Stranger Things 2 : Stranger, Slower, Binge-worthy, Halloween Special and Netflix still nails it despite it being the same of the old stuff.

The much awaited Season 2, started pretty slowly and did not pick up pace till the Chapter 3. Then on it was business as usual from the hit-churning Netflix Originals conveyer belt. They did manage to put in quite a boring Chapter 7 in between all the drama as well. The Duffer brothers (Matt Duffer, &  Ross Duffer) managed to bring back same 80’s style that made the first season so very interesting. The introduction of three new main characters (Max , Billy & Bob –Sean Astin) did give the story the much needed umph.

As was expected the original five friends, Eleven , the two elder siblings, the boyfriend, the Mom (Winona Ryder ) & the Cop (Jim Hopper) were all heavily involved and formed the crux of the story which now moved in a direction focussing the ‘Upside-down’ world. The producers of the show did stick on to the formula that clicked in the first season by providing occasional comic relief through Mike, Lucas and Steve. There were a few deviations in the plot that could have been avoided to keep the story nice and tight but I am guessing it was done intentionally to keep things open for a Season 3. I was waiting for the MJ’s Thriller to pop-in during one of the episodes as well, since the makers spent a fortune in getting the right for it. 

In short, I was sort of expecting a murkier part two with a lot more of the  Demogorgan (don’t even know whether I am spelling it right 😀 ) which it didn’t turn out to be. However, I did manage to binge watch the whole Season without having to take a break in between which meant it was not a let-down either. 

Next up in the binge-watch list is the Season 2 of Glitch which comes out Mid-November in Netflix.

~j

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