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Stranger Things 

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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends, must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
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"Stranger Things" Season 2 is filled with retro movie references, including parallels to Stand by Me, Aliens, Star Wars, and more. Watch our shot-for-shot comparison and check out the "Stranger Things" cast in and out of costume.

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In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child - which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town while a few locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.

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The world is turning upside down


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Despite his character (Johnathan Byers) being a big fan of The Clash, Charlie Heaton has admitted that he is not a fan of the band. See more »

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The story line predates many of the vehicles. The police chief drives a K5 Blazer with a facelift package which didn't come out until the next year, the buses all appear to be from the 90s - especially the bus on the International chassis near the end of Episode 8, which clearly has the 90s/2000s "anteater" style hood. See more »

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Eleven: Friends don't lie.
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The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980's television series opening credits. See more »

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Two very different seasons
27 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I guess plenty of people have said a lot of things about all the movie and TV references this series has and how it recreates the eighties in all their faults and splendor. I will not add to that.

With the release of the second season I'd simply like to advise that both seasons are very different animals. Think of it as the difference between the original Alien movie and the Aliens sequel: Whereas the first season was more about an unknown and unseen horror and the mystery behind the backstory, the second has more in-your-face action and horror laced with character development arcs which feel nice but sometimes sidetrack the series a bit.

Consequently, a fan of the show should probably watch the second season as a separate work of fiction rather than a true continuation of the first season in tone and spirit. The writers move the story forward and we get a very good piece of entertainment but the new season has to be judged on its own merits.


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