When Stranger Things first came out on Netflix, my wife and I were a bit reluctant to watch. We'd heard good things, but the sci-fi genre didn't pique our interest too much. On a whim though -- and just as much out of boredom -- we decided to give it a try, and it was the best decision we unwittingly made. Stranger Things was one of the best tv series I'd ever seen; we couldn't wait to watch the next episode together, and there may have been an episode or two I couldn't wait for and watched by myself anyway (sorry, Katie!)

Needless to say, we've been awaiting Stranger Things 2 with bated breath, and with its midnight release last night -- and snow, rain and miserable temperatures in the forecast this weekend -- a binge watch is unquestionably in order.


Sequels to anything are usually poorly done, so the positive reviews to season two have me that much more excited:

If we had to have a second season, then this is a solid result. It will delight fans by giving them more of what captured everyone's attention in the first place.

- Wenlei Ma, News.com.au


Stranger Things has a sweet way about it; There's a lot of Goonies comaraderie in its DNA.

- Will Paskin, Slate


Bigger, bolder, in some ways better -- and some ways not -- 2 avoids a sophomore slump by sticking with what worked so well.

- Vern Gay, Newsday


It's nearly impossible not to gorge on all nine episodes of this scary-funny nostalgic romp, careening from one catastrophic cliffhanger to the next. But unlike most shows of this genre, Stranger Things remains as endearing as it is terrifying.

- Matt Roush, TV Insider


If you haven't jumped on the Stranger Things bandwagon yet, do it. You won't regret it.