Critic Consensus: Stranger Things transforms itself into a riveting -- if familiar -- summer ride that basks in its neon-laden nostalgia without losing sight of the rich relationships that make the series so endearing.
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as Joyce Byers
as Chief Hopper
as Mike Wheeler
as Dustin Henderson
as Lucas Sinclair
as Will Byers
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as Jonathan Byers
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as Karen Wheeler
as Steve Harrington
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What these ideas come down to, in the show's thrillingly propulsive and self-consciously familiar conclusion, is the nature of a country that fully believes it's the greatest in the world while also being well aware of its own capacity for destruction.
Season three of Stranger Things has stayed true to its sci-fi origins in the best way that it could - banking on its viewers' empathy with experiences of young love, friendship, and loss.
Even the most distinctive moments feel disconnected from the rest, especially a segment in the final episode that feels as if its sole purpose is to be extracted and recirculated as a meme.
It's also worth noting that there's a new scene stealer in Priah Ferguson, who plays Lucas' sister Erica, whose bratty attitude translates into hilarious disposition for the entire group.
The rhythm of "Stranger Things" has never been tighter, but it helps that the cast feels elevated as well
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