Stranger Things and Twin Peaks
Stranger Things Season 1 Episode 1 In July, the Netflix released a new TV series ,“Strange Things”.
It instantly became one of the best TV shows of this year. Particularly ardent fans of this mystical thriller, in which mysterious events begin to occur in the 1980’s in a quiet little provincial town, immediately began to compare it with the “Twin Peaks”. Specially in where similarity is that in the first episode one of the characters disappears.
With the cult TV series by David Lynch, “Strange Things” similar at least with it’s powerful soundtracks. Its first part, created by the Texan electronic group S U R V I V E, is already released today. You can listen to it in Apple Music. In the music, the roots of John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream are visible. Artists say they tried to achieve authenticity.
“We discussed the general tone of the music for the show, but agreed that it should not be exclusively the history of the 1980’s,” explains Michael Stein, one of the participants S U R V V V E. “Her high quality should have been modern. This is one of the features that we put in first place in our music. We worked with classical synthesizers, but with a new approach.
Although Winona Ryder became the main star of the project, not all critics are pleased with her play: some people think that the 44-year-old actress’s heroine is too emotional and almost in one step from the real hysteria (which is understandable, because a woman is desperate because of her son’s disappearance).
In addition to Ryder, the series involves actors-children who cope with their roles as well their as adult colleagues on the set.
Another heroine is a girl, Ela Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), who possesses paranormal abilities and is can penetrate other dimensions. El was prepared to be a deadly weapon, but the girl still remained a child who knows how to feel joy and pain. In the world of hostile adults, Mike and his team become the only defense of El.
The filmmakers have been looking for an actress for the role of a girl with supernatural abilities for quite a while. 12-year-old Milly fits perfectly, but according to the plan of the directors, Al should have been cut short. The parents of the young actress did not agree to shave their daughter for a long time until the directors showed them the photo of Charlize Theron in the image of Furios from Mad Max – the girl and her parents liked the heroine of the blockbuster, and Millie agreed to sacrifice her hair.
The Most Favorite Character
However, the most favorite character of the audience was not Al. But a schoolgirl named Barb with a magnificent figure and huge glasses. For actress Shannon Perser, who played Barb, the role in “Very Strange Things” was the first in her career – no one could ever preach such a success!
The Internet is already full of posts about the nerd Barb, which everyone likes. A connoisseur of chemistry and the tallest girl, she charmed the audience with her immediacy and sincerity.
Season 1 Episode 1
1983, Hawkins, Indiana. In the laboratory of the US Department of Energy, an unknown creature attacks a scientist. Twelve-year-old Will Byers returns home in the evening after playing with his friends in Dungeons and Dragons. But on the way he encounters a certain creature and disappears without a trace. The next day, a girl with shaved head, steals food at a local cafe. Benny (Chris Sullivan), the cafe owner, felt sorry for her, fed her and called social service. A woman who came after the child, kills Benny. Armed agents search the girl in the cafe, but she manages to escape. In the house of Joyce, Will’s mother, the phone rings. It seems to her that she hears the voice of Will through noise. Lucas, Mike and Dustin, Will’s friends, go to the forest to search for him and meet the girl.
The fans of Stephen King, “Twin Peaks”, mystical thrillers, 80’s films about schoolchildren and Winona Ryder are definitely going like”Very Strange Things”. In any case, at least one episode of the series worth your attention, and then you can decide whether to continue watching the other seven episodes or not. watch the trailer below.