Stranger Things: Season 2 (2017)

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Season 2
Stranger Things

Critics Consensus

Stranger Things' slow-building sophomore season balances moments of humor and a nostalgic sweetness against a growing horror that's all the more effective thanks to the show's full-bodied characters and evocative tone.

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Critic Ratings: 150

90%

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Air date: Oct 27, 2017

As the town prepares for Halloween, a high-scoring rival shakes things up at the arcade; skeptical Hopper inspects a field of rotting pumpkins.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2017

After Will sees something terrible while trick or treating, Mike wonders if Eleven is still out there; Nancy wrestles with the truth about Barb.

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Dustin adopts a strange new pet; Eleven grows increasingly impatient; well-meaning Bob urges Will to stand up to his fears.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2017

Ailing Will opens up to Joyce -- with disturbing results; as Hopper digs for the truth, Eleven unearths a surprising discovery.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2017

Nancy and Jonathan exchange conspiracy theories with a new ally; Eleven searches for someone from her past; "Bob the Brain" tackles a difficult problem.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2017

Will's connection to a shadowy evil grows stronger, but no one knows how to stop it; Dustin and Steve forge an unlikely bond.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2017

Psychic visions draw Eleven to a band of violent outcasts and an angry girl with a shadowy past.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2017

An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins lab on lockdown, trapping Will and others inside.

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Eleven makes plans to finish what she started; the survivors turn up on the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.

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Cast & Crew

Winona Ryder
Joyce Byers

Actor
David Harbour
Chief Jim Hopper

Actor
Finn Wolfhard
Mike Wheeler

Actor
Natalia Dyer
Nancy Wheeler

Actor
Cara Buono
Karen Wheeler

Actor
Charlie Heaton
Jonathan Byers

Actor
Caleb McLaughlin
Lucas Sinclair

Actor
Gaten Matarazzo
Dustin Henderson

Actor
Noah Schnapp
Will Byers

Actor
Joe Keery
Steve Harrington

Actor
Sadie Sink
Max

Actor
Sean Astin
Bob Newby

Actor
Paul Reiser
Dr. Owens

Actor
Matt Duffer
Executive Producer
Ross Duffer
Executive Producer
Shawn Levy
Executive Producer
Dan Cohen
Executive Producer
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News & Interviews for Stranger Things: Season 2

Critic Reviews for Stranger Things: Season 2

Audience Reviews for Stranger Things: Season 2

  • Jan 14, 2022
    It goes on like it should. Season 2 is a perfect follow-up from the previous season, again it delivers the excitement of a thrilling story and the kids are again a joy to watch; what I forgot to mention with season 1, is the fact that the special effects are incredible.
  • Jan 09, 2022
    A noticeable downgrade compared to season 1. The monster isn't that much of a threat and relies too much on villain tropes to get the story going. The biggest letdown is that the hyped-up monster for the whole of season 1, was still kept under the rug for season 3.
  • Jan 08, 2022
    A little bit better than season 1. Season 1 was great but a bit slow and clunky. Season 2 had better writing, acting, action and effects. Loved Eleven centric episode with her sister Kali. The last episode was best episode of tv I have ever seen. Hated Billy though. Eeeww.
  • Jan 06, 2022
    It's alright. Compared to Season 1, it is super dissapointing. Not every episode is essential viewing this time, and even one episode became so infamously derided that it was retconned almost immediately. It undermines the events of the first season by repeating the formula without adding anything new, but it is still compelling for people that became very attached to the characters in the first season. In many ways, it succeeds just for that, but barely.
  • Jan 03, 2022
    this is an ok follow up to a great first season i like the new characters and new villain it does what a good sequel does (4/5) except for the "LEAVE AN IMPPACT ON THE FRANCHISE (IN A GOOD WAY)" yeah everyone knows what i'm talking about that not so good episode about el and her sister eight with a bunch of criminals but i do think the last two episodes were amazing Overall: 7/10
  • Dec 12, 2021
    A bit underwhelming coming from it's great start, however, it's good qualities always shines through. Season 2 can get repetitive during multiple points, but, the combined efforts of Shawn Levy and Matt & Ross Duffer definitely save this season from tragic stupidity.
  • Dec 08, 2021
    A good series, but the section where 11 stays with new friends out of town doesn't seem to sit very well / flow to me, that said there are many epic moments, the school disco scenes shows how the characters have grown up a little from series one.
  • Nov 27, 2021
    The story is amazing and addictive
  • Nov 24, 2021
    While watching this season, I was a little confused sometimes by the plot. It didn't make sense at some moment, and it was a bit of a mess I thought. Apart from that, the acting is great and the visual effects is awesome! Absolute recommend!
  • Nov 22, 2021
    Not quite as good as the first season but still worth a watch.

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