It's safe to say that excitement for Stranger Things' second season is really start to kick off.
Yesterday saw the first cast image, although there's still no exact word on who the new characters will be played by. As well as this, we're not even sure exactly what's going to happen in the next season.
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Although the titles of the episodes for Season 2 were announced, it's anybody's guess as to what's going to happen.
So, we thought we'd come up with a handy little list of things we need to see happen in Stranger Things' second season.
5. WE NEED JUSTICE FOR BARB
We reported previously that the great injustice of our time would be addressed in a trippingly small scene. Not good enough, Duffer Brothers. We need at least one entire episode devoted to Barb Holland and her glasses. We need to know what she was like before. Where did she end up after the Upside Down? Is she happy? Is she in some sort of San Junipero thing with Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw? WHAT HAPPENED TO BARB?
4. SORT OUT STEVE'S HAIR ONCE AND FOR ALL
Nobody has hair that unnruly. Cut it off, get stronger wax or gel, sort it out basically. We saw Risky Business, nobody had hair that wild in the '80s unless they were in A Flock Of Seagulls. Speaking of...
3. PLEASE CONTINUE WITH THE MUSIC
One of the best things about Stranger Things was its pitch-perfect music choices, both in the incidental score from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, and all the cheese-tastic choices for background songs. In order to keep from anachronistic songs, we need to hear choices from Van Halen's 1984, U2's The Unforgettable Fire, The Smiths' Hatful of Hollow or maybe even something from Wham!'s Make It Big. Twenty quid says Steve's going to be a huge Wham! fan, whilst Nancy will be all about Bono and U2.
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— jon & will bumpin (@jonwillbumpin) September 4, 2016
2. EXPLAIN EXACTLY HOW A TOWN IN INDIANA HAS A RESEARCH LAB THAT NOBODY SEEMED TO REALISE WAS UP TO DODGY STUFF
Look, we can buy the ridiculous hair, the super-powered child who is able to make a cheap-looking wig look incredible, even Joyce Byers smoking that much and not coughing up a lung - you still have not explained exactly how a small town in Indiana has an advanced research laboratory in it and NOBODY thought it was weird or strange. Plus, it's a small town. Wouldn't people who work in the lab, like, live in the town? Wouldn't that came up at the local bar or supermarket or something? "Hey Bob, how's work? - Not great, Joe, we've been experimenting with this eleven year-old girl who escaped our facility and killed a bunch of heavily armed guards on the way out. - That's a shame, Bob. Welp, see ya."
1. MORE REFERENCES TO CLASSIC '80s MOVIES
1984 was the year of Terminator, Ghostbusters, the first Nightmare On Elm Street, Beverly Hills Cop, The NeverEnding Story(!), Gremlins (!!!) AND Sixteen Candles (!!!!!!). So yeah, we're going to need some clever little nods and winks to all of these. If there's a scene where Nancy receives a cake with an ass-load of candles or if Steve suddenly gets a Porsche 944, we're going to flip.