2016 Best New Netflix Show: ‘Stranger Things’


We all have had one major obsession this year, obviously, ‘Stranger Things’.

Hawkins, Indiana is the home to a group of kids who love D&D. Sadly, one of the boys goes missing, and weird stuff happens all over town. Introducing a waffle-loving telekinetic girl, a badass older brother who wants nothing more than to get his brother back (while slightly being a creep) and Barb. YASSSS BARB. This is only the beginning. While High school kids have high school problems, there are secret underground government agencies, and kids kicking ass and taking names. Seems like all we need in a Netflix winner.


First of all, this cast is an amazing range of actors. The kids, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schapp are honestly really impressive as the main cast. They can hold our attention, kept us interested, and we found ourselves getting emotionally attached to all of them, even Eleven.

Starting off the adult cast, we have Matthew Modine, David Harbour, Charlie Heaton, and Cara Buono. The wonderful Winona Ryder who was perfectly cast as Joyce Byers, the slightly crazy mother of missing Will (played by Noah Schnapp)

The essential 80s mystery turns into a Sci-Fi a who done it, while capturing everything we love about the time period in the best way possible. Every awkward conversation, the hair, the clothes, and the amazing music.

Right after this premiere date, obviously, the internet blew up with love for ‘Stranger Things.\

Everyone loves This show. It’s been renewed for another season, and Conventions welcomed ‘Stranger Things’ with open arms. The cast recognized for the best reasons. Also, most of the internet is Team Barb, which all of us wet blankets can rejoice in.

The world has spoken, therefore ‘Stranger Things’ rules. In addition to ‘Stranger Things’, what was your favorite Netflix show of 2016?

Devon Kenney
Devon Kenney
A Washingtonian born and raised, trying to make my way in Indiana. A nerd from head to toe. In love with craft beer, horror, and Hall and Oates. Graduate from Academy of Art University with a degree in Screenwriting. Find me on Twitter and Instagram @Nightynight34