Stranger Things

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - ON SCREEN -

A Net­flix Orig­i­nal Se­ries. Cre­ated by the Duf­fer Broth­ers. Star­ring Wi­nona Ry­der, David Har­bour and Mil­lie Bobby Brown.

I can be prone to hy­per­bole in my binge-watch picks, which I put down to the fact that if I am go­ing to in­vest at least six hours in some­thing, I need it to be EX­CEL­LENT. So, yes, you must watch Game of Thrones, Home­land, House of Cards, Mr. Ro­bot and The Night Man­ager. But tak­ing the cake this year for me? Stranger Things on Net­flix. Spiel­ber­gian in feel, riff­ing on ev­ery­thing from Close En­coun­ters and E.T. to Stand By Me and The Goonies, this straight from the 80s to your smart TV, eight-episode se­ries is a wee bit scary, quite a bit funny, and has a whole lot of heart. The story kicks off with the dis­ap­pear­ance of a boy, a dis­traught mother, and sus­pi­cious goings-on at a nearby gov­ern­ment com­pound, and very soon morphs into crazy. Out­stand­ing sto­ry­telling!

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