Stranger Things, the Netflix original series created by the Duffer brothers, released its second season today. The first season was released in July of 2016 and went on to be nominated for 18 Emmy’s, winning five of them.
If you haven’t seen the show yet, here’s a brief. In the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, there is a group of hooligan boys whose friend goes missing. They start investigating and pretty soon strange things start happening. Other people start disappearing, people in suits start appearing. Never a good combo.
The series has received high acclaim from not only critics, but audiences as well for its retro style. The events that occur, take place in the 1980s. Which is probably just an excuse for the Duffer brothers to allude to all of their favorite things.
The show takes heavy influences from classic 80’s films like ET, The Thing, The Goonies, Poltergeist, Halloween, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and tons of other ones that make more sense with a side by side comparison like this. (WARNING: Spoilers probably)
This second season is looking to be even more jammed packed with action, creeps, and waffles. If you haven’t binged all nine episodes, Nerd FM will be hosting a watch party of the first two episodes on Sunday, Oct 29 at 7 pm in the Knight Performance Hall.
There will be a short D&D demonstration, where the cast of Nerd FM will show you how to play and give you tips on how to start your own group just like the kids in the show. There may be a demi-gorgen, but no promises.
They will also be giving away a Stranger Things Season 1 DVD/BluRay Box Set Collector’s Edition and a nifty Season 2 poster in a costume contest.
Show up in your best costume and the audience will vote on the winner!
Birthday suits do not count. But costumes like this guy’s Eleven certainly do.
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If you can wait until Sunday, Nerd FM would love to pop you some free popcorn and watch the first two episodes with you! As soon as the show finishes though, feel free to go get cozy in bed and binge the rest.
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