There’s not a lot more I can say about Stranger Things that hasn’t been said already, it is one of the best things on television, and if you’ve never seen it, then you’re missing out massively. Thankfully, Season 3 is no exception to this and it continues to deliver an extremely high quality of entertainment.
Continuing where Season 2 left off, we continue to see these characters change and evolve as they grow older and have to deal with teenage issues. The Duffer Brothers have captured the innocence of childhood drama perfectly, and it’s something that anyone watching will be able to relate to on some level. The young actors continue to impress as much as they did back in Season 1, and it’s a delight to have been on this journey with them. It’s arguably one of the most attractive things about Stranger Things, perhaps even more so than the supernatural element. As entertaining as that side of the show is, there’s a certain charm that comes with the more grounded drama that is, as far as I’m concerned, uncontested in this current plain. There’s plenty of emotional weight in this season in particular, and it definitely had me more invested than the previous season.
But everything else is pretty spot on in this season as well. The production values, the action, the comedy, and the story are all fantastic. The plot is brilliantly paced and it never once feels dull, with every episode making you eager to watch the next until before you know it, you’ve got to wait another year for the next season!
We get some new, interesting character dynamics, with certain people being placed in situations which I didn’t expect, but I welcomed. Some of the best partnerships from Season 2 are continued here, you know which one I’m on about! (If you don’t, then all the more reason to watch the show so you can find out.) There aren’t as many new additions this year, but the characters that are introduced are all great and serve the story well and don’t feel shoehorned in. I also can’t finish this review without mentioning David Harbour’s Jim Hopper, who continues to be one of my favourite TV characters of all time, it’s worth watching the show just for him alone.
Seriously, if you haven’t got the message, you need to watch Stranger Things if you haven’t already, I’m going to keep saying it, because everyone else has probably already seen Season 3 and have no reason to read this review. Stop what you’re doing, log on to Netflix and start this incredible journey.
I give Stranger Things – Season 3 a 9/10.