The appeal and quality of this show definitely grew as it progressed. I'm finished with it now, and I will miss this childhood early 80s world in which I felt privileged to be invited into, and I will miss the characters, especially the easy going kids who behaved admirably against all that darkness and horror.
It had a sci-fi twist which was just original enough to make it stand out from the films that it was paying homage to, and keeping it's own serious tone while still maintaining enough endearing treatment of it's characters make it it's own thing.
The acting, suspense and mystery made this an infectious watch, and sitting here on this computer as I type this, I know sitting here in front of it tomorrow there will be a feeling of lack, as this part of early 80s youth and hanging out with such likeable characters running around fighting bad guys and otherworldly demons will no longer be there for me to join in with. It sucks waiting nearly a year for the next season of a show you've grown attached to. Thank you for the enjoyment and being the best part of my day, guys.