A few years ago, Netflix created a pop culture phenomenon that has now, as of this last season, become their most successful original show to date. Stranger Things season 3 debuted on July 4th this year and has flayed any other summer television competition. What makes this show so resonant with viewers? Why is it that the pull of 1985’s nostalgia draws even non-genre fans… especially to a show that is filled with monsters, murder, and mad scientists? Join David and Tim for a Johnny Has the Keys Special Episode discussing the lure of memory lane and this welcome the addition to the canon of genre television. Listen… as we merely brush the surface of a treasure trove of keys that all fit the magical door to Stranger Things.Continue reading “Stranger Things Special”
The summer has been all abuzz with the arrival of the 3rd season of Netflix’s Stranger Things. The show lives up to its promise of 1985 nostalgic fun, filled with monsters, mayhem, murder, mad scientists, and …a mall.
Malls took off in the 1980s but now, thirty years later, they’re quickly turning into massive crypts, remnants of time passed. The power of internet shopping and corporate greed have turned many malls into the modern monumental equivalent of a long lost friend, in most cases remembered fondly, but growing ever distant.Continue reading “Starcourt’s Stand-In”