Do you hear that? No?
It’s the (not so) silent collective frustration of every binge TV-watcher because “Stranger Things” still isn’t back.
The Netflix original took off in the summer of 2016 with a first season that brought on nostalgia, the heebie-jeebies and a devotion to fictional characters a lot of us didn't know we were capable of. The second season hit our laptop screens the following October, just in time for Halloween -- perfect timing, if you ask me.
Alas, summer and fall of 2018 have just about come and gone, and we have yet to see even a trailer for season 3 -- they’re saying it likely won’t be until next summer. Talk about crushing agony.
Sure, we were allowed a teaser here and there, but the same jokes and actor appearances will only sustain us for so long.
And now, as if they haven’t tortured us enough, Netflix has the gall to dub today Stranger Things Day.
Why? Because today, Nov. 6, marks the day that Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) disappeared into what we now know as the Upside Down that exists under (?) Hawkins, Ind. in season 1.
So, we just make up holidays now to get people off of our backs? OK.
What we do know about “Stranger Things 3” (if they can make up a holiday, I can make up a name) is a little bit about character development, even less about plot and that these kids are growing up in front of our eyes, so expect another jump in the timeline -- ideally to the gawkiness that is freshman year of high school.
“There's a little bit of awkwardness, but it was really fun to see where each boy's personality might take us in the fitting, see what was right for them,” costume designer Kim Wilcox told E!
Personally, I’m most looking forward to finding more of Eleven’s fellow “numbers.” We met Kali in season 2, aka Eight, so there must be at leaset another nine telekinetic kids out there, right? I’m feelin’ a girl gang takeover.
I need some Eggos.