Spoilers for Stranger Things 3 follows below.
Stranger Things 3 saw a whirlwind of changes happening in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. Retro, neon light Starcourt Mall made its big debut to the audience, the Byers family made the ultimate decision to pack their stuff and move out of the Midwest, haunted them in three seasons now, and even the series' core group of children found themselves to experience personal growth. Or in other words, confront puberty and make the difficult and unpleasant transition to teenagers. It was a season that covered a huge hill that ranges from small businesses and the devastating effects that the Reagan era consumerism had on them to the emotional inner conflict that comes to grow. All the while the awful, stupid and stupid atmosphere of Upside Down hovered over Hawkins in the form of the horrible-looking Mind Flayer.
Season 3 was praised for several reasons, namely to turn the focus inward on children in the center. After a split second season switch Duffer Brothers gives to this year's follow-up. It came to fans in a vibrant wave of the 80s nostalgia, leaving the series' regular halloween / fall / Christmas setting for the summer of 1