oh yes! as if I wrote this post myself. Never too big on sci-fi in general as the abundance of hit and miss films has always made me uninterested, but Stranger Things definitely woke up my sci-fi tastebuds! And my god, Winona…so good. I love how my girls made a comeback with Winona here and Kirsten in Fargo.
And like Emily above, obsessed with s u r v i v e – such a brilliant soundtrack.
I’m a little obsessed with it too – mostly because of the acting, 80’s references (I was 11 in 1983, so just about the right age!), and WINONA. I’m loving the music, although when they played the Bangles’ Hazy Shade of Winter, I told my husband that that song came out after 1983, and I’m right :) I’m not so into the sci-fi aspect, but I’ll take it.
ps – check out this video of side by side comparisons to 80’s movies and stranger things. I’m surprised that the creators were born in 1984 – nostalgic for what happened before they were born/as infants?
Stranger Things is amazing! It inspired me to do something I have never done as an adult: buy and eat Eggo waffles. But maybe I should have opened Bon Appetit and made these buns instead.
Also, I think you’ve touched on something important about nerdom that I’ve wondering about lately. The extent to which I am into certain nerdy things is probably the thing that I am least open about, even with people that know me pretty well. But I’ve been wondering about why I feel this way and why I feel a little bit silly for liking the things I do. And it probably does have something to do with the enthusiasm that I have (to be clear, there will never be any cos-play involved!). So, thanks–this helps clear things up.
I loved it! I loved the intro music and I definitely cried a little bit in the last episode. Unlike most people I kind of don’t want there to be a second season. It’s just setting you up for disappointment of it not being as good as the first season. I just want it to be a stand alone awesome thing. Also, the kids were great – I really loved when they would spazz out and just scream their replies.
My grown son has been telling me about Stranger Things and when I saw your post I took it as a sign. Lo and behold I just binge watched four episodes! I never do that! I have to stop and let my husband catch up so we can finish it together. Love it! Also looking forward to trying the buns the next time I’m in a baking mood. Thanks!
Hi Fellow Fans! Yes, the music. It is too good! And Aimee, I gotta agree that the idea of a second season makes me very nervous. It is so perfect as it is. BUT! Nothing can take that away from us and maybe it will be great….
Loved those christmas light scenes in Stranger Things! Also, I had one of these buns with cardamom and a cup of tea while I was on a layover in a Stockholm airport. It was easily the best thing about that journey.
Tim, I’m absolutely obsessed with Eleven and Toothless and Mike and and and…I confess I’m that douchebag with juniper berries in my spice drawer and these look delish. Can’t wait to give them a try once the weather cools a little bit.
I haven’t been this excited about by a movie/tv show in a long time. I think perhaps because it has sparked not so much nostalgia as appreciation for getting to be a “free range” baby of the 80s. My sister and I used to rummage through the couch cushions for penny candy money then ride our bikes down to the beachfront deli and gorge on cokes and cowtails. No parents around. Play in the woods until dinner time. I could go on and on and on about how great the kids in ST, they really nailed it.
We loved it so much. It was hard to even pinpoint what in the whole shebang was so standout, which is, I think, is the point. The kids. The music. Winona Ryder (!!) Ben, who is a big nerd, loved all the D and D references. But I agree most with Casey above that it just hit the nail on the head with that free-kid, wind in your hair on a bike, run-around feeling, and the ways that make believe seemed so real (WAS, actually, REAL? WHAT IS REALITY?!) In any case. Thanks for this, as always. —S
I can’t comment on the show, except that to say I have many other friends who are just as obsessed, but I did want to say that Shiv called me into the bathroom the other day–he likes to look at my food magazines while he’s taking care of business–and pointed to this recipe and said, “Mama, can we make these?” I said “of course” and dog-eared the page, but we hadn’t gotten around to it yet…with your endorsement, these might have to happen over the weekend!
Thank you so much for these! I’ve never seen the show, but these were delicious. I’m not That Person who has juniper lying around; instead, I am That Person who loathes all things juniper. Therefore, I did swap out the juniper for cardamom, and they were stellar.
I kept half for me and sent half as a gift to someone who needed it, and she loved them too. So thank you from both of us!
Yay! We finally finished Stranger Things! Because of The Olympics (which you could say I really let myself be a fan of) we had to space out the episodes. I loved it a lot. And now I miss it. AND the Olympics.