The 11 Best Moments From Season 2 Of "Stranger Things"

The 11 Best Moments From Season 2 Of "Stranger Things"

It was really hard to only pick 11 of my favorite things... *CONTAINS SPOILERS*

I am one of the 361,000 people who binge-watched all of “Stranger Things” season 2 in 24 hours. I re-watched season one while I anxiously awaited the release of season 2. At 2 AM central time, I was finally able to click play on season two episode one and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

From unique new characters to new developments with old characters, my eyes were glued to the screen from start to finish. In my opinion, season two was even better than season one. I didn’t think it would be possible for the second season to top season one but it definitely did!

So grab some Eggos and enjoy my top 11 favorite things from “Stranger Things” season two:

1. Mrs. Wheeler's large glasses of wine

If you notice in the scene where Mrs. Wheeler is on the phone, or when they are having dinner, or literally any scene with Mrs. Wheeler, she has a rather large glass of white wine with her. She may not be the world's greatest mom but watching her down a glass of wine is #relatable.

2. Hopper and Eleven’s relationship

Honestly, this was my favorite thing about the whole season. Their relationship made me so freaking happy. Eleven deserves a dad and Hopper deserves a daughter. They deserve each other!! Seeing that birth certificate at the end that said "Jane Hopper" made me cry.

3. The 80s music

So I wasn’t alive during the 80s but I love the movies and the music that came from that decade. The classic 80s tunes were present in season one and I’m glad the season two soundtrack included some of my favorite songs.

4. Eleven’s punk look

Honestly, I love anything Eleven does but her punk look was definitely bitchin’.

5. Max and Lucas

I love Lucas and I’m so glad he has a love interest on the show! He deserves it.

6. The moms taking a million pics of their kids

I was cracking up every time the moms were snapping Polaroids of the kids in their Halloween costumes and in their snowball outfits!

7. Nancy and Jonathan

I LOVE THEM TOGETHER (I never shipped Nancy and Steve.) I was shocked when Nancy ended back together with Steve in the last episode of season one. So when Nancy opened up the door and Jonathan was standing there when they were in the basement of that weird guy’s house I was SO happy. Oh, and they are together IRL so that makes their on-screen relationship even cuter.

8. Dustin and Steve’s bromance

So I didn’t like Steve and Nancy together but they way Steve takes Dustin under his wing is so freaking adorable.

9. Steve the babysitter

Watching Steve take on the role of babysitter for the kids was so heartwarming. The way he protected the kids in the upside down tunnels made me actually like Steve.

10. Actually getting to see Will Byers in every episode

Poor Will. Hopefully, he catches a break in season three. Even though he was in pain for a lot of the season I was still really happy that he was in every episode and we actually got to learn a little bit about him in the present instead of in a flashback.

11. The Mike and Eleven reunion

I waited the whole damn season to see this!!! As soon as her converse stepped through that doorframe I lost it. I thought they were going to reunite in the school during episode three, but sadly there was no Mileven reunion until episode eight/the beginning of nine. I was mad at first that the Duffer brothers made me wait so long to see them reunite but seeing that smile on Mike’s face and how happy Eleven looks when she finally gets to hug Mike made the wait worth it.

It was really hard to pick only 11 of my favorite moments. Trust me, I had like a million favorite moments from season two. I have watched it all the way through numerous times since it was released. Hey Duffer bros, anyway you can make season three really quick and release it next month? K thanks.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student's semester are always crazy hectic.

We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of "Chrisley Knows Best."

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in two days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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The Top 10 Gay-Themed Commercials That Should Be Celebrated

Gay-themed advertisements are an important part of our representation in pop culture. Here are the ten best gay-themed commercials that deserve celebration.


Advertisements have a long history of reflecting and influencing popular culture. As someone from one of the boroughs of New York City, I've always been surrounded by advertisements. So it is extremely obvious to me why representation in these advertisements matter. Commercials online and on television are no exception. As a gay man, I'd like to present you with ten commercials that make me feel a sense of pride.

1. Israeli Gays Get Distracted On The Beach

Israel is a safe haven for LGBTQ people living in the Middle East. While places like Saudi Arabia and Iran treat gay men horrifically by enforcing Sharia Law, Israel welcomes them with open arms. That open minded attitude was even more obvious with this commercial from 2006.

2. Pepsi Brings Out The Confidence In One Guy (With A Gay Twist)

This Pepsi ad from the UK has a comedic twist that will delight the viewer with the main character's confidence. I find the women's reaction to him passing by each of them even more humorous than his friend's reactions.

3. Doritos Gay Sauna Contest Entry That Could've Gayed Up The Super Bowl

This commercial was created as a contest entry where aspiring filmmakers could create commercials for Doritos. The winning entry would be aired during the Super Bowl and the filmmaker would win a cash prize. This viral smash didn't make it, however. It seemed unfair, as several straight-themed commercials feature tons of innuendo. Unfortunately, it seems as though gay male sexuality is still threatening to some.

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This Campbell's Soup commercial is a short and sweet depiction of two gay dads sharing a sweet moment with their son. If it proves anything, it's that gay households are just like any other.

5. Marriage Equality Gets An Endorsement From Tide

While marriage equality has been a source of debate over the years, the only thing wrong with this union was the attire chosen for it. A brilliant twist ending courtesy of Tide.

6. This Heinz Commercial Is A Gay New Yorker's Dream Come True

As a gay man and a New Yorker, this commercial makes me very happy. Affection between same sex couples hasn't always been something we could see on television. However, this Heinz commercial squashes all that.

7. A Sweet And Unexpected Coming Out At McDonald's

This McDonald's commercial from Taiwan features a twist ending that is heartfelt, not comedic. For anyone who has struggled coming out, this should hit you right in the feels!

8. Sister And Brother Fight Over The Hot Pool Boy... With Coca-Cola

A nice bottle of Coke is quite refreshing. Who knew it was the perfect ice-breaker to approach your crush? This ad features a brother and sister competing for the pool boy's attention. However, it seems like someone else beat them at their own game.

9. This IKEA Commercial Was A Historic Turning Point

This classic IKEA ad from 1994 was groundbreaking for gay representation in advertising. It would be remiss of me not to include this important commercial on the list.

10. What Happens When Your Dad Sets You Up On A Tinder Date?

It's always nice to have your parents acceptance. However, even for gay guys, parents can get a little too close for comfort. This Vote Savvy ad portrays just that. But hey, they mean well, right?

Whether comedic, heartfelt, or provocative, these ten commercials have done wonders for gay male representation in advertising. It also reflects the representation of gay men around the world. From Israel to Taiwan to the UK, these commercials reflect the growing acceptance around the gay community. As far as I'm concerned, that's something to be celebrated.

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