Stranger ThingsLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 9:05PM EST
Netflix: "Rumors that the Duffer Bros are leaving Stranger Things after season 3 are false"
Posted Monday 2/19/18 at 11:12PM EST
Target to release a Stranger Things collection
The fan gear dedicated to the Netflix series will include Dustin's purple dinosaur hoodie and will be available in select stores and on Target's website.
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Everything Sucks! may look like a blatant Freaks and Geeks clone, but it does find its own "beating heart"
The 1996-set Netflix teen comedy is initially shocking because it looks so derivative of Freaks and Geeks and, in part, Stranger Things, says Matthew Gilbert. "But, long story short, I forgive the series, and I think that, ultimately, it manages to have an appealing voice of its own. Instead of faux-Freaks and Geeks, I’m now thinking of it as post-Freaks and Geeks," he says. "Slowly, the story line finds its own way to portray the difficult aspects of adolescence and the social pressures of high school. Everything Sucks! may not be original, but it has a beating heart, a sense of humor, and at least one distinct theme — a sophomore girl named Kate, gracefully portrayed by Peyton Kennedy, who is beginning to accept that she is a lesbian."
- Early episodes are uneven, but it's almost a different show when it finds its sweet spot in latter episodes
- The problem is it clunkily tries to serve two different audiences: teenagers and nostalgic adults
- This might be the first teen show where the principal is the most sympathetic character
- The biggest issue is tone and intent -- it seems to want to be funny
- Everything Sucks! plays like a portrait of the mostly innocent “before” that we took for granted
- Music supervisor was 19 playing music in Seattle when Everything Sucks! takes place
Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 2:13PM EST
Stranger Things gets new action figures
Each of the McFarlane Toys action figures comes with a retro-themed display case.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
Stranger Things will have eight episodes to work with in Season 3
That’s down one episode from Season 2, but on par with the episode count of Season 1.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
Stranger Things’ Shannon Purser greeted by a "Barb deserved better" message on her Starbucks cup
Barb's fate still resonates nearly two years later.
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
Stranger Things is “not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row"
Executive producer Shawn Levy tells Glamour that Noah Schnapp’s Will Byers won’t be unlucky for yet another season, but that he’ll still “be dealing with stuff.” ALSO: Levy says Season 3 will be “dealing with forces of evil that are new.”
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 10:48PM EST
Why do period TV shows have the best fashion?
From The Crown to Stranger Things to The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the best fashion on television these days comes from a bygone era.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 2:19PM EST
David Harbour agrees to officiate a Stranger Things fan’s wedding
"Provided date works with s3 shooting schedule, I will get ordained and perform ceremony," Harbour tweeted after the fan delivered on his challenge of 125,000 retweets.
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
The Stranger Things kids have become annoying with all their TV ads shilling products
“I’m sick of the Stranger Things kids selling me stuff,” says Jeremy Gordon. “The sight of the Stranger Things kids pushing everything from Converse shoes to some Italian video player called the Casa 3 (they even invented a referential storyline, in which Will disappears again) felt more grating than usual, because it was too close to the way the show actually works,” he says. Gordon adds: “To see so many of these precocious children conscripted into such trickery makes me further distrust the insistence that this is all fun and games — that somehow a commercial can be amusing, or even good, when the fundamental concept is to hawk some sh*t to us by playing on our feelings…To watch someone like the talented Millie Bobby Brown make dozens of goofy faces to promote the Converse Chuck Taylor, as she does in one commercial, is the lie behind Stranger Things being exposed in real time — that if we can be made to feel this cheaply good about a shoe, then of course it would be the same for a monster show.”
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
Winona Ryder’s Golden Globes shampoo commercial “felt weirdly tone-deaf”
The Stranger Things star’s L’Oreal commercial compared her comeback to the restoration of damaged hair.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
Amazon’s streaming rivals get a plug when Alexa is asked about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Golden Globes chances
Amazon's virtual assistant is surprisingly high on the chances for Netflix’s Stranger Things and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 11:28AM EST
Netflix customizes the TV show artwork you see based on your past preferences
“The artwork may highlight an actor that you recognize, capture an exciting moment like a car chase, or contain a dramatic scene that conveys the essence of a movie or TV show,” says Netflix. “If we present that perfect image on your homepage (and as they say: an image is worth a thousand words), then maybe, just maybe, you will give it a try.”
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
GQ’s “The Least Influential People of 2017” include Silicon Valley’s T.J. Miller and Stranger Things’ Ted Wheeler
Wheeler is “the laziest dad on television, and thus he is my favorite character on the show by far,” says Drew Magary in his annual GQ list. “I aspire to give so few f*cks. He’s the best. I want a spinoff show where Mr. Wheeler just spends every episode reading his paper and being left alone.” As for Miller, Magary says, “you gotta be a real turd to get fired from one of the biggest comedies on TV despite being the best thing on it. But hoo boy, was T. J. Miller up to the task. He proved to be every bit as insufferable as Erlich Bachman was on that show, only with none of the charm. He trashed showrunner Alec Berg. He deliberately acted like an a**hole to ‘infect’ the news cycle. Oh, and he starred in The Emoji Movie, which makes him 2017’s greatest monster.”
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Netflix announces the most binge-watched shows of 2017
American Vandal, 3% and 13 Reasons Why were among “the shows we devoured in 2017,” according to Netflix. The Crown, Big Mouth and Neo Yokio were among “the shows we savored in 2017.” ALSO: Stranger Things gets the “Bad Lip Reading” treatment.