“The Terminator” came out in October of 1984, and without a doubt, the kids of Hawkins would have begged their parents to take them. While the adults might not have acquiesced (it’s super violent), that doesn’t mean they can’t have some posters.
There was also a character reference in the show – the third season introduces the dangerous Russian soldier Grigori, who not only has a certain Terminator look to him but is actually referred to as “Arnold Schwarzenegger” in the show. Thankfully, Grigori was far easier to dispatch than the robot from the classic film, even if it did take a while.
It seems like most of the main cast are good friends, and that comes as no surprise. All of the kids get along great, and even the adults fit in well. The group has a big group chat they've named “Stranger Texts,” but their phones aren't often seen on set – not even when the cameras aren't rolling.
Like the eighties kids the cast is portraying, they prefer playing board games and cards while they're waiting for their turns in front of the camera. It's nice to hear that not everybody is glued to their phones these days.
Stephen King Knew About Mille Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown plays the complicated and struggling Eleven to a T, showing off both heartfelt joy, destructive anger, and wonder at simple things like frozen Eggo waffles. Before she joined the cast, author Stephen King – who was one of the big inspirations for the show – tweeted about the young actress.
She was on the British show “Intruders,” and King tweeted about his appreciation for her talents long before the Duffer brothers cast her as Eleven. King, who knows a thing or two about child actors, called her terrific and said child actors must be getting better.
Steve Was Supposed to Be Meaner
By the end of season three, Steve Harrington was the best. His relationship with Dustin, sort of an older-brother younger-brother thing, was heartwarming in a show that had plenty of horror and sadness. In season one, however, he was the douchey boyfriend to Nancy Wheeler that the viewers loved to hate.
Yet, oddly, the character had plenty of fans, and in season two he made the transition to a good friend to all, becoming one of the young kids' staunchest allies. He was supposed to be even meaner and douchier, but actor Joe Keery was too charming for it to be believable.
Bob's Original End
Near the end of Season two, Bob Newby dies after shutting a door between an adolescent Demogorgon and the rest of the cast, resulting in his demise from said monster. He went out saving the lives of people he loved, but it wasn't always going to be that way.
His original passing was going to come at the hands of Will, whom he had an ersatz father-figure relationship with. The Mind Flayer, through Will, was going to kill Bob to up the stakes of the season, but it seemed like a criminal act to move past Sean Astin so quickly, so the Duffers re-wrote a few things.