Stranger Things Turns Students’ Viewing Habits Upside Down

by Annie Mishler, freshman


Warning: This story may contain some minor spoilers.  Proceed at your own risk.

 

On July 15, 2016 the young-adult and adult world was changed by the Netflix original Stranger Things. In this sci-fi and fantasy film the creators go to great lengths to create something new by setting the story in Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s and creating a type of story that hasn’t been seen before. The style of this series touched the hearts of many because of the way the writers made the time period come alive, making the show very popular.

 

In the end of the eight episodes of the first season viewers were excited to see where the story was going. “I thought I wanted to die until next year, because I wanted to see what happens,” said Sophomore Rowan Haverfield. The second season was originally slated to be released on October 31st of 2017, but they finished early and changed the date to October 27th.

 

After watching the new season viewers were pleased with what the creators came up with, though some thought it would turn out differently. When asked what he thought of the character Eleven escaping the Upside Down so quickly, Freshman Wesley Garrison said, “I was expecting for them to go in after her, but they had her appear out in the beginning of the second season.” New characters were also revealed in the new episodes including Max, Billy, Bob, and some new scientists. “It made the story more interesting.”  Sophomore  Rowan Haverfield said.

 

Some viewers create ships [or relationships] for the characters in Stranger Things. Joyce Byers and Jim Hopper, Mike Wheeler and Eleven are just naming a few. Some of the people who watch the show were thrilled with the ideas of these couples. “I agree one hundred percent. Yes,” sophomore  Rowan Haverfield said. While others didn’t really bother with the ships. “Honestly that never bothered me too much; I mean it didn’t really matter to me,” freshman Wesley Garrison said. Even though there were a variety of thoughts on the series the overall consensus leads back to Stranger Things being an enjoyable show to watch.

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