The Stranger Things 3 Trailer Is Here!

Stop what you are doing, the Stranger Things 3 trailer is here! 

In less than 24 hours it has racked up more than 12 million views (about a million were from me 😀)

Go ahead and watch. I'll wait................🐀🐀🐀 (little inside joke from the @Netflix account)

Alright, so you all know that I love Netflix (I have an entire category on here just devoted to my 5 fave watches) and Stranger Things is my favourite show theirs, actually probably my favourite show of all time! I grew up in the 80's and while I am very happy to be living in the present (with much better hair and outfits!) I still feel that pang of nostalgia for all things 80's. It's probably why I spend so much time cruising antique shops because I love seeing old toys, restaurant memorabilia and cereal boxes that remind me of that time.

And this season of Stranger Things is going to be giving us a lot of nostalgic touches. You see, season 1 took place in 1983 and season 2 was set a year later in 1984. The early 80's was still heavily influenced by the end of the 70's in terms of decor and fashion. Lots of earthy colours, browns, olive greens. It wasn't until 1985, which is when season 3 takes place, that everything exploded into the bright neons that we commonly associate with the 80's.

1985 gave us perms, geometric prints on clothing and bright popped collar polo shirts. New Coke was introduced and removed six months later, the Titanic was found and then there was the music. Oh, the music. While the trailer uses Motley Crue's Home Sweet Home (1985) and ends with The Who's Baba O'Riley (1971) they could have easily added a few other 1985 hits like Madonna's Crazy for You, Tears for Fears Shout,  Phil Collins Sussudio (which I actually think is the most 80's song ever), Simple Mind's Don't You Forget About Me, or Corey Hart's Never Surrender. Basically, all the best 80's songs came out in 1985!

David Harbour who plays Hopper gave an interview a few months ago where he said if you are interested in figuring out the influences for season 3, start watching all the movies that came out in 1985 (Harbour is notorious for giving away secrets!) This is where it gets really, really good. Movies from this year are outstanding! Not in an Oscar sort of way but in a "these movies shaped my childhood" kind of way so it's going to be a lot of fun for you and me to rewatch some of these classics while we wait for the July 4, 2019 release of Stranger Things 3.

The Goonies
Back To The Future
The Breakfast Club
Weird Science
Fright Night
Rambo First Blood
Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome
The Return of the Living Dead
St. Elmo's Fire
Nightmare on Elm Street 2
Desperately Seeking Susan
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Fletch, which Harbour has been talking about in his odd use of hashtags saying that the Fletch connection will all make sense once you see the new season.

You can spend the next 105 days reading the prequel books and comics that were recently released or read some Reddit threads where like minded folks are breaking down the trailer and episode name titles, but my recommendation is to spend that time watching each of the 1985 movies on the list above and then rewatch the first two seasons. The only title above that is available on Netflix Canada is Back To The Future, but do not despair because you can find many of these titles in the $5 dvd bin at Walmart (that's where I got mine!)

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Grab a few Stranger Things t-shirts from Target or on for my Canadian readers, watch some movies, make an 80's playlist and before you know it, it will be 3 am on July 4, 2019 and we can finally watch Stranger Things 3!