I went in totally blind, and I highly recommend that you do the same. The less you know about the show the better. It'll surprise you, and you'll be delighted with every second.
Wish I could go back to Friday and start it over again.
It's very, very good.
Non-spoilery intro follows here. Putting it in spoilers because even the campaign poster -- though cool -- gives a few things away. If you're at all curious about the show, open a new tab, go to www.netflix.com, close every other tab, and come back after at least the first episode.
New show on Netflix, came out 15 July 2016http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/07/16/drop-what-youre-doing-and-watch-stranger-things-on-netflix-right-now
Here's the setup: Stranger Things is set in Hawkins, Indiana in the mid-'80s. It revolves around the sudden and inexplicable disappearance of a local boy named Will, who vanishes into thin air one night after seeing something strange in the woods. The very next morning, a terrified young girl in a hospital gown stumbles into town. Unable to speak and seemingly baffled by everything around her, this girl (who we'll come to know as "Eleven") joins forces with Will's pals to help track their friend down and find out where she came from.
Stranger Things cherry-picks the best of both King and Spielberg with dizzyingly awesome results. It's expertly-plotted, stylishly-directed, creepy, funny, touching, and a million other things. I don't know who the Duffer brothers are, but I'm enormously impressed with what they've done here, and I'm here today to give their show my strongest recommendation. Carve out eight hours or so for Stranger Things, the best show to hit Netflix in some time, and I'm almost positive you'll thank me for it.