11 reasons Stranger Things is the best Netflix Original series

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9. The direction and writing

When talking about the direction of something, whether it be a movie or TV series, we’re speaking about a number of details and aspects. For example, there’s cinematography, which deals with camera angles, lighting, the visuals, the transitions between scenes, and a variety of other things. We feel, in some cases, Stranger Things is directed almost perfectly. It’s difficult to point out a flaw, if we’re being honest, at least in the technical realm.

From the first to the last episode, there are a number of memorable camera shots throughout this series. The Duffer Brothers have a way to create a shot that’s not only pleasing to the eye but also adds a ton to the scene we’re watching. Nothing seems out of place or over the top and we can appreciate it.

One of the strongest factors in this series is the writing. The writing is top-down brilliant. The dialogue between the characters and how they feed off of one another really showcases the chemistry. Part of this chemistry has to do with the great writing involved. Sometimes, certain films and shows have the greatest potential and have a solid direction. But, the lack of competent writing is where they fail.

The story progresses very smoothly, and this has to deal with both the direction and the writing. We rarely feel lost or confused and even when something doesn’t really make sense, the scene we’re watching at that current moment is interesting enough to keep us engaged. Obviously, we won’t say we don’t have questions or doubts since we have a handful. This doesn’t mean it’s a flaw, though. Based on direction and writing, Stranger Things doesn’t miss a beat.