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deep into episode seven Stranger Things‘ In season four, Dustin made a very funny joke. He, Lucas and Max peer out on the edge of Lover’s Lake while their friends search for what they believe may be an underwater portal to an upside-down. As he watched them search, he realized that this new passage to hell might have a very interesting name: Watergate.
the current season Stranger Things The story takes place in the spring of 1986, more than a decade after the scandalous fall of President Richard Nixon. Some of Dustin’s friends — mostly older ones — got his pranks. Others just reacted somewhat awkwardly. But watch it in 2022, and while the congressional hearing on the Jan. 6 uprising is on another channel, it’s hard not to want to go back to the days of the break-in at the DNC headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ending a US presidency would be the most embarrassing thing ever. Kindness and rewind.
A lot has been written about nostalgia Stranger Things‘Secret sauce.Indeed, most of its fans are made up of Gen Xers and millennials who still remember a time when someone could sincerely ask “What is the Internet?” Missing Clear Pepsi and police academy and the Keys childhood spent at the ice rink.
and when looking at Stranger Things Still pressing all the same nostalgic buttons now, it also presses more.it may reference Nintendo and Elm Street (and a cameo by Freddy himself, Robert England), but one of its main underlying plot points is Satan’s scare and the fear that Dungeons and Dragons will lead the kids to necromancy. It also refocused on deep-rooted fears of Russian interference in American life during the Cold War. And in 2022, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the January 6 hearings took over the airwaves in the same fashion as the 1973 Watergate hearings, given that D&D was a time when PTA topics were more frequent than active fire drills, providing A very uncomfortable comfort. So, we observe.
However, this partly stems from historical details Stranger Things Choose to forget the 1980s. There was no mention of the AIDS crisis, nor any discussion of the disastrous effects of the war on drugs (despite a clearly visible “Just Say No” poster). No one is talking about the Iran-Rebel affair, although the tower committee didn’t start until late in 1986, so it could be coming. Much of the action stemmed from events in the idyllic suburb of Hawkins, Indiana. Vecna may kill teens, but other than that, outside troubles are like a distant memory. Stranger Things There is no need to include these events, but their absence does help with escapism.
Then there’s Kate Bush. The iconoclastic singer/goth senior’s song “Running Up That Hill” featured heavily this season, so it remains at the top of the charts 37 years after its release. Some proclaimed a Bush revival. It’s ostensibly a song about putting on someone else’s shoes, but on the show it helps a kid (I won’t say which one, because spoilers) fight the evil in the world. To borrow a quote from the song, both are worth the trade. The following is as above.