50 Thoughts You Had During Stranger Things

50 Thoughts You Had During Stranger Things

From new monsters, to epic reunions, to Babysitter Steve.

The second season of Stranger Things has been out for over a week, so by now, everyone has had time to binge the whole thing from beginning to end. For me, it definitely lived up to the glory of Season 1 and gifted us with even more mysteries, nostalgia, humor, and character dynamics that we already adored from the first season.

Here are 50 thoughts you probably had while watching Stranger Things 2...

1. Ah! It’s back! It’s finally back!

2. The Ghost Busters sequence is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I could watch it on repeat all day.

3. As bewildering as the public’s obsession with Barb is, I actually love that they continued this storyline with Nancy. I love that they kept the characterization consistent, and she didn’t completely forget about her best friend. It’s good storytelling.

4. Once again, I want to rejoice the fact that Steve Harrington is not a complete jerk. He completely subverts the jock trope, and it’s truly a gift to watch on screen.

5. Okay, why does Mike have to throw away his toys? That is a super odd punishment.

6. ELEVEN! My fave is back!!!

7. ... She does seem to recover from the final battle of Season 1, and escape the Upside Down a bit fast though.

8. Hopper and I are a lot alike because I too would adopt Eleven and feed her tons of Eggos.

9. Joyce’s new boyfriend is super cringey. Of course his name is “Bob”. It fits.

10. I’m 100% on the Joyce and Hopper ship. Make it happen. Please.

11. Honestly, the most 80s thing about this season is that people think Eleven is a Russian spy. It’s actually hilarious.

12. The contrast of Lucas and Dustin being super into Max, but Mike is like “ugh really?” Perfect.

13. Will is a smol human bean, and I want to wrap a blanket of protection around him. He’s so much smaller than the other three!

14. “Compromise? Halfway happy.”… I’m going to use that definition from now on.

15. They actually included a short scene in which a little black kid, dressed as a cowboy, fake shoots at Sheriff Hopper. You can’t convince me that wasn’t purposeful. By the way, no one dies in this encounter.

16. Eleven is watching the scene in the original Frankenstein with the little girl! I truly appreciate these symbolic subtleties.

17. Is “tubular” a Hocus Pocus reference?

18. Dustin, my boy, do not adopt a slug from the Upside Down. This isn’t going to go well…

19. That moment when you adopt a baby demogorgon and it eats your cat. Oops?

20. Eleven and Hopper’s fight is physically giving me anxiety. I can’t decide whose side I’m on. Both? Neither? Just make up guys. Please.

21. This season is definitely a lot more intense and graphic than the first. They went to a whole new level.

22. Nancy and Jonathan teaming up again… getting a hotel room together… I honestly can’t decide which guy I like with Nancy more. I'm torn.

23. The Upside Down is growing underground? Hopper is stuck there? This is bad. Very bad.

24. Mike is truly an amazing friend. He needs to be treasured.

25. Eleven is going to see her mother! I’m feeling emotions right now.

26. Steve and Dustin are the dynamic duo I never knew I needed until now.

27. I like Max, but I’m also confused as to why she’s here? Is there a purpose outside of being the “new girl” in the group? Also, Billy is actually The Worst.


29. And Will just set a trap… What is happening?! My heart is pounding. This is insane.

30. I didn’t know what to expect with Will, considering this is the first time we really get to see him consistently on screen, but Noah Schnapp is phenomenal. He’s the scene-stealer and standout actor of the season in my opinion.

31. Not a fan of episode 7. Kind of want to skip it. I don’t like leaving Hawkins.

32. Eight's awesome though. I have a feeling that she's definitely coming back for Season 3.

33. How did Bob become one of my favorite characters? I’m perplexed. He’s really in this now. He’s a proper part of the squad.

34. Wow Nancy and Jonathan really missed a lot. I just realized that they have no idea what’s been going on back home. Their romantic adventure was a hoot though.

35. Bob. Your gun. You forgot your gun!


37. Bob Newby: Superhero. Time to make a Bob tribute. How did I go from cringing at his existence to screaming about his death so quickly? What an emotional ride.

38. Steve Harrington: Single Mom of Four

39. Mike and Eleven. I’m crying. There are actual tears streaming down my face during this reunion.

40. And the award for Strangest Scene In The Show goes to Mrs. Wheeler’s interaction with Billy “Fabio” Mayfield.

41. I love that Eleven is back, but I wish it wasn’t set up so she comes in to save the day at the last minute. She should have been a part of uncovering everything for at least one episode. This just feels a little off.

42. Steve with the kids is the most unexpected, superb thing about this season.

43. Why can’t Max have friends? Is this a racism thing? Her family is crazy. Save this girl.

44. Can we offer up Billy as a sacrifice to the demagorgons?

45. Dustin and Dart… the nougat… beautiful. Can someone please parallel that scene to Gremlins, How To Train Your Dragon, and Daenerys Targaryen?

46. Yet again, I’m absolutely floored by how amazing the child actors are in this show. They’re so incredibly talented. I’m so proud of them?

47. I want to scream at every girl ignoring Dustin at the Snowball. He got Farrah Faucet spray for you! This is heartbreaking.

48. Nancy is the teenage 80s heroine we truly deserve.

49. The final dance scene is one of the most heart-warming, delightful scenes in the entire show. I love it so much.

50. Wait… Hold up. What do you mean it’s over? It just came out today… I watched the whole thing in one sitting, and now I have to wait another year? Blasphemy.

Eleven may have closed the gate, but she didn’t destroy the Upside Down or the Mind Flayer. Season 3, here we come...

Cover Image Credit: Screenshot from Stranger Things 2 trailer

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18 Times Kate Middleton Was Actually All Of Us In College, Beside The Princess Thing

Every girl has to go through her clueless college stage before she reaches Duchess status.

Kate Middleton is basically a household name by now, and how could this not be the case when she has the gorgeous hair, kind smile, and incredible fashion sense. With her constantly in the spotlight looking so put together, we sometimes forget that the Duchess was actually all of us in college!

Here are 18 times that Kate proved she was just like all of us.

1. Going all out in the name of school spirit

There is nothing like breaking out the war paint and screaming for your home team. Like Kate, we all love to get a little messy and make some memories with our friends.

2. Hanging out with the roomies

Some people may not get lucky in this area but for those who are best friends with their roommates, they understand the love. It's a dream come true for everyone who has always wanted to live with their best friends. It's like a sleepover that never ends.

3. Dressing up cute on the first day of school...

You got to make a good first impression on your way to school. Whether it's during your 7 A.M or 4 P.M., it's always best to dress to impress.

4. ...and wearing yoga pants for the rest of the year

And this goes all the way until the last week of school when you don't bother getting out of bed to wear pants at all.

5. Going grocery shopping and throwing in cookies, ice-cream, and every type of Pringles because your mom isn't there to say no

You'll probably regret that in a few months when the Freshman Fifteen kicks in.

6. Walking for miles from your car to your dorm carrying groceries

We can't park by the apartment for a solid five minutes to carry our groceries up to the kitchen or we will risk a ticket, but we can walk a few miles carrying food that gets heavier, and heavier, and heavier with every step.

7. Going out for a night on the town on a Friday night

Dancing, laughter, and fun? Everyone in college has been to a party or two. It's a classic part of the college experience. Sometimes you just need a distraction from all the essays and tests.

8. Being so late to class you threw on whatever your hands grabbed next

We've all been there. Our alarm doesn't go off, we press snooze a few too many times, or forget to even set an alarm and next thing you know we are running around the dorm room like Taz from Looney Toons. You throw on whatever, then run to class.

Unfortunately 9/10 times our outfits don't turn out. Although, Kate can certainly pull off this look, no matter how mismatched.

9. Pretending your walking to the same building as the cute boy you met so you have the excuse to keep talking to him

I am very guilty of doing this. Although I missed my class, at least I got to talk to the really cute boy who has class at 9:45 in the STEM building. It was worth it.

10. Sitting on the floor or standing because you're a poor college student who can't afford chairs or tables

Eating on the floor? Always. Being a college kid is tough and sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to obtain the others. Such as choosing chocolate milk and Halo Top over vegetables and hair conditioner.

Judging by Kate's beautiful locks, she chose the conditioner.

Probably the vegetables too.

We should just all follow her example.

11. Going on cute date with the boy you followed to class-turned-boyfriend

Now my short-lived romance may not have extended farther than us talking and walking to his class, but Kate and William obviously had a better ending. Nevertheless, college is the place to grow and date and possibly find the one.

12. Keeping your hair long and growing because you can't afford to get it cut

Don't trust your roommate. No matter how many times she begs you to let her cut it. Don't.

13. Turning 21 and getting dressed up and going out with your best friends

While this one probably doesn't apply to Kate, since you can drink at age 18 in most countries, all my people in the United States know the sweet freedom of turning 21. It's an iconic time in a students life and marks a huge milestone as well.

14. Passing out flyers for some type of movement or protest

Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger - which is why college is the time to stand up for what you believe in. May that be RedforEd, Planned Parenthood, anti-Abortion, Trump, the Wall, pizza bagels, it's all an exercise of the first amendment.

15. Ranting to your friends about the professor that just "doesn't understand you"

You know your thinking about that professor right now as you read this. And you know that that's your reaction whenever they give you a bad grade or say something you disagree with at the tiniest degree.

16. Getting glammed-up for those senior photos

Pick out your best outfit and make sure it's a good hair day because everyone will be viewing these photos forever... and in Kate's place that is more than true. Luckily she looks as gorgeous as ever. Does she ever have a bad hair day?

17. Walking out of your last class knowing you'll never have to write a single paper again

And purposefully not thinking about how you will be going into the real world in less than a few days.

18. When you've graduated and realized you have no idea what you're going to do with your life

Maybe a prince will be right around the corner to sweep you off your feet so you won't have to figure your life out.
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