“Stranger Things” Review


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Isabella Malatesta, Staff Writer

“Stranger Things” season two was released Oct. 27, just in time for Halloween. This continuation was highly requested after experts raved about the first season. The Netflix original is a science fiction horror series about the disappearance of a young boy into an alternate universe. This shows stars Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, and Finn Wolfhard as Mike. The plot follows the kids as Will Byers, played by Noah Schnapp, comes back to the real world and must face the backlash of being stuck in The Upside Down. Will can see things that no one else can, and to him it is his real life. While Will is facing his own issues, the other boys have a new conflict revolving around the new heartthrob, Max, played by Sadie Sink. With new characters, creatures, secrets and action, not everything is different. The dark government programs are back in full force, and so is all of the suspense.

The second season continues to leave the viewers on the edge of their seats. Every episode leaves fans with a cliffhanger, so once you start this show make sure you have nine more hours to spare. This season is very fast paced, especially compared to the slow moving first season. The show mixes real life situations with fantasy characteristics to incorporate humor and anticipation. Although this plot may seem extremely unrelatable, you will find yourself laughing and crying along with the actors. Along with that, the soundtrack will have you reminiscing the 80s as the music guides the viewer through the journey with the characters. This television show will entertain viewers of all ages.

The only issue with the second season of “Stranger Things” is that viewers must watch season one first before beginning season two or else they will be extremely confused. But really, is more “Stranger Things” actually a problem?

This show is a bingeable experience filled with a mix of comedy and nail biters for people of all ages to enjoy. Overall, “Stranger Things” season two earns a 4.5/5.