The second season of my favorite Netflix adventure, “Stranger Things”, will debut next Friday, October 27, just in time for Halloween.
The geeky crew of Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and yes, Eleven (with hair!) return to battle whatever is out there in the Upside Down, with the quirky denizens of Hawkins, Indiana. Lots of 80’s references, including movies like Ghostbusters (where did the boys get those cool uniforms?), Chucky, Karate Kid, Carrie, and Star Wars. If you liked The X Files, Twin Peaks, and The Goonies, you will love Stranger Things.
Netflix will release the entire “season” at once, so you can binge-watch the whole thing, or spread it out. If you didn’t catch the first season, there are only eight 42-minute episodes, so it won’t take long to catch up.
Television is a vast wasteland of reality shows and poorly written comedies, but there are gems out there to mine. The Duff brothers have created a 5-carat diamond in Stranger Things; I highly recommend it.