So I've been on holiday for the majority of July and during that time my Facebook feed has been going gaga over two things.
The first is Pokemon GO. Obviously.
The second is Stranger Things.
I started watching the show on the weekend. I'm a couple of episodes deep and I'm absolutely loving it so far. I grew up on movies like The Goonies, Stand By Me. I was obsessed with shows like The X-Files, American Gothic, etc -- this kind of show covers a lot of nostalgia bases for me. I've heard a lot of complaints regarding the nostalgia thing: that Stranger Things is just a pastiche, it's style over substance, etc. After two eps I'm not really equipped to make any kind of judgement on that, but I don't have a problem with it, and I say this as someone who thinks Yooka-Laylee is a terrible idea. This show -- in as much as I've watched -- really stands on its own two feet. Great writing, great characters, great aesthetic. I just basically love it.
For the first time in a long time I'm obsessed with a television show.
How are you finding it so far?