After earning four nods at the Adam Devine hosted 2017 MTV’s Movie & TV Awards, Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, received an even bigger honor: Show of the Year. The crowd beamed with delight as the talented young cast which included Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Gaten Mattarazzo, (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard, (Mike) and Noah Schnapp (Will) ended the evening with their shining moment.
After winning Best Actor in a Show, Brown, who was also nominated for Best Hero. gave one of the best acceptance speeches of the evening. Through her tearful delivery, which she executed in her perfect British accent, she stated, “I want to thank the Duffer Brothers because they’ve created a badass, female, iconic character that I’ve got the honor to play,”
Stranger Things takes place in the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the 1980s. The nearby Hawkins National Laboratory performs scientific research for the US Department of Energy, but also does experiments into the paranormal and supernatural including those that involve humans, which start to affect the unknowing residents of Hawkins in catastrophic ways
The first season focuses on the investigation into a boy who disappears (Schnapp) by his friends, older brother, distressed mother and the local police chief, amid supernatural events occurring around the town including the appearance of a psychokinetic girl (Brown)who helps the missing boy’s friends in their personal search.
Released on Netflix on July 15, 2016, Stranger Things received critical acclaim for a plethora of things including its characterization, atmosphere, directing, and writing. The homages to many 1980’s coming of age and horror films were also standouts,
The series has received many nominations and awards, including winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2016. With so much acclaim, it is no surprise that the series is renewed for a second season. Stranger Things returns to Netflix on October 31, 2017.