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Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Stranger Things is an American SciFi horror show. The show first aired in 2016 on Netflix. The show is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. The creators of the show are The Duffer Brothers. The show first aired on Netflix on the 15th of July 2016. The show has currently run for three seasons and season 4 is due to be released on the 30th of September 2020.

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Stranger Things
Editorial credit: CarlaVanWagoner / Shutterstock.com

Stranger Things is categorized within the genre of Horror Scifi. The show centres around the supernatural and paranormal, the Hawkins National Laboratory is performing experiments into the paranormal under cover of energy research for the US Department of Energy. However, when something goes amiss, Hawkins is struck hard, and it’s up to a group of youngsters to save the town from destruction and battle in the ‘Upside down.’

Character List

The show is set in the 1980s, and with various 80s Pop-culture, music and fashion references the show creates a veil of nostalgia. The main characters are;

  • Mike Wheeler, played by Finn Wolfhard, is close friends with Will Byers, Lucas Sinclair, and Dustin Henderson. In episode one of season one, the boys’ it shows the boys playing Dungeons and Dragons, Mike is their paladin and has the role of Dungeon Master. Wheeler is the son of Karen and Ted Wheeler and younger brother of Nancy and older brother of Holly.
  • Dustin Henderson, played by Gaten Matarazzo, is a knowledgeable and attentive young man, he suffers from cleidocranial dysplasia as does Matarazzo in real life. Henderson, when it comes to Dungeons and Dragons, appears to be more knowledgable of the game than the others.
  • Will Byers, played by Noah Schnapp, when playing Dungeons and Dragons he is referred to as ‘Will the wise’. Byers is a shy and timid character, and he is the younger brother of Jonathan Byers and the son of Joyce Byers.
  • Lucas Sinclair, played by Caleb McLaughlin, is the warrior of the group with his chosen weapon, his trusty slingshot. Sinclair is the older brother to Erica.
  • Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, escapes from the Hawkins Laboratory, she has Telekinetic and telepathic powers which allows her to move objects with her mind and can find people in her mind’s eye. After escaping the laboratory, she befriended Mike, Will, Dustin and Lucas. When they play Dungeons and Dragons together, Eleven is the mage.
  • Jim Hopper, played by David Harbour, is nicknamed ‘Hop’, he is the police chief for Hawkins. Hopper divorces after losing his young daughter, Sarah to Cancer. He becomes a father figure for Eleven. He is a compelling character but suffers from insecurities and is a recovering alcoholic.

Episode list

Stranger Things Season One

Episode #TitleRelease date
1"Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers"July 15, 2016
2"Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street"July 15, 2016
3"Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly"July 15, 2016
4"Chapter Four: The Body"July 15, 2016
5"Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat"July 15, 2016
6"Chapter Six: The Monster"July 15, 2016
7"Chapter Seven: The Bathtub"July 15, 2016
8"Chapter Eight: The Upside Down"July 15, 2016

Stranger Things Season Two

Episode #TitleRelease date
1"Chapter One: MADMAX"October 27, 2017
2"Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak"October 27, 2017
3"Chapter Three: The Pollywog"October 27, 2017
4"Chapter Four: Will the Wise"October 27, 2017
5"Chapter Five: Dig Dug"October 27, 2017
6"Chapter Six: The Spy"October 27, 2017
7"Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister"October 27, 2017
8"Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer"October 27, 2017
9"Chapter Nine: The Gate"October 27, 2017

Stranger Things Season Three

Episode #TitleRelease Date
1"Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy?"July 4, 2019
2"Chapter Two: The Mall Rats"July 4, 2019
3"Chapter Three: The Case of the Missing Lifeguard"July 4, 2019
4"Chapter Four: The Sauna Test"July 4, 2019
5"Chapter Five: The Flayed"July 4, 2019
6"Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum"July 4, 2019
7"Chapter Seven: The Bite"July 4, 2019
8"Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt"July 4, 2019

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