The power of Netflix shows keeps rolling and Stranger Things 2 is a fun testament to how great steaming shows can be. We talk about the new season, compare it to the first one and talk about where we’d like the show to go next.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 12/15/2017 at 08:27pm

No talk of Billy? What did you all think of him?

For me stranger things 2 is stranger things' aliens. You got more monsters, seemed more heavy on the action, plus Paul Reiser.

ST2 was on par with the 1st season for me. I definitely like the demogorgon better than smoke monster, but ST2 had some better character dynamics. I really liked Dustin & Steve in season 2, they were my favorite.

I also liked that they are expanding the show outside of Hawkins. 11 having her yoda like moment with 8 was a lot of fun. I can't wait to see if they introduce other numbered kids with powers. What powers should they have, if they do?

Speaking of numbered kids, was 11's mom, the first one with powers? Did she get them naturally, or were they from some sort of experiment?

If you all haven't watched Beyond Stranger Things, I would suggest you do so. There is a lot of good talk about the show in that show.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/16/2017 at 06:55am

Minor spoilers in this comment...

I didn't think much at all about Billy. I had to look him up to remember that there was even a character named Billy :D

With the exception of one or two scenes he was just character development for Max, which is fine. He clearly has issues that they may tackle in season 3. In fact I hope they do. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Max smack him down toward the end though.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 12/16/2017 at 05:22pm

I thought Billy was kind of one note until the end. He could have used a little bit more character development.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 12/18/2017 at 10:02pm

Billy was basically "what if Steve was a maniac." I liked him as a character. He definitely upped the ante as a wildcard human threat, especially the way he specifically targetted certain members of the party. I appreciate that they showed some of his motivation, why he was so aggressive, giving us moments to sympathize with him. I'm glad they didn't overuse him.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 12/20/2017 at 04:43am

Billy was just ok. Although his scene with Karen was gold. laughing

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