Has anyone seen this Netflix show? It’s seems to be the biggest thing this summer and with good cause. It really is a well put together show. I have described it as a cross between Stephen King and Steven Spielberg LOL.
From casting (Hello, nice to see you, Winona Ryder!) to music, to story this show has it all. It’s a great throwback for people like me who grew up in the 80’s watching movies like Goonies, Poltergeist, Close Encounters and Firestarter.
The kids in this are fantastic. It looks as though they’ve embraced the time period with enthusiasm – Dungeons & Dragons? Yes, please … Corduroy pants? I remember those too. The glasses, the HAIR! The light blue eyeshadow (*shudder*).
And it’s not all about the kids either, it’s a multi-generational show, the adult casting is inspired, the teens are appropriately annoying LOL and those kids are very reminiscent of the 80’s kids I grew up watching.
You can’t get away without seeing some kind of article or blog post about this show, it is that popular. One of the more interesting and fun aspects of the show was their title card. It’s a throwback to early Stephen King novels.
One particular site allows you to use the font to “Strangerize” anything you want, such as:
If you click the picture it should take you to the site.
Well that’s all for now, if you’ve seen the show, let me know what you think. If not, I suggest you log in to Netflix and take a peek.
Until Next Time,