Stranger Things: Season 2 Reviews

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July 15, 2020
This was a near perfect season and Stranger Things will only get bigger...and stranger.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2020
What this season does so well really is that it manages to not mess with what made Stranger Things so good in the first place.
August 5, 2019
The women are complex and well-rounded but they remain, unfortunately, in service to the men and boys of the show.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 8, 2019
Another compelling season with a story that is even stronger than the first, as the creators did not have to establish and setup the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
March 7, 2019
This second season was entertaining but for me it fell short of that first season.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 19, 2019
I don't know how long they can keep the momentum going, but let's hope they can pull off a perfect trilogy next year!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 10, 2019
The series embraces the strongest sequel tradition of the likes of Terminator 2 and the Empire Strikes Back and spices it up while also playing to its strengths.
November 19, 2018
This follow-up season builds on the success of season one while crafting a terrific new tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 25, 2018
Much scarier then it's predecessor... Which added a great deal of fun to it.
October 10, 2018
What distinguishes this season, and by virtue surpasses its predecessor, is its nuanced foregrounding of the trauma and loss following the last showdown with the Upside Down.
October 10, 2018
Stakes are raised, and the series takes a darker, more violent tone. All this is the hallmark of great storytelling, and if you enjoy season 1, you'll be in for a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
August 28, 2018
... Stranger Things season 2 is a more refined version of itself in the new season.
August 27, 2018
Personally, I watch this show for the incredibly talented kids and all the fun interpersonal relationships in between. All of the spooky monsters stuff is secondary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 27, 2018
In what's an otherwise predictable rehash of the first season's success, Stranger Things is saved from sophomore mediocrity by the old guys.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 26, 2018
Coming from the imaginative minds of the Duffer Brothers, fans will love this new season because it's just as familiar as the first.
August 24, 2018
The new season of Netflix's Stranger Things is a fun but vital cultural phenomenon.
August 24, 2018
I want more Stranger Things, another season! Like, tomorrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 15, 2018
Stranger Things is back, and all your nervous energy can be put at ease. It has got off to a thrilling start.
July 9, 2018
The second season of the Netflix phenomenon works and is fun, but it does not offer anything new or risk as it should. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 21, 2018
Stranger Things 2's wild ride concludes with climactic fights, underage driving, emotional catharsis, and Murray Bauman's last laugh: Stranger Things could keep going after this, but there's no need.
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