Stranger Things-A Concept of Concepts

For a few weeks now, Stranger Things, Netflix’s newest “original” series has received the kind of buzz that only a new Netflix show can seem to manage these days.  It’s been recommended to me by just about everyone, and when I finally sat down to watch it, I found myself in a really weird mixed headspace.  Because at the core of it, I love the show.  There is so much to praise it for.  But after every episode, I found myself wondering, often times aloud and to anyone who would listen, why it works.  Because I can’t seem to get around the notion that it absolutely should not work. (more…)