Stranger Things clearly has no intention of resting on its laurels as season 3 has not only improved on its Halloween-themed predecessor; it has also returned to the horror elements that made the original run such a creepy 80’s romp while refusing to back off on its nostalgic notes. It would have been a crime had our genre television podcast hosts not taken on this Netflix juggernaut once again.
This time around we’re focusing on the first two episodes and the premise of the season as we’ve been doing in the past, mostly for those who either haven’t started on Stranger Things 3 yet or are just a few episodes in. Don’t worry, though! For those who have binged the whole thing, we’re sharing our overall impressions and some of our favorite season 3 hightlights in our spoiler zone at the end.
Of particular note are the different groups, each focusing on either the Mind Flayer or the Soviet underground that seeks to exploit the Upside Down. We really enjoyed the addition of new characters Robin and Erica to Steve and Dustin’s team, and we continue to admire the use of Nancy and Jonathan, who always seem to have their own quest going on.
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