Fresh out the over comes a new batch of the Duffer Brothers' revolutionary creation that took the world by storm one tv screen at a time. Season 2 returns to the small, but certainly strange town of Hawkins, Indiana - it's 1984, the gang is back together and eleven is presumed dead. However as the Upside Down's existence creeps back into the living world - an updated Hawkins gang must work against the clock in order to save Will from the shadow monster's hold and close the portal for good.
Charming teens return in a smarter, creepier and stranger second season. The Duffer Brothers boost all aspects of their eye catching first season - coupling the rich fantasy of Steven Spielberg with an eerie dystopia of Stephen King. Season 2 even sprinkles a bit of Robert Zemeckis spice into the trio of fiction idols.
Season 1 sometimes restrained itself from the technicalities of its storyline. Season 2 however delves deeper into establishing a world in which flower faced ‘Demodogs’ seem more real than first thought. The directors's addition of three new central characters by some means flesh out previously unexplored roles. They each feed into the original’s storylines hence Dustin and Will both get their chance to shine second time round.
An 80’s filtered setting is an easy nostalgia ploy, unlike most the Duffer Brothers pick and refine which scenes are best suited to a quick reminder of the good old days. Proving one of the core reasons this show sets itself apart from the rest. The 80's references are never hammered in and enhance its storyline, highlighting the Duffer Brothers empathises on substance not just style.
A welcome return to recently discovered friends. Season 2 builds greatly on the uniqueness of season 1. Smarter storylines challenge emotions and raise the standard the show has previously set. Characters never overshadow one another and each offer an impactful glimpse into our younger days. It’s safe to say Stranger Things is rapidly becoming one of our generations hottest TV creations.
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