‘Stranger Things’ at the Emmys

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They can sing, dance and act – the “Stanger Things” kids prove themselves to be a triple threat.

The 2016 Emmy Awards show took place last night, and there were many great moments like actor Matt Damon telling host Jimmy Kimmel to “Tell your mother I liked them apples,” Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus talking about her recently deceased father in her acceptance speech, and Transparent lead Jeffrey Tambor hushing the orchestra in Hebrew. But as the Huffington Post put it, it was the young cast of Netflix’s Stranger Things who won the Emmys before they even started.

Anyone who’s seen Stranger Things knows that these kids can act, but who knew they could sing and dance too? Before the Emmys went live, the three members of the cast who could make it to the show (Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin) performed a rendition of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” They also worked the red carpet like a trio of pros, dressed to the nines and hamming it up for the cameras in one moment and exhibiting surprising amounts of poise in the next.

Just like any other human being who has Netflix and has seen Stranger Things, I became a huge fan of the show and the compelling young actors that the Duffer Brothers chose to fill the most important roles. I highly suggest that anyone who likes a good story watch this show, because even if horror/thrillers aren’t your usual thing (I know they aren’t mine), it’s impossible to turn away once you get started. If nothing else, watch because we can expect to see great things from the entire cast in the near future.

On a side note, when Millie Bobby Brown came riding out on an old-fashioned bicycle wearing her character Eleven’s blonde wig to hand-deliver PB&J sandwiches to the crowd, I totally freaked out.


Author: Cailin Smith

I'm a Journalism and Mass Communications major and senior at the University of Iowa. I love Netflix, sushi, running, and dogs, and I've been known to burst into random dance moves without prompt.

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