Let's talk about the Stranger Things Season 2. SPOILERS AHEAD.
PRO: The father/daughter relationship between Hopper and Eleven that has been built.
CON: Eleven meeting the ‘others’, including Eight. That whole subplot had be lost. I didn’t like leaving Hawkins, I felt like less time was spent on the characters we grew to love.
PRO: The Performances. Across the board are always strong with this group. It was great to see more from WILL, he’s incredibly talented and was missing for so much of Season 1 that we finally get to see what this actor is capable of. Very happy with the addition of Sadie. Sean Astin and Paul Reiser are wonderful additions as well.
CON: The ‘mystery’ was missing in this season. It was so strong in Season 1, but I didn’t feel as compelled to continue on in my journey with 2.
PRO: Love watching Nancy and Jonathan come together romantically. I do think they jumped the shark a bit doing it in Season 2, but it was still nice to watch.
CON: Creatures are more scary when we don’t see them. So when it came to that in Season 2, I was left underwhelmed.
PRO: The tragic death of Bob was done SO well. Handled so well by the actors and was shocking and awful! Still hurts.
Overall it’s entertaining and still with elements of nostalgia. But they best return to what made season 1 so special.