Prior to its release in 2016, not much was known about Stranger Things and it looks like season two will be no different. Little has leaked out of the Duffer brothers’ camp about what we can expect for 2017’s blast of nostalgia mixed horror and suspense, but that doesn’t mean we are completely in the Upside Down on what to expect.
Part of what made Stranger Things such a resounding success was the way it dripped with pure nostalgia. Reminiscent of all those shows and movies about how the friendship of children can conquer any darkness they might stumble across in the rural woods and a tribute to the era’s great horrors, it was a throwback to a simpler sort of story. In case you needed an extra dose of that Stranger Things magic before the second season comes to screens later on this year, Netflix has released a quirky little 8-bit video game to keep you occupied. (more…)
It’s a terribly kept secret that there’s too much good TV to watch; for every series you manage to finish watching, there’s two more already queued up and ready to binge. It’s an embarrassment of riches, as in you’re embarrassed when people ask you if you’ve seen the hot new show and you’re forced to answer “no” because, hey, there are only so many hours in a day… That’s what you need semi-professional critics for. In reviewing the last 12 months, and looking at the plethora of sci-fi, superhero, horror, and other genre TV shows, we’ve paired it all down to a Top 10. Here, in our humble estimation, are the Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2016! (more…)
We cannot get enough of Stranger Things! The Netflix sleeper hit that came this summer gave us the perfect storm of nostalgia, sci-fi, horror, and just good old storytelling done well! It’s no surprise that the show would get greenlit for a second season as we want to see what will happen in the lives of Will, Mike, Eleven, and the gang as more mysteries of the Upside Down get explored. We already know that most of the gang will be returning for the second season, and the show will also be adding three new characters on the show named Max, Billy, and Roman. The show already had 80’s heavyweight Winona Ryder, and it looks like they will be adding a few more heavyweights for the second season.
While historically some of its movie libraries have not been so great, Netflix has been killing it with its original Series programming. With such dynamic shows as House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, and Bojack Horseman, the streaming service is slowly becoming a TV powerhouse with just as many (if not more) subscriptions as HBO and other premium channels. Of course, you can’t forget their partnership with Marvel Television bringing Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and it will soon bring Iron Fist and The Defenders next year. But Netflix once again changed the game with Stranger Things.
When season one of Stranger Things came to a close, the final episode gave audiences a glimpse into everyone’s lives who had been effected by the events inside of Hawkins, Indiana. The boys went back to playing Dungeons and Dragons in their basement, the guy did not get the girl, and Eleven’s fate had been left opened to interpretation. However, what many have assumed has now been confirmed, Eleven will be back for season two of Stranger Things and that Millie Bobby Brown will reprise her roll as the frozen, breakfast food lover. Keep in mind, there might be spoilers inside if you haven’t seen the first season.
November’s almost upon us, which means it’s once again time for us to once again sit and watch the Charlie Brown specials for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. These specials are a somewhat of a cultural event giving us a blast from the past and fill us with nostalgia. Another cultural event that recently gave us a mega dose of nostalgia was the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Stranger Things.
It looks like our favorite shaved head, eggo-eating, telekinetic wonder is not staying away for too long after all. Stranger Things Season 1 breakout star, Millie Bobby Brown will be returning as Eleven for an encore performance in Stranger Things Season 2. And that’s the not the only casting news that’s been dropped down from The Upside Down! (more…)
Government conspiracies, kids with supernatural telikinetic powers and a monster that can glide effortlessly between worlds, Stranger Things has everything a show needs to get people talking. It’s all mystery and magic, intrigue and action. The first season built a world that viewers fell in love with and would happily explore for many, many seasons more. Even if none had ever been commissioned, it seems only fair to assume that the fan fiction alone could’ve catered to people’s cravings for more. Luckily, Netflix has promised at least one more season and fans cannnot contain their excitement. (more…)
One of Netflix‘s biggest hits in maybe its entire history of creating content, Stranger Things burst into popular culture like it was on a mission. A tribute to the greatest shows and movies of the 1980s, it starred a lovable cast that was brilliantly written and acted. It reminded the world why Winona Ryder is such a special actor and introduced what is sure to be the next generation of celebrity darling through Mike, Eleven and their friends. It’s no wonder a second season of the show was commissioned just a matter of weeks after the first went live. (more…)