Stranger Things, Season One

Stranger Things, Season One

DVD - 2016
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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. When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California :, Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc.,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 791.4572
DVD Stranger Season1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 440 minutes) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video, optical, rda
videodisc, DVD video, rda

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JCLHeatherM May 28, 2018

This Netflix series explores the paranormal and its effect on a small town in Indiana (circa 1983). The friendship between the four male protagonists (preteen boys) is the best thing about the show (great chemistry there!) and the fast-paced movement of the show keeps viewers from becoming restl... Read More »

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JCLKarynH May 12, 2018

I'm not a huge science fiction fan, but "Stranger Things" had me hooked with its nostalgic 1980s pop culture references, attention to period detail, and mystery. This show has it all: sinister government agents, a secret lab, a girl with telekinetic powers, kids on bikes taking on the ... Read More »


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BridgettM
Sep 24, 2018

If you are waiting for the perfect time to watch Stranger Things, I think the time is now:
autumn. The first episode begins on November 6th, 1983. It is an excellent show to watch around Halloween. At the time of this review, there are multiple copies available for immediate checkout. Stranger Things is entertaining, suspenseful and chock-full of '80s pop culture references. I thoroughly enjoyed the second season also.

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anonymouswe
Aug 18, 2018

This series was so disappointing! Some of that is not the fault of the series, but rather the cultural build up - 95% at rotten tomatoes is not deserved, for example. I was expecting one of the best TV shows I'd seen in a while. Instead, it was a pretty decent TV show. My biggest criticism is how slow and dull the director makes the episodes. This really felt like a miniseries (8 episodes, 3:24 total run time) that should have been stripped down to a feature length film. Way too much lingering to seemingly fill time. The characters were great. The 80s setting is nostalgic. The cold war psychic experiment gone wrong was well used here. It was spectacularly crafted, well acted taking great advantage of some real teenagers as the actors, the visuals were great. I just think this would have been much better served as a 2 hour movie and not a 8 episode miniseries.

JCLHeatherM May 28, 2018

This Netflix series explores the paranormal and its effect on a small town in Indiana (circa 1983). The friendship between the four male protagonists (preteen boys) is the best thing about the show (great chemistry there!) and the fast-paced movement of the show keeps viewers from becoming restless (especially if they are not the biggest Sci-Fi fans - like me!) This show is great for binging or marathoning and is well worth trying out.

Dawn_B May 24, 2018

The soundtrack, nostalgia, characters and suspense had me hooked. It was hard to stop after one episode but I was patient so I could enjoy it for several days.

JCLKarynH May 12, 2018

I'm not a huge science fiction fan, but "Stranger Things" had me hooked with its nostalgic 1980s pop culture references, attention to period detail, and mystery. This show has it all: sinister government agents, a secret lab, a girl with telekinetic powers, kids on bikes taking on the world, friendship, first love, parallel dimensions, teenage angst, and an otherworldly monster stalking the residents of a small town. All the actors' performances were stellar, but Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, and Millie Bobby Brown stole the show. If you're a scifi fan, a reluctant scifi watcher like me, or you just enjoy clever T.V. shows, this gem will not disappoint.

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fledge
May 06, 2018

A government-run secret project accidentally (?) opens a portal to a dimension parallel to ours – except that everything’s upside down in a way, and monsters rule this blackness. For horror fans only.

ArapahoeAshley Mar 19, 2018

Wow! The writing, the acting, the music, the ability to binge watch the whole season on DVD (you'll totally want to) is fantastic. The story is so unique, exciting, and truly strange. Plus, the intro is perfection, Winona Ryder flexes some serious acting muscle, and the child actors are phenomenal. I love this show!

Stranger Things is a TV show made to feel like an 80s movie- an 8 hours long, scifi/horror, IT meets E.T. meets The Goonies adventure. It's best watched in one sitting- and even if you think you don't have the time, once you watch one episode it's hard to stop until the end. Everything from the dynamic characters, the creepy monsters, the worldbuilding, and the gripping story prove that Stranger Things has earned all the hype surrounding it.

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wickedflagon
Mar 05, 2018

A mishmash of plot elements from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King. Brief enough not to overstay its welcome.

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rslars001
Feb 01, 2018

Definitely one of the greatest television shows of our time; the loveable pre-teen characters immediately grab you, and the suspenseful thriller genre will keep you watching for hours on end. The plotline, the twists, the 80s feel, it all makes this show amazing.

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