Series Review: Stranger Things (S2 E1-9/9), Netflix

NB: Spoilers Inside How do you follow up the biggest TV hit of 2016? That’s the question that’s been tantalising fans of Stranger Things since it crept onto Netflix a year ago. What started out as a word-of-mouth cult show soon mutated into a genuine internet phenomenon, making superstars of the cast of child actors…

Netflix releases final Stranger Things 2 trailer

One of the big things coming up in the next few weeks leading up to Halloween is series two of Netflix’s much-loved cult hit, Stranger Things. The crime/horror mash-up took the world by storm last year, its pitch-perfect homage to Stephens/Stevens King and Spielberg, it weaved a supernatural, conspiratorial story around a small-town mystery. Now…

Netflix releases new trailer for Stranger Things 2

One of the more anticipated dramas of the year is series two of Stranger Things. The horror/crime mash-up was a word-of-mouth megahit last year and the PR wheels have been turning for a month or so now. This weekend saw Comic-Con in San Diego produce all kinds of bits and pieces, but one of the…

Stranger Things reveals second series transmission date, plotlines

One of the most eagerly awaited shows of the year – the second series of Netflix horror/crime mash-up Stranger Things – has come out on its social media channels to reveal the transmission date of said second series. As you would imagine, details in a new teaser trailer are scarce, but it’ll be a dooze…

Stranger Things reveals series two trailer during Superbowl

To those not interested in the NFL or the Superbowl, the whole hoopla of the showpiece event of the sport might have passed them by. It often draws hundreds of millions of viewers from around the world, which often means that advertising on US television becomes one of the more prestigious slots of the advertising…

Netflix news: Stranger Things 2 and Riverdale

The last post I, um, posted was singing the praises of linear TV and the pleasure that can be taken in large groups of people tuning in once a week to watch something that has them hooked. On the flipside is the streaming revolution, where portals like Netflix provide whole series to be consumed greedily…

The Goonies’ Sean Astin heading to Stranger Things Series 2

Netflix’s Stranger Things has been one of the word-of-mouth mega-hits of the year – with good reason, it was terrific stuff – and things are beginning to gear up for series two, which will (hopefully) come out next year. We’ve already been told that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is returning, which is brilliant news because both…

Eleven set to return in series two of Stranger Things

Stranger Things was the word-of-mouth hit of the year, Netflix’s 80s mash-up of crime and horror gaining enormous viewing figures (indeed, it was the show that tipped me over the edge and prompted me to finally subscribe). The ending was a flurry of monsters and kinetic energy, and one of the main characters – Eleven…

Netflix confirms season two of Stranger Things for 2017

Even though Netflix do not release viewing figures, the streaming site does boast a global subscriber base of over 40million people. Which is quite a lot. I’ll be willing to bet good money that at least three-quarters of that subscriber base has seen Stranger Things, and, if they haven’t, have at least heard about it…

The Duffer brothers talk Stranger Things season two

It’s important to remember that a second series of Stranger Things hasn’t officially been confirmed yet, but you’d think that because of how many people have been talking about it and the traction it has received online, that a second instalment of the horror/crime mash-up is pretty much a given. If you haven’t seen it…

Netflix debuts Winona Ryder Stranger Things featurette online

I know I’ve already posted something about Stranger Things today, but it’s being talked about and there are a lot of fans out there, so here’s another post. Netflix sent out an email telling journos about a new online featurette, focusing on Winona Ryder’s character Joyce Byers, mother of the missing boy in Hawkins Indiana…

Stranger Things second season likely to be ‘sequel’

Hands up who are currently engrossed in Netflix’s latest must-watch series, Stranger Things? Yes, me too. I’m two episodes in and I’m enjoying it greatly. One of the reasons I’m enjoying is because, as a child of the 1980s, it feels like a pitch-perfect mash-up of everything I loved about mainstream movies back then, right…