Following its July 15 debut on Netflix the online buzz surrounding the streamer’s summer hit “Stranger Things” has been virtually impossible to escape. The series created a social media firestorm, with viewers urging friends to tune in and everyone drawing comparisons to such ‘80s fantasy classics as “ET: The Extraterrestrial,” “Poltergeist” and “The Goonies,” among others. Those comparisons were on point; even with its many scares the series is a loving homage to everything about that period.
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