“It only gets stranger…”
- What is this second season about?
Some time after the events of the previous season, Will is going on regular check ups after his “disappearance in the woods”, the gang keeps on with their lives, new characters arrive, and old ones have changed. Meanwhile a menace is arriving in town…
- Why should you watch it?
Gone is the surprise factor that was present in the first season; as it always happens when a story is really good: it’s difficult to keep it up in the following ones. But that doesn’t mean that this season is not good, far from it.
The story is a good follow-up of the previous season end. There were some questions left without answers, and in this new season we get some of those answers, but in exchange, new questions arise, and we really hope that they will be answered in the 3rd season. The are many cliché moments in this season too, many of which one will be able to foresee minutes prior that they happen, but it’s normal to keep up with the pace and quality from the fabulous first season.
The speed of the story is correct, save for some episode, but before and/or later on we realize that it was necessary to learn some extra information from a determined character. The music is maybe even better in this season than in the previous one, maybe because 1984 was a fantastic year both for music and cinema? Besides, we are still digesting watching IT on the big screen, so we cannot help ourselves with the comparisons, and love it!
Above all this is also a really entertaining season, and scarier than the first one, remember, we are still dreaming about clowns. The not so kids are back in all their splendor, and so do the adults. But what is true is that in this one, we see less Winona and more the kids, and they do steal the show. There is more interaction between some kids and some teens, which is just adorable, and it just feels like the show is evolving. So we are in for more, as many season as necessary to keep feeling like this! (Nostalgia power above everything!)
And here comes the last reason to watch this season, because the following trailer using Michael Jackson’s song Thriller is worth it and you’d want to watch more.
- Did you know?
– The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980’s television series opening credits.
– The series’s logo resembles the font used on the covers for the original 1980s editions of Stephen King novels, notably Cujo and Christine.
– One of the most popular and recognizable aspect of Stranger Things is its 80’s inspired opening theme music. It’s influence is drawn from ‘John Carpenter’ style synth music. Most notably from the track “Abduction at Airport” from the 1986 movie Big Trouble in Little China (1986). The music in question plays during an abduction of one of the films protagonists, who is kidnapped and later held captive by otherworldly creatures, as her friends attempt to rescue her throughout the film.
– The Duffer Brothers confirmed in an interview with Vulture on Aug, 22nd, 2017 that the show has been renewed for a third season ahead of the premiere for the highly anticipated debut of season two on Oct, 27th. The Netflix Original Series directors also explained their plans to renew the show for a fourth season as well, saying “We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,”
– The Hawkins Police Department vehicles and uniforms are identical to those used in Jaws and Jaws 2. This includes the Chief’s tan uniform, Amity Island triangle shaped patch, and beige SUV that was worn/used by Roy Scheider’s character. This also includes the blue uniforms and trooper/sheriff style hats worn by the patrolman, which also matches the Amity Island Police uniforms from the Jaws films.
– The little white flakes fluttering in the Upside Down’s atmosphere resemble those in the forest in Ridley Scott’s fantasy film Legend (1985).
– Allegedly inspired by the mysterious Montauk Project of the early 1980’s, which was believed to have studied psychological warfare, time travel, and interdimensional travel
– Another nod to a well-known 80s movie could be the name “Nancy.” It is the main teenage female character in “Nightmare on Elm Street” and in “Stranger Things” played by Natalia Dyer.
– Just as the Chief’s name, Hopper is a reference to the film Predator, there is also an officer Powell, played by an African American most likely a reference to Die Hard.