Massive. Spoilers. Ahead. Now that we've got that out of the way... After inhaling the third season of "Stranger Things," fans were super excited to see that the show isn't slowing down. The characters have grown, Hawkins has been saved once again, and the portal to the Upside Down has been taken care of. At least for a little while. A lot of things happened throughout the 8 episodes so to recap, Bored Panda has compiled a list of "Stranger Things" memes that are so accurate, they're hilarious. Of course, they probably won't save you from rewatching everything all over again, but why would you give up on this experience in the first place? Scroll down, enjoy, and upvote your faves... you know the gig!
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the critics think that the third season of the show "transforms itself into a riveting -- if familiar -- summer ride that basks in its neon-laden nostalgia without losing sight of the rich relationships that make the series so endearing." However, not everyone thinks it was that good. "Instead of reminding us of what we have lost, the show gets caught up in the kind of patriotic fantasies that adults love so much, things like romance and defeating communism in a mall with fireworks on the fourth of July," Aaron Bady wrote.
Shawn Levy, the exec producer of the show, sees each new set of episodes as "basically an eight-hour movie." According to Levy, season 3 is their most comedic and pop-y season yet, but it’s also their most cinematic and epic season. "It opens in the summer of ’85, filled with the idyllic nature of summer and adolescence in the ’80s, the fun of mall culture and young love, a world of innocence and promise. But as new threats are revealed — and there’s more than one in season 3, both supernatural and human — the season takes a turn toward darkness. And it is far creepier than anything we’ve done yet. It gets an epic scale in terms of action and emotion. By the end of Episode 8, it’s like a gut punch to the heart. I know I’m mixing metaphors with two body parts, but it’s a deeply emotional ending to the season," the filmmaker told Variety.
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