By Joseph Durante
On Feb. 5, fans of Netflix’s science fiction-horror series, “Stranger Things,” received a surprise when the teaser trailer for season two aired during Super Bowl LI.
It opened with what looked like an eighties-era TV commercial before showing a montage of scenes from season two.
The show is about a young boy who mysteriously disappears. The boy’s mother, a police officer and his friends must attempt to confront the terrifying forces in order to get him back.
“I have been watching since the day ‘Stranger Things’ aired on Netflix,” said junior Alexandra Angola.
Some students believe “Stranger Things” is much different than today’s other series on television and online streaming.
“What people tend to like about ‘Stranger Things’ is that it pays homage to classic horror and science fiction films from the 1970s,” said junior Hunter Hatlee. “I want to see what happens to Eleven, who is the woman heroin to the show,” said Hatlee. “I feel that [the wait]is not too long because the producers want the show to live up to the hype and if it fails, then I am done with the show.”
“Stranger Things” earned high praise from critics for its first season and received a Golden Globe nomination for best drama series. Winona Ryder was also nominated for a Globe for her turn as Joyce Byers.
“I thought it was a very pleasant surprise since I was not expecting a Netflix Original Series to be captivating and suspenseful to the degree where it left you wanting more each episode” said senior Peter Siegel.
Other students and fans of the show were disappointed when they found out they have to wait longer than expected for the next season.
“When I saw the preview for season two I was very excited because I just finished season one and I had a lot of unanswered questions,” said junior Gabrielle Fernandes. “But when I saw that it was not going to air until Halloween, I was very sad that I had to wait so long.”
Some students are in preperation for “Stranger Things,” by rewatching the first season.
“The moment I saw the clip for season two on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought to myself, ‘I need to watch season one again before I watch season two.’ It is going to be a very exciting season for ‘Stranger Things,’” said junior Elizabeth LaPorta.
Season 2 is expected to arrive to Netflix on Oct. 31.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.