Stranger Things' Barb Finally Got a Tribute in the Form of a Very Tacky Shrine

Illustration for article titled iStranger Things/i Barb Finally Got a Tribute in the Form of a Very Tacky Shrine

Barb’s sudden departure was one of Stranger Things’ more shocking (and ultimately disappointing) plot developments that killed off a great character in order to drive the show’s story along. But what was always odd about Barb’s death was how barely anyone else in the show’s town really seemed to notice other than her friend Nancy—including her own parents.

Thankfully, Netflix finally got around to giving Barb the long overdue respect she deserves in the form of a shrine that looks like something an ‘80s Dress Barn threw up. Surrounding a huge photograph of Barb mounted on a wallpapered board are fake candles, gas station flowers, and letters of mourning no doubt written by people who knew Barb during a touching Barb-centric montage that belonged in the show.

Illustration for article titled iStranger Things/i Barb Finally Got a Tribute in the Form of a Very Tacky Shrine
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The shrine is tacky and heartfelt and depressing all at once, which is to say: Barb probably would have loved it.

io9 Culture Critic and Staff Writer. Cyclops was right.

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I hope they don’t address Barb in the 2nd season. At all. Just to fuck with the Barb fans. Hell, go one step further and just fucking retcon her out of existence. Or go the opposite route and have her alive but recast someone just wildly different in the part. Watching people throw a fit would be gold.