This unexpected but completely refreshing throwback sci-fi horror series became an overnight sensation when the debut season was launched in the summer of 2016.
Since then we've all become intimately acquainted with the '80s misadventures of Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, Joyce, Nancy, Steve, Jonathan, Barb, Sheriff Hopper, Dr. Brenner, and the dread Demogorgon, often to the point of hyped oversaturation of the rarest kind.
Whether you're a newbie without a clue about the importance of Christmas lights and Eggo waffles or a certified expert attuned to the nefarious nuances of the Upside Down, everyone needs a rocket-paced review of the events in Hawkins, Indiana leading up to the sophomore outing.
So bone up for the nightmares to come when Stranger Things Season 2 strikes on Friday night with SYFY WIRE's handy two-minute primer to get you in the mood for the monstrous mayhem, then tell us if you'll be watching when the horrifying happenings return.
Additional reporting by Jeff Spry.