Binge-Worthy TV: Stranger Things
When Netflix dropped Stranger Things on July 15, I knew I’d have to at least give it a try. The show featured Winona Ryder, who I haven’t been able to get enough of since watching her refuse Christian Bale’s Laurie and embrace Gabriel Byrne’s Professor Bhaer in the 1994 adaptation of Little Women, and even better, it looked to be a little bit sci-fi, a little bit horror, and a little bit 1980s.
I wasn’t wrong, either.
Matt and Ross Duffer, who also directed and wrote the 2015 film Hidden, created and directed the 8-episode season for Netflix. The series is set in a small Indiana town in 1983, where 12-year-old Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) goes missing. His mother Joyce (Ryder) and his older brother Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) are sure that he has not run away or been kidnapped by his absentee