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Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers

A young boy mysteriously disappears, and his panicked mother demands that the police find him. Meanwhile, the boy's friends conduct their own search, and meet a mysterious girl in the forest.

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By Gadfly on Aug 27, 2016

November 6, 1983 – Hawkins, Indiana Inside of the Hawkins National Laboratory--U.S. Department of Energy--alarms go off and a scientist runs down a corridor, panicked. He reaches the elevator and pounds on the button, and looks nervously back the way he came. The door opens and the scientist ducks inside, and waits for the door to close. The hallway lights flicker and something above the scientist chitters and then grabs and drags him up. A group of boys are playing Dungeons & Dragons…

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Episode Discussion

bernardo90 posted 4 years ago

I'm so jealous I did not live in the 80's

SilverSurfer posted 4 years ago

Meh. 7/10 but if it doesn't pick-up it'll be sinking further IMHO

JCuervo_a posted 4 years ago

Great pilot.
E.T. + The Goonies + everything that was good in 80s. It's a nice appeal to nostalgia, and is very well articulated with the story.
Winona Ryder and the kids are brilliant in it.

Aidan posted 4 years ago

Going in, only reading the show description, I was sceptic as it sounded like yet another missing child story.
But i'm really digging this! Good start on the series and with only 8 eps it should be all nice and compact too.

Harnas posted 4 years ago

What a fantastic start. I got my 80's feeling back.

Best new series this year so far.

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