I am emotionally bruised after watching this show. The last few episodes were especially difficult to watch, but they were rewarding too, in a way. It's an incredible story, one that needs to be told so that this doesn't become a frequent reality.
The show seemed to be trying too hard to be the modern 24. MacGyver's girlfriend turns out to be the bad guy especially rang 24 bells in my brain. Somehow the pilot didn't seem very appealing to be either otherwise I would have watched the show for at least a season if only to see how MacGyver makes use of ordinary things and science to disarm enemies.
A thousand thanks to all those who recommended this show to me! BInge watching this show is the only way to go, that too in a dark room at night. It will replace your favourite horror movie and give you a taste of horror in your daily dose of shows. I don't generally go for horror and sci-fi combinations but this one has such a strong plot that it made even me a fan. Hats of to The Duffer Brothers!
Vampire anything is not my thing and the only reason I suffered through this many seasons is because of a few friends who loved this show. But really the constant dead-alive transitions were too much for me.