Stranger Things really reminded me of Pan’s Labyrinth in many ways. Most people compare it to Stephen King’s work, but the magical realism felt a bit more Guillermo del Toro to me.
It was a great series- the only issue I have is with the ending. I really need Eleven to come back in the next season, because the way they left it just doesn’t do service to her amazing character.
My only complaint in general is that the reality of the world could have been confirmed a little sooner. Yes, slow builds are nice, but this one was a little too slow.