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Winona Ryder Shines In Netflix Drama 'Stranger Things'

Actress Winona Ryder attends the Premiere of Netflix's "Stranger Things" at Mack Sennett Studios on July 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actress Winona Ryder attends the Premiere of Netflix's "Stranger Things" at Mack Sennett Studios on July 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The new Netflix original series, “Stranger Things,” features the residents of a small town in Indiana and their search for a middle school boy who mysteriously goes missing. Winona Ryder plays the boy’s frantic mother, but the cast is otherwise a mash of character actors and children.

NPR’s Eric Deggans speaks with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about the show’s monumental popularity, Ryder’s performance and a minor character who’s stolen the internet’s heart.

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Guest

Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic. He tweets @Deggans.

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