It’s no wonder the Duffer brothers used the legendary author as inspiration while creating ra Stranger Things ’. This series is based on nostalgia, and most show respect for some of King’s most famous works and that trend will probably continue in ‘Stranger Things 3’. The title tags displayed before each episode are even closer to the text used in King’s novels. But is there anything more to connecting with King than nostalgia? Bob Newby appeared in the second part of ‘Stranger Things’ as a boyfriend of Joyce Byers. He quickly became a fan favorite because of his positive and positive personality, even in the darkest moment.