Stranger Things: Season 1 (2016)

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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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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

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David Harbour
Chief Jim Hopper

Actor
Matthew Modine
Dr. Brenner

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Finn Wolfhard
Mike Wheeler

Actor
Natalia Dyer
Nancy Wheeler

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Cara Buono
Karen Wheeler

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Charlie Heaton
Jonathan Byers

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Caleb McLaughlin
Lucas Sinclair

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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

  • 2d ago
    Awesome show. The chemistry between the kids is a joy to watch. The story is a real thriller and you can feel the excitement the characters go through; with that you get an awesome 80's style, which is a vibe in itself. Great job by the whole cast.
  • Jan 06, 2022
    Stranger Things Season 1 is now legendary. In only a couple of episodes, the show solidifies itself as essential viewing. It was the moment I noticed Netflix had truly arrived, and it established binge-worthy television in my eyes.
  • Jan 03, 2022
    Absolutely amazing! Plot: while it may have a cliché ''superpowered girl escaped from the evil scientist and also there is a monster running around the town'' it still gives that cliché story a unique feel to it because of the characters (for me) and also plot twist that actually fooled me. characters: they are memorable and they are amazing (except: for Steve's ''friends'' they're terrible) Effects: not so good but still the show very smartly only show the monster(which is just another cgi mess) a few times and sometimes only in the dark music: it's 80's greatest hits and the original soundtrack is so damn good Overall: so in my conclusion this is a very good T.V. show with great characters and actors doing a phenomenal job music is good and plot twists is impressive and smartly plotted despite the not so good cgi it's still manage to make us terrified of the monster i'll give it 9.5/10
  • Dec 30, 2021
    The drama, the story, the narrative and the development of all the characters are an example for several current series of the same genre. The biggest positive point, besides the drama, is that the development of all the characters doesn't take that long and, even so, it delivers a good result.
  • Dec 12, 2021
    The rookie season of Stranger Things emulates classic 80s films without having to parody them or rely on them to tell it's premise, Stranger Things on it's own is a great story with well-written, understandable and likable characters. An A++ show.
  • Dec 10, 2021
    I love this Show! Stranger Things has to be one of the greatest shows of all time! Choosing to have it in the 80's and have the main storyline revolve around children is brilliant! The Characters, Setting and Story is addictively captivating!
  • Dec 08, 2021
    Quite a child led story line that has a shocking intensity, you quickly care about characters and the challenges they face. A programme suitable for teens and older, that you will want to talk about after you've watched it.
  • Nov 24, 2021
    I am not really into horror, but in this series I am, because Netflix combined it with thriller, adventure and a bit of humor. Just the idea is very original. Before Stranger Things, there was no series like this. The acting is great, the visual effects are awesome! Absolute recommend!!
  • Nov 22, 2021
    As an 80's kid I loved this top to bottom, so juicy mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
  • Nov 16, 2021
    This first season of "Stranger Things" is honestly one of the best seasons in TV history, including everything that could have been demanded and then some. Introducing our large array of characters, some being significantly more memorable than others, this first season excels in every way, shape, and form.

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