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21 Things That Would Happen If Stranger Things Was A Telenovela


We all know that there is nothing better than the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, except maybe your favorite and cheesy (you know it is) Telenovela. Netflix has come a long way past conventional television, bringing us on demand series at the click of a button. So what would happen if they were blended together, cliches and all; and Stranger Things was a Telenovela? I don’t know about you, but seeing as I grew up always having to backseat watch several Telenovela’s to the point where I started liking them myself, and now as an adult and enjoying the unique Science Fiction aspects of Netflix’s Stranger Things, I can’t help but wonder… Well, let’s go ahead and speculate, remember, spoilers are coming now:

1) Wedding Drama


As per most Telenovela, there simply has to (has to!) be some sort of drama on a wedding. The thing that comes to mind would be our Joyce Byers and Bob Newby, the short-lived fling during Season Two that left many fans heartbroken – well, as a Telenovela, there definitely would have been a wedding crashed by Demogrogons! Imagine it.

2) Evil Twins


Did you ever consider that Will Byers would have an evil twin brother, separated at birth by some stranger circumstance and now he works for the Mind Flayer? Because as a Telenovela, it would definitely have!

3) The Mob owns the Town


Unfortunately as a Telenovela, the quiet rural town of Hawkins would undoubtedly be a drug/crime capital. We all know the Sheriff would be in on it, too!

4) Cat Fights


Slapping is just another way of greeting people in Telenovela (if it isn’t it might as well be), but with all the drama unfolding, guaranteed there will be plenty of action! Especially when fan favorite Billy Hargrove came onto set in Season Two, there was definitely some fighting over him!

5.) Nancy would have a Mysterious Illness


Nancy Wheeler is the hearthrob of Stranger Things, so it isn’t surprisingly to assume that she would find herself suddenly ill, perhaps fatally so… but don’t worry, we know these things are usually cured the next day.

6.) Coma, coma, and coma!


Par for course with Telenovela, aside from strange illnesses, at least one or more cast members needs to fall into a coma. It is pretty much mandatory at this point.

7) Actors and actresses will change. A lot.

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Contracts end all the time, or some on set drama happens. All we know is whenever a character is set to have an actor change, it’s usually not-too-subtle.

8) Last Second Saves


Get ready for there to be virtually no danger for your favorite characters, because as long as the audience loves them, in a Telenovela they will always get rescued or saved at the last second! In this case, Eleven would definitely be a savior!

9) Someone who can’t get pregnant, will get pregnant.


Nancy Wheeler, the previously mentioned heart throb, already has several guys gunning for her. In a Telenovela world, you bet she would be pregnant… and more than likely, not know who the father was until the last second blood test shocks everyone! Now we certainly hope that this would not occur, but this is just the type of drama that comes with this hybrid of Netflix and Tv series style writing.

10) Aging will happen overnight.


Eleven briefly disappears for a couple months. In a Telenovela, when she returned, she would not only be significantly older, but would have a different actress! That would be kind of interesting, don’t you think? I can already imagine all fans rising up in refusal after the actresses are switched!

11) The Forbidden Love


Everyone hated Billy Hargrove during his debut in Season Two, but in the Telenovela world he would undoubtedly be the dark, handsome new comer that steals the heart of… Karen Wheeler! We saw this casual flirt near the end of the Season Two, but in Telenovela, it would be a fullblown affair! It comes with the territory of being the residential bad-boy, I guess.

12) Split Personalities


One of our favorite characters (most likely Dustin) would have a split personality, and that personality would more than likely be evil. That’s just how it goes, and we do sort of see this behavior from Will in Season Two, seeing as he works as a spy for the Mind Flayer. 

13) Baby Drama


Aside from the fact that most people will be getting pregnant at some point or another, there would definitely be some fuss over the children. Whether it is who-is-the-father, switched babies at the Hospital or even stolen babies; something would happen. We just know it!

14) The Dead Would Return


Too soon? Definitely too soon for me, the water works were in full effect! We all thought they killed that evil (or amazingly good) character, but guess who miraculously survived? That same guy. Come back to us, Bob.

15) Medical Marvels


Sure, mysterious illnesses might pop up… but fatal gun-shot wounds or accidents? Somehow, someway… the characters would survive… after a suspenseful stay in the Hospital, of course.

16) There would be a Car Crash


This one goes without saying. Is it even a Telenovela if someone doesn’t get into a car accident? Let’s just hope the victim isn’t Billy’s car!

17) Ups and Downs


The good news would come, the bad news would follow shortly after, then at the last second; good news again. This is sort of the formula Telenovela follows, and Stranger Things would be a different story with it! I don’t know if I could handle it.

18) The Lovers are… Related!?


We all know the fear that our favorite couple is actually cousins, or siblings… and that’s what Telenovela does! What do you mean Nancy and Jonathan are related!? 

19) Step-moms and Step-dads are EVIL


In many instances the parents or step parents make it their sole duty in life to make the main character’s life an absolute mess. Could you see it happening?

20) Amnesia


One of the main characters (maybe Eleven) would have even worse Amnesia than she already has, complete with forgetting all her friends and loved ones!

21) The Love Triangle


Thankfully Stranger Things already has this going with Nancy, Jonathan and Steve. Still, it’s pretty much required for Telenovela these days.

Latino Veterans Who Are Changing The Game In Business

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Latino Veterans Who Are Changing The Game In Business

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Latino veterans are helping to make their local, national and global communities stronger years after retiring from service in the various U.S. military branches. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, businesses owned by Latino veterans doubled between 2002 to 2007. Here are some Latino veterans-turned-entrepreneurs we want to honor this Veterans Day.

1. Chris Mercado, Objective Zero

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Named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business this year, Army active duty infantry officer Chris Mercado’s Objective Zero is helping fellow veterans receive the mental health they need during a crisis with the touch of an app. Mercado was inspired to create the app after he helped save the life of his friend and Army mate who was contemplating suicide. That six-hour phone call was the catalyst to get Mercado to recruit a group of his Georgetown School of Foreign Service classmates to work on developing the app in 2015. Now 350 trained volunteers are aiding veterans around the clock to give them the support they need.

2. Graciela Tiscanero-Sato, Author and Founder of Gracefully Global Group, LLC

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Decorated Air Force veteran Graciela Tiscanero-Sato is a business maven who has been able to transfer her leadership skills into becoming a successful author in two genres and founding her own marketing company. She has authored a five-time award winning book on Latinos innovating in the green economy, as well as the first bilingual children’s book about mothers in the military, “Good Night Captain Mama/Buenas Noches Capitan Mama.” In 2014, Tiscanero-Sato was named a “Champion of Change” by President Barack Obama for her military service and contributions to the economy as a business owner.

3. Joe Sanchez, Co-Partner of Sol4r (Solar Four)

Georgetown alum and veteran Joe Sanchez is putting the skills he learned early on in his career working in the defense and intelligence sectors to blaze a trail in clean energy solutions. In 2010, he helped launch Sol4r (Solar Four) with Dr. Mary Haberl to provide green energy technologies. He also is working on actively making his company a more diverse one. “We’re a fully minority company, and we plan on employing more veterans,” Sanchez said at a business roundtable co-hosted by Voces Verdes.

4. Nick Velez, Bastards American Canteen

When U.S. Marine veteran Nick Velez opened his restaurant Bastards Canteen in Downey, Calif., with two of his Marine buddies, the name raised some eyebrows in the city. The name is meant to commemorate the service of the U.S. Marines Corps, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines who were named the “Magnificent Bastards.” Once the history of the name was given, citizens welcomed the restaurant with open arms and it has even been named one of Los Angeles’ most popular veteran-owned businesses by ABC7. Sadly, one of the co-founders, Cpl. Calvin B. Spencer, was killed in a traffic collision on his motorcycle. Velez and the Bastard’s community continue to honor Spencer’s legacy through fundraisers and events.

5. Jessica Morel, Tri Freedom Real Estate Partners

Jessica Morel continues to serve her greater community off the field as the owner of Arizona-based Tri Freedom Real Estate. She is helping her clients to attain the American Dream of owning a home after opening the real estate company following her eight years of service in the United States Army Reserves. Morel and her team are still keeping the military tradition strong at their company by completing the Military and Veteran Housing Certification.

READ: After Four Years Fighting In The Marines, This Deported Veteran Came Back To The US In A Casket

Do you want to honor a Latino vet and business owner? Let us know in the comments!

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