Fox's Wayward Pines, Matt and Ross Duffer mashup a little Steven Spielberg and Stephen King for their coming-of-age drama set in the 1980s.
Adding to the nostalgia fest is Winona Ryder, star of late-80s cult classics Heathers and Beetlejuice, playing the slightly unstable small-town Indiana mother of a boy mysteriously abducted on his way home from playing Dungeons & Dragons with his friends.
Escaped research experiments, supernatural goings-on, kids on a Goonies-like adventure, what more could you ask for in a binge-worthy series (even the twinkly title logo is reminiscent of Lucasfilm's logo).Kyle Lambert).
Let's hope Stranger Things can scare up some real surprises and doesn't rely on too many homages or blatant rip-offs of the genre it professes to idolise.
UPDATED: Not only was Stranger Things a nostalgic hit with Netflix subscribers, but it was also a critical success.
These awards consideration billboards were first spied along the Sunset Strip on January 17, then later along Wilshire Boulevard on January 21, 2017.