absolutely fantastic show. The storyline was great and the casting was spot on for the most part. Some of the kids of course are learning but they are pretty good all things considered. The best arc of the season was definitely Jonathan Byers, Charlie Heaton one of the best talents today gave an amazing performance and really have such a complex character not seen today. His chemistry with Natalia Dyer is probably the greatest in TV history. And speaking of Natalia she was also phenomenal along with the charismatic Joe Keery. I really hope that season 4 really focuses on those 3 especially Jonathan because his character was really sidelined in season 3.
  • Sep 17, 2021
    esta piola pero hasta ahi
  • Sep 15, 2021
    Very well done! Definitely a show I re-watch many times over. The originality of it all is refreshing.
  • Sep 12, 2021
    It's intriguing, but you eventually get tired of only seeing dark colors, lighting, story, etc.
  • Sep 03, 2021
    Suspensful, eerie, and of course, fascinating!
  • Aug 30, 2021
    Every episode just makes me more eager to see the next. Best Netflix show I've seen so far.

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