TSTP 54- Dear Billy

TSTP 54- Dear Billy

Are we the only ones who think “Dear Billy” might just be the best episode of Stranger Things yet?  With Sadie Sink’s impecable performance, this episode has us heaping praise upon praise.  Robert Englund’s performance as Victor Creel also stood out and his story gave us chills.  Is his story to be believed?  We have our doubts. Every story element of “Dear Billy” was excellent!  Nancy and Robin faking their way into Pennhurst was hilarious, and the nods to “The Silence of the Lambs” were excellent.  Capping the episode with Max’s flashback memories of the kids and Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” were absolute perfection!

TSTP 53- The Monster and the Superhero

TSTP 53- The Monster and the Superhero

We saw major developments on every front in, “The Monster and the Superhero.” El is arrested for assaulting Angela with the skate, but ends up rescued by Dr. Ownens and given the option to return to Hawkins, undergo training to restore her powers, and save everyone. In Hawkins, Lucas finds himself in a delicate position as he tries to provide a layer of protection between Dustin’s group and the basketball bullies. Meanwhile, Steve, Dustin, and Max break into the school to examine student records in Ms. Kelly’s office. While there, Max hears the voice of Vecna, wanders out to the hallway, and sees a grandfather clock embedded into the wall.

TSTP 52- Vecna’s Curse

TSTP 52- Vecna’s Curse

“Vecna’s Curse” is now haunting the residents of Hawkins, just as they beginning to heal from the events of season 3. With the news of Chrissy’s death spreading around town, the Hawkins kids begin their own investigations as to what happened?  What the culprit Eddie, the leader of The Hellfire Club, or are their worst fears coming to life and something far more sinister is the cause?  Fred becomes the second gruesome victim of Vecna, and his death gives us more clues to how Vecna chooses his prey.

TSTP 51- The Hellfire Club

TSTP 51- The Hellfire Club

“The Hellfire Club” starts season 4 of Stranger Things off with a bang (or should we say, crack)?  With a significantly darker and more horror tone than previous seasons, the group of Hawkins kids are more splintered and dysfunctional than ever before.  Max is facing significant challenges with her family and personal feelings after the death of Billy and breakup of her parent’s marriage, El, Will, and Jonathan are trying to adjust to a new town in California, while Lucas, Mike, and Dustin adjust to life in high school which has them pursuing interests that are testing the limits of their friendship. We also meet new characters, Jason, Chrissy, and Eddie, which even after one episode, have each given us reasons to form strong opinions about them.  

TSTP 050- Season 4 Prep Episode Pt 2

TSTP 050- Season 4 Prep Episode Pt 2

Stranger Things 4 is just a couple of days away, arriving on Netflix on May 27!  Earlier this week we dropped part 1 of our season 4 prep episode, and now we have part 2 for you so that you can be full prepared when Stranger Things 4 arrives. Here in our Season 4 Prep Episode Pt 2, we do a detailed breakdown of episodes 5-8 of Stranger Things 3.  We also share our favorite moments from Stranger Things 3, unanswered questions we have, what we hope to see in Stranger Things 4, and make some season 4 predictions.  We top it all of with some listener feedback

TSTP 049- Season 4 Prep Episode Pt 1

TSTP 049- Season 4 Prep Episode Pt 1

The wait is almost over! Stranger Things 4 arrives on May 27, and we are here to help you get ready!  We know it’s been a loooong time since Stranger Things 3, so we don’t blame you if you’ve forgotten a thing or two. Here in our Season 4 Prep Episode Pt 1, we cover a few items from seasons 1 and 2 that we think are going to be relevant in season 4.  Then we give a detailed breakdown of episodes 1-4 of Stranger Things 3.  We’ll cover the rest of season 3 and share some listener feedback in part 2 which comes our later this week!

TSTP 048- Season 4 Trailer Breakdown

TSTP 048- Season 4 Trailer Breakdown

Season 4 of Stranger Things is almost here! Netflix dropped a new trailer on April 12th, and it is LOADED with all sorts of tasty morsels. Addi and Darrell break down every single moment of the trailer and share some observations from the trailer that lead to some new theories on what might be in store for season 4. If you don’t want to know anything about the upcoming episode, then this episode is not for you and this is your spoiler warning. But if you want to know about the main villain of the season, new characters, and who might be the secret to fighting the big bad of the season, then hit that play button and journey to the upside down with us!

TSTP S3E12 Stranger Things Trivial Pursuit

TSTP S3E12 Stranger Things Trivial Pursuit

How does a Stranger Things fan pass the time during this prolonged break between seasons?  Rewatching previous seasons of our beloved show is certainly an excellent option.  Another excellent option is playing Stranger Things Trivial Pursuit with other Stranger Things fans!  We recently teamed up with a few of the listeners of our podcast, started a Facebook Live broadcast, and played Stranger Things Trivial Pursuit.  We had a wonderful time and recorded the whole thing so we could bring it to you in podcast form.  We hope you have fun playing along!  Read More…

TSTP S3E11 Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

TSTP S3E11 Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

Earlier this month we visited Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Featured among this seasonal attraction are haunted houses, or mazes, from some of our favorite TV and film franchises.  The biggest franchise for us is the Stranger Things maze.  While not much changed with this years maze vs. last year’s maze, we still found the experience to be very enjoyable.  Read More…

TSTP S3E10 The Battle Of Starcourt

TSTP S3E10 The Battle Of Starcourt

Eleven is weak. The parasite inside her leg is making things worse. They have to get it out. Jonathan springs into action and finds a knife. The small creature burrows deeper into her tissue. Eleven pushes through the pain and takes control of the situation. She uses her mental might to rip the tiny terror from her flesh. Can they all live happily ever after now? Unfortunately, no, this is only the prelude to the battle to come. Read More…

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