Episode 43: Geeking Out About Stranger Things 3: Friendships, Permission to Nerd, & Heartbreak
Stranger Things has been giving us all a good dose of 80s nostalgia that we, obviously, desperately crave. Following a group of badass teens while they work to stop the grossest monster from taking over Hawkins is the most fun we’ve had with TV in a long time. But it’s not just the plot that has us hooked this season.
We’ve kept this episode SPOILER FREE! No huge plot points have been spoiled
Stranger Things 3 is all about friendships. Okay, friends fighting against the Mindflayer, but really, it’s friendships. Today, we’re talking about what friendships were our favourites, what ones fell flat for us, and why!
But not only were these friendships out of this world, can we talk about how incredible every. single. female character was? Amanda makes a great point about how without the Stranger Things 3 gals, the guys were totally screwed. Badass women? Check. Mate.
And what about little nerdy Erica? This season of Stranger Things gave us PERMISSION TO NERD. In the first two seasons, it was the guys and their Dungeons and Dragons love that was the cool nerdy thing. But this season? STEM IS COOL. Geek girls are IN. Erica is a FUCKING LITTLE QUEEN who is getting down with her mathy self.
Of course, Stranger Things 3 wasn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and uplifting. We tackled some pretty HUGE issues and heartbreak.
Coming out? Uh-huh.
Toxic masculinity in the workplace? Yep.
Abused kids growing up to be horrible bullies? Unfortunately.
Women’s ideas and suspicions being brushed aside as unimportant? That, too.
What a season. Thank you, Stranger Things 3, for being the 80s show highlighting social issues we ALL need to talk about.
What did you think of Stranger Things 3? Which friendship are you stanning? Who’s your favourite strong female character?
If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please check out some of our others!
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- Geek Girl Reviews: The Mask You Live In (Exploring Toxic Masculinity)
- Geek Herring & Chill: Upcoming Excitement, Host Updates, & Mental Health
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