For the 80s movie-buff, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” was a godsend. There’s a group of kids working together to solve a mystery, much like “The Goonies,” an alternate universe with a spooky vibe similar to “Poltergeist,” a horrifying monster on par with “Alien,” and a kick-ass soundtrack.
Created by Matt and Ross Duffer, the show focuses on the disappearance of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) who was last seen by his three best friends Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), and Mike (Finn Wolfhard) heading home from their weekly Dungeons and Dragons game night. When a young girl with telekinetic powers appears, they wonder if the two might be linked. The Duffer Brothers take viewers deep into “The Upside Down,” shocking them with twists, turns and cliffhangers.
Released in July 2016, this show took the world by storm. Anyone with access to a Netflix account had binged and re-binged, analyzing every detail in the eight, hour-long episodes. It was the topic of discussion among social groups for months with new theories popping up on sites like Buzzfeed and Reddit constantly. With the release of the season two trailer at the SuperBowl in February, this frenzy has been stirred up yet again with new theories popping up from the 30-second spot.
Haven’t stepped into “The Upside Down” yet? Why are you keeping this curiosity door locked? Season one is available now on Netflix. Grab some Eggo’s, settle in and watch it or rewatch it this summer, as season two is set to be released on Halloween.