Stranger Things Season 2 will be available on October 27th, just in time for Halloween.
I expect there will be widespread disappointment, because there is always a lot of disappointment from the usual suspects when something loved is extended, redone, or done again. Part of the charm of the first season was discovering the 1980s retro allegory, and there is more of that in the new Stranger Things, but since it is the second time around … well, we’ll see. Also, Eleven was one of the great science fiction characters ever written, directed, and acted, and I understand that Eleven’s character is different this time around. So that will be a blow to civilization itself.
On the other hand, there will also be great love bestowed on the second season by a large number of fans, simply because the first season was so spectacularly great.
For me, I’m going to watch Season Two with an open mind and I expect to enjoy it for two reasons. First, the people who made the first season did not have such great success by random chance. They are good at what they do, and there is no reason to expect that to not continue. Second, I have low standards and I’m easily entertained. I cultivate that. Life is better that way.
While we are on the subject of Netflix, We’re also getting The Meyerowitz Stories, Eyes Wide Shut, season One of Lego City, and Cult of Chucky! So we’ll be fine!
Here’s a trailer for Stranger Things Season One for those who have not seen it:
And, for Season Two:
And, for fun, here is the SNL takeoff: