The three and a half year old Netflix television series, Stranger Things, has been growing into a Netflix monster. Setting the Indiana 1980’s scene, seven friends, Eleven, Mike, Lucas, Will, Dustin, Johnathan and Nancy, have to battle the forces of evil in the supernatural world, also known as the upside down that was created by evil scientists, with the help from your typical sheriff in town, Jim Hopper, and Will’s mom, Joyce Byers. Eleven has powers that were instilled by the evil scientists and freed from her captor she uses her powers to the advantage of the friends. Throughout the series, Eleven is killing people with her mind, making cars go airborne… you know, things you see every day. These friends are on a heart pumping, adrenaline rushing adventure to defeat the evil forces and to close the gate to the upside down.
Spoiler Alert: At the end of season two, we see Eleven using her powers to close the gate of the supernatural to defeat the mind flayer – the leader of the evil forces, and his demons. But, in season three we see that the mind flayer was not fully defeated, and he is back for more. Season three provides us with older versions of the characters and is made for more mature audiences than previous seasons. We can see the action in season three is more graphic and there are more jump scares. Added to the group of friends in this season is Steve and Robin as they help to defeat the mind flayer by finding secret Russian codes that lead them to the open gate of the upside down. This season provides the viewer with a mystery that is still yet to be solved. In the end of season three, Joyce Byers and Jim Hopper find their way into the secret Russian lab to destroy the evil gate. However, the producers lead us into another mystery ending the season with Joyce being able to shut down the machines in the lab that is keeping the gate open, but Hopper being sacrificed as the machines blow up in front of him. But, did Hopper actually die from the explosion or is there another mystery to be solved? After this scene, we see that at the very end of the season, Joyce is moving her family somewhere else. The producers of the show want to make it seem as if there won’t be another season and that this is the end of Stranger Things. This is an amazing way to end the season because it leads the viewers into a sense of mystery of if this is really the end.
Not too long ago, Stranger Things released a trailer to season four, but the date of release is still unknown. The trailer sets the scene in Russia and people working on a railroad who look as if they are prisoners. As the camera slowly goes towards one of the workers the mystery is released that Hopper is still alive but is a Russian prisoner. This release of season four was brilliant by the producers of Stranger Things because people have been waiting for this mystery to be released, and now it finally is. This show will probably have more viewers than ever before when season four is released. We now see how everything is connecting, and that Hopper is indeed alive and, you know, probably not so well, going from Indiana to Russia. This series will continue to be a growing monster on Netflix, and it is exciting to see where the adventure of this show goes in the future.