Stranger Things season 2 review

Written by Dawson Eastes // Sports Writer


In July of 2016, Netflix released a new original series created by the Duffer Brothers known as “Stranger Things”. Soon after the show’s original release, season one of the show became Netfilx’s most popular digital original series.

Created by brothers, Matt and Ross Duffer, “Stranger Things” was inspired by 80’s movie hits such as: “Stand by Me”, “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial”, “The Goonies”, and many more.

The first season was based in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, where four middle school-aged best friends discover a girl with supernatural powers who completely turn their lives “upside down”.

Season one eventually wrapped up with most of the problems the characters faced somewhat resolved; however, there were still many questions that needed to be answered in season 2.

On Friday, October 27, Netflix released the highly anticipated season 2 of “Stranger Things” and it did not disappoint.

Season 2 takes place in Hawkins around Halloween time, 1984.

It begins with the group of four best friends, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will, discovering a new girl, Max, at their school. Max, against Mike’s decision, unofficially becomes the newest member of the party after Eleven is missing.

While the other boys have somewhat recovered from Eleven being missing, Mike cannot stop thinking about Eleven.

Joyce, Will’s mom, gets a new boyfriend, Bob, nicknamed “The Brain”, who Will and Jonathan seem to like.

Nancy and Steve’s relationship struggles vitally during this season.

Dustin discovers a new pet he names Dart, who ends up being a part of the Demogorgon’s army.

Unknown to the other characters, Chief Hopper has been hiding Eleven in cabin in the woods of Hawkins ever since she disappeared from the others.

While all of this is happening, the Demogorgon begins using Will as a host and he uses Will to spy on the rest of the characters so they cannot defeat the Demogorgon.

By the end of the season, unlikely relationships are formed, characters are torn apart and united back together, and some questions are still yet to be answered.

Some characters that I really didn’t like during season one became some of my favorite characters, one of them being Steve.

Steve really took a leadership role in this season and became a really likeable guy because of the way he handled Jonathan and Nancy’s relationship and how he forms a bond with Dustin.

It’s almost inconceivable not to fall in love with the characters on this show because they relate of their struggles that can relate to a normal person’s life.

The characters personalities, the storyline, and the classic 80’s references make it impossible not to love this second season of “Stranger Things”.

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