Stranger Things has been a massive hit for Netflix, with critics and fans alike calling the series one of the best TV shows of all time. The Duffer brothers have brought us a story that blends horror, sci-fi, and fantasy in a way that’s both exciting and refreshing.
Story of a Group of Kids
The show tells the story of a group of kids in the 1980s living in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. It follows four friends – Will (Noah Schnapp), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gunnar Jonsson), and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) – as they try to get to the bottom of an unexplained supernatural phenomenon that’s affecting their world. There are some major twists and turns along the way, as well as some fantastic set pieces. There are also some great acting performances and a fun mix of practical and CGI effects that all help to bring the ’80s to life.
A great cast carries the show on its shoulders, including Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Hopper, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Gaten Matarazzo as Mike Wheeler, Finn Wolfhard as Jonathan Byers, Caleb McLaughlin as Steve Harrington, and Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler. You can watch it on the Gomovies App or on Solar Movies. They all seem genuinely believable as the kids they play, and their chemistry and performance are the best part of this story. The production is top-notch, with some of the most impressive special effects in recent years. The effects are realistic enough to be convincing, but the CGI elements add a lot of visual flair and detail.
Minor Issues With Pacing
This is a show that’s meant to be a celebration of ’80s pop culture, and it does a great job at bringing that spirit to the screen. It also has a lot of heart to it and isn’t afraid to make a joke, even if it’s not always funny. It’s not perfect, and it has a few minor issues with pacing that can drag on, but overall it’s a great series. The production design is superb and it’s easy to get immersed in the characters and the story arcs.
The story is a bit convoluted, with several different characters being sent on separate quests and trying to get to the bottom of their mysteries. While that makes for a more ambitious and bloated story than in previous seasons, it also works in the show’s favor, as the various strands come together at just the right times to create an unforgettable experience.
The show’s main characters are all perfectly imperfect, which is a refreshing and appealing element to the show. They’re kooky and wacky in that ‘Tyger Drew-Honey from Outnumbered Kind of way, but they aren’t antiseptic Hollywood stereotypes – they’re a joy to watch because of how genuine and well-acted they are.