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

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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,

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to Winona Ryder (hello, wall phone landline),

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

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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.

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Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven 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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