I watched the first episode of Stranger Things tonight and I loved it. It felt just how I thought it would after hearing loads of people describing it.
To me it felt like Steven Spielberg meets John Carpenter with lots of other sprinklings of 80s dust. Even the way that the lift opens and closes in the opening scene reminded me of the cargo lift at the end of Aliens.
I was going to watch another episode tonight but I really don’t want to rush it. I don’t know if it’s self contained or will continue so I don’t want to rush through it and have nothing left.
The soundtrack is awesome too. The mix of John Carpenter style soundtrack and the use of key 80s songs, like Toto’s Africa, made this a great series opening audibly as well as visually.