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Stranger Things: Season 2 (2017)




Critic 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.


Air date: Oct 27, 2017
Air date: Oct 27, 2017
Air date: Oct 27, 2017
Air date: Oct 27, 2017
Air date: Oct 27, 2017
Air date: Oct 27, 2017
Air date: Oct 27, 2017
Air date: Oct 27, 2017
Air date: Oct 27, 2017

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It's 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Network: Netflix
Premiere Date: Oct 27, 2017
Executive Producers: , , , ,


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
Peyton Wich
as Troy Harrington
Joe Keery
as Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery
as Billy Hargrove
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Critic Reviews for Stranger Things: Season 2

All Critics (123) | Top Critics (39)

It's thrillingly moreish, for folk who like that kind of thing, and lovingly done.

March 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Observer (UK)

Self-aware, 80's nostalgia horror done right.

February 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Stranger Things season 2 is an extraordinary pastiche. [Full Review in Spanish]

January 29, 2018 | Full Review…
Letras Libres

This show keeps the balance between horror and humor...though this season does take a few episodes to find its groove...season two plays the long con, and it does pay off by the end.

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The second season steps up the pace gently, without losing its firm grip on the very specifically dated narrative speed of the first season.

December 29, 2017 | Full Review…
Sydney Morning Herald

For the most part, there's a concerted effort here to push the returning characters forward into uncharted territory.

December 29, 2017 | Full Review…
Digital Spy

Audience Reviews for Stranger Things: Season 2


With the exception of one particularly offbeat and almost irrelevant episode, season two of Stranger Things is a magnificent example of how to evolve a series while staying true to what made the first season so great.

Sean Thomas
Sean Thomas

Super Reviewer


Stranger Things 2 continues its nostalgic and reminiscent momentum with more chilling thrills, charming laughs and heartfelt demeanor. The inclusion of some fresh faces along with its familiar faces giving us more of their dynamic charm and chemistry make for a satisfying second season that continues to leave us wanting more after its conclusion. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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