On October 27th, the long-awaited second season of the Netlifx Original "Stranger Things" premiered. If you're anything like me, you watched Season 1 faster than Eleven consumes her Eggo Waffles. So, to celebrate the return to the Upside Down and all that comes with it, here are 11 (ha) fun facts you may not know about the series.
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I've been dating my boyfriend, Caleb, for almost two years now. I feel like we share plenty of common interests and know a lot about each other. But, as many people do, my boyfriend has a best friend: Korey. Caleb and Korey are so close that I often joke that he would probably leave me to be with Korey. So, I thought it would be fun to put that to the test. I asked Caleb to quiz Korey and me to see who knows more about what Caleb likes. These are the results:
1. Favorite Movie (3 acceptable answers)
Morgan: Top Gun. That was one of the first movies you showed me so I'm going with Top Gun.
Korey: 50/50, because I am the purveyor of taste and I introduce all good movies to him.
Caleb: 50/50, Limitless, or 2049
2. Favorite Food
Morgan: Any kind of pasta.
Korey: Geez... Chicken wings?
Caleb likes lots of foods but, unfortunately, neither of us got this one.
3. Favorite Color
Korey: He has none, he's colorblind. (Just kidding, I think it's blue.)
This one was easy. Point: both.
4. Favorite Show
Morgan: Silicon Valley. You watch a lot of TV shows so it's hard to know exactly which one is your favorite.
Korey: That 70's Show
Caleb: How I Met Your Mother
Caleb later told me that either one of our answers would have been his second choice. But they weren't his first so, again, no one gets the point.
5. Favorite Song
Morgan: "Free Bird"
Korey: "Free Bird"
Caleb: "Free Bird"
Again, another easy question. Caleb plays this song all the time. Point: both.
6. Favorite Actor
Morgan: Paul Rudd? I feel like this is wrong but I'm going with Paul Rudd.
Korey: Tom Cruise. I think he said he was his second favorite, but when I asked him what his favorite was, he said he didn't know...Tom Cruise it is then.
Caleb: Tom Cruise
Hello?! Tom Cruise is in Top Gun, how did I get question one wrong? Whatever. Point: Korey
7. Favorite Candy
Morgan: Sour Patch Watermelon
Korey: (Expletive.) I don't know. Lifesavers? Do those count as candy?
Caleb: Strawberry Sour Patch
My answer was closest seeing as I guess the correct candy just the wrong flavor, so we all agreed that I get the point.
8. Favorite Film Series
Morgan: Wet Hot American Summer. I don't even know if this is a series but I know you like it. Again, you watch a lot of movies.
Korey: Middle Earth
Caleb: Lord of The Rings
Point: no one
9. Favorite Book Series
Morgan: Percy Jackson? You don't read much.
Korey: … Middle Earth?
Caleb: Percy Jackson
We both love the Percy Jackson books. Point: Morgan
10. Favorite Band
Morgan: Journey. You went to their concert so that's what I'm going with.
Korey: AC/DC? Or Journey? I'm gonna go with Journey. This is hard.
11. Favorite Solo Artist
Morgan: Ed Sheeran
Korey: Ed Sheeran
Caleb: Lil Dicky
Korey and I agree that we were robbed this round. Point: no one
12. Favorite Shirt
Morgan: Either the "Allegedly" shirt or that blue one that says something about pizza.
Korey: "Allegedly." The blue one. The one he got from Rooster Teeth.
He wears this shirt probably twice a week. Point: both
13. Favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe Hero
Morgan: Star-Lord. I would say Thor but you laugh more at Peter Quill so I'm going with him.
I was so close, too. Point: Korey
14. Favorite MCU Movie
Morgan: Thor: Ragnarok
Korey: Thor: Ragnarok
Caleb: Thor: Ragnarok
Easy. Point: both
15. Favorite Soda
Morgan: Dr. Pepper
Korey: It got hard again. Dr. Pepper? I might be thinking of someone else.
Caleb: Dr. Pepper
16. Favorite YouTube Channel
Morgan: Rooster Teeth
Korey: Rooster Teeth. The place he got his shirt from.
Caleb: Achievement Hunter or Rooster Teeth
Another easy question, he loves Rooster Teeth. Point: both
17. Favorite Comedian
Morgan: John Mulaney
Korey: John Mulaney (See commentary from question 1, but substitute "comedy.")
Caleb: John Mulaney
18. Favorite Director
Morgan: Christopher Nolan? I don't keep up with directors and you know that so I feel sabotaged.
Korey: He told me the other day it was David Fincher. If he says a different answer I should still get partial credit because he's a liar.
Caleb: David Fincher
This is rigged. Point: Korey
19. Favorite Lord of the Rings Movie
Morgan: Fellowship of the Ring? They're all the same to me.
Korey: Return of the King
Caleb: Return of the King
Again, this is rigged. Point: Korey
20. Favorite Star Wars Movie
Morgan: Empire Strikes Back, solely because this is the only one I know the name of. (I've never watched Star Wars.)
Korey: New Hope
Caleb: New Hope
I'm telling you, it's rigged. Point: Korey.
So, the end score totals to Korey with fourteen points and me with ten. Evidently, bro-mance beat romance in this case. While I'm slightly disappointed that I was beaten (though we all know I was set up to fail by the end), I'm happy to know that Caleb has friends who know him so well. And we all know I love him the most anyway.
Overall, this was a super fun game and I highly encourage you all to play with your friends and your significant others! They might just surprise you.