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Winona Ryder's Netflix Series Is Everything Good and Terrible About Binge-Watching

By Dustin Rowles | Streaming | June 9, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Streaming | June 9, 2016 |


Here is the trailer for Stranger Things, a Netflix series that debuts in July during an already busy Netflix season. It stars Winona Ryder, and that’s enough to ensure that I will watch it. The elements of E.T., Twin Peaks, and The X-Files in the trailer makes it a must watch.

Here’s the logline: Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

In other words, it’s a huge mystery, and well-done mysteries demand to be binge-watched. I can see myself glued to my Netflix account, dying to find out why the kid disappeared (only to ultimately be disappointed in the reveal, because that’s the way with supernatural mysteries not called The Leftovers).

However, if this were not on Netflix, I can only imagine the theories we could unspool. Week-after-week theorizing on why the young boy disappeared, who took him, and where he’s gone. That would be so. much. fun. The posts we would write! The nickels we would make!

Instead, we’ll all swallow it down on a Saturday and we’ll never get to experience a two-month mystery that slowly takes the Internet by storm. Damn you, Netflix.



Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.



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