Somewhere in the cesspool of poo called Netflix, there are a few golden gems you would not expect. One of them is a show that surprised us. Among the character names we all love are the Stranger Things cast members that we would like to know more about.
The one everyone wonders about first is the character Eleven. You probably never before heard of Millie Bobby Brown, because she was in nothing of significance. A show called Intruders was so bad that it never reached a season 2. In the first season of Stranger Things, we see her with a shaved head and a medical gown, indistinguishable as a girl or a boy. This is bizarre because Mike seemed to be infatuated with her, and she was never very good looking to start with. This never seemed to stop her or her horrible acting as being part of a sexualized character is several scenarios.
Mike and Eleven
I love coming-of-age stories, which is why I love the Stranger Things cast and how they made us all feel young again. So naturally we were anxious to see Mike and Eleven kiss for the first time. It was inevitable. Mike Wheeler, played by Mike Wolfhard (bad-ass last name I have to admit) makes a smart decision by waiting until El grows her hair long as to avoid kissing someone who looks like a dude. Mike definitely inherited the good looks in the family since Mike’s mom (played by Winona Ryder) is smoking hot, even at age 45 when we saw the Stranger Things cast member for the first time. But seeing Mike and Eleven lock lips in season 2 gave us all the reason to keep watching this series.
Eleven and Hopper
Before season 3 when they decided to make Jim Hopper a whipped baby, he was the tough guy holding the town together. His only reliable sidekick was Eleven, since she could flip a van with her mind. And of course Hopper presented himself like a father figure. So this is a rather nice sentiment that ties the series together. It is rather nice to see a strong male character who is ironically trying to protect a little girl with super powers. Plus Hopper is apparently a big old sexy teddy bear. There was an episode where Hopper goes to the library, and we discover that he slept with the librarian and never called her back.
Eleven and Max
It was hard not to get excited after seeing Max Mayfield for the first time. A tomboy love interest for the group was a game changer and created competition for Eleven. This female Bart Simpson character riding a skateboard is played by Sadie Sink, a red-haired cutie from the show American Odyssey. Even her real name is cute. After Max provides horrible advice to Eleven causing her to break up with her boyfriend, the two become sidekicks and go shopping together in season 3. This popular scene in the mall has more product placements than The Wizard had Nintendo games. We see her try on all sorts of stuff like a romper, dresses and shirts. Her crazy outfits made it easy for anyone to make a Stranger things cast costume for use at a comic convention. It is a pity that nobody recognizes all of the obscure crap at these conventions and wearing a special outfit just makes you stick out as a low-level worthless nerd loser.
Max and Billy
Of course every straight, warm-blooded female fan of the show wants to know who plays Max’s brother. The lifeguard fantasy of many, Billy is played by Dacre Montgomery. You may have recognized him as the red ranger in the 2017 Power Rangers movie. Billy plays the perfect jerk rebel that women seem to love. Despite him treating everyone like garbage and nearly running over Max’s friends, he get a gig as a lifeguard where every woman there ogles him. When Max and Billy are first introduced together, we see that there was clearly some family issue that needed addressing. Strangely though, family background is hardily explored. But Billy had muscles, so I guess that is all that mattered.
Steve and Robin
We know Steve is a stud because it is implied in the first episode that he banged a lot of girls. Then we see Steve and Nancy together in his bed. We think he is going to dump her after this but surprisingly he sticks with her for too long. It isn’t until season 3 when we see Steven and Robin flirting it up in cute sailor outfits that we think they are going to plow. Actors Joe Keery and Maya Hawke both haven’t done anything significant prior to this show, and it makes me wonder if the crew decided to find the entire Stranger Things cast in the basement bargain bin at a junk shop for a quarter each. With limited experience and talent, our only hope was that Steve and Robin would have consummated after magically outsmarting the entire Soviet Union. Later we discover that Steve and Robin liked the same girl in high school and could never like each other. What a bummer.
So yeah, there were a lot of awesome team-ups in Stranger Things. Too many to mention, actually. There was a time when Netflix forced you to give them your credit card and did not support gift cards. Thank goodness they wised up and now you can buy a Netflix gift card from Amazon (affiliate link). Leave your favorite team-ups in the comments.