What Is It That Makes 'Stranger Things' So Good Compared to Other Scary Movies and Shows?

What Is It That Makes ‘Stranger Things’ So Good Compared to Other Scary Movies and Shows?

By now you’ve almost certainly heard about Netflix’s fantastic new series, Stranger Things, but if you’ve shied away from it up until now, stop what you’re doing and go watch it. Seriously, it’s absolutely wonderful. I know we live in a clickbait hyperbole world where everything has to be either “OMG THE MOST EPIC OF ALL TIME FTW THIS IS LIFE” or “LITERALLY I WANTED TO DIE BECAUSE IT WAS WORSE THAN A VIRAL INFECTION,” but cut through all the Tumblr posts and set aside to time to experience one of the best and most surprising shows on television today. To my friends who hadn’t seen it and wanted to know what the vibe was (without giving anything away) I described it as if Freaks and Geeks was mashed together with The X-Files. I realize that’s a very unusual combination on paper, but once you see it, you’ll understand exactly what I mean. The best part is that Stranger Things isn’t one of those shows that only horror and sci-fi fans enjoy. I’ve talked to people who have no…

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