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Special Project

Special Project
From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards

Stranger Things

Finalist in TV Show

About Stranger Things

It’s hard to remember life before binge-watching Netflix’s Stranger Things, the 80s-based sci-fi thriller only in its 1st season. Winona Ryder stars as the mother of Will Byers who has gone missing, seemingly into another dimension. With the help of Will’s three best friends and the small town community of Hawkins, IN, we’re introduced to a young telekinetic girl and an evil government operation that seems to be behind the missing boy. Flickering Christmas lights, boxes of Eggo waffles, and shoutouts to the greatest thrillers of the 70s, 80s, and 90s make the show an instant classic—and an endless source of viral memes, which helped the show gain millions of followers across its social media feeds this year.

Stranger Things's best work on social