I figured I’d look into what all the fuss was about this past Friday. I found the first ten minutes of the first episode boring so I turned it off. I came back Saturday to try to make it through the first episode. I did and by the end of the first episode I figured I’d watch the second... and then I watched the third...
I’m done with both seasons. I’m not certain it is one of the very best shows on TV but it might be the most addictive. Alot has been made of “the kids”, and Millie Bobby Brown’s career is obviously on a rocket, but I actually think the cast is uniformly excellent and I’m particularly happy to see David Harbour get a good, prominent role. (Not to take away from the incredible job the children are doing — and yes, when she’s on screen, it is Millie Bobby Brown’s show.)
I’m not a typical Sci-Fi geek and I don’t think you have to be. All of the major characters are fully drawn and realized in a three dimensional way far more complex than they would have been had the show actually been made in the early 80’s.