Stranger Things

Need to Know:
Stranger Things is a supernatural thriller set in Indiana in the 1980s, following a vast cast of characters as they explore the paranormal activity happening in their small town. Season four has been divided into volumes one and two and has been recently released, making it one of the hottest shows of the moment.

Creators: Matt and Ross Duffer
Cast: Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Joseph Quinn

Why Is It Worth Watching?
Stranger Things is a very popular show, and for good reason. The way the Duffer brothers portray the characters, setting and plot are extremely striking. Season four has to be one of the best with lovable characters returning, such as Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), as well as new characters to adore, such as the metalhead leader of the Hellfire Club, Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn). The new season brings us more mystery as we’re introduced to a new villain who the gang must attempt to defeat. The season also focuses much more on Eleven’s past in the Hawkins Lab, which clears up many quesions around her. The characters are well developed, and it’s hard to keep yourself from getting attached to at least one of them. The visuals of the upside down are chilling and fascinating as always, and it’s impossible not to love the ’80s references. And, once again, season 4 delivers in the music department with another great soundtrack. Overall, this is most definitely a must-watch, both for being an incredible show as well as a pop culture icon.

Love Death + Robots

Need to Know:
Love Death + Robots is a collection of short stories from various world-class animators and storytellers. It spans a variety of genres, including horror, fantasy, dark comedy and science fiction. The series is adapted from the 1981 five-part animated series titled Heavy Metal. The recent release is volume three and it doesn’t disappoint.

Creators: Tim Miller, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller, Josh Donen
Cast: Joe Manganiello, Rosario Dawson, Seth Green

Why Is It Worth Watching?
Everything about this series is absolutely captivating and it’s definitely worth your time. With each episode being made by different animators, you’re sure to be amazed by the distinct animation styles. From cartoony colourful designs such as in The Very Pulse of the Machine to the realistic and fluid movements of characters in The Vaulted Halls Entombed, there is something for everyone’s taste. Each episode is its own story and with the run time of each spanning anywhere from seven to 20 minutes, it’s fascinating to see how well each narrative is developed and portrayed. Even though the viewer does not spend much time within each world, you’d be surprised how immersive and beautiful each episode is. The stories are all well crafted and fascinating, from thought-provoking, hilarious or just bizarre. Love Death + Robots is a fantastic and outstanding series that is unique and well made.