We watched the first two episodes of Netflix’s Stranger Things last night. I’m enjoying it so far and really, REALLY hoping that all of these cool narrative elements come together and make sense in the end. Akemi, on the other hand, was freaked-out. “Is this horror?”she asked as the frightened scientist ran through the flickering corridors in the opening.
“No,”I said. “It’s science fiction.”
“Are you sure?”she asked after the scientist met his fate.
“It’s science fiction,”I insisted.
And then, throughout the first episode, Akemi: “It’s horror.” “I think it’s horror.” “This not science fiction. Horror!”
We usually watch a single episode of something before bedtime but she was so unnerved she suggested we watch a second episode that would answer some of the first’s eerie questions. So we did. And got more eerie questions. She would have stayed up for a third but she was exhausted. Before drifting off…
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