“Stranger Things” resurrects 80’s

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John Ellis

It’ll happen slowly for most, but before you know it, “Stranger Things” will pull you into the 1980’s and send you wading through Hawkins, Indiana.  The enigmatic disappearance of 12-year old Will Byers divides the plot into four beautifully woven paths for the audience to follow, allowing viewers to explore all the series has to offer.  Natural talent and intentional directing meld with thoughtful casting to provide an escape into a world that truly captivates. Whether tagging along with Mike Wheeler and the gang or watching the world doubt what Joyce Byers knows she’s seen, viewers will want to stay in Hawkins after the first five minutes.  How many episodes does it take to resurrect 80’s science fiction? The Netflix-exclusive drama did it in eight, and we can’t wait for more.