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Original Content podcast: Stranger Things 3 has more monsters and more nostalgia

While Stranger Things is one of Netflixs biggest hits, weve remained immune to some of its charms.
On the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, we review the third season of the series a.k.a. Stranger Things 3 giving us an opportunity to hash out our general feelings about the show.
Darrell, in particular, embraced the first seasons mix of 80s horror and nostalgia, only to feel that season two was little more than a repeat. (There was an episode that branched out, but weve all kind of forgotten about the hour devoted to gang of telekinetic teens.) In many ways, Stranger Things 3 continues that trend, with the residents of Hawkins forced once again to confront a malevolent being from another dimension.
To be fair, the villain known as the Mind Flayer isnt just doing the same stuff this time. He has a whole new evil plan.But Strange Things 3 feels freshest when its less focused on the sci-fi plot, and more when its dealing with the rapidly maturing cast, as many of the younger characters find themselves becoming angsty teenagers.
And yes, we enjoyed all those scenes in the towns new mall. It seems like an obvious ploy for nostalgia, but the nostalgia works.
In addition to our review, we also discussed Netflixs plans for a big-budget Sandman show, and Jordan shared some of her latest TV recommendations.
You can listen in the player below, subscribe using Apple Podcastsor find us in your podcast player of choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You can also send us feedback directly. (Or suggest shows and movies for us to review!)
If youd like to skip ahead, heres how the episode breaks down:

0:00 Intro

0:35 Sandman on Netflix

13:28 Are You The One

22:35 Years and Years

26:29 Stranger Things review

54:19 Stranger Things spoilers
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