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Stranger Things Ranked After Season 4, Volume Two | Pretty Real

Well, now that Stranger Things Season 4 Season 2 is finally out on Netflix — seriously, it seemed like a long wait! It’s time to find out where Chapter 4 of the Duffer Brothers’ streaming saga is.

Before I begin, let me quickly point out that none of the Stranger Things chapters are bad. In terms of TV hits, it’s worth noting what the Duffer Brothers accomplished alongside (the first five seasons) of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers, and the recent Midnight Mass (standing up against classics like The Wire, The Sopranos, and Bad Breaking is any guess any person). The quality of the ongoing series and its success are nothing short of miraculous.

Plus, isn’t it weird that Stranger Things has given us the best Freddy Krueger, Star Wars, and Terminator entries since its heyday in the late ’80s/early ’90s? What started out as a show that cleverly lauded everything Steven Spielberg and Stephen King transformed into its own unique franchise (perhaps even a subgenre) and in many ways transcended the various films it served as inspiration.

Keep that in mind as you go through this list and know that while one season may be rated lower than the next, that really means we gave one an A and one an A-.

Now let’s do like a Vecna ​​and unlock that female!

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4. Stranger Things Season 2

The second season was always pale compared to the previous one. The frenzy that surrounded the first Stranger Things was nothing short of breathtaking – a pop-cultural phenomenon that breathed new life into former stars (Winona Ryder and Matthew Modine) and found a new wave of talent in its colorful young core (not to mention David. Hopper Harbor’s abruptly emerged as the equivalent of this Generation for Han Solo). So the fact that the second chapter succeeded is a miracle in itself.

Really, it’s the only season that feels a little redundant, which says something given that each entry follows somewhat the same rhythms – a new threat arises that causes the characters to split into groups that eventually merge in the final episode to watch Eleven/Jane shout. It was also the season that saw Duffer Bros. In an effort to expand the alien universe even further by introducing another powerful kid, El Kali’s sister, a story that confused the waters and distracted us from the main characters unnecessarily.

However, the magic lies in new additions Bob (Sean Astin), Max (Sadi Sink), and Billy (Dacre Montgomery). Les Duffers font égallement un travail formidable en créant une relation complexe entre le surprotecteur Hopper et le rebelle El. Les hommages aux extraterrestres de James Cameron abondent, parfois à un degré distrayant, mais dans l’ensemble, la saison 2 reste le maillon faible de privilege. An entertaining but bumpy session with our heroes Hawkins.

3. Stranger Things Season 1

As noted, Stranger Things was never supposed to be a success. Season one works despite what appears to be a relatively small budget – and Winona Ryder’s insane performance – mostly because it eschews big groups in favor of quieter moments among its jubilant stars. Millie Bobby Brown escapes production, delivering a quiet but powerful performance as our superhero Eleven, while David Harbor, Finn Wolfhard, Natalie Dreyer, Charlie Heaton, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo and Joe Kerry provide an equal dose of courage and heart in the supporting roles. . Harbor, in particular, wonders as the overwhelmed police chief of the world Jim Hooper, a wrecked man discovers a kind of rebirth through the strange events surrounding the disappearance of young Will Byers (Noah Schnapp, in a limited role). The abundance of flawed characters (a device oddly absent from later seasons) is what makes Stranger Things so special – they feel like real human beings facing extraordinary circumstances as well as the hardships of everyday life. Good product.

On a negative note, more than any other season, the first season of Stranger Things tends to be a bit nostalgic for the ’80s with obvious references to Spielberg productions like ET, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, and Poltergeist. They hide in plain sight. While the plot finally charts its own unique course in the final episodes (a precursor to that emotional, moby-filled finale), the over-reliance on familiarity is enough to drop the original adventure a few notches on our list.

2. Stranger Things Season 4

I’m still processing everything that happened in Season 4 of Stranger Things. Make no mistake, it’s been a great season – perhaps the best – but there was a lot to get involved in; And an overwhelming experience due in large part to the epic length of each episode. Honestly, I think a tougher mod will catapult Season 4 into the stratosphere. As it stands, despite all the amazing discoveries and satisfying rewards, there were a few storylines (Hopper’s part in the Russian prison and El’s training operation, for example) that went on for too long and upset the rhythm. On a second watch, knowing how it goes, I found myself cutting out certain sections, which I didn’t do much when rewatching the previous three seasons.

So why is season 4 so high on this list? Well, for every mistake, the Duffers deliver about five or six really exciting moments – some of which are the best parts of the entire show. Episodes 8 and 9 contain more stunning footage than the last twelve Star Wars movies/TV shows put together – that military helicopter downing was an honest god-fearing “evil” moment if there was one – and any number of strong character beats – Max, bloody face , he cries, “I’m not ready to die,” the main one – to rival most modern films. The image of Eddie (Joseph Quinn) swinging into Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” on the Upside Down is forever ingrained in my mind Episode 4 of Max Escapes Vecna ​​to the tune of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill. Embedded in a pop culture legacy, I’ll never forget the adrenaline rushing over my dead body when Hopper picked up that sword to fight the Demogorgon. Good product.

Every character gets a chance to shine in the final season – even Caleb McLaughlin, who usually goes down to the second round, gets a chance to show off his amazing acting skills. While the Duffers sometimes falter under the weight of mass production, they do an amazing job of delivering a surprisingly character-driven, emotionally charged, and at times exciting chapter that modifies the formula just enough to make everything feel fresh. Where this massive saga is headed is anyone’s guess, but you can be sure I’ll happily dump all the money that Netflix is ​​charging all of us to stream the fifth season of Stranger Things in a few years from now.

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1. Stranger Things Season 3

I’ve seen a number of social media posts ridiculing Season 3 as the worst in the Stranger Things saga, an opinion I can’t fathom. Of the four entries we’ve received so far, Season 3 feels more like a big-budget ending to the action-packed finale between our valiant heroes Hawkins and a gigantic monster (made from the dissolving corpses of city-dwellers) in a shopping mall. This is where each character finally takes on its full meaning. El gains more character through a fun side quest alongside Max; Will, Lucas, and Mike deal with the burdens imposed by acne; Hopper transforms into a full-blown action hero, complete with a Magnum PI jersey; Steve completes his maturity from dickweed jock to protective father figure and forms the best team-up on the show with Dustin, Erica (Priah Ferguson) and apprentice Robin (the awesome Maya Hawke); Nancy takes the helm as leader of the group, and Billy’s one-dimensional bully is expanded to the point where she feels sorry for him by the end of the season.

More than anything else, Season 3 moves at a fast pace and perfectly balances humor, drama, and scenes. No other TV show has the balls to hold off its third show long enough for two kids to sing “The Neverending Story” by Limahl, and few would dare highlight the gory violence (much of it on kids) and the powerful language that featured primarily in the Duffers’ second sequel. In fact, it’s the kind of pop culture content we rarely see anymore – a borderless spectacle, unafraid to take a few risks here and there. It’s like all the old Spielberg movies. Ironically, despite all its whimsical fantasy, Stranger Things captures youthful reality better than most Hollywood productions.

All told, Season 3 offers more than any other season. All eight episodes run at a perfect pace and are superbly acted and brilliantly executed. A tribute to The Terminator (in the form of ruthless Russian villain Grigori) and Jaws (via Slimeball Mayor Cary Elwes) is just cake on the cake. There is a distinct sense of thrilling action in Season 3, and it’s a prime example of blockbuster entertainment done right.

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