Stranger Things

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Name: Stranger Things
Abbreviation(s): ST, SThings
Creator: The Duffer Brothers
Date(s): July 15, 2016 – present
Medium: television
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Official site
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Stranger Things is a supernatural horror Netflix TV series that was released in July 2016. It stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Natalia Dyer, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Charlie Heaton, and Shannon Purser as fan-fave Barb.

Stranger Things is notable for the way it pays homage to (or sometimes makes overt references to) horror or supernatural movies of the 1980s, like E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Carrie, or Alien,[1] and also 80s pop culture such as Star Wars.


On November 6, 1983 in the town of Hawkins, Indiana, 12-year-old Will Byers vanishes mysteriously. Will's frantic mother, Joyce, searches for him while Police Chief Jim Hopper launches his own investigation. Will's friends Dustin, Mike and Lucas discover a psychokinetic girl who claims to know Will's location. As they uncover the truth, a sinister government agency tries to cover it up, while a more insidious force lurks below the surface.[2]

Main Characters

  • Joyce Byers
  • Chief Jim Hopper
  • Mike Wheeler
  • Eleven ("El")
  • Dustin Henderson
  • Lucas Sinclair
  • Nancy Wheeler
  • Jonathan Byers
  • Karen Wheeler
  • Dr. Martin Brenner

Reccurring Characters

  • Will Byers
  • Steve Harrington
  • Barbara "Barb" Holland
  • Lonnie
  • Officer Powell
  • Officer Callahan
  • Scott Clarke


Stranger Things is a brand new fandom and has been growing in popularity since its release, especially in August 2016 after being recced constantly on Facebook and Tumblr. Fanworks started appearing nearly immediately on Archive of Our Own, Tumblr, and Stranger Things RPF has also appeared.


  • In 2016, Stranger Things was ranked eleventh in the Top 20 "most reblogged" live-action television show on Tumblr[3].
  • In 2017, Stranger Things moved up three places, ranking eighth in the Top 30 "most reblogged" live-action television show on Tumblr.[4]


Events & Challenges

Example Fanworks






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  1. For examples, see this July 2016 Vulture article
  2. Wikipedia
  3. 2016′s Top TV Shows - Live Action
  4. 2017′s Top Live-Action TV Shows
  5. archived, 4,297 notes as of 30 August 2016
  6. archived, 48,741 notes as of 30 August 2016
  7. archived