When I first fired up Stranger Things, I wasn’t sure what the heck I was getting into. Even as a member of the blogger #StreamTeam, Netflix didn’t let much slip–after all, what fun is a spooky tale of the supernatural if you know where it’s going? Plus, I was immediately captivated by Stranger Things’ 80’s nostalgia. For me, Stranger Things was a trip to my own childhood in a small Midwestern town, hanging out with a bunch of geeky boys playing D&D. Yeah, I was that kid.
Before we get too far, I should point out that as a member of the #StreamTeam I receive free Netflix streaming and the occasional bit of blogger swag. My opinion is always my own.
Stranger Things on Netflix
I would hate to spoil Stranger Things for you if you didn’t catch it yet. It’s one of Netflix’s most popular shows, and season two is dropping just in time for Halloween. It has some great writing, 1980’s trivia and a tight cast…plus a bit of spooky suspense and supernatural elements.
You should know, this is a show for older kids and parents, not your little ones. The first season revolves around a missing 12 year old boy, his friends who are determined to find him, and his mother who’s going insane over the lost of her youngest child. There’s evil at work here, and though the show isn’t as creepy as a Halloween slasher, it can get very dark and…slimy. Oh, and there’s some typical 80’s teenagers fooling around, before they turn into monster hunters. It’s best for tweens and up.
Probably one of the strangest things to happen in real life is Netflix fans developing a sudden fascination with frozen waffles. If you haven’t caught up with the show yet, there’s a girl in the show, named Eleven, who’s on the run from some bad people. It’s tough to not give away plot points, but lets just say she likes waffles. A lot.
Waffles show up a few times in the show, so much that Eggo couldn’t help notice. Check out this image from the Eggo Facebook page as they try to work through the show’s plot and what direction season two might take us.
Stranger Things Giveaway with Netflix
Stranger Things, Eleven & Eggo waffles!? 😱 There’s still time to binge the first season of Stranger Things before Stranger Things 2 launches Oct. 27! Tag a friend who doesn’t have @Netflix and you both could win a 3-month subscription! #StreamTeam #ad ………. Rules of Entry: Only one (1) Netflix Subscription code can be won by each entrant per calendar year Giveaway ends on 10/24/17 at 11:59pm PST, all entries must be cast by then to qualify If selected, winners must provide their email as well as the email of their tagged friend upon request to receive the complimentary code
No one should binge alone! I’m hosting a giveaway on my Instagram @stlmotherhood and all you have to do is tag a friend who doesn’t have Netflix yet! The winner (and their friend) will both get a free THREE MONTH subscription to Netflix!
Rules of Entry:
- Only one (1) Netflix Subscription code can be won by each entrant per calendar year
- Giveaway ends on 10/24/17 at 11:59pm PST, all entries must be cast by then to qualify
- If selected, winners must provide their email as well as the email of their tagged friend upon request to receive the complimentary code
Make your own Stranger Things logo
Curious how I made that Stranger Things and Waffles logo at the start of this post? I used a fun little generator called MakeItStranger.com
It turns out the Stranger Things logo is pulled straight off the cover of our favorite 80’s books!