Plug in your laptops and grab a bowl of popcorn, because season two of award winning TV show “Stranger Things” is here. After a nearly 15 month wait, the highly anticipated Netflix original was released on midnight of Oct. 27.
The new season features all returning stars such as, Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler) and Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers). But the new episodes also include new characters such as Sadie Sink (Max), and Sean Austin (Bob Newby).
The first episode starts off with a wild car chase that seems out of place, but then is brought into context through a reference to the previous season – a wrist is flashed with a tattooed number, much like Eleven’s. The episode then proceeds to bring back last season’s characters such as Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will in an arcade, just being kids, free from the upside down.
Unfortunately, it isn’t smooth sailing from here. Even though the next few episodes includes lots of exposition and answers to previous episodes, such as where Eleven has been, the drama is not over.
Each chapter of the new season most often starts off with answers to the previous chapters, then proceeds to introduce a new conflict. The conflict will slowly begin to build and, accompanied by lots of suspense, the episode will end on a cliffhanger. But before you can find the remote to stop and get a snack, you’ll get hooked on the next episode.
One of the “stranger things” of this season is that there is much more swearing than in the previous season. Rumor has it that the star of the show, Finn Wolfhard who also starred in the remake of the R rated horror movie “It” was the one who told Netflix producers that he would refuse to do the show unless he was allowed to use certain curse words.
All in all, the new season of the well acclaimed show was well worth the nine-hour binge. But now we must wait until we can see what the third season has to bring us.