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Why You Should Watch Stranger Things

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Wisconsin chapter.

Netflix continues to impress us with their original series, but “Stranger Things” takes the cake. There are so many reasons you should binge-watch this show ASAP, but here are just a few to get you interested in Netflix’s latest hit.

  1. It’s only 8 episodes.

Unlike other shows, Stranger Things progresses quickly, and you can zoom through the first season rapidly. Each episode is jam-packed with mystery and will keep you interested for hours on end.

  1. It’s scary, but not too scary.

I have to admit, in the first few episodes before I really knew what was going on, I was totally freaked out. The Demogorgon’s were really bizarre and shocking, and they definitely gave me the heebie-jeebies. But it’s definitely not too scary, trust me; this is coming from a girl who has never made it through an entire horror movie, but I did manage to make it through Stranger Things.

  1. There’s a bit of romance.

There are a few small romances in the series, and who doesn’t love that? I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t seen the show yet, but I must admit that though none of the mini love stories were fully developed, that’s probably something to look forward to in Season 2. What may have been even cuter than the romance was the friendships between the three boys and Eleven: #squadgoals.

  1. The kids are hilarious, both on and off screen.

Despite the mysterious and suspenseful nature of the show, the kids still had some pretty funny moments. Dustin was especially hilarious, but the dynamic between all of them—Dustin, Mike, Lucas and Eleven—was amazing. Also, their interviews promoting the show together are just as funny. If you didn’t see them on Jimmy Fallon, go check it out now! Eleven also has a British accent in real life- who knew?

  1. A girl does the saving.

Instead of a male character being the one who saves the day, as in many shows, Eleven is the one who carries a lot of the power and is always around to save the lives of the boys. She is the epitome of #girlpower and a lot of the plot surrounds her, which is a refreshing component of Stranger Things. Eleven was most definitely not a damsel in distress.

I must admit that I wasn’t left hanging onto the edge of my seat come the season finale. I found that the show lost its steam and intrigue in the last two episodes. Hopefully, Season 2 will return with a bang, but I am not sure the cliffhanger was strong enough to provide the pretense for another season with the same people.  If you haven’t seen “Stranger Things” yet, though, I do recommend it, and you can come to your own conclusion. So grab some Eggos, and get ready to become addicted to Netflix’s latest success.

Madison is a senior at the University of Wisconsin pursuing a major in English Literature with minors in Entrepreneurship and Digital Media Studies. Post college, Madison plans to complete her dreams of being the next Anna Wintour. In her free time, Madison enjoys listening to Eric Hutchinson, eating dark chocolate, and FaceTiming her puppies back home. When she isn't online shopping, or watching YouTube bloggers (ie Fleur DeForce), Madison loves exploring the vast UW Campus and all it has to offer! She is very excited to take this next step in her collegiette career as Campus Correspondent and Editor-in-Chief for HC Wisco. On Wisconsin!