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"Stranger Things" Subtitles Team

Stranger Things caused a lot of emotions this season — especially if the subtitles were turned on. They were a big hit with the show's fans. Netflix originals have increased their emotive subtitles because of the company’s English Timed Text Style Guide, an ever-changing set of rules for subtitlers. Netflix’s director of globalization commented that they use "adverbs where appropriate", and "describe sounds, music, and even silence. It’s important if it adds to the emotion.” The style guide keeps changing as Netflix’s content grows to improve the streamer’s accessibility and subtitling, giving deaf and hard-of hearing viewers the same exciting experience as individuals without disabilities.

To learn more, read the article, "Wet Writhing and Eldritch Gurgling: A Chat With the 'Stranger Things' Subtitles Team".