I know, I know, I know. Everyone is raging about this show. You can't go three feet anywhere without hearing "Stranger Things", or "Friends Don't Lie", or hell, even "Bitchin". Point is: It's hot. Popular. Lit.
I am going to add my own voice on this show, on top of all the millions of other reviews/comments/opinions/whatevs.
This show--well, I should really say the idea, or more so the concept of it--is everything I have ever wanted. No, I was never obsessed with the thriller/horror/suspense genre (unless you count Jurassic Park, which, I guess in this case, you can make that argument). Nor was I particularly intune with the
"80's culture". But this show fed my wants that I didn't even realize were there.
It hit that "kids-go-on-an-adventure-and-become-friends-that-last-a-life-time" paired with good ole "character-development-like-ohmygod-yes". Like, I never realized how lonely I felt until I watched this and realized (gah, I'm using that word too much. Synonyms much?) that all I have ever wanted was the childhood adventures with groups of friends.
Dear God, I can only wish that I can create something as clever as Stranger Things one day.