Video: There’s no hiding that Stranger Things is an homage to films of the ’80s and ’90s. But all the bike-riding kids, aliens and special powers in the world wouldn’t feel right if it didn’t look the right way.
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The kids from 1980s Hawkins, Indiana, were back with Stranger Things 2, the second season of Netflix's breakout show from the Duffer Brothers. It arrived with huge expectations and massive excitement so, like many of you, we binged the whole thing on its first weekend. Overall, Stranger Things 2 was a delight, and a worthy additions to the pop culture phenomenon -- but it also definitely had a few issues. And below, we talk about it all, filled with spoilers.
Mention the words "season two" to Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy and things get very quiet, very quickly. "You can hear from my sudden stammering that I live in terror of saying anything too revelatory about season two," Levy said to us. But he will talk about what he and the rest of the small creative team are currently experiencing leading into the highly anticipated follow up.
Last night, Netflix made it official. Stranger Things will return for season two, continuing the stories of Mike, Will, Dustin, Lucas and their adult counterparts. Now the show's creators, the Duffer Brothers, have revealed a few additional details about the second season.
Stranger Things -- an eight-part Netflix series that debuts July 15 -- is set in the 1980s and is heavily influenced by Stephen King and Steven Spielberg works of the era, including ET, Firestarter, It, Stand By Me and Poltergeist. Heavily, heavily influenced. Is that a bad thing? Certainly not when it's this much fun to watch.