The most anticipated web series of this year is finally here – and right in time. Stranger Things was an amazing web series that wrapped emotions, supernatural, sci-fi and conspiracy theories to come up with an incredible viewing experience. The well-loved and critically acclaimed and we review its second season. You can read the review of the first season here.
Stranger Things Season 2 begins right off the bat where Stranger Things ended. All the characters make a return and there are a few new ones. By now, the actors who have played the earlier characters have got under the skin of their characters and we also see them evolve. There are some new characters who are romantically connected to the characters from the originals. While all this form the upper layer of this concoction, the actual brew is the fantastic nods to pop culture phenoms and conspiracy theories that we have grown up with – things that have captured our imagination like nothing before.
What’s Wow: Stranger Things has an amazing way of mixing emotion with sci-fi and that’s what makes this series tick and imminently watchable. This is one of the few series that you tend to hook up and watch in its entirety. If there ever was a web series for whom the term Binge Watching was created, Stranger Things and Stranger Things 2 are those web series. What we really liked is that the story infuses newer characteristics in all the characters and keep them viable.
What’s Blah: While the series is great all in all, some of the episodes might seem too laden for the audience. But that all works out in the end, because the audience is rooting for even the most minor character – that’s the thought behind keeping those longish conversations between two people in what is otherwise a fast-paced and action-packed series.
Parting Shot: A great addition to the franchise and to web series in general.
Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink, Dacre Montgomery, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser
Production: The Duffer Brothers
You can watch it on Netflix
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