Stranger Things 2 Review


Last season, we left off with Will (Noah Schnapp) returning from the Upside-Down and the disappearance of Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). This season holds even more twists and turns, so if you don’t want it to be spoiled, I’d advise you to go watch season 2 NOW! As the show starts, viewers are given a glimpse of a new group of characters that won’t be directly introduced until later. One character, in particular, has the number 08 on her wrist, which is similar to Eleven’s. Viewers will know her as Kali, (Linnea Berthelsen), who had also been kidnapped as a child for science experiences like Eleven. When Kali and Eleven finally meet, it turns out Kali is on a mission to kill everyone that tortured her as a child, which she wants Eleven to join her for the sake of avenging her mother.  

The younger characters also gain a new friend named Max (Sadie Sink). Max moved to Hawkins from California with her mother and older brother, Billy, portrayed by Dacre Montgomery, who tends to be very controlling throughout the season.

We are also introduced to two new adult characters: Bob Newby (Sean Astin) and Dr. Sam Owens (Paul Reiser). Bod is introduced to viewers as the love interest for Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder). Dr. Sam Owens is part of a  new group of scientists who took over Hawkins lab with the goal of trying get more information on Will and the Upside-Down. Will, in this season, wants to live a normal life; however, he keeps having what is thought to be flashbacks of the Upside-Down, and he keeps seeing a monstrous shadow, the size of Godzilla.

This shadow then takes control of Will; when it does, he becomes a spy for the beings of the Upside-Down.

This season is one crazy roller coaster. On a scale from 1 to 10 I would give  season 2 a 9.5.