Let’s Kamikaze Till We Get There: Netflix”s Stranger Things Delightfully Transports Us Back to the 80s


Everything about Netflix’s new mystery/drama/science fiction hybrid series feels like a love letter to the 80s — and Steven Spielberg — from the look of kids bike riding through neighborhoods on long summer nights,


to Winona Ryder (hello, wall phone landline),

Stranger Things

to its conspiratorial-government-covering-up-secret-alien-project theme (I hope she’s calling Scully).



And, I can’t freaking wait. In two weeks, this wonderfully nostalgic Goonies cum E.T. (I see a little Barrymore Firestarter-ish thing happening, too) love letter drops into our Netflix streams. Here’s the second trailer for the Duffer Brothers’ Stranger Things.

I’m off to buy more popcorn; meet me by the garage July 15th.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer and Matthew Modine.


Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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