The popular series focuses on a group of young boys living in a small town called Hawkins, where bizarre goings on at a sinister government laboratory trigger an otherworldly evil which threatens the town.
Arguably the best thing about Season 2 is the expert way in which Matt and Ross Duffer (the Duffer Brothers) have crafted a true continuation of their phenomenal first season. The new series doesn’t feel like a repeat in any way, but also doesn’t feel completely alien to the first. Instead, it fits seamlessly into the world that they’ve created, instantly gripping you from the first episode.
Season 2 really also delves into its characters a lot more, becoming more heartfelt, emotional and poignant as we watch the personalities that we truly love start to develop and grow, particularly the younger stars for whom the audience can’t help but develop an almost parental love and pride.
Along with this comes a step up in performances all round – not because the first season was poor, but because the material provided for this season is simply much richer in depth and story progression. We now see how the characters have all been affected by the events of the Season 1 (one year prior to the events of the second), particularly amongst the outstanding younger cast.
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) and Noah Schnapp (Will) are outstanding in the new episodes, bringing emotion, character development and an element of comedy to the show. Surrounded by a stellar cast including Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers) and David Harbour (Jim Hopper), the guys from Stranger Things have really excelled in their performances in the new season, and made us eager for another.