DISCLAIMER: This was written on July 6th.
So I just finished the new season of Stranger Things yesterday and I had a blast with it. It took a couple episodes to really get going, but once it did, it never stopped. Then when the final episode ended on a cliffhanger, it got me thinking.
We live in a world where you look at the top box office movies at the moment and they are mostly remakes, reboots, or just based on something that already exists. There is nothing really wrong with that I guess, as Marvel movies fall under that and they are amazing. However, it is easy to just google the comics and get a loose idea of what is going to happen. For example, as soon as Thanos showed up in The Avengers end credit scene, the people that know the comics were able to infer that they were going with the Infinity War plot. They still changed some things up in the movies, but people were able to get a loose idea of where the series was going to go based on that one little scene. And again, I’m not really faulting the MCU for this because I love these movies.
However, Stranger Things is different. Once the credits started rolling on the last episode, I was left in the dark. There are no comic books or novels to look into to see what things mean. I am in the dark just like everyone else, and it’s very refreshing that it is able to have so much success doing what it’s doing.