GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW!!!!
If that didn't convince you to drop everything you are doing and to start watching the eight-episode series right now, then let me try to convince you further.
The best way I can describe Stranger Things in a couple of words is, "Stranger Things is a love letter to E.T." The story takes a lot of beats from E.T. but is still original. It always feels fresh and new with a hint of nostalgia.
Here's the thing, though, if you haven't seen E.T. you will still love it! And if you have, when you do get to those moments the creators use your preconceived notions to surprise you every time.
Stranger Things also does a great job at slowly introducing you to the world. Not thrusting you into it all at once but easing you in so when they do throw some stuff your way near the end you believe it and it doesn't break the story, the world they created, or the characters.
If you are still unconvinced, just give it a try for my sake. It isn't that much commitment, only eight wonderful episodes, all of them meaningful and helping the story. Once you do, let me know in the comments or on social media so we can talk!
Thanks for reading and you are welcome to those going to go and watch it now! You won't regret it!