it’s finally here wait is over. this series delayed by COVID, like many beloved series and movies, Stranger Things Series 4 arrives on Netflix. However, after a small pause between Parts 1 and 2, was it worth waiting with such a breath?
About season 3:
I’m not afraid to admit that Season 3 of this show made me cry at the last minute. The show may have a comedic feature .to keep the movement fast and to keep the elements of darkness and horror at bay when needed. But the Duffer Brothers and their awesome cast and crew know how to deliver a punch (or ten). when it matters to the narrative.
Talk about season 4:
The fourth season begins a year after the events of the third season. The Byers family moved with El/Eleven to California to get away from Hawkins, Mike, Nancy and their pals. all still in their beautiful but very damned town. However, as times have changed, the transition to high school has affected the dynamics and relationships of all the actors. All of whom are still experiencing the horrors of last season. Kind of expected to watch people explode, disembowel, become slavery and a clawed smoke monster from another dimension.
Huge twist for audiences:
The Mind Flayer may be defeated, but the new threat from the Upside Down always seems ready to rise. In another DnD reference, someone known as “Vecna” started killing teens (always teens…) in Hawkins. With adults often sleeping at the wheel when it comes to the supernatural events of Hawkins, it falls to the intrepid high school students (and Steve, Nancy and Jonathan) to save the day/the world/each other.
There is also the issue of Hopper, arguably David Harbor managing to make him the male face of the series. However, with Hopper’s apparent death at the climax of Season 3, the show had a potentially huge twist to have audiences look back from the start, or come back, or rather, never die.
However, by revealing this long before the series, we all knew there was going to be a story to tell about his reunion with others, removing one big shock that would have been great for drawing people in from Episode 1 of the new series.
Hopper, who was actually kidnapped from near-death at Hawkins, is inexplicably in a Russian prison in Siberia. While the slow burn of his escape and reunion with others isn’t a bad story, it feels very contrasted with the rest of the story. Dividing Hawkins with California and Russia, it is the last passages that can knock out the pace of the narrative.
However, the rest of the story manages to consistently pick up speed, like a relentless sci-fi force until we get to the climax of the series, you’ll want to overcook the series, so I implore you to book an entire weekend to do it so.
Music and character over look:
The show is musically unique, and for this reviewer it’s fantastic. The Duffer Brothers used popular music from Kate Bush and other ’80s heavyweights to help set the scene as closely as possible in the ’80s. Whether it was in the aesthetics of hair, clothing, modernity, or the fear that DnD was a cult of Satanism. When not the cultural centerpiece of a track, the subtle blends of time weave positivity, sheer desperation, or even hilarious moments in between party. When you use a decent sound system to highlight this, the right screen to show off HDR and production value, you don’t have to worry about going to the movies.