'Stranger Things' serves up an exhilarating third season

Three years ago, Stranger Things was a cultural phenomenon. Two years ago, Stranger Things 2 dropped and quickly fizzled out. The enjoyable but largely forgettable second season suggested that the Duffer brothers were low on ideas or rebrandable '80s nostalgia, but Stranger Things 3 is here to make good on unkept promises.
Stranger Things returns this week fully charged with angsty teens, otherworldly monsters, and the signature blend of relatability and terror that keep us coming back for more. The extended hiatus served the series well; though Season 3 starts off slow, it accelerates thrillingly, delivering the kind of stakes and surprises the show hasn't had since it premiered. Read more... More about Entertainment , Television , Netflix , Stranger Things , and Stranger Things 3