When it comes to shows on Netflix, most of the attention goes to House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. However, there’s another television show that has become popular among binge-watchers, and it’s so unique that it deserves some recognition of its own—Stranger Things. This show has all the hallmarks of your typical supernatural thriller, but with enough originality to keep you hooked from episode to episode. So why should you watch Stranger Things? Here are five good reasons! Why is everyone watching Stranger Things?

What is Stranger Things

First, some background. Stranger Things is a sci-fi drama series that follows small town residents in Hawkins, Indiana who are stunned when a young boy disappears under mysterious circumstances. The disappearance of Will Byers sets off an eerie chain of events as his friends, family and local police search for answers — and are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

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Who stars in Stranger Things

Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Natalia Dyer. Here’s a complete list of actors in Netflix’s original series. What’s it about: In 1983 Indiana, 12-year-old Will Byers vanishes into thin air. His mother (Ryder) will stop at nothing to get him back, and his friends are determined to help her. But what they discover could be worse than anything they could have imagined…

Why is everyone watching Stranger Things?
Why is everyone watching Stranger Things?

When does season two air?

The Duffer Brothers have yet to announce an official premiere date for season two, but we know it will be coming sometime in 2017. Beyond that, you’ll have to wait and see if you are patient enough. Season 1 dropped on July 15, 2016.

So, should I watch it?

The hype, in case you’ve missed it, surrounds a new series on Netflix called Stranger Things. If you know about it—or about 80s pop culture, for that matter—and haven’t watched yet, put down whatever you’re doing and binge watch.

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Here are some things you can do while waiting for Season 2

Go through your old VHS tapes from 1988 and see if you still like MacGyver. Eat some Eggo waffles, because it’s time to get nostalgic for breakfast foods again. Dress up like a ’90s baby and take lots of selfies with your friends! Because by 2017, you’ll all look exactly like babies, so it’s an easy costume to pull off. Watch Stand By Me and try not to cry because that movie always hits home.

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