No other day could have been perfect for the release of Stranger Things, but the Fourth of July. The sci-fi show on Netflix is now ready to take you on a ride.
Duffer Brothers have set the background of the show to be the summer of 1985. Vibrant blast of colours adds to the whole mood of this season. The Hawkins crew are no longer a group of adventurous kids, but awkward teenagers who now hangout at the new Starcourt mall. Through the eight long episodes of this season, they’ll go through a whole new Upside Down.
And now it’s review time. Sorry, we mean spoilers ahead:
The plot is created in such a way that the main characters stumble through their pubescent days- Max, Mike, Lucas, Will and Eleven along with her powers. Nancy and Jonathan have become local newspaper interns, investigating about an old lady’s missing fertiliser. Dustin is working in an ice cream parlour. While the adult of the lot, Hopper and Joyce are on a mission to find out why the town is losing magnetism, and are being totally mature and denying their own attraction towards each other (read the sarcasm).
The ultimate 80’s feel is back on screen, from the locations to music, which gives the season it’s brownie points. The season is guaranteed to keep you glued to your seat with hilarious moments of Dustin, sassiness of Max and Erica, urge to ship characters and private weird government programmes.
Every character’s story builds up from where it was left last season. However, there are many new characters as well. Mayor Kline, Bruce, Robin and Steve are introduced who stand out and are a worthy addition. It is refreshing to see Eleven and Max’s bond as a celebration of female friendship without any jealousy.
The real masterstroke of the season is the separation of the characters, showing each one’s raw traits. One of their central themes is the development of relationships, which stands out as another win for the show. Also, this just adds more charm and makes the narrative more powerful.
With season three, Stranger things has become a brighter and happier place. The laughs and hearts have become bigger and so has the team and scope of this season.
Without any doubt, we give it a rating of 4 out of 5.
Let’s binge-watch it!