So … season 2 of Stranger Things … not as engrossing as season 1, at least for me. But I haven’t quite given up yet. I have to assume this will end up like all the other series I’ve ever liked; there is no planned ending, so:

  1. the end only happens when funding is cut, so there is never any closure
  2. the story turns to crap right after I get hooked
  3. I will continue to watch for a few episodes (or seasons) and will eventually want to give up and throw something through the TV

I’ve seen 8 episodes so far, and the best part (to me) is the soundtrack. Next best so far is the fact that during one evil vs. good scene, one defender sports an AR, and one a slingshot. Might be a bit unblanced, but the opponent was sort of the spawn of hell - so we’ll take whatever we can get.

As with Super 8, I still applaud the use of unknown and underage actors for these projects. In my opinion, this works much better than filling the cast with high-paid already-famous actors. And of course, most of us are still kids at heart …