Facebook Post: 2017-11-09T20:59:08

I really enjoyed the new series of Stranger Things. But I’m concerned about how much of it resonates with me, as I see stuff that really connects with my memory of the world in the early ‘80s. Certainly it has a lot to do with the nostalgia / references the show cultivates, but so much of it feels like an experience I had, too. I don’t know how, as there is nothing in it that even mirrors my own childhood, per se. But so much of it circles small moments that I did go through. Certainly this is by design, and any number of men my age are all having simultaneous epiphanies. But there is something in this show that really pushes all my buttons, makes me cry and laugh at the dumbest things, and feels so personal that I wonder how it got made. I haven’t felt like this since I was watching, “Lost,” and the story started to mirror one I wrote in Jr. High. Anyway: Stranger Things. (Like you need me to recommend it by now.)

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