Streaming Reviews

‘Stranger Things 2’– Can Lightning Strike Twice?

  The first season of Netflix original series ‘Stranger Things’ came out of nowhere last summer, yet quickly became culturally ubiquitous as an example of the ‘right’ way to present nostalgia and genre homage.  Set firmly in 1983, complete with period accurate design and callbacks, the cinematic eight-part maxi-series claimed its’ well-earned place in the zeitgeist. … Continue reading ‘Stranger Things 2’– Can Lightning Strike Twice?

Streaming Reviews

‘Stranger Things’– Crowd-pleasing Exercise in Nostalgia?

Netflix dropped the 8-episode, Winona Ryder-starring, 1983-set series, ‘Stranger Things,’ with little of the advance fanfare reserved for its’ popular shows ‘Orange is the New Black,’ ‘House of Cards,’ anything with ‘Marvel’ in its’ title, or even something like its’ re-visit to ‘Full House.’  Perhaps the highly successful network didn’t quite understand the power of… Continue reading ‘Stranger Things’– Crowd-pleasing Exercise in Nostalgia?