Stranger Things clicked with audiences with 1980s nostalgia and true-to-life kids

A still from Stranger Things featuring Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown. PHOTO: NETFLIX
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LOS ANGELES - Many television executives said no to Stranger Things because they thought it was a bad idea to focus on three groups of people in the story - children, teenagers and adults.

But when it debuted on Netflix in 2016, the science-fiction horror show - about supernatural goings-on in a small American town - became a runaway hit and this unorthodox storytelling approach was vindicated.

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