Trailer A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80's, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. So the newest Netflix Original Series was just dropped on July 15th. I binged it immediately, of course. I had high hopes for this series and was surprised that my hopes were surpassed. The main characters are mostly kids so I was afraid that one bad actor in the bunch would spoil the whole thing for me, but I ended up being impressed with all of them. The two main kids, Mike and Eleven, ended up being my favorite characters. All of the young actors were very good. The story and mystery was very good, but the tone and atmosphere were a definite high point as well. There was a definite homage to 80's movies such as E.T. and The Goonies, as well as Stephen King and John Carpenter-esque horror. Nothing ever felt forced about any of it though. It was just fun. It all worked. I won't go into the story because that's definite spoiler territory, but I will say again that the character interaction, especially among the kids, is the show's top selling point for me. Its nice to know that there are talented kids out there and that we didn't end up with Disney Channel level child actors. Has anyone else had time to watch this show yet? Its only 8 episodes so I finished it all in one day.