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10 Strange things about Stranger Things


The relationship between Eleven and Mike mirrors the E.T. and Elliott relationship in certain ways. The way he’s introducing her to certain things in his house — that reminded a lot of E.T.

Mike and Eleven
E.T. and Elliot                                        Image Credit – Universal Pictures


Winona Ryder cried almost non stop throughout the eight episodes of Stranger things season 1. There were phases of pre-crying, intense crying, happy crying and post crying.

Winona Ryder


The star, Winona Ryder whose career took a tumble after a 2001 shoplifting arrest, returned with one of her biggest hits in years.


Millie Bobby Brown, also known as Eleven or El has been recommended as a mascot for National Waffle Day.


At the end of the last episode it is shown that Chief Hopper goes to the woods and leaves a box of Eggos, the waffles Eleven devours hence indicating that the character might not have been dead.

Chief Hopper goes to the woods and leaves a box of Eggos, the waffles Eleven devours


Millie Bobby Brown had very long hair. Her parents never wanted her to chop it off. But she was a rebel who convinced her parents by saying “Dude, it grows back. It’s fine.”


The character of Barb is someone like whom you would meet in real life rather than big eyed,slender Nancy.The tragic abandonment could be why the Internet loves her so much: given how easy it is for fans to see themselves in her, it had to hurt to see her shafted so egregiously.

Nancy and Barb


Gaten Matarazzo or Dustin Henderson has cleidocranial dysplasia. He uses his fake teeth as a result of this condition to spread awareness about this through this series.



Lights are used as various indicators of paranormal activity on Stranger Things, and not just because flashing lights help to build suspense. In the final episode Jonathan is fighting the monster with Nancy and Steve while both Joyce and Hopper are searching for Will in The Upside Down. They sense each others’ presence on either side, and lights start to slowly track a path in the Byers’ house as Joyce calls to Jonathan.Hence the lights help to track human activity in The Upside Down — whether those people are able to control it or not.

Ouija Board made of Lights


The season ends with brief flashes of the Upside down witnessed by Will at the washroom. Does this confirm the theory that Will Byers is the villain for the upcoming season? Let us know in the comments.

Season 1 end scene

Image Credits – Netflix.