It’s been almost exactly a year since the second season of Stranger Things, the award-winning Netflix series, was released. As one of the most popular TV shows of 2016, it’s no surprise that fans of the series have been eagerly awaiting news on the release date of season 3 ever since it was announced. With Season 2 serving as an emotionally satisfying conclusion to the show’s overarching plot, many fans were hoping that the third season would be focusing more on character development and spend less time introducing new plotlines. So, how does Stranger Things Season 3 live up to these expectations? Read our review here. Stranger Things Season 3 Review

The Story

What can be said about Stranger Things that hasn’t already been said? The Duffer Brothers are visionary storytellers and have created a world to be treasured. This third season picks up immediately where things left off with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) reunited with her friends at Hawkins Middle School, albeit now as a student there. As soon as you return to Hawkins, Indiana you are taken on an epic journey full of heartbreak, comedy, and twists in every corner.

Sci-Fi Context

Stranger Things has always been at its best when tackling serious issues with a hint of sci-fi, and season three is no different. The biggest plot-line involves an attempt to defeat The Shadow Monster once and for all. This monstrosity was introduced in season two as part of Eleven’s backstory, and it’s revealed that it was also responsible for causing her to lose her powers. This time around, however, she’s able to use her abilities again by teaming up with Hopper (David Harbour) and Joyce (Winona Ryder). This leads them on a journey into another dimension where they must find their friends before they are lost forever. Stranger Things Season 3 Review

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Recommendations/Final Rating Stranger Things Season 3 Review

Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most successful original series, and for good reason. The show is full of amazing acting, fantastic special effects, and some incredible plot twists. While season 1 struggled to tell an incredibly compelling story about a missing child in just 8 episodes, Stranger Things found its footing in season 2 to deliver an emotional experience focused on Will Byers’ disappearance.

Stranger Things Season 3 Review
Stranger Things Season 3 Review

7 Reasons You Should Be Watching Stranger Things

The 80s were filled with iconic movies, music, and television shows, but nothing has quite matched the nostalgic magic of Stranger Things. If you haven’t watched this show yet, I can’t stress enough how much you should drop what you’re doing right now and start watching it. It’s that good. In fact, here are seven reasons why you should be watching Stranger Things right now!

It’s genuinely frightening Stranger Things Season 3 Review

If you’re looking for a bit of evening entertainment that isn’t cheesy or corny, look no further. Beyond being genuinely scary at times, Stranger Things will keep you on your toes as well as test your theories about just what’s going on with those kids and their small Indiana town. If nothing else, watching it will make you feel like a kid again—at least for a little while.

The 1980s nostalgia is done right

For many, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in 80s nostalgia than Netflix’s hit series, Stranger Things. This series has all of it—the throwback clothes, hairstyles and attitudes that defined a generation. The Duffers have crafted a show that is both hilarious and heartwarming while making audiences feel like they’re truly part of their small-town community.

It holds up a funhouse mirror to pop culture

From E.T. to A Nightmare on Elm Street, Stranger Things pays homage to classic science fiction and horror films of years past. At first glance, these references are a tad obvious, but look deeper and you’ll see how they subvert archetypes and twist old tropes. The Upside Down is not just some freaky alternate dimension; it’s a commentary on suburbia itself.

Winona Ryder’s performance is mesmerizing

Winona Ryder absolutely commands every scene she’s in. She has such wonderful presence that it’s sometimes easy to forget just how iconic her acting career is, with an Oscar nomination for her breakout role in 1987’s Heathers and a Golden Globe for Little Women in 1994.

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David Harbour gives us one of the most likable heroes in TV history

Sheriff Jim Hopper, a broken man with a checkered past and haunted by pain, who is beginning to find his way back toward goodness. We love him. And we love his rapport with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), an outsider who has found a home with him. They form an unlikely father-daughter duo that reminds us of another great TV series, Friday Night Lights.

There are great kid characters Stranger Things Season 3 Review

If you’re a parent, you can likely relate to Joyce Byers’ struggle with understanding her son and his friends as they gradually become different over time. If you’re not a parent, well—this is just one more reason for parents everywhere to praise Stranger Things for its excellence in casting child actors that make their characters seem real and relatable.

Stranger Things Season 3 Review
Stranger Things Season 3 Review

The score and soundtrack are genius

The Duffer Brothers, who created the show, have said that a lot of their creative inspiration for Stranger Things came from classic films and television series such as Close Encounters of The Third Kind, Alien, The Thing, E.T., Poltergeist, Goonies and Stand By Me. It’s also clear that they are huge fans of 1980s music with an abundance of pop culture references throughout every episode.

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If you’re not familiar with Stranger Things, you might be living under a rock. The new Netflix Original Series was just released last month and already it has taken America by storm. The sci-fi thriller show is set in a small town in Indiana during 1983 where one day 12-year-old Will Byers disappears after being dragged into a massive otherworldly portal that appears in his bedroom wall.

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The cast of Stranger Things has catapulted to fame since their roles in one of Netflix’s most popular original series. Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) have gone from relative unknowns to worldwide celebrities, whose Twitter followers number more than a million.

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A second season of Stranger Things has been confirmed for a 2019 release. Though little is known about where things will pick up, a teaser trailer released by Netflix on October 20, 2017 confirms that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Jim Hopper (David Harbour) will return. Moreover, it seems likely that Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) will continue to be plagued by visions of Upside Down horrors.

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The kids are probably my favorite characters on Stranger Things. As a group, they feel very real and genuine. They’re not written to be older than they actually are, nor do they sound any older than tweens or early teenagers.

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The series centers on a young boy named Will Byers, who vanishes into thin air. His mother, Joyce, and his friends, Mike, Dustin and Lucas are in a race against time to find him before he gets caught up in a dark entity that is hunting their small town. However, along their journey they begin to encounter supernatural forces within their own hometown.

Who is the girl kitty faces that Dustin and Steve talk about in Season 3 of stranger things?

Nancy Wheeler. She’s portrayed by Natalia Dyer, who is rumored to be dating Charlie Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers in the show. The two are known to be living together in Brooklyn and they often post photos of their adventures on Instagram. Nancy and Jonathan have been close friends since childhood and were major side characters during season one of Stranger Things. The two were inseparable until Steve Harrington enters town as Nancy starts to develop feelings for him and becomes more distant from Jonathan.

Where can I rewatch stranger things 4? 

Because I’m writing my next post about it. Season 4 of stranger things has been out for a few days, and I’ve already finished watching it twice; that’s how good it is. I loved season 3, but season 4 exceeded all expectations.

Will any of the main characters in Stranger things die

Since season one of Netflix’s hit sci-fi drama series there has been a lot of talk about whether or not any of our favorite characters will die. It has been said that, as seen in similar TV shows and movies, it is likely one of them will be bumped off before season two is done. With all that said, let’s take a look at some reasons why each character should live to see another day.

Stranger Things Season 3 Review
Stranger Things Season 3 Review

How much is the stranger things Hopper squishy worth?

If you’re a die-hard fan of stranger things and have been waiting for a chance to get your hands on some merch, you’re in luck. Strange things is one of Netflix’s most popular series yet with over 18 million viewers per episode so it makes sense that hopper will be getting his own merchandise. The strange things Hopper squishy is currently on sale at Amazon and can be yours today! Just $9.99. A bargain if I do say so myself!

Whats the name of the episode in Stranger Things that Dustin comes back from camp?

Also known as Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers, Episode 1 is a fantastic introduction to everything that is Stranger Things. We have complete faith in you but, just to be safe, we recommend watching it before delving into any more episodes

Is the regular show and stranger things have a crossover yet? 

The answer is yes and no, there is a crossover in a TV series but not in season 2 or 3. You might get confused with that because when has Netflix ever been predictable. In one of episode of supernatural called Adventures in Babysitting (Season 4 Episode 1) The kids went to Chicago on weekend to watch their favorite band play their last concert and stay with aunt Joyce for an extra week.

Who does Gatlin Gazzara play in Stranger things? Stranger Things Season 3 Review

Gaten Matarazzo plays Dustin Henderson, a 12-year-old boy who is wise beyond his years. He’s almost always seen wearing a red hat and too small New York Knicks T-shirt that he steals from his brother.

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