Stranger Things: 23 WTF moments from season 1

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1. The opening scene

For most of us, Stranger Things came out of nowhere. One Friday night, I turned on Netflix, just looking for something to watch. In the spotlight feature, Netflix pointed me toward Stranger Things — a show that I’d never even heard of before that moment.

Without knowing what to expect, the show started off really strong. Immediately, we knew there was some sort of scientific monster roaming around, which set us up for a bigger mystery throughout the season. Reminiscent of something like Cabin in the Woods, the first scene of Stranger Things showed us that it wasn’t your average kids’ show. Or Netflix show, for that matter.

Instead, it served as the first step in a long eight-episode journey that introduced us to the Upside Down, Eleven and the rest of the residents of Hawkins, who are unwittingly swept up in a conspiracy that’s still somewhat unclear at this point.

Of course, we didn’t really care about the scientist who got taken. But we definitely wanted to know what took him and where he went.

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