Stranger things

With the cold weather being extra chilly this year I have spent a considerably large amount of time on the sofa in front of the telly binge watching some great new TV shows.   One of the shows I most enjoyed watching was the Netflix Original, Stranger Things.

If you haven’t watched stranger things yet, or you’re not really one for the Netflix original shows then I highly recommend giving it a go.  Not only is the best Netflix original overall, yes better than House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, but it’s one of the best shows of 2016.

One of the best things and worst things about Stranger Things is that it is only 8 episodes.  An issue only because undoubtedly you will want to watch more.  But its 8 episodes packed full of action, thrill and suspense.  The season has a clear beginning, middle and end with perfect pacing throughout and some great character development.  You quickly grow fond of the key characters, with the acting from Winona Ryder being absolutely phenomenal.

Stranger things is also a very nostalgic programme, it feels very 80’s and reminiscent of classical 80’s movies such as The Goonies and E.T.  It combines mystery, with thriller and horror in a way most TV shows nowadays don’t.  The ending, although unanswered, leaves you feeling fairly satisfied until the next season.

My only one qualm with Stranger Things? Is that it’s ended, and I need to know more!

 Stranger things