TV Review: ‘Stranger Things’ is a Great New show about Strange New Things

Netflix is back with an original show, and it’s a special sort of awesome. “Stranger Things” is pure, unbridled joy from start to finish, and anyone who fell in love with Spielberg in the 80s, should give this show a watch.

A pure science fiction caper with hints of horror and some very real drama, Stranger Things effortlessly invokes the Spielberg/Stephen King nostalgia.

Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town, while a few locals begin to understand that there’s more going on than meets the eye.

Something is stirring in a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child – which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. There’s a facility with secret experiments going on. There is a child with special powers and there are curious children hell bent on finding out the secret when one of their friend disappears.

If this heady mix doesn’t intrigue you, I don’t know what will. The show is very atmospheric and creepy, with some truly great sound effects. The performances are top-notch here, with the USP being Winona Ryder, who marks a return to acting and gives a moving performance. Watch out for Millie Bobby Brown, who stars as ‘Eleven’, a girl with telekinetic abilities.

Can’t wait for Game of Thrones? Here’s an amazing show to binge watch this weekend. You won’t be disappointed.