Critic Consensus: Stranger Things' slow-building sophomore season balances moments of humor and a nostalgic sweetness against a growing horror that's all the more effective thanks to the show's full-bodied characters and evocative tone.
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It's 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
as Joyce Byers
as Chief Hopper
as Mike Wheeler
as Dustin Henderson
as Lucas Sinclair
as Will Byers
as Nancy Wheeler
as Jonathan Byers
as Dr. Martin Brenner
as Karen Wheeler
as Troy Harrington
as Steve Harrington
as Billy Hargrove
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The second season steps up the pace gently, without losing its firm grip on the very specifically dated narrative speed of the first season.
For the most part, there's a concerted effort here to push the returning characters forward into uncharted territory.
Stranger Things 2 embraces a more character-driven approach, and while some characters - both new and old - fall flat, there are enough scares, laughs, and charms to keep viewers bingeing to the very end.
Audience Reviews for Stranger Things: Season 2
With the exception of one particularly offbeat and almost irrelevant episode, season two of Stranger Things is a magnificent example of how to evolve a series while staying true to what made the first season so great.
Stranger Things 2 continues its nostalgic and reminiscent momentum with more chilling thrills, charming laughs and heartfelt demeanor. The inclusion of some fresh faces along with its familiar faces giving us more of their dynamic charm and chemistry make for a satisfying second season that continues to leave us wanting more after its conclusion. 4.5/5
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