If you've been feeling like you've been living in the Upside Down lately, you're not alone — I feel it, too. Luckily, Netflix is bringing some escapism in the form of the real Upside Down and Stranger Things Season 2, which premieres Halloween 2017. The Stranger Things Super Bowl trailer gives a few hints about where the series goes next.
For those of you who haven't watch the first season yet, you have until October to do so. If you like movies like E.T., Close Encounters of The third Kind, or any 1980s vintage nostalgia, you're going to love Stranger Things. You're going to be mad at Nancy, you're going to mourn for Barb, and you're going to remark at how great Winona Ryder still is after all these years. For me, for you, do yourself a favor — watch it.
Spoiler alert: Season 1 ends with Will safely at home, having freshly been rescued from the Upside Down and the Demogorgon (again, poor Barb. I'm still mad about Barb). But are Will, Mike, and the rest of the gang as safe as they think they are? Even Eleven can't protect them from everything, even if she has all of the Eggo waffles in the world to eat. It's fitting, then, that the Stranger Things Season 2 trailer opens with a vintage Eggo waffles commercial.
Here are a few other things to note.
Eleven Is Back
She didn't disappear into the ether of the Upside Down for good, like I thought when I watched the end of Season 1. Hooray for more Millie Bobbie Brown.
Time Has Progressed
The first season of Stranger Things took place in 1983, and in the trailer for Season 2, Will and his friends are clad in Ghostbusters gear. That movie came out in the summer of 1984, so it sure seems like a little bit of time has progressed since Season 1 wrapped.
They're Still Being Watched
These very E.T.-like government outfits can be seen in the trailer, so it makes me think that the secret experiments that Eleven was subjected to are not over. Has someone else taken control?
The Upside Down Is Still A Threat
Um, hello, Will's door opening creepily while he stands there watching. Getting rid of that Demogorgon was not going to be as easy as they thought, I think.
I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait for Halloween. It's a Tuesday in 2017, so I think I feel a cold coming on for that particular work day...