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Does ‘Stranger Things’ season 2 exceed season 1?

'Stranger Things' Season 2 better than ever

It doesn't live up to the previous season

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The second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things exceeds the previous season, raves Adam Starkey in Metro. While the first season succeeded in charming viewers with its 80s nostalgia and memorable story line and acting, the second season expands on these elements, offering even more spectacle, laughs and introduces new characters. However, what boost this season's entertainment value is that its star, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, has more screen time than last season. Season two is extremely satisfying.  

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The new season of Stranger Things on Netflix isn’t as good as the first season, argues Willa Paskin in Slate. Certain characters’ epiphanies from last season play out again this season, but less convincingly so. While the talented cast has expanded to include even more appealing characters, viewer may get frustrated that last season’s main character, Eleven, does not interact with the majority of the cast for a long time. This season maintains good storytelling, but it just isn’t as memorable as season one.

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