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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Stranger Things 2 hit Netflix a couple weekends back, and like its first season, it received high praise from both fans and critics. With the exception of one polarizing episode, most seemed to agree that the season managed to recapture what made the original great and escalate it to a whole new level.

There’s one other person who the filmmakers impressed, and that’s author Stephen King, as the writer revealed via a tweet:

Of course, this is pretty great praise, not only because King is a great writer, but also because his work is an obvious influence on the series as a whole.

From episode one of Stranger Things, it become clear that it was some sort of love child between the books of Stephen King and the early films of Steven Spielberg. As such, to receive such high praise from such an influence is quite the big deal.

As stated above, this isn’t just idle praise. While it’d be easy for the Duffer Brothers to rest on the laurels on the first season, they really did make an effort to delve deeper in this second season. Rather than double down on the ‘80s references and fan service, they really made an effort to give us more to care about with the characters.

What did you think of this recent season? Is King’s praise warranted? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Stephen King

  • Moby85

    Often when you hear “high praise” it’s a celebrity going “Yeah I liked it.” But King’s praise was quite impressive. I really need to jump on episode 5 tonight and finish this thing off. No excuses.

    • TheOct8pus

      Do it. It’s Friday…the last 2 episodes are great

      • Moby85

        I just finished watching the end of Season two episode 9 for the fifth time. loved the ending…So, satisfying.

  • TheOct8pus

    I wonder if in 30 years someone will do a nostalgic movie or series like Stranger Things set in the 2010’s with references to all things we love about the 2010’s: twitter, Facebook, online trolls, Priuses, hipsters etc…

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.