In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child - which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town while a few locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by
The world is turning upside down
Did You Know?
There are many homages to English theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking
. Including the town's alliterating name, Hawkins; Joyce's light-bulb alphabet to communicate with Will, whose principle resembles the scientist's speech-generating device; also, Hawking's works are often centered around fundamental questions about time and space. See more
During a number of episodes, people are seen 'interrupting' someone talking on a two way radio or CB - that is, one person is talking/transmitting, and another person transmits to interrupt them, and then the other person hears this interruption and stops transmitting. This was done a few times on the kid's CB radios, and on the radios used by the police. Those radios - the CB and the police radios of the era from the show - don't work like that. If you are transmitting, and someone else transmits, you will not hear them. See more
The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980's television series opening credits. See more