Friday, July 28, 2017

Emmy Show: Stranger Things

Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers” (B)

I know I’m a little late to the party here, finally watching this pilot a full year after it was first released by Netflix. Then, it wasn’t because I was so busy but because I had heard that this show could be classified as horror, something that really doesn’t appeal to me. In part because this show and another that I’m also starting but failed to watch at the start ended up being two of the most highly-acclaimed new shows of the year, I’m more committed to watching literally everything when it starts, even if it’s just for one episode. I definitely felt in this show’s two opening scenes that it resembled horror quite a bit, without the things seen jumping out at you being shown but still inflicting a good deal of fear on the viewer. After that, it wasn’t so much the case, but I’m still a bit nervous about charging forward since I think I intend on watching the whole series now whether I like it or not. I wasn’t overly wowed by this opener, though I can understand why many found it intriguing. I’m not sure what’s going on with Will Byers and if I want to find out, and I’m much more into Emmy nominee Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven and what her story is since her telekinetic powers are pretty awesome and convenient, not to mention dangerous and apparently deadly. We all know how this show was received, and so I’m getting on the bandwagon and trying to get myself into it to see what all the fuss is about. More to come as I watch an episode a week!

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