It's safe to say that Stranger Things is Netflix's most popular series - so much so, that the show, which built itself on being a loveletter to pop culture of the past, has become a modern pop culture phenomenon itself. Season 1 kicked the series off with a bang, presenting a nostalgic trip down memory lane of dorky kids in the 80s battling against insurmountable, and often terrifying, odds. Season 2 expanded it further, but failed to really deliver on the promises set up by its monstrous, enticing premise. Now, season 3 aims to right those wrongs. Little did I know that it would not only be a huge upgrade from the second, less well received season, but quite possibly the best that the series had to offer in many ways.
Season 3 picks up a year after the events of the second season. Mike and Elle are now dating, Dustin returns from a summer camp proudly boasting that he has a girlfriend (which everyone has a hard time believing), Steve begins working at an ice-cream store in a newly built Starcourt Mall with co-worker Robin, and the rest of the group have all begun the natural transition into teenage life. However, when tragedy strikes after a series of disappearances rocks Hawkins once again, the group are called to action and forced to face some ghosts of the past.
It's an absolute joy watching these characters just converse and talk about their daily troubles again, largely thanks to a stellar script and dialogue...
They're actually the most terrifying assortment of monsters that Stranger Things has ever conjured up...
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4 July 2019
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