Are you ready for the most underrated release of the Summer of 2016? No, not Pokemon Go, we’re talking about Stranger Things, the science fiction/supernatural thriller produced by Netflix, written and directed by the The Duffer Brothers (Ross and Matt), rooted in some really weird stuff that happens in a small, American town in the early 1980’s. And for those who love stories based on actual events, this very well may be, you know, one of those series of events that we just don’t talk about because people might think we’re crazy. But if you need more reasons why you should watch it, well, here you go.
10. Netflix Always Delivers The Goods
To quote the great Mugatu, Netflix is so hot right now. The company that put every video rental service out of business is operating on a low-risk/high-reward model that is gobbling up everything from viewers to shiny awards trophies, thanks to an incredible library of original programming. Viewers should expect the same from Stranger Things. Judging by the trailer, it looks slick, the period is well represented, the cast is on the same page, and the overall tone is a dark and mysterious lure for the appropriate audience. The two big names in the cast should also lure some old fans who are curious to see what they’re up to. (More on them, momentarily). Stranger Things may not be everyone’s particular cup of tea, but it should align nicely with the hour-long offerings already available on Netflix. And when it comes to the first season, viewers can dive in deep in a mere eight episodes.