Netflix’s Newest Original Series Looks Creepy AF
Y’all, very important announcement: T-minus three days until Orange Is the New Black returns for a third season. While we wait for that, we’ve been binge watching Kimmy Schmidt and Bloodline (oh, just me? okay…), but it turns out there’s already another new Netflix show we’re all kinds of excited about. But can we also mention, we’re a little terrified as well? The new original series is titled Stranger Things, and to be totally honest, it looks like the kind of show you might need to watch with the lights on… with a friend… in the daytime.
The suspenseful new series stars Winona Ryder, who plays a mother in a small town in Indiana. The plot is centered around her son, who disappears under mysterious circumstances. In a press release about the upcoming series, Netflix writes, “A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.”
The series offers up some serious E.T. vibes, as well as some influence from J.J. Abrams’ 2011 flick Super 8. Stranger Things is set to be released on Netflix July 15. So if you’re looking for a way to add some drama to your summer, this could definitely be it.
What are you planning on binge watching this summer? Share with us on Twitter @BritandCo.
(Photo via Netflix)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!