This past year, Stranger Things online was readily Netflix’s biggest breakout hit. The show showed up on the service following an understated advertising campaign. What we got, in the end, was a stunning story that echoed heavyweights Stephen King and Steven Spielberg’s fashions. After the closing credits rolled though, many were left wondering if the Duffer Brothers (the show’s creators) would choose another season. Happily, Season 2 ended up getting the green light, albeit with virtually no information about what direction it would take the narrative. The season was, and there is always a risk when you try to stretch out a narrative that would have been perfectly suited for a run of episodes. That being there are lots of instructions new episodes could take the show in, and we’ve got some ideas about how that could play out.

We would be shocked to find that the Duffer Brothers simply recreate the plot from Season 1, but it is worth mentioning this off the bat anyway. Season 2 has quite a ways to go toward justifying its presence, and creating an interesting new direction for our story is a strong first step toward accomplishing that. A dive into the unexplored corners of the Stranger Things online universe is a must, although we will, of course, need to see our favorite characters return to reprise their roles. Staying true to this tone is the key to recapturing the magic of Season 1, without the narrative to a run of episodes. The overriding theory posits that the Demogorgon, was in actuality, a manifestation of the significant powers of Eleven, and there is a whole lot of evidence. It makes her that much more intriguing as a person if it’s true. Building on that assumption will form the basis of the story moving as the source of Eleven is revealed in full.

After his rescue it’s apparent he’s not the same, evidenced by he coughs into his bathroom sink at the final moments of the finale. Will is connected to the Upside Down somehow, and we could use some replies before it is all said and done because we don’t have any idea what the Demogorgon do with him while he was gone. We know very little (if anything) about the Upside Down, beyond the fact that it is a darker, alternative reality that placed a child-eating death-monster. There are a lot of questions worth investigating in Season two. Is the Demogorgon at the Upside Down? Has it been a nightmare-universe? How does this and Eleven connect, and why does she seem drawn to it? Diving into one of these questions would result in a story in Season two. Before the current Super Bowl spot, the only footage we’d of Season 2 came to us in the kind of a mysterious teaser. We imagine it come into focus but for now, it makes for a game for lovers, while continuing to expand on Stranger Things’ intrigue.

Watch Stranger Things online imaginative tone has been driven with a spectacular soundtrack, rooted at a synth-laden ’80s vibe. It is not often that its soundtrack is utilized by a TV series for anything mood music that is more than traditional, but that is just what the Duffer Brothers helped deliver in Season 1. We are hoping the trend continues in Season two, as the series keeps growing both thematically and musically. Whenever a show achieves the degree of immediate popularity that Strangers Things online did, it becomes easy to lose sight of things quickly. Unexpectedly, scores of fans (ourselves included) have particular demands concerning what they need to see in another season. And while these requests are important in their own right, it is equally as important to keep in mind who is in charge (read: the founders).

Now that he has been vanquished, we will require an opposing force for our characters. If the current Super Bowl spot is any indication, the brand new big bad will be a lot larger than the Demogorgon (above), echoing colors of Cloverfield. Understanding how to finish a series is at least as important as constructing the narrative itself, and shows like Dexter are positive that overstaying your welcome could have dire consequences. Having said that, the Duffer Brothers apparently have an end-date in your mind. “I do not need it to be one of those shows that run out of gas and they lose it as they are losing interest,” stated Matt Duffer in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “You want to end once you are on top.”

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