Stranger Things: Season 3 (2019)

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Season 3
Stranger Things

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Stranger Things transforms itself into a riveting -- if familiar -- summer ride that basks in its neon-laden nostalgia without losing sight of the rich relationships that make the series so endearing.

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Critic Ratings: 133

87%

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User Ratings: 5642

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Episodes

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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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Air date: Jul 4, 2019
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It's 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer's heating up. School's out, there's a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group's dynamic, and they'll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town's threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they'll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.

Cast

Winona Ryder
as Joyce Byers
David Harbour
as Chief Hopper
Finn Wolfhard
as Mike Wheeler
Gaten Matarazzo
as Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin
as Lucas Sinclair
Noah Schnapp
as Will Byers
Natalia Dyer
as Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton
as Jonathan Byers
Matthew Modine
as Dr. Martin Brenner
Cara Buono
as Karen Wheeler
Joe Keery
as Steve Harrington
Peyton Wich
as Troy Harrington
Dacre Montgomery
as Billy Hargrove
Cary Elwes
as Mayor Kline
Abby Glover
as New Cute Girl
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Critic Reviews for Stranger Things Season 3

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (34)

Even while some things go a bit too predictably, the last two episodes tie everything and everyone together in spectacular, emotional fashion.

Dec 12, 2019 | Full Review…

What these ideas come down to, in the show's thrillingly propulsive and self-consciously familiar conclusion, is the nature of a country that fully believes it's the greatest in the world while also being well aware of its own capacity for destruction.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Season three of Stranger Things has stayed true to its sci-fi origins in the best way that it could - banking on its viewers' empathy with experiences of young love, friendship, and loss.

Jul 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Even the most distinctive moments feel disconnected from the rest, especially a segment in the final episode that feels as if its sole purpose is to be extracted and recirculated as a meme.

Jul 4, 2019 | Full Review…
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It's also worth noting that there's a new scene stealer in Priah Ferguson, who plays Lucas' sister Erica, whose bratty attitude translates into hilarious disposition for the entire group.

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The rhythm of "Stranger Things" has never been tighter, but it helps that the cast feels elevated as well

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

It's my favorite season of the series so far.

Apr 3, 2020 | Full Review…

With risk comes reward, and in the end, the show feels all the more fresh because of it.

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The problem with aggressively reminding your audience of the classics time and again is that you'll eventually get to a point when they'd rather watch those movies instead, and skip the show that can't stop toothlessly imitating them.

Jul 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The season makes crystal clear that the Duffer Brothers and Levy aren't keen on stubbornly sticking with story points or characters that don't work, and also know precisely how to capitalize on the aspects of the show that are working.

Dec 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a fun ride that will keep you going through to the end credits and beyond.

Dec 12, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It was the right mixture of fun and spooks and action and good ol' fashioned friendship. It was a gory technicolour delight, and evoked the same joy from the first season, but with a more grown-up energy.

Dec 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stranger Things: Season 3

  • 2d ago
    People are going to think this is overdramatic, but it really isn't. I'm a Stranger Things fan and I liked prior seasons. I get that a lot of people like this one, so I want to see what's so good about it. But the more I look back at this season, the more it makes no sense and the worse it gets. There is some good obviously but the context of the whole thing comes close to ruining even the few good things within the season.
  • May 19, 2020
    This third season takes a little while to get started ; however, when it does, it takes you on a roller-roaster ride that's full of vibrant colors, incredibly entertaining stories and very touching and heartfelt moments. Seriously, this has to be one of the best-looking TV seasons of all-time.
  • May 17, 2020
    this season was really bad. The show lost its essence. It seems like the new season was made just for the money. I really loved this show, it's a pity that it's destroyed for me rn.
  • May 13, 2020
    One of the best series on Netflix!
  • May 12, 2020
    The constant fighting got a bit tiring and talked too much... The movie got really predictable and boring because Elv will always save their asses in the end. And they are always needed her help, meh. Monsters, Secret governments, these are just getting old and tiresome. But if season 4 comes out, I'll take a look. : )
  • May 11, 2020
    The visuals were outstanding! This is definitely the most colorful season. CGI was amazing, as well as the score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stine. However, the plot was all over the place. From evil Russians to zombies turning into mush just made this season feel off. I am giving this 4 stars because I can't help giving this less than that.
  • May 10, 2020
    The best in the world. 200% recommended
  • May 10, 2020
    Better than the second season. This season was creepy, gross, and all around captivating. Definitely a redemption of the second season.
  • May 08, 2020
    Darker than the previous series, Much suspense, many bad guys.
  • May 05, 2020
    Seasons 1 and 2 were outstanding. Season 3 was a huge letdown. Most likely because of Dustin [Gaten Mattarazzo] who gets more annoying with each passing episode. Had they killed off the foul-mouthed twerp in Season 3 I would have given it a 5 star rating. Here's hoping he gets eaten alive in Season 4.

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