Round about this time last year, no one had heard of the Upside Down.
But 12 months later and it seems all of the TV-watching world cannot wait for the second season of Stranger Things.
Its brilliant mix of sci-fi, horror, drama and all things ’80s returns to Netflix on October 27.
While we wait for the second season, one big (MILD SPOILER ALERT) question remains unanswered: what happened to Eleven?
If the ill-fated Barb was the unsung heroine of Stranger Things, then Eleven is its beating heart.
Here are 11 reasons why we love her.
1. SHE HAS GREAT HAIR
Eleven has the coolest do in Hawkins, Indiana. There is no reason whatsoever for her to change it…
2. SHE ISN’T AFRAID TO TRY NEW (STRANGER) THINGS
Even if it means taking style tips from Drew Barrymore in ET: The Extra-Terrestrial.
3. SHE’S TOUGH TO PLEASE
She won’t just laugh at any of your jokes. You’ll get the big stare instead.
4. SHE KNOWS HOW TO RELAX
Eleven likes nothing better than a nice, warm bath.
5. SHE ISN’T AFRAID OF ANYTHING… EVEN DENIM
Who said you can’t rock a jacket with a long dress?
6. SHE TRIES TO LAY OFF THE SOFT DRINKS
Sugar is bad for you. Everyone who’s ever been trapped in the Upside Down will tell you that.
7. BUT SHE LOVES A GOOD WAFFLE
The Eggos have landed.
8. SHE’S COMPASSIONATE
She won’t laugh at your ridiculous oversized toys.
9. SHE’S A GREAT GAMER
Dungeons & Dragons, anyone?
10. SHE’S BEEN THROUGH A LOT
Psychokinesis is no picnic.
11. SHE’S GOT YOUR BACK
If you have any trouble with irritating mouth-breathers, Eleven will be there to protect you.