Stranger Things 2 Review

Stranger Things Season 2 was released last month and became the biggest show to trend on Twitter, beating The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. The show's second season was one of the most highly anticipated television seasons this year and fans worldwide worried if it would live up to the hype. The answer to that question is yes, it definitely did. Stranger Things brought us back to Hawkins, Indiana, with a year passing since the first season. All of our favorite characters are back, including the fan favorite, Eleven. The show has a darker tone, with the characters trying to figure out what is going on with Will Byers, who went missing last season. 

The first few episodes are a bit slow but that does not make them boring. They show us what the characters have been up too for the past year. After the fourth episode, the show becomes even more compelling and intriguing, making us want to binge watch the whole season in one night. We get introduced to some new characters, like Max and Billy, who fit well into the show, even though they are kind of annoying in the beginning. The new character, Bob, played by Sean Austin, is a great addition to the show, adding a lot of heart to this dark story.

Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, has an interesting story this season, with her character trying to find the meaning of “home”, along with delving more into her character’s background. The love triangle between Steve, Nancy, and Jonathan still continues, with Nancy trying to see who she loves the most and also trying to cope with the loss of her best friend, Barb. Her little brother, Mike, also is having a hard time coping with the loss of his love, Eleven, becoming a loner in the group of his friends Dustin, Lucas, and Will. Dustin and Lucas are fighting for the affections of the new character, Max, which is a funny subplot to see play out between the two characters. 

Joyce, played by Winona Ryder, is still the crazy mom we all love, proving that she will do anything and everything to protect her son. She also gets help for Sheriff Hopper, who has been the one keeping Eleven hidden from everyone. The two develop an amazing father/daughter relationship in the show's second season.

This season is much better than the first and takes all of your favorite characters through newer and darker adventures that will have you glued to your couch. Sadly, Season 3 will not air until late 2018 or early 2019, but it will be worth the wait to see these characters and show again.

Rating: 4/5 Stars