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Stranger Things: Season 1 Reviews

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August 28, 2018
In all manners of ways then, Stranger Things represents the quintessential film-making design that is known as remix culture.
August 22, 2018
Indeed, by the fifth episode, you can pretty much see how it's all going to end. With this work, the pleasures of mystery solving are nothing compared to the pleasures of bathing in the ambience of 1980s cinema.
August 21, 2018
It's scary when it means to be scary. It's endearing when it's meant to be endearing. And overall, it's a delight to watch.
July 11, 2018
Stranger Things is a love letter for the 80s. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 27, 2018
Winona Ryder delivers one of her best performances to date and the child actors who played the roles of Lucas, Dustin, and Mike were spectacular.
June 22, 2018
We all fell for it, and fast - with even the death of a minor character provoking mass internet rage. #Justice4Barb
June 22, 2018
Created by Matt and Ross Duffer... Stranger Things embraces the 1980s in all the right ways, from the score to the eye-popping costumes to the genuinely frightening scares.
May 22, 2018
With a stellar cast of child actors and several different characters whose hidden secrets we desperately want to see explored, Stranger Things hits every note necessary to motivate a weekend-long Netflix binge.
February 22, 2018
I believe all the hype. Everything that every person said...yes, this show is AWESOME.
January 22, 2018
Stranger Things is exactly what it intended to be, maybe more. It's a legitimate, validated story with quality film-making.
January 17, 2018
Stranger Things succeeds because it's not just getting by on pop-culture references, it's also working to subvert them in smart ways.
November 6, 2017
Where this approach falls down is when these references are no longer used as entertaining background details, but instead are swiped wholesale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2017
Stranger Things perfectly captures the moment between childhood and adolescence, when new friends and interests-and interest in new friends-can either make or break lifelong friendships.
August 28, 2017
Stranger Things is weird, it's hyper-referential, and - for a touching coming-of-age story that's also a conspiracy thriller, a paranormal horror movie, and a nostalgic love letter to '80s cinema - it's really, really good.
August 14, 2017
Stranger Things is like Epcot Center. It takes something people are interested in and creates a world for them to visit.
May 9, 2017
Growing up doesn't stop at adulthood, and that's why something like Stranger Things works so perfectly. The journeys of Mike, Will, Dustin, Lucas and Eleven are epics in microcosm.
March 7, 2017
I finished the entire first season in a 24-hour time period, and I want to watch it again.
February 10, 2017
In the spirit of longform TV mysteries such as Lost and Under the Dome comes a playfully spooky, Stephen Kingesque headscratcher designed to hook you five minutes in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2016
Stranger Things is the most delightful, gripping, charming, nostalgic, compulsive, edge-of-seat entertainment I've had in ages.
November 17, 2016
"'Stranger Things' ends up being an entertaining and impassioned throwback to the time when friendly aliens were all the craze, but there's a consistent sense that a far more imaginative and daring series hiding behind the monsters."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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