'I Am Not Okay With This': Stanley Barber is making hearts flutter and fans are dying to date him
Stanley, played by Wyatt Oleff, has left an everlasting mark on many minds. Fans love his taste in music and even want to date him!
If you love superhero teen dramas like 'Stranger Things' and 'The End of the F***ing World', you will like 'I Am Not Okay With This' on Netflix. Based on the graphic comics by Charles Forsman, the show centers around Sydney Novak, a teenage girl dealing with high school drama, family pressure and her budding sexuality.
Played by Sophia Lillis, Syd is at the heart of the tale and through the course of seven episodes, she discovers that her anger yields telekinetic powers. She is also struggling with her dad's untimely death and the only close friends she has are her best friend Dina (played by Sofia Bryant) and her neighbor Stanley Barber (played by Wyatt Oleff). It is Stan's character that has left an everlasting mark on many minds.
"Stanley Barber is my new favorite character, oh my god," one viewer posted and another said, "LMAO can I date Stanley Barber from #IAmNotOkayWithThis!" Many others praised his taste in music. "Can't remember a teen heartthrob with better taste in music #LoveStan #IAmNotOkayWithThis," one tweet read and another said, "Stanley Barber is what I need in my life right now. I would listen to Bloodwitch with him for hours."
Several viewers binge-watched the show and couldn't stop raving about it. "Saw 'I Am Not Okay With This' directed by 'The End of The Fxxx World' director, Jonathan Entwistle. I am OK with this easy to watch 20-25 min episode. I am OK with the tone, acting & details, I am OK with the way the music inserts. I am OK with Sophia Lillis & Wyatt Oleff," one fan wrote and another posted, "I'm on S1E4 of #iamnotokaywiththis - this is really fucking great thus far. WOW. I'm really digging the awesome of this."
Many praised Lillis for her performance. "Started watching #iamnotokaywiththis on Netflix and I think this might be the best thing Sophia Lillis has ever done. The role of telekinetic, awkward teen brimming with sarcasm is made for her. Might have to not sleep and binge this banger of a show," one wrote. Another said, "Shawn, we need #IAmNotOkayWithThis S2 ASAP. It was an awesome new generation of The Breakfast Club meets Pretty In Pink meets Sixteen Candles rolled into one brilliant show. S/O to @sophialillis @FelloWyatt Stanley Barber is a modern-day @MrJonCryer(Duckie). Well done Wyatt!"
A few couldn't help but ask for the second season right away. "Finished it in a few hours now I’m sad. I need another season right fucking now," one said and another posted, "Spoilers!! ok, but can I get some Stanley backstory??? I wanna know their past. about their dad. their mum. how they got here. I just wanna know more about them."
"I started watching @ianowt tonight and I'm already in love with the characters, especially Stanley. I had to force myself to stop on episode 4 or I'd be up all night finishing them all. Love it so far!" one viewer posted and another said, "A lot of people were hating on it because of the whole "awkward girl with superpowers" thing but it was better than I expected. In this household, we stan Stanley Barber."
The series is now streaming on Netflix after all seven episodes premiered on February 26, 2020.