Stranger Things is the new netflix show created and directed by Matt and Ross Duffer and brings Winona Ryder (a late 80s/early 90s staple) back to us to great effect. But even though Ryder is the biggest star attached, it's the kids that really steal the show. Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will are your typical middle school kids who's friendship is made up of riding bikes, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and getting picked on by the bullies at school for being "nerds". The kids are great actors and it really feels like they've been friends their whole lives. Later on, Eleven, a girl around their age is added to the cast and she is the real stand out character. I'm not going to go into her story much, but her scenes are some of the best the show. Rounding out the cast are Sheriff Jim Hopper, an alcoholic police officer who is determined to get to the bottom of the mysteries surrounding his town, Mike's teenage sister Nancy who quickly grew into my favorite character, and Will's big brother Johnathan who starts off as an enigmatic loner but opens up as the show goes on. All of these characters bring the amazing world of Stranger Things to life and you grow to really care about them as the danger ramps up.
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