Because it seems people just can’t get enough of Netflix’s new series, Stranger Things, we have scanned the internet in search of everything related to the ’80s themed show to help tide you over until there is an official confirmation on Season 2.
Spoiler Alert: This article discusses Season 1 of Netflix’s Stranger Things and speculates about Season 2. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.
As yet, there has not been an official announcement about Netflix renewing Stranger Things for Season 2. However, that hasn’t stopped the show’s creators, the Duffer brothers, teasing fans with what they plan to do in Season 2. If Season 2 will go ahead, they have already stated there will be a time jump of a year. This is because, when working with children, they have a tendency to grow and change from season to season, making it hard to place them in the same time frame as the previous season without them looking obviously older.
So how can fans fill in time until the official announcement? Here are some ideas.
As previously reported, fans can send messages to each other using the Stranger Things ouija board. The board looks just like the wall in Joyce Byers house with the Christmas lights and black painted letters. It is, however, missing the ’80s themed floral wallpaper, but fans can type in their own messages and send the link to their friends. You can find this app here.
Of course, that is last week’s news, this week it is all about using the Stranger Things font.
If you are into virtual reality, Netflix released a few short minutes of Stranger Things that can be viewed by any VR device. Alternatively, you can check out the YouTube version of it below:
If music is your thing, the Stranger Things soundtrack is filled to the brim with ’80s inspired synth music. The first volume is by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein and is available for digital download from iTunes. There are 36 pieces in the music score that includes the haunting theme song from Stranger Things that captures the ’80s just perfectly. However, if that isn’t enough music to keep you going until there is an official announcement on Season 2 of Stranger Things, Nerdist has announced Volume 2 will be available on Friday, August 19.
So, you’ve sent your friends messages and listened to all the music, what now? Now it is time for the Stranger Things theories. If you are a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones, you will be familiar with the premise. For beginners, pull up a chair and start taking notes.
Fans of Stranger Things have already watched and re-watched the show and started to formulate some theories about what to expect in Season 2. E!Online have already come up with a list of theories that includes the following.
- Eleven is Hopper’s daughter. There are many reasons why this could be true, most seem to revolve around the fact Hopper left out Eggos for Eleven at the end of Episode 8 of Stranger Things yet no one had actually revealed to him Eleven’s love of this food.
- Eleven is the monster, but the actual monster, not just thinking she is a monster for creating the tear in the Upside Down.
- Another theory that isn’t on E!Online‘s list but can be added is, Barb is alive. While Barb looked pretty dead when we saw her last in Episode 7 of Stranger Things, it should be noted that Barb was not eaten like the deer was. So why was she still there? Considering a slug slithered out of her mouth that matched the one Will coughed up in the Season 1 finale, one could assume that Barb is being used like some sort of incubator for these creatures.
Finally, fans can keep watching Stranger Things to make sure they have found all those hidden 80’s references. Geek has done some extensive research on each episode, but, as fans have found out, the more you watch Stranger Things, the more you notice things you hadn’t seen before.
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Season 1 of Stranger Things is currently available on Netflix. The synopsis for the show is below.
“A love letter to the supernatural classics of the ’80s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.”
Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.
Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors, and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director.
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