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Stranger Things 3


Stranger Things 3 is available on Netflix today and I’m super excited to be able to watch it basically straight away.

The first season came out just before I went on holiday and I remember getting back and it was all anyone was talking about, I quickly caught up and loved it.

I get why the style and aesthetic doesn’t play for everyone and can admit they it completely leans into its eighties Spielbergian ‘kids on bikes’ nostalgia to hook audiences, but I love that and am totally fine going with it.

Season two came out and I was hyped to watch it straight away and be a part of the cultural conversation, but for whatever reason despite having also loved the first season I could never convince my ex-wife to watch it and would have felt bad if I’d gone ahead without her.... ironic right?

I ended up listening to all the podcasts I was excited about anyway so when we did eventually watch the show I knew roughly what to expect at certain spots.

It didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the series, it just meant I wasn’t as invested as I would have liked.

Now we’re at the third season and it’s breaking from its usual Halloween release schedule to drop on the Fourth of July.

I’ve got my evening planned out already; I’ll be watching it with someone who’s just as, if not more so, excited to dive into the upside down as I am and as it’s July fourth I think we’re going to try and get as American as we can with some food too. Such a shame you can’t find corn dogs, funnel cake and root beer floats conveniently in the UK, but I’m sure we’ll make do!

Anyway, enough of this, it’s time to head to Hawkins.

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