I used to watch old movies and think, "Huh, I wonder what it was like to live when things were like that." Now days I watch old movies and think, "Yeah, I remember when things were like that."

Things that have really changed... smoking in public, telephones, and airport security.

There's a reason Stranger Things was set in the 80's, and nostalgia wasn't the only driver... modern communication can ruin mystery and suspense, and if the kids had all had cell phones, it would have been a different story.

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@CarlCravens Modern mysteries also allow the dreaded moment of 'no signal' - something which can shivers down the spine of any whipper-snapper.

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