What I’m Watching – Stranger Things

My husband and I started watching Stranger Things this week.  I was initially skeptical that the show would be able to live up to the hype.  I’m not as attracted to the 80’s nostalgia thing as some.  Happily, I can report we’re completely sucked in to the show.

For me, the appeal is all about the casting and characters.

First…those kids.  Just amazing.  I hate lumping them all together in some anonymous blob of acting talent.  They deserve to be called out for their individual prowesses:

  • Finn Wolfhard as “Mike Wheeler”
  • Gaten Matarazzo as “Dustin Henderson”
  • Caleb McLaughlin as “Lucas Sinclair”
  • Noah Schnapp as “Will Byers”
  • Milly Bobby Brown as “Eleven”

And David Harbour.  A lot has been said about Wynona Ryder, and I agree with all the rave reviews.  But I’m more interested in the riveting performance by Mr. Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, which I hope results in the kind of career rocketing boost he so richly deserves.  Let’s give this guy some headlining roles!


And NetFlix just keeps hitting them out of the park.


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