Review: Stranger Things Season 2 Episode 3 “Chapter Three: The Pollywog”

Although the episode ends with a tense, and slightly horrifying, cliffhanger, and the preceding sequences do incite some level of mythological mystery, the writers continue to tease more than providing stepping stones. With excellent visual effects, and a continually charming sense of style and humour, while beautifully capturing smaller organic moments between the children, ‘Stranger Things’ does note an interesting dynamic between parents and children. While Hopper’s mixed messages and intentions lead Eleven down a generically rebellious route, Will is not helped by the advice he is given. It symbolises the show’s wider themes of not always trusting that adults know best, with their background dealings, shady manoeuvres and own intentions. It is a great theme for the show, but one that will run its course if the characters aren’t given a next step quick enough. 8/10


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