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Stranger Things (2016-2022) by Matt and Ross Duffer

Stranger Things (2016-2022) by Matt and Ross Duffer

Stranger Things (2016 - 2022) Creators: Matt and Ross Duffer Main Writers: Matt and Ross Duffer, Paul Dichter, Kate Trefry, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Caitlin Schneiderhan Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Joseph Quinn, Cara Buono, Mason Dye, Eduardo Franco, Matthew Modine, Joe Chrest, Paul ReiserDacre Montgomery  Run Time: 4 Seasons 35 Episodes Rated: 14A (Canada) TV-14 (MPAA)

Listen here to Pr. Ted Giese’s interview Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc about the first four seasons of the Duffer Brother’s Stranger Things with an emphasis on the season four. (This review contains some spoilers but to be frank even at nearly an hour there isn’t enough time to spoil everything, much of the big spoilers of season four are avoided)

A basic synopsis of the show along with a conversation about the appeal of the show and its use of nostalgia. Also the general quality of the show and the way music, especially Kate Bush’s “Running up that Hill,” is cleverly used in the fourth season of the programme. The interview looks at how the new character of Eddie Munson is modeled after the convicted murderer Damien Echols and what that might mean. And early in the interview Giese talks about the Duffer Brothers’ admitted love of conspiracy theories and the impact of that love on the show. There’s a reason the show is called Stranger Things

Rev. Ted Giese is lead pastor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; an award-winning contributor to The Canadian Lutheran and movie reviewer for the “Issues, Etc.” radio program. Follow Pastor Giese on Twitter @RevTedGiese. Check out our Movie Review Index!