Stranger Things is a show filled with references to ’80s pop culture and homages to the ’80s movies, TV shows, and books that inspired it. You don’t have to recognize all of them to enjoy the show, but a little context never hurt anyone’s appreciation of anything. With that in mind, here’s an episode-by-episode guide to Season 3’s key references, from Corey Hart songs to New Coke to Red Dawn.
Note: Light plot spoilers, and heavy cultural-reference spoilers, lie ahead.
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