Episode 492: Out of the Town, into the Mind

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we tackle the second half of Netflix’s “Stranger Things 2.”

Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Jordan Stokes overthink the second half of Stranger Things 2, including its treatments of puberty, psychological trauma, and 80’s pop culture.

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3 Comments on “Episode 492: Out of the Town, into the Mind”

  1. clayschuldt #

    I got a huge X-Men vibe from this season. Eleven is basically Jean Gray at this point. She’s gone through the Phoenix Saga and the Hellfire Club. Days of Future Past must be coming soon.

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  2. Joseph #

    Maybe this was too on the nose or maybe I’m just now watching this season of Stranger Things and wanted to point it out, but the JVC camcorder is a pretty clear nod to Back to the Future, which seems like the only conceivable reference the show could make that wouldn’t completely break the reality of the series. (Unless Ernest Cline rolls up into Hawkins in season 3 driving a Delorean.)

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    • Joseph #

      Whoops, pretend I posted this in the comments for episode 487. Carry on.

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