This Post Does NOT Contain Spoilers
While 2017 has been filled with a lot of great television, there aren’t many shows that are worth staying up all night for, but I guess that’s the beauty of Stranger Things. After a monumentally popular introduction, the series needed to deliver an equally entertaining follow-up with season two, and after a full night of laughing, crying, and yelling at the television screen, I can confirm that the Duffer Brothers haven’t only matched season one, they’ve completely blown it out of the water and hit a home run with Stranger Things 2.
To celebrate the release of the second season, I’ve decided to discuss the five reasons I believe fans of the show will love Stranger Things 2.
Stranger Things 2 Ups The Horror…
I wouldn’t necessarily say that Stranger Things is a horror series, but there are definitely aspects of that genre within the tone of the show. With that said, the second season definitely delves into the scarier side of the story, with more than a few nail biting moments.
For these kids and these characters, the Upside Down is an extremely real and scary place, so it’s great to see the show delivering that fear and making the audience feel what the characters are undoubtedly feeling.
The Mythology Only Gets Bigger & Better…
Between the introduction of Hawkins lab, Eleven, the Demogorgon and of course, the Upside Down, the first season of Stranger Things did an amazing job of introducing and developing the incredible mythology of the show. In season two, the Duffer Brothers dial the mythology up to eleven (pun not intended), expanding the world and pushing the story to become something bigger and better in every possible way.
Without spoiling anything, I will also state that if you’re hoping to explore Eleven’s origins and delve into the mythology of her powers, you will definitely be happy with Stranger Things 2.
The Cast Is Still Great…
I think what most fans loved most about Stranger Things season one was the incredible cast of characters that we met and fell in love with. Thankfully, Stranger Things 2 doesn’t miss a beat in re-introducing these characters and making us fall in love with them all over again.
Will Buyers has a much larger role in Stranger Things 2, and the performance that Noah Schnapp delivers in each episode is nothing short of outstanding. This young actor perfectly displays the fear, anger, and horror that his character is feeling and I would be surprised if this kid isn’t a fan-favourite for most fans.
The New Additions Work Perfectly…
Stranger Things 2 also introduces us to a handful of new characters, including the lovable Bob Newby (Sean Astin), the mysterious Max (Sadie Sink) and her dangerous brother Billy (Dacre Montgomery). You’ll find no spoilers here, but the show is definitely better off with these characters and I think fans will love the direction that the series takes with these individuals, especially when you look at how they each impact the original characters.
Plenty Of Set-Up For More Stranger Things…
What’s great about Stranger Things 2 is the freedom that an already secured third season offers. Season one was limited by the that the fact that a follow-up wasn’t confirmed, but with the guarantee that season three will happen, the Duffer Brothers have been able to leave a few loose ends and tease possible roads for the future.
Stranger Things 2 is very much a complete piece, but the way that the show leaves room to grow in the next season is enjoyable and its exciting to speculate about where the show and the characters will go in season three.