It’s sitting pretty on 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s already smashed Netflix’s viewing record after its first four days.
However, despite meeting a tragic end, lovably cheery Russian scientist Alexei has firmly cemented his title of hero in the internet’s eyes.
A quick trip to the r/StrangerThings subreddit is enough to tell you his memory is alive and well – and here’s the best memes to prove it.
In case you were wondering, Alexei Smirnoff is played by Kiev-born British actor, Alec Utgoff.
Alec has been in a number of different productions including Spooks, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and San Andreas.
Following the popularity of Alexei on Stranger Things, Alec has gained a lot of new followers on Instagram. He later wrote on the platform to thank the fans:
‘Thank you everyone for your warm welcome and support!!! I was really touched that you enjoyed our arc and resonated with the character.’
God bless you Alexei.
Images via Reddit
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