Warning: Major Spoilers Ahead
Once again the Duffer brothers have created an incredible show that I had to restrain myself from watching all at once! Season two is, in the grand tradition of sequels, even more than season one, with more characters, storylines and of course monsters all paired with equally terrifying action-packed adventure. There so much I want to say and gush about, however, I’ve had to restrain myself and attempt to put all my feelings and emotions into words and fully functioning sentences.
Last season the focus was very much on Mike and Eleven, however, this season it was nice to see that some of our other much-loved characters got their own storylines and focus. Dustin was a favourite of mine in the first season and now I love him even more and would love to have him as a younger brother. His new found relationship with Steve made me fall in love with both of them even more and I need more of this brotherly dynamic. You’ve probably seen the whole internet fall in love with Steve Harrington with his huge character development, that has seen him change from an arrogant pretty boy to this caring and brave young man. God, I just love him, and if the Duffer brothers are looking for someone to play the role of his new love interest then sign me up!
You’ve probably seen the whole internet fall in love with Steve Harrington with his huge character development, that has seen him change from an arrogant pretty boy to this caring and brave young man. God, I just love him, and if the Duffer brothers are looking for someone to play the role of his new love interest in season 3 then sign me up! I thought I’d be more excited about Johnathan and Nancy finally getting together but I think my love and appreciation for Steve has grown so much that I want Nancy to be with him instead!
The addition of Max as a character to balance the group dynamic was fab and I love her relationship with Lucas! I can’t discuss character relationships without mentioning Mike and Eleven. I cried when they had their reunion but I was disappointed that I had to wait till nearly the finale episode for them to reunite. However, the ending of the entire season did make up for that and had my heart melting, I need more of these characters!
Someone just give Noah Shapp an Emmy already because his performance was absolutely incredible, for someone so young being able to perform to such a — level is mindblowing. In all honesty, the whole cast deserves endless praise because they all successfully bring these much-loved characters to life and all give a stunning performance that leaves me wanting more of their characters and performance.
It’s these new multiple storylines that help carry the show and make it more fun and engaging than the first season. We learn more about the characters and beginnings of new friendships as well as more of the backstory of Hawkins Lab with episode seven being entirely dedicated to Eleven and her journey into discovering more about her past. We still have all the action and mystery we had in the first season but now we’ve got more storylines to share it with, keeping us all on the edge of our seats and ending each episode with a serious cliffhanger, making it addicting and hard not to binge!