There has been so much hype around ‘Stranger Things’ and I thought it was time for me to finally watch it. If I’m honest, I was a bit skeptical about watching this; mainly because, I watched ‘Orange is the New Black’ (another one of Netflix’s own programmes) and I began to get very bored with it. The series were very long and the programmes itself were quite long too so, I was looking for a show with a small amount of episodes in a series. I was so happy to find out that ST only has eight episodes in a series and the episodes were just under an hour long – if I watched one every day, I’d be done in a week so, I was very keen to watch this series everyone and their mothers have recommended to me.
I usually find it really difficult to get into TV programmes but, instantly I was hooked. The programme is set in the 80’s and if I could live in any decade it would probably be the 80’s so, I love watching the “80’s culture” I guess you could say. The acting is amazing. Usually you would get a bit skeptical about most of the main characters being kids however, they are incredibly talented. Millie Bobby Brown who plays Eleven is also amazing – for someone who is so young and doesn’t have an American accent, she pulls it off so well and she sounds so real. I was also a bit nervous about watching this because, loads of people have told me its scary and full of jump scares. However, I find it more creepy and eery than jumpy – if you are put off by this by what people have told you, I find the programme perfectly fine in terms of scariness and I’m usually quite bad with stuff like this.
Overall, ‘Stranger Things’ is a must see programme on Netflix. If you don’t want something which is too long to watch and has an interesting and gripping plot, this programme is perfect.