With October 27th looming every the more closer many people are beginning to get excited about what Stranger Things Season 2 will bring with it. For the uninitiated, Stranger Things is a show set in the 80s focusing on a quartet of bmx driving, fantasy savvy kids that discover there may be a connection to another dimension in their hometown. Things escalate when an unknown threat from the “upside down” dimension abducts one of the group.
Can Stranger Things continue to surprise in Season 2?
Here at RetroRamble we may mainly fixate on the films of our youth but I can’t think of another show that encapsulates films and popular culture of the 1980s in the way that Stranger Things does.
We spoke about its influences back when we reviewed The Goonies in Podcast Episode 6 and if you listened to that you will recall we mentioned that Mikey from the Goonies / Samwise Gamgee from the Lord of the Rings trilogy (aka Sean Astin) is returning in season 2. What role he will play we do not know, so if you are in the know please share and embarrass us in the comments below.
A more recent edition is he of Aliens and My Two Dads fame, you guessed it, its no other than 80’s slime-ball Paul Reiser. No offence Paul – we’re sure you’re a lovely guy in real life, but Newt was only a kid, man.
Paul is no stranger to playing to his strengths so our guess he will most likely take on the role of a bad guy, a good guy who’s creepy or a good guy who later turns out to be a really a creepy, bad guy.
We’ll just have to wait until October 27th to find out!
In the meantime, check out the cool Ghostbusters Themed Trailer below.