David Harbour took some adorable high school senior pictures with a fan, complete with pom-poms and trombone

David Harbour’s Stranger Things character, Jim Hopper, might occasionally struggle to keep his promises, but the actor himself is apparently a man of his word. So when a California teenager asked him last year how many retweets she’d need to get him to take her high school senior photos with her—and then managed to…

David Harbour believes that we are “definitely living in the Upside Down”

In the Stranger Things trailer that debuted during the Super Bowl, there’s a shot of the sky over Hawkins, Indiana looking rather apocalyptic. That image is still devoid of context—it may even be a vision—but at last night’s Writers Guild Awards in New York, David Harbour told The A.V. Club a bit about how the series…

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On Stranger Things’ season finale, promises are made to be broken

Dustin is always right. He’s right about the demogorgon in the very first episode. He’s right about the thessalhydra in the epilogue of “Chapter Eight: The Upside Down.” He’s right that Lunch Lady Phyllis hoards chocolate pudding. He’s right about the conflict between Mike and Lucas. And he’s right about Hopper and…

Stranger Things sends Joyce over the edge

This episode quiets most quibbles I had with Joyce Byers’ characterization, or with Winona Ryder’s performance. Joyce is introduced already on the edge. As a deputy jeers in “Chapter Two,” she’s been on the edge for a while. But in “Chapter Four: The Body” (we’ll talk about that title later), Joyce isn’t on the edge.…