’80s Ingredients Needed to Make a Classic Nostalgic Modern Sci-Fi Series Like ‘Stranger Things’

The summer of 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, is about to change everything when Stranger Things season three launches this week. The final trailer for the third installment of the hit sci-fi coming-of-age tale confirms this season’s darker edge as the teens continue to grow up and grow apart while awkward teen romances bloom. If these kids can survive puberty, they can certainly handle a few bloodthirsty Demogorgons, right? We’ve discussed before why the popular series hits so close to home with many of its viewers, and a key element rides on the ’80s setting establishing a familiar nostalgic vibe. Before the new episodes begin streaming on Netflix, we go over the essential ’80s ingredients needed to make a classic nostalgic modern sci-fi series Stranger Things-style.

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