By Cullen Wilkes: The Netflix original series, “Stranger Things” is probably the strangest show that I have seen, yet it was too interesting to quit watching. This thriller-sci-fi crossover focuses on the mystery of the disappearance of Will Byers. Between a lost kid, another dimension and a terrorizing monster, “Stranger Things” is the hottest show to binge-watch this fall.
In “Stranger Things,” a young boy, Will Byers disappears from a small town. This leaves his three friends, a worried mother and a curious cop to search for him. As the friends and family of Will Byers search for answers, the world around them becomes even stranger. Through their journeys, they encounter monsters, a corrupt government agency, and other dimensions leaving them to feel distant from the real world.
The most interesting character in the series is a girl named Eleven, or El for short. El has the ability to control objects with her mind. The three boys discover her one night when they are looking for Will and she seems to know a lot about the corrupt government agency as well as where Will may be. She doesn’t say much, but she makes up for it with her abilities and relationships with the boys.
The best characteristic of “Stranger Things” is its ability to make you want to click “next episode.” Each episode ends in a cliffhanger, even the season finale. The genre of the show isn’t necessarily something that would attract me to it, but with “Stranger Things” each episode left me excited to watch the next.
“Stranger Things” is not a show for the faint of heart due to its thrilling nature. However, if you can handle the intense plot and the sci-fi I would definitely recommend that you watch it when you have the chance. With only eight episodes it definitely kept my attention never leaving a dull moment.