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Stephen King Tweets Glowing Praise for “Stranger Things” Season 2

Stephen King Tweets Glowing Praise for “Stranger Things” Season 2

When “Stranger Things, a series clearly and proudly inspired by the work of Stephen King, premiered on Netflix last Summer, King himself took to Twitter to rave.

Watching STRANGER THINGS is like watching Steve King’s Greatest Hits. I mean that in a good way,” King tweeted on July 17, 2016. He continued in a follow-up tweet, “STRANGER THINGS is pure fun. A+. Don’t miss it. Winona Ryder shines.”

So then, now that Season 2 premiered on Netflix late last month, did King binge it along with the rest of us? Not only did he, but he absolutely LOVED the second season.

STRANGER THINGS 2: Ladies and gentlemen, that’s how you do it: no bullshit, balls to the wall entertainment. Straight up,” King tweeted last night. “Feel free to disagree, but…you would be wrong.”

We agree, sir. We wholeheartedly agree. And we even loved Episode 7!



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  • Necro

    Yeah episode 7 was a little dry, but I understand it from a story perspective.

    • Zachary Paul

      Right, it was needed to give Eleven her own agency to the Hawkins gang. I didn’t mind the characters so much but the acting was rough. I think a better actress in the role of Kali could have really sold the episode as a whole.

      • Necro

        Yeah that “agency” was a little spotty for ‘Eleven’ coming into the season. Also Zach if you read my comment that you replied to, look further up towards the top of this comments section and you see a person named Matthew Hill, his comment is identical to mine, punctuation and all! Is that a glitch or what? I mean it doesn’t bother me, but to have it read the exact same thing and have the comma in the same spot, don’t you think that’s a little strange?

        • WALKTER

          Yeah but if you read my comment it is identical to mine, punctuation and all! to have the exact same thing and have the comma in the same spot, don’t you think that’s a little strange?

  • Christopher Nickerson

    Episode 7 was the low point. It dragged and was the only episode I got bored during. Besides awful pacing the punk characters were forgettable as was Kali/008. Maybe if they waited to season 3 and spent several episodes on them I would feel differently, but as it stands that 1 episode was bad.

    • Dennis Chenier

      Think of episode 7 as an investment episode for season 3.

      • Alanmac

        That’s what I’m worried about. Hated all the Chicago characters including 008 but it does feel like it was a set up for those morons coming to Hawkins to find 11. Ah well…maybe it’ll be better than I’m expecting.

      • Christopher Nickerson

        Oh, I agree, I just think it was poorly done and has me hoping none of those characters return unless it is to cameo as corpses.

  • The chicken man

    Ahhhh crap. That’s really going to bring the haters out in full force…

    😉

    • FeministFriendly

      I’m glad people like Stephen King are enjoying it.
      Thats what entertainment is for.

      But I’ve read interviews and opinions by the creators of this show and they seem like axxholes. So even if it wasn’t half bad, I dont think I could enjoy it.

  • FeministFriendly

    I’m glad Stephen King enjoyed it.
    But let alone is he saying something stupid half the time,
    ironically he also seems to have artistically questionable taste.

    I remember that top ten list of Stephen Kings favorite things that was on this website a few months ago. That was so all over the place from good to atrocious, it might have been some kind of meta work of fiction by Stephen King imagining the favorites things of an unhinged mind.

    Or, a top ten list of Stephen Kings favorite things.

  • Barry El Beardo

    The whole season was unnecessary IMO.

    The storyline could’ve been condensed into 4 episodes maximum. They undid a lot of the progress made by characters in the first film and they added new characters that were pointless.

    I think the whole season (maybe an idea for season 3) would be that the whole town gets taken over by the upside down and it becomes like a 30 Days of Night scenario.

    Bring back the excitement and keep the kids together!

    • Patrick Green

      You’re saying the 2nd season is unnecessary but the last episode of season one showed that not every problem was solved(referring to what was happening with Will after he escaped the upside down). If they didn’t end season 1 that way with Will and shown he had no problems after escaping the upside down, then yes another season is unnecessary but that’s not what happened.

      • Barry El Beardo

        But you don’t have to answer every problem within a story. It was like a classic ‘the killer is not dead’ moment you get from a horror film.

        I didn’t write my point very well though, I meant the story beats it hit wasn’t necessary…we should’ve had a different story arch for season 2 but with these same characters. But I do applaud them for not just doing a rehash of the first season 🙂

  • The Night King

    From the same guy who thought Under The Dome, Kingdom Hospital, and his tv version of The Shining were not offensively bad pieces of crap.

  • Matthew Hill

    Yeah episode 7 was a little dry, but I understand it from a story perspective.

  • Alanmac

    Love Stranger Things and Season 2 was outstanding but the last 3 episodes, (especially the Chicago one with 008), were kinda flat. The finale seemed phoned in. I’ll definitely be up for season 3 tho. Still a great show.

  • WALKTER

    Yeah episode 7 was a little dry, but I understand it from a story perspective.

    • Adam Clifton

      Why cut and paste what someone else already typed and that you ‘liked’? ???

      • WALKTER

        Ah, another one that blames the victim and perpetuates the vicious cycle.

        • Danny Boy

          I thought episode 07 was pretty wet and I didn’t understand it from any perspective!!

          • Danny Boy

            Love Stranger Things though, love the 80’s, wish I was back there as a kid again!

  • DukeStKing

    Uh oh. He’s back on the goon.

  • Bludy_st00l

    While I understand it from a story perspective, episode 7 was a little dry.

  • gjk2012 .

    Yeah episode 7 was a little dry, but I understand it from a story perspective.

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