Review: Stranger Things 2

Regan Booth, Columnist • rebooth15@ehc.edu

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Courtesy of the official Stranger Things Facebook page

It has been a long time since Netflix has let us back into the lives of those who fictionally live in Hawkins, Indiana during the early 1980s. Thankfully we all can finally return.

This is one of my favorite shows of all time, and the fact that it was released in October during the frenzy of Halloween and the weather turning crisp, is perfectly perfect.

We return to the lives of the kids of Hawkins, with a couple of new characters. Billy, who seems to be the hot new “bad boy,” young Rob Lowe wanna be and his skateboarding sister, known to the Arcade as “Mad Max.” While it seems that Billy is a jerk (and he is) we later learn the context of why he is, especially as Max comes closer with the original gang.

Steve and Nancy are dating, but it seems to be rocky, especially due to the secret killing of Barbara, and the obvious tensions between Nancy and Jonathan. Will Byars still has connections to the “upside down” and Eleven (who comes to know her actual name is Jane) realizes she is not alone, in more ways than one.

While the first season ended with the audience worried if Eleven would even be returning, and in the second season it ended with her return. It will be interesting to see what happens next, and how these new characters will be involved in the show, but sadly we all have to wait… again.

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