Stranger Things: Return To The Upside Down

Stranger Things: Return To The Upside Down

Everyone do yourselves a favor: take October 27th and 28th off, hunker down in your favorite blankets and get ready to visit the Upside Down once again.

I can't be the only one that has a countdown for the Stranger Things Season 2 premiere, right? And I certainly can't be the only one who has had this countdown since the they watched the last episode of Season 1.

Stranger Things, nominated for 76 awards and winning 21 of those awards, is back for their second season premiering Friday, October 27th. Season 1 left us on quite a cliff hanger, and more importantly, emotionally distressed. If you have not watched Season 1 yet and just so happen to stumble upon this article, go. Stop what you're doing and go watch it. Now.

The first thing that I predict will happen in Season 2 is that Nancy will fight to get Barb back, now that Sheriff Hopper and Joyce Byers went into the Upside Down in Season 1 and were able to successfully get Will back home. Nancy got involved in this situation in the first place because Barb went missing, and she believed there was something more than her "running away," as some of the officers were trying to play it off as is.

As for Will's fate, if some of you remember the last episode of Season 1, Will is seen in the bathroom of his home. He had told his mom (Joyce Byers), he was going to wash his hands before dinner when he starts coughing. He coughs up a toxic looking slug and the seemingly normal looking bathroom turns into the same bathroom but in the Upside Down. This scene alone tells us that whatever we thought was over, is not at all. I think that Will will end up with serious conditions, having trouble depicting the real world from the Upside Down. I also think he will help lead the group back into the Upside Down and take down Hawkins Lab.

Sheriff Hopper, in my opinion, was the main character throughout Season 1. He was the one able to see what is wrong with the members of Hawkins, and that in this town, there is something much more strange going on. He knew that they were hiding something and took it upon himself to break in and figure out what it was. Although they successfully got Will back, and no one asked any questions, I think something much darker will open another portal to the Upside Down and this time Hawkins won't be able to hide it. One of the last scenes was Hopper putting waffles and some Christmas snacks into a box in the middle of the forest. If you also remember, Eleven had sacrificed herself for her friends, the main group of boys, to survive from the Demogorgon. I know I am not the only one that believes that Hopper was placing those waffles and goodies in the box for El. I do not think this was the end of El, and she will be back to help the group once again in Season 2.

The last thing I want to bring up is when Joyce and Hopper were looking for anyone that could help give information about Will, when they stumble upon a woman by the name Terry Ives. This woman is believed to be Eleven's biological mother, but has never been officially said. I believe this character will have a larger role in the new episodes, and Eleven will be introduced to her, sparking some sort of memory or something to make her question what she has known for all her life.

I'm hoping for the strangest, craziest things to happen in Season 2, focused around El and the boys entering the Upside Down together. This should be a very interesting season, so everyone do yourselves a favor: take October 27th and 28th off, hunker down in your favorite blankets and get ready to visit the Upside Down once again.

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3 Reasons "Back To The Future 3" Is More Than Worth The Watch

Watch the under-credited and amazing "Back to the Future 3"

Whenever someone says "Back to the Future" immediately people always conjure images of the 1950's, the 1980's, and even futuristic (sadly inaccurate) 2015. However, what people rarely think of is 1885.

So the question remains, why is the Wild Wild West of the 19th century so overlooked? In all honesty, I have no idea because the third installment of the iconic movie series is quite amazing. Though many would argue, here are 3 reasons why "Back to the Future 3" is more than worth the watch.

1. The Letter

First of all, though many would argue that "Back to the Future 3" is an unnecessary add-on to the franchise it really is not. Hello, do we all remember the ending of the second movie?

Yes, that is right it was very inconspicuous...a letter from Doc from 1885 addressed to Marty? Not only is Marty confused, we as an audience are confused. Or, at least you should be if you as invested into the amazing dynamic of Marty and Doc as any loyal B2TF watcher should be.

Through this mysterious letter it is clear that Doc is not in any time period previously explored in the first two movies, so where is he and how did he get there? EXACTLY. That is why there are a third movie people, it is a much-needed film to cap off the series.

2. The Witty Repertoire

There are so many great lines in this movie, so I will have to refrain myself and just list one of the best ones. At one point in the film, Marty has to introduce himself. Now in class Marty fashion, he does not simply say his name is Marty McFly.

Nay, that would not fit the character we have come to know and love. "Back to the Future 3" expertly circles back to the first film when Marty's mom (unbeknownst to her that it was her son) thought it his name was Calvin Klein because of his underwear.

Well, astonishingly in the third movie Marty introduces himself as...I really do not know if you are ready for it..."Eastwood, Clint Eastwood". Wowza, talk about iconic. Not only does that line tie into the first movie it also pays homage to a true legend of the Western genre. Kudos to you Marty McFly.

3. Doc Finally Finds Love

Well, not to spoil the movie but as the third reason states, Doc finally finds love. And the only thought I can have about this is "good for Doc". That man deserves the world and in the third movie, he gets what he didn't even know he needed...true love in the form of docile schoolteacher Clara Clayton.

The only question that Doc's true love arises though 1885 when Doc has kids with Clara does that mean the 1985 Doc we were introduced to in the first movie is simultaneously Doc and Doc's offspring? Does that mean Doc is his own grandfather? a way that just adds to the greatness of this movie, it leaves the viewer with many time-space continuum questions.

So, if you are ever scrolling through channels and see "Back to the Future 3" pop some popcorn, sit down, and enjoy the ride. Do not just scroll past and roll your eyes. be open to a movie that is better than you ever expected it would be.

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5 Quotes From 'Shameless' You'll Always Relate To, No Shame In Your Game

Shameless is a messy show but we can all learn a little life lesson here and there.

I think at this point, I can add Shameless to my list of top 10 favorite shows. The show has been running for 8 seasons. The realness in every single episode is incomparable and keeps me coming back. I won’t lie, the first time I watched Shameless the raunchiness kind of threw me off. But when the actual storyline unfolded and addressed important issues, fell in love.

Shows that make an effort to accurately represent life are my thing. Since I am interested in working in film and acting, watching the actors’ (especially Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Allen White) performance is also a learning experience. They deliver their lines truthfully to the point where I get attached to these characters. I definitely find myself re-watching some of their monologues.

These are some of my favorite quotes throughout the years.

1. " Too much is wrong with me, and you can't do anything about that. You can't change it. You can't fix me. Because I'm not broken, I don't need to be fixed, OK? I'm me!"

Ian breaks down to Mickie, his boyfriend, about his bipolar disorder. Ian was too tired of being pressured while dealing with his disorder.

2. " Just because we were born here, doesn't mean that we end up here"

Being born in a terrible situation doesn’t mean it’s permanent.

3. " People f*ck up. That's life. Family is supposed to be forever. They're supposed to take care of you, regardless what you do. That's the whole point, otherwise why bother?"

Despite Frank's alcoholic nature, he makes good points sometimes.

4. " I love you... it means we take care of each other... it means thick and thin, good times, bad, sickness, health, all that shit."

Ain’t that the truth.

5. " Love is not supposed to be cute. Love is supposed to be raw and destructive."

Ain’t that the truth, part two. Well, I’m not sure if I entirely agree because I don’t think love should be solely raw and destructive or solely cute either — it should be a mixture of both.

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