This wonderfully accurate mashup of Stranger Things season 4 characters as classic Vines was made by a fan on TikTok.
The Stranger Things season 4 characters were compared to vintage vines in a humorous TikTok movie made by a fan. The fourth season of Stranger Things debuted on Netflix on May 27, 2022. Season 4 undoubtedly attracted a sizable audience after a nearly three-year break following season 3.
The Duffer brothers had the opportunity to reimagine season 4 and make it bigger and longer than any other season thanks to pandemic delays. Many new characters were introduced throughout the season, including Vecna, a terrifying new antagonist, and fan favourite Eddie (Joseph Quinn) (Jamie Campbell Bower).
Season 4 of Stranger Things leaned further toward the horror subgenre and was considerably darker than previous seasons.
This was largely because to Vecna’s horrific curse, which killed many people in Hawkins, as well as the in-depth exploration of Eleven’s (Millie Bobby Brown) traumatic past and what happens when Dr. Brenner’s (Matthew Modine) experiments go awry.
Nevertheless, despite the dense substance, Stranger Things plots are consistently hilarious and relatable, giving fans something to hold onto. Consider Steve Harrington (Joe Keery), who serves as the group’s babysitter and “mom,” or the excruciatingly awkward connection between Mike Wheeler’s (Finn Wolfhard) parents.
The funniest or most awkward facts from Stranger Things are now being compiled by one fan, nolanpar1, and compared to vintage Vines. In the TikTok video, Hopper’s (David Harbour) dubious parenting, Eleven and Mike’s romance, Mike’s connection with his parents, and Vecna’s pessimistic outlook are all depicted as classic Vines.
The result is funny and, oddly enough, perfectly captures the varied facets of Stranger Things. Of course, the video’s introduction is yet another remix of the song “Chrissy Wake Up.” To view the video, click the link below:
The video was delightfully accurate, as commenters on the TikTok noticed. The fact that Vine was reintroduced into the conversation despite the service being stopped in 2019 makes it very unusual as well. Many people consider TikTok to be Vine’s replacement, but with a hilarious new spin on the show, one fan devised a special method to merge the two.
The video is particularly distinctive because it wasn’t necessarily making fun of Stranger Things. It was more about capitalising on how well viewers had grown to know each character and their backstories, to the point where they could immediately connect a short vintage Vine to the appropriate character and understand what the creator was aiming at.
In the end, it’s also fascinating to observe how people engage with their favourite shows in original ways. They find methods to appreciate the characters outside of the confines of the programme, whether it’s categorising the characters of shows into Hogwarts Houses, figuring out each character’s horoscope, or identifying which classic Vine each character is.
The fact that fans can develop such a strong attachment to characters and then reinvent them in various media speaks everything about Stranger Things’ popularity.
Characters from Stranger Things being depicted in vintage Vines is amusing and surprisingly realistic, but it also serves as a powerful reminder of how important the show’s characters are to viewers because they can plainly be seen in a Vine.