Let me start by saying this; I don’t love Stranger Things. I like it, but I don’t love it. I already hear the “boos” and the snarls – yeah, yeah, thumbs down for me! Still, I was compelled to buy this Blu-ray set that was just released the other day because the packaging was, in my opinion, incredible and extremely nostalgic – a trait that the show heavily relies on. That being said, it’s one of the reasons why I’m not such a huge fan of the show. Why? Because I feel like every scene (or maybe every other scene) has to remind us that it takes place in the 80s as if we didn’t already know that.
Oh, look at this costume – it’s 80s!
Check out this board game – it’s 80s!
Listen to this song – it’s 80s!
You get the picture. I get the nods, but I feel like there are too many nods and winks to the children of the 80s. But, hey, that’s just me. Sure, it’s fantastic that the setting takes place in a time when I was growing up and seeing a lot of the 80s references is awesome but, dare I say it, sometimes it can be a bit much. The show’s soundtrack is pretty ace being synth and all. So yeah, I do like the show!
In any event, as I was saying, I needed to have this in my collection. Will I watch it again? Probably not, not for a while, at least. But just take a look at this packaging! I think it’ll look great alongside my other blu-rays albeit being a little bigger than most.
Bonus poster included!
Bravo Netflix and Target, Bravo!