Someone take care of these kids! Eleven/Jane is being bullied and Will, easily the most traumatized child in Hawkins, is hurting and wants his friends back. We hope life is kind to this cinnamon roll of a person, but this is Hawkins. A.Ron is putting on Dustin’s thinking cap and has some theories to present. How is everyone with guilt or dark secrets going to be affected by Vecna? We’re dying to find out.
Stranger Things is back with a moodier season and we’re here for it. Hawkins, Indiana is haunted and harassed once more by…STRANGE things (I couldn’t help myself). The kids are growing up and growing apart while finding their place in the world. And who is this monster for this season? Mind Flayer 2.0, some sort of Soul Reaper, someone who spent way too much time in the sun? We’re ready to find out.
We’re back to put Netflix’s Stranger Things 3 to bed until next time. Speaking of next time, what’s the deal with Hopper? How will we even get the gang back together next time, with them scattering tither and yon? Is it really possible we’ll get more Stranger Things by Christmastime? We consider all this plus your closing thoughts and feedback!
We finish Netflix’s Stranger Things 3 with the finale episode, “The Battle of Starcourt”. We found it gross, hilarious, thrilling, and touching, which means we thought it was a pretty great ending to a pretty great season of Stranger Things. I can see how people who are kind of sick of the nostalgia pandering, the product placement, and skeptical of some of the more outlandish breaks in the action to allow for drama, but we loved every minute of it.
We resume our mini-marathon of Netflix’s Stranger Things 3 with the penultimate episode, “The Bite”. In which many people are forced to confront their true feelings for other characters, with mixed results. The Mind Flayer is running roughshod over the backwoods of Hawkins, while the thus un-merged Billy stalks down El to eliminate her as threat. The big question in our minds is whether the Duffer Brothers took the long off season to come up with a new way to resolve inter-dimensional threats, or are we in for another screaming session from El? Let’s find out together!
The Mind Flayer’s grotesque plan comes into focus in episode six of Stranger Things 3, “E Pluribus Unum”, the meaning of the title seeming obvious in retrospect. Aside from the citizenry of Hawkins literally pulling themselves together to stop El and the gang, we get some very sympathetic backstory for Billy, Dustin throws a tea party for Erica, Robin and Steve share a moment in a Soviet medical torture facility, and Mike confesses his love for El.
Today we’ll cover Stranger Things 3 up through the sixth episode, “E Pluribus Unum”. We’ll be back tomorrow to finish the season. Next week, we’ll be wrapping up our coverage of ST3, and considering feedback, so make sure you get it in using email and forum links below!
We resume our mini-marathon of Stranger Things 3 as we consider “The Sauna Test”. All the kids except Dustin are on board with the return of the Flayer, Nancy gets a pep talk from her mom about finishing her investigation, Dustin, Steve, and Robin recruit Erica for Operation Child Endangerment, as Hopper and Joyce put the…
Our mini-marathon of Stranger Things 3 continues with “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard”, a Nancy Drew title if we’ve ever seen one! We talk about evil Russians, telepathic prank phone calls, and Suzie! We can’t believe we haven’t talked about Suzie yet!
Our mini-binge of Netflix’s Stranger Things 3 continues with “The Mall Rats”. Which fits, since most of the non-upside down action takes place at Starcourt, and the rest involves rats that explode into facehuggers. Join us in a conversation about the horrors of teenager courtship, being abducted and consumed by unnatural monsters, and the Wander Indiana license plate.