Stranger Things season 2

Unless you’ve spent the past three months trapped in the Upside Down, you’ve surely heard the hype surrounding Stranger Things. It took a while for Netflix to get around to making the season 2 renewal announcement, but now that they have, they’re wasting no time moving forward on the next batch of episodes.

Today, that means adding a couple new cast members to their already fantastic lineup. Dacre Montgomery and Sadie Sink have just been cast in Stranger Things season 2 as “Billy” and “Max,” respectively. Meanwhile, season 1 actor Joe Keery (Steve Harrington) has just been promoted from a recurring to regular cast member. Read all about the Stranger Things season 2 casting below.  Read More »

Stranger Things Steve Jean-Ralphio video

Stranger Things has given way to a great many conspiracy theories, but perhaps none more convincing than “Steve is really the father of Jean-Ralphio from Parks & Recreation.” The evidence is incontrovertible: the two guys kind of look alike, and both characters hail from Indiana, and… actually, that’s about it. Okay, so maybe it’s not all that airtight after all. But Ben Schwartz (a.k.a. Jean-Ralphio) and Joe Keery (a.k.a. Steve) are more than happy to run with it, and that’s what matters.

Earlier this week we oohed and ahhed over a bunch of snapshots of father and son being reunited thanks to The Late Late Show With James Corden, and now there’s video footage of their special encounter — including the moment they realized that, yes, they are related after all.  Read More »

Stranger Things and Parks and Recreation - Ben Schwartz Meets Joe Keery

Fans of Stranger Things who also happen to be fans of the comedy series Parks and Recreation have noticed that Joe Keery (who plays Steve on Netflix’s sci-fi show) looks an awful lot like Ben Schwartz, who played Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the NBC comedy series. Fans hypothesized that since Stranger Things is set in the fictional Indiana town of Hawkins in the 1980s, it only made sense that he would turn out to be the father of Jean-Ralphio in Parks and Recreation‘s fictional Indiana town of Pawnee.

Thankfully, Ben Schwartz took the time to confirm this theory on The Late Late Show with James Corden back in August, and now we get to see father and son reunited in a series of photos posted to social media by the two actors.

Check out some of the Stranger Things and Parks and Recreation “reunion” photos after the jump. Read More »