The smash thriller ‘Stranger Things’ has been watched by millions on Netflix, and in one season has become one of the most popular shows on the video streaming service. However, the horror that grips a small Indiana town in the mid-1980’s seems eerily familiar to the horror that is gripping our country in the 2016 election cycle.
Don’t believe me?
Keep reading and THIS IS YOUR SPOILER ALERT.
Think of the American electorate as the humble, unassuming town of Hawkins, Indiana. We really just want to go about our business and lead happy, normal lives. Unfortunately, a small percentage of people living in our town have brought unearthly monsters upon us, and now we have to watch helplessly as the monsters battle to decide which inhuman overlord will rule us.
One monster is a big-mouthed, loud, angry, uncontrollable thing that no one can figure out.
It’s introduced to us in a foggy, creepy, backlit environment.
It lives in a dystopian Universe, disconnected from reality.
And takes people hostage there.
And roams around searching for low-energy victims.
People have tried to kill it in every possible way, but it keeps on going. Also, it’s occasionally orange.
The other “monster” is a robotic girl who has essentially lived inside a government facility her whole life.
People don’t trust or understand her and her cold, calculating ways.
She spent so much time in a government facility that she forgot how to interact with other humans.
Her government “programming” does allow her to be very powerful and scary, however.
She has struck up a relationship with an unassuming dork.
She is also perpetually at odds with a crazy white-haired man who is trying to catch her.
Ironically, it was also she, and the government that made her, that provoked the other monster’s anger in the first place.
Ultimately, we as mere mortals are helpless to stop either one of them, as they roam through the peaceful town leaving destruction and broken lives on a collision course path with one another.
And who do we have to thank? A very small percentage of our town population which brought this upon us and our stupid government.
The crazy thing is that most people won’t even be aware of what happened until it’s too late.
Oh, and if you needed any more convincing: This is the first title slide of the show…