Stranger Things Character death

In this edition of Stranger Things Bits:

  • Creators/showrunners The Duffer Brothers talk about their plans for the ending of the series
  • The Duffers share a surprising inspiration for Stranger Things
  • Is there more to Dacre Montgomery‘s bad boy bully Billy than we saw in season 2?
  • The possible future of Sheriff Jim Hopper’s love life
  • And more!

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Stephen King Stranger Things

Stranger Things owes a lot to the work of Stephen King, so it’s only natural that King would have some thoughts on it. The Master of Horror took to his Twitter to share his thoughts on the brand new season, and it’s not the first time the prolific horror writer made his thoughts on the show known. See what Stephen King thought about Stranger Things 2 below.

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Stranger Things 3

You’ve likely binged through Stranger Things 2 at this point, right? Which means you’re probably already thinking about Stranger Things 3, the eventual third season of Netflix’s popular original series. While it’ll be a while before we get to Stranger Things season 3, series creators the Duffer Brothers are already dropping hints about what we can expect to see during our next visit to Hawkins.

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New Stranger Things clip

In this edition of Stranger Things Bits:

  • How many people watched Stranger Things 2 during its first weekend?
  • The fate of one of the show’s most minor characters is revealed
  • How the original pitch for the show might contain elements from upcoming seasons
  • A fan theory about the Mind Flayer’s origins
  • The cast reacts to their audition tapes for season 1
  • And more!

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Stranger Things Character death

Ready for more Stranger Things news? Of course you are. As the hype sort-of begins to wind-down regarding Stranger Things 2, the second season of the hit Netflix show, series creators the Duffer Brothers revealed a surprising tidbit about season 1. Specifically, the brothers Duffer confirmed that a major character was supposed to be killed off at the end of season 1, but logic prevailed. Sort-of spoilers await you below regarding a Stranger Things character death.

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Stranger Things 2 ending scene

Tired of hearing about Stranger Things yet? Too bad! There’s even more Stranger Things news to be had! In a new interview, Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy reveals that the Stranger Things 2 ending contained a now-cut epilogue scene that would led directly into season 3.

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Stranger Things Hopper

Stranger Things 2 is now streaming on Netflix, in all its nostalgic glory. By now it’s safe to say most people have caught up with the new season of the hit show, which means it’s a perfect time to stock-up on a whole new slew of information gleaned from recent interviews and more! These are Stranger Things bits!

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Stranger Things season 3

Most folks have likely finished bingeing their way through Stranger Things 2 by now, which means it’s time to let the stories about Stranger Things season 3 begin! Today comes word from the creators and producers of Stranger Things that two very different characters will be making returns in upcoming seasons. Needless to say, if you haven’t finished Stranger Things 2 yet (or the first season, for that matter), you might want to avoid this Stranger Things season 3 news, because it includes SPOILERS.

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Stranger Things 2 ending

Stranger Things 2, the second season of Netflix’s popular original series Stranger Things, dropped on Friday, which means by now everyone has probably burned through the season. Which also means that fans are now clamoring for season 3. We’ll have to wait a while until we get to the third season of Stranger Things, but in the meantime, series creators the Duffer Brothers have just dropped some hints about how the Stranger Things 2 ending sets up season 3. Details below.

Spoilers follow, of course.

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Stranger Things 2 spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: the second season Netflix’s highly anticipated Stranger Things.)

What was it that made Stranger Things season 1 such a hit? Was it the nostalgia factor, with the abundance of 1980s charm drawing viewers in? Was it the rather ingenious combination of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg-like material that tapped into an overall vibe that audiences were inherently familiar with? Both of those things likely played a part, but what truly worked best about the first season of Stranger Things was how it handled its characters. Specifically, how it created a cast of highly likable, relatable characters, cast them perfectly, and then had them work together. The chemistry was unbeatable.

Which is why Stranger Things season 2, or Stranger Things 2, as it’s officially called, seems like just an anomaly. When it came time to plan the second season for their wildly popular show, the Duffer Brothers seemingly decided to take everything that made the first season so memorable and do the complete opposite. There’s a certain amount of appreciation here: it’s gutsy to go so against the grain; to reject fan service in lieu of something different. It would’ve been very easy for Stranger Things 2 to simply remake the first season, and the fact that the Duffers avoided that is commendable. But there’s a difference between trying something different and completely jettisoning things that were working so well. You don’t throw the Demogorgon out with the bathwater.

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