Stranger Things in our eyes was perfect, but we had our concerns that Stranger Things 2 would be the standard second season slump. Good new, we were not disappointed by Matt and Ross Duffer’s pop culture masterpiece.
It has been a year since we visited Hawkins Indiana and Season 2 focuses on what happened to our main characters. We find out what is wrong with Will, where Eleven disappeared to and adds some more interesting characters to the mix.
The Will (Noah Schnapp) situation is very much the main storyline, which obviously results in much more screentime for the character, but there’s also more screen time for our favourite Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), both at home and in their attempts to strike up a relationship with Hawkins newcomer Max (Sadie Sink).
Speaking of new additions, we are delighted that 80s The Goonies screen legend Sean Astin joined the cast playing Joyce’s clueless but loveable new boyfriend.
Stranger Things 2 is not light on the action and horror, but you need to be patient. The show is much slower in the first act, but the second half it really puts its foot on the gas and it’s just as scary and thrilling as it ever was.
We are not saying Stranger Things 2 is perfect, but if you liked the first season then you will love the second one, but maybe for different reasons.
Stranger Things 1 & 2 are available now on Netflix.