I feel very comfortable in saying that Stranger Things is the best television show of the last decade. Nothing else comes close. Its alchemist’s elixir of 1980s horror-tropes, Speilbergian small town family/friendship sensibilities, and its own unique elements have quite possibly formed the ultimate show for the 80s kid.
Season 2 was released today and I’ve done everything in my power not to call out of work to binge watch the whole damn thing. No, I’d like to savor it for a bit if my willpower let’s me. If you’ve only heard about the show, but never committed to watching it, now is the time. Get caught up on Season 1 and dive right into Season 2. Anyone that grew up loving movies like The Gate, E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Silver Bullet, Monster Squad, The Goonies and others will feel like Strangers Things was filmed just them. It somehow manages to deal out just the right amount of nostalgia cards without ever busting.
I’m not going to say much more other than I’m glad Season 2 is finally here. I’ve been itching for my Stranger Things fix like a junkie for months. I can’t tell you how relieved I feel to finally get a taste again today. My mind is racing with all the possibilities! I’m beyond excited to see what all the kids are up to. I feel like I’m twelve years old going back to school after a seemingly endless summer vacation. Except in the show there are probably monsters and ominous shit waiting to ruin these poor children’s lives. The worst I had to deal with a pop quiz in math.
If you haven’t seen the already incredible trailer for Season 2, I’ve kindly left it at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!