Everyone’s a detective nowadays. As TV viewership (both on cable and streaming) hits and continually eclipses an all time high, the way people take in what they see, has taken on new bounds. With so many programs filled with countless Easter eggs, there’s a lot to sift through. For instance Lost gave birth to countless message boards, as people tried (sometimes in vain) to make sense of it all. That’s still true of current properties like Stranger Things, where clues as to what’s going on each season is hidden well within the woodwork. Yesterday, a teaser video dropped, sending fans of Netflix’s original show into a tizzy.
While there’s no footage there to speak of, it is full of breadcrumbs to pilfer through. In the form of episode titles that is. If you weren’t feverishly scribbling them down as they flashed across the screen (or pausing every 5 seconds) we have them typed out for you below.
Suzie, Do You Copy?
The Mall Rats
The Case of The Missing Lifeguard
The Sauna Test
The Battle of Starcourt
What does it all mean? We haven’t the foggiest. The best we can make out concerns what few plot details have leaked out. There was indication from interviews that season 3 would cover the “mall culture” of the 80’s. Two of the titles, The Mall Rats & The Battle of Starcourt help back that up. We do know this spat of episodes will be partially inspired by Back To The Future and Fletch, thanks to an interview from the show’s star, David Harbour. We do know, thanks to the teaser, the new season takes place in 1985. The same year the two aforementioned films were released.
What do you all think of the teaser trailer? Upset there was no new footage? Are you formulating theories based on the small pool of info at your disposal? Sound off in the comments. We can’t wait to see your work. In other words, we can’t make heads or tails of this. Plus, you’ll need to pass the time until season 3 of Stranger Things drops around October. However, if they stick to past plans, we might get more nuggets to fawn over, say on Super Bowl evening. We’ll update you as soon as we know more.