Are you watching Stranger Things on Netflix? I’m not really one for horror TV shows—or movies for that matter—but I love Wynona Ryder and, after her comeback in Show Me a Hero, was intrigued to hear that she’d be making her Netflix debut in this 80s-set sci-fi original show.
It’s only eight episodes in length (we’ve got two to go!) and it’s about a kid (Wynona’s son) that goes missing in a small town in Indiana and the terrifying investigation into his whereabouts that follows. Again, I hate scary stuff, but especially scary stuff that involves little kids. Still, I think the time period is the reason I can make the exception (flashing back to life before cell phones is fun), plus the subject matter (it’s super-natural activity that’s the bad guy–not an ax murderer).
Even cooler, the whole show has a Stand By Me kind of vibe. Four kids are trying to solve an insane mystery and save their friend. I can’t help but think back to all the times me and my friends growing up would ride our bikes and get lost in the woods and invent mysteries, just for fun.
Don’t get me wrong: I watch a lot of it from behind our living room couch so I can listen with my eyes shielded from things that go boo. (Seriously. A pillow isn’t enough sometimes.) But the show is so so good and if you haven’t started it yet, you should…now.