Stranger Things is set to return to Netflix this summer for its third season, and the new trailer almost makes 1980’s Hawkins, Indiana look normal. Almost.
While there are still monsters to be destroyed and armed men to be fought, there is a certain return to normalcy. Although, if the previous two seasons are any indication, that will not last very long.
With an ever-intensifying 80’s nostalgia, the trailer reveals that the kids are not, well, kids anymore, as Will specifically points out, adding that they can’t just sit around in the basement anymore playing board games.
So, they do what any small town teenagers would do, they go to the mall, which the trailer seems to indicate as a major playing field for new monsters from the Upside Down.
Clearly, a lot is changing, another thing the trailer specifically highlights.
Steve gets a job. Eleven grows out her hair and befriends Sadie. Joyce doesn’t say a word throughout the entire trailer, which might be the most shocking discovery. But in the midst of all these changes, one thing seems to remain constant. Steve, who can hardly catch a break, gets beat up once again.
Queer As Folk was a television show on Showtime that had five fabulous seasons. The show chronicled the lives of a select group of friends, all of whom were gay. It was the first predominantly gay show I had ever seen. (Sorry, but Will & Grace doesn’t really apply, even though I love that show.) Most shows that even contained gay characters usually only had one or two, at best. It was nice to see a show that was completely unfocused on heterosexuality, for once.
The characters of Queer As Folk, contained great depth and personality. When I watched the series for the first time, I felt myself fully invested in their lives and well-being, and most importantly, I wanted to know what would come next for each and every one of them. The show observes the complex and rather ordinary lives of a group of homosexual friends, and a heterosexual mother, whose son, Michael, is the best friend of an arrogant and stud-like Brian Kinney. Brian enjoys clubbing, drinking, and most of all, fucking. While the show does demonstrate the extensive club life and sex life of most of the friends, it also reveals the loyal(and sometimes unusual)relationships that they take on, whether they be platonic or romantic.
I highly recommend this show to anyone, gay or not. It is a very heartfelt tale with a lot of fun.