Netflix Affair – Stranger Things

So… finally, NetFlix is available in India. And now I’m on it… as in I have a  Netflix account (why the hell did it sound so weird!?) Actually, my HD cable connection is pretty great and I get to watch a lot of series on Comedy Central, Colors Infinity, Star Word, Star World Premiere, etc. but there were a few series that I missed watching when they aired and what with all the trouble torrents are going through, I figured it was time.

My cousin recommended Stranger Things to me (because I’m a HUGE Stephen King fan and also because I highly respect Steven Speilberg) and so it was the first thing I watched after creating a shared account on Netflix with my sister-in-law.

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Here’s the Season 01 premise from Wikipedia:

On November 6, 1983 in the town of Hawkins,[10] Indiana, 12-year-old Will Byers vanishes mysteriously. Will’s frantic mother, Joyce, searches for him while Police Chief Jim Hopper launches his own investigation. Will’s friends Dustin, Mike and Lucas discover a psychokinetic girl who claims to know Will’s location. As they uncover the truth, a sinister government agency tries to cover it up, while a more insidious force lurks below the surface.

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As soon as I started watching Stranger Things, I knew I’ll be hooked, and hooked I was. I watched it in 2 days (with my brother who was at my place that time) and re-watched it again twice. God. It’s a true work of genius! A masterpiece, and I absolutely adore Eleven.

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Right from the first episode, I knew Eleven was none other than Chalie from Firestarter (or a very close replica of her) and when her background was revealed, I knew for sure. Of course, it was tweaked a little, but it is what it is.

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Anyway, I’ll be watching it again soon (probably a dozen or so times before the second season comes out) and I already can’t wait to do so. If you like dark-supernatural-sci-fi stuff, then do watch this series. I bet you’ll love it.
After I was done watching Stranger Things, I felt like it was the end of the world, and had no clue what to do with my life or my Netflix account anymore, so I started watching Shadowhunters. I haven’t read Cassandra Clare’s books, but I’ve watched the movie, and it was pretty bad. I wasn’t even sure I actually wanted to watch it, but I felt like crap anyway, so I thought, “What the hell?”

And when I was done with the first episode, to my great surprise, I couldn’t stop myself from watching the next one…. and then the next… and so on. Long story short, I’m actually waiting for its next season now. It is a really good series and so much better than the books. In fact, now I’m actually considering reading Clare’s books.rs_1024x691-151120131342-1024.shadow-hunters-freeform.ch.1112015

I got a little busy after that, but I’m planning to watch a couple of thrillers now – The Returned, Slasher, Between, Hemlock Grove, Vampire Diaries, Jessica Jones and Penny Dreadful.

What about you? Have you watched any of these series? Please don’t hesitate to recommend any new series you love.
I love hearing back from you!

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25 thoughts on “Netflix Affair – Stranger Things

  1. My husband and I did the exact same thing Heena. We totally binged on Stranger Things over two days and were mesmerized! I know I’ll be watching it again before season 2. Some of my other favorite series: Penny Dreadful, Bitten, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Hemlock Grove. I also highly, highly recommend series like: Supernatural, The Flash, Arrow, and even “oldies” like The X-Files and Buffy. Can you tell I’m a Netflix addict?🙋🏻

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    1. Haha… Yeah, I can tell that you are, in fact, an addict!
      Wow. You guys are awesome! I had to watch it with my brother (who’s a teen and kept on smirking at all the weird places.) Though I’m planning to watch it next month with Vishal, I just hope he’ll be free next month. From last 2 months, he’s been so awfully busy that I had to join Netflix to keep me busy all day.
      And awesome! Thanks for the recs. I’ll add them to my list and watch them in September. (BTW, is Bitten about Zombies?)

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      1. I do hope Vishal’s schedule gets a little less hectic. Bitten is about werewolves, and it’s based on a book series called Women of the Otherworld, by Kelley Armstrong, who just happens to be one of my favorite authors! If you like zombies, I recommend IZombie, and The Walking Dead. How! And I just noticed they added Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell which is based on the bestselling book by Susannah Clarke. I’m going to stop now before I make you an addict too!

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        1. Yeah, I hope so too. Thanks 🙂
          Wow, sounds awesome. I’ll check it out and also the book.
          I’m not able to find The Walking Dead, but I’ll keep on checking for it.
          And yeah? I have no idea, but I’m sure they might be really good because I really trust your choice. I’ll let you know as I’ll watch the series you mentioned. Then will ask for more recs. 😀
          Hahaha… Yeah… I’m sure I’ll be one and that too soon (and I’m also sure you’ll definitely have a hand in making me one… Hehe.)
          Love NetGalley ❤

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  2. I’ve heard of Stranger things but haven’t yet had a chance to watch it. And among the ones you mentioned at the end, I’ve watched Jessica Jones and Penny Dreadful, and I enjoyed both of them immensely. The second season of PD was a tad underwhelming but with the cast they have, the first season was a breeze. I’d also add both the seasons of Daredevil to the suggestions. Both Jessica Jones and Daredevil are Marvel comic properties but they play more like gritty noir thrillers than superhero capers. I guess you’d enjoy both of them.
    And if you can get your hands on them, I’d suggest you watch these Scandinavian series –
    Forbrydelsen,
    Borgen and
    Bron Broen.
    I can bet that you haven’t watched anything like Bron Broen yet.
    Happy bingeing. 😂😂

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