Stranger Things took us by surprise, and in a good way. The Netflix exclusive mystery/suspense series set in the 1980s was griping from start to finish, and we’re not ashamed to say that we binge watched the hell out of all eight episodes in one Sunday afternoon.
It’s already one of the highest rated television series on IMDB, which means that more episodes are all but inevitable. If you haven’t seen it, you should make the time. If you’ve already watched, then you’ll be excited to know that Season Two should pick up right where Season One left. According to creators Matt and Ross Duffer in Variety, there is still a lot of unanswered questions.
“We don’t answer all the questions by the end of the season — there are definitely some dangling threads,” said Matt. “The hope is that it feels satisfying but that we left room and that if people respond to it we can go back into this world. But if we do get to go back, it’s not a second season as much as a sequel.”
The season ends with the mysterious disappearance of Eleven after she battles and defeats the monster from the Upside Down. Then Chief Hopper is taken away in a mysterious black car, after leaving Eggos out in the woods (Eleven’s favorite food). Plus the fact that Barb is actually dead and no one seems to care. Quite frankly, there are a lot of stones that the Duffer brothers didn’t bother to turn over yet.
“There’s a lot there we don’t know or understand,” said Ross. “Even with ‘The Upside Down,’ we have a 30-page document that is pretty intricate in terms of what it all means, and where this monster actually came from, and why aren’t there more monsters — we have all this stuff that we just didn’t have time for, or we didn’t feel like we needed to get into in season one, because of the main tension of Will. We have that whole other world that we haven’t fully explored in this season, and that was very purposeful.”