Date I finished watching it: April 30, 2017 (Season 1, Episode 1 to 7)
It started with the disappearance of Will Byers, a friend of Mike, Dustin, and Lucas. He was on his bike on the way home when he fell and was followed by a monster as he ran into his house. He was captured to another dimension and was assumed to be dead. When Will disappeared, another kid appeared, her name was Eleven. She first approached a burger joint seller who reported her and was later killed. After they met in the woods, she ended up at Mike’s house as the boys looked for their friend Will.
Will’s mother, Joyce Byers, does not believe that he’s dead and insists that Will is just hiding in their house. Will’s mother quit his job to track Will but only got as far as communicating with Will through lightbulbs. One blink for yes, two blinks for no. She also was able to ask Will by having one letter per lightbulb. She wondered where he was hiding; he answered “right here” and later spelled “RUN.” Will’s mother had great hopes that Will was alive, although others perceived her as insane. Also, Will’s body was found thrown in the water, so everybody assumed that he was dead.
The chief of police, Chief Hopper, got suspicious and went to the morgue to check for himself and discovered that the body was fake, and it was just filled with cotton. He talked to Joyce about it and discussed how they’re getting back Will. They had their own investigations and found out about eleven, whom some scientists claimed her mother stole because she knows telekinesis.
Nancy, the older sister of Mike, was also investigating because she lost her best friend, and she believes it is the same case with Will. Nancy studied with Jonathan, Will’s older brother. Nancy was able to enter the other dimension and luckily got out.
Mike, Lucas, Dustin, and El were also investigating. They are finding ways to enter the other dimension because they heard Will singing on the radio and believe he’s still alive, just hiding.
Jonathan was taken to the police for being involved in a fight with Nancy’s boyfriend. At the police station, he met Chief Hopper and his mother, Joyce. They also ended up meeting Mike’s group when the scientist was chasing them to capture El. At night they found a way to communicate to the other dimension. By the use of a bathtub, El could enter it. She saw that Nancy’s friend was dead and Will was alive but sick of the different sizes. Joyce Byers and Chief Hopper immediately decided to enter the other dimension.
Note: I am still gonna watch episode 8, so this will be updated 😊
Update as of July 2020. There are currently 3 seasons available on Netflix, but no plans on binge-watching yet.