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Stranger Things: Season 2 (2017)




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.


Winona Ryder
as Joyce Byers
David Harbour
as Chief Hopper
Finn Wolfhard
as Mike Wheeler
Gaten Matarazzo
as Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin
as Lucas Sinclair
Noah Schnapp
as Will Byers
Natalia Dyer
as Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton
as Jonathan Byers
Matthew Modine
as Dr. Martin Brenner
Cara Buono
as Karen Wheeler
Joe Keery
as Steve Harrington
Peyton Wich
as Troy Harrington
Dacre Montgomery
as Billy Hargrove
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Critic Reviews for Stranger Things: Season 2

All Critics (148) | Top Critics (46)

Self-aware, 80's nostalgia horror done right.

February 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Stranger Things provides a form of escapism that has nothing to do with alternate dimensions. It invites viewers to indulge in the sweet self-righteousness that can come with getting excluded for being uncool.

November 9, 2017 | Full Review…

A show that was primarily influenced by the Stephens (King and Spielberg) is layering that nostalgia cake with a frosting of James Cameron. Fans are going to eat it up.

October 23, 2017 | Full Review…

With a tighter focus 'Stranger Things' season 2 could have been great - as it stands, we'll have to settle for almost great, and hope the Duffers are planning to make those apparently divergent threads make sense in season 3.

October 24, 2017 | Full Review…
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[Stranger Things] continues to be a show with an unmistakable style, a deft hand with mood and setting and especially music, and very clever cinematography.

October 23, 2017 | Full Review…
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When Stranger Things 2 digs into these characters, it tends to succeed.

October 23, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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.


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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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