Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most popular shows, and on the heels of the release of its second season, it has received a glowing review from one of its main influencers, Stephen King.
The series creators, the Duffer Brothers, have never hidden their fandom of King’s coming-of-age stories, and now the revered writer has returned the sentiment, taking to Twitter to pay them his compliments on the recently-aired Season 2.
STRANGER THINGS 2: Ladies and gentlemen, that's how you do it: no bullshit, balls to the wall entertainment. Straight up.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 9, 2017
The show’s focus on the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, where a group of teens battle creatures from a dark dimension known as the Upside Down bears a few resemblances to King’s famous franchise, It. In that story, a group of teens in the fictional town of Derry, find themselves off a demon known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
Coincidentally, one of the Duffers’ main protagonists in Stranger Things happens to be a young girl, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), who was experimented on by the government. With her array of superpowers, some fans have compared her to Charlie McGee, the pyrokinetic hero from King’s 1980 Firestarter novel, who was famously played by Drew Barrymore in the 1984 film adaptation.
Now streaming on Netflix, Stranger Things Season 2 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery.
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