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TV Show Reviews

Stranger Things Season Three (2019) (spoiler review!) - Shreya Sachdev

Stranger Things Season Three is directed by the Duffer Brothers and stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schanpp, Sadie Sink, Joe Kerry, Charlie Heaton, Natalie Dyer, Dacre Montegomery, Cara Buono, and Maya Hawke. Wow, it seems like the wait is finally over: Stranger Things Season Three finally is out! I ended up binge-watching all eight episodes today to distract myself from getting my IB results tomorrow and I have no regrets. Season three of Stranger Things picks up right where season two left off: Now that El is able to live a normal life, her and Mike are officially dating and so are Lucas and Max. Nancy and Jonathan are also still together, whilst Joyce continues to mourn over Bob’s death. What I loved about season three was the realistic nature of the story. Whilst Stranger Things is about supernatural elements, a big theme in the show is friendship and growing up. In this season, the audience can really witness how the relationships between the children have changed and how they have also stayed the same. For example, Dustin begins to feel left out and doesn’t believe that Mike and Lucas are loyal friends to him anymore since they aren’t interested in hearing about his summer. Likewise, Will feels as if all Mike and Lucas want to do are hang out with their girlfriends, and he begins to miss the old times that him and his friends had together. El also becomes closer to Max as she realizes the importance of having a solid girlfriend by your side when you get into a fight with your boyfriend. Meanwhile, Nancy, Jonathan, and Steve currently have jobs which again portrays a realistic story with teenagers growing up and trying to earn money on their own. Overall, this season beautifully captures the friendship between children and gives the audience many moments to laugh and cry about. Along with the children, you can witness the closeness between the grown ups as well. It’s clear that Joyce and Hopper are now closer after what they went through together previously to save Will. There are also many scenes between Joyce and Hopper that hint at their feelings for each other which keeps the audience in suspense. When it comes to the supernatural elements, I am telling you that there are some crazy scenes which will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. It does get confusing, but the confusion honestly makes it better because it leads to you making your own theories and conspiracies as to what could be happening in the show. I loved season three of Stranger Things and I’m upset that I watched all eight episodes in one go, but I’ll be patiently waiting for season four. I would give Stranger Things Season Three a 10/10 and would say that it’s my favorite season so far.

Shreya Sachdev