During these “dog days” of summer, while many of us are hiding indoors trying to beat the heat, film and TV producers offer a trove of blockbusters to keep us entertained. One of my favorites thus far this summer has been the third season of Netflix’s hit series, Stranger Things.
As I watched, I couldn’t help but see a connection between the show and the way the market is behaving recently…
If you’re unfamiliar with the series (I will try my best to avoid any real spoilers here), the basic premise is a group of plucky pre-teens struggling against evil creatures from an alternate dimension in 1980s Indiana.
That alternate dimension, known as The Upside Down, is in many ways parallel to our own dimension, with some very stark differences. While all of the buildings, roads, plants, etc. in our world are mirrored, everything that exists in The Upside Down has a dark, creepy, and obscured look to it.
And as the camera often illustrates, The Upside Down is just that – a version of our world turned on its head.
D.R. Barton, Jr.