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.
UPDATED: Stranger Things debut season has had a pretty great critical reception, nabbing Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series at the SAG Awards, so let's see how it fares at this year's Emmys. To help their chances, here's an Emmy consideration billboard spied along L.A.'s 3rd Street on May 18, 2017.
Plus here's a larger landscape version spotted above La Brea Avenue on May 23, 2017.
UPDATED: Netflix is certainly going all out to support Stranger Things this Emmy season as evidenced by this fantastic 'For your consideration' neon sign in the style of the show's signature retro title.
UPDATED: That special neon sign billboard must have done the trick as Stranger Things garnered a whopping eighteen Emmy nominations for its debut season.
Here's a standard landscape billboard highlighting its '18 Emmy Nominations' snapped along Melrose Avenue at La Brea Avenue on August 2, 2017.
Plus here's also a smaller version of the 18 Emmy Nominations billboard spotted along L.A.'s 3rd Street on August 10, 2017, and no show title is necessary with that instantly recognisable font.