The original Stranger Things is an absolute pop culture phenomenon.It may be the biggest hit Netflix has ever seen. People of all ages binge the show often, staying up all night to watch.
When season 2 dropped the question became whether or not it could possibly live up the the hype … I decided I would stay up all night to find out. I binge watched the show when it was released at 1 a.m. Friday morning and throughout the day, until I was finished.
Much like season 1, this season follows Will, Lucas, Dustin and Mike through their wild adventures dealing with the “upside down” world, a dark, mysterious and dangerous world full of creatures who want to hurt the people above. The show starts by introducing another girl who has powers much like Eleven, who can influence thoughts in your mind.
Then the show jumps to Will who seems pretty normal, but is experiencing some dreams of the “upside down.”. Will just does not seem the same. His mom and the sheriff begin to notice something is wrong with him and go to see a doctor. The doctors assume nothing is wrong, and it is just an establishment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
As the show continues, Will’s condition, and his dreams become more and more real. The point of this season is to figure out what is wrong with him.
The show introduces many new characters that affect the show in a variety of ways. First of all, for all the fans of the movie “Rudy” the underdog football classic, Sean Astin portrays Bob Newby, a nerdy boyfriend of Joyce Byers, Will’s mom.
Some other important characters are Max, the newest member of the party, and Max’s half-brother Billy, the stereotypical good looking popular guy, who does not treat anyone with respect.
This show throws constant plot twists and turns at the audience, and will leave you gasping for more. Every episode leaves the audience on a cliffhanger, so it keeps you hooked. Some of the actors from season 1 will be remembered differently after this season, for better or for worst. When are you going to start watching Stranger Things? Halloween seems like the perfect time to start.
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