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As mythologies go, the story of Hawkins, the home of a secret government research facility, is a doozy.When one of Will’s friends tells a newcomer about what they’ve all been through, she is dismissive (and in a bit of meta-commentary, notes that the wild tale is a touch “derivative”). Brett Gelman is delightfully frayed and seedy as a freelance reporter trying to figure out the truth about the town, Paul Reiser is perfect as a sketchy scientist and Sean Astin ably embodies the latest in his long line of lovable, low-key heroes.Photographer Nadia Lee Cohen doesn't just take photos of nude women.
That said, the show’s chief accomplishment — aside from thousands of Halloween-costume tributes to its characters — is getting so many people to greedily binge on a story that is, at its core, about profound and lasting trauma.
I want to do one.' I couldn't have asked for a better response." —Ella5.
"Ultimately what this project has brought to light is that everyone is unique and beautiful in their own way; beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
The men, women and children of Hawkins have PTSD or worse, and the pop-culture trappings help lighten the earnest examinations of painful memories and harrowing relationships.
In last season’s finale, Will Byers, played by Noah Schnapp, returned from his trip to the Upside Down intact — or so it seemed.