11 reasons Stranger Things is the best Netflix Original series

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11. The amount of episodes

We wanted to touch a bit more on the number of episodes in season 1. Although we did mention more episodes would’ve been a bit better, at the same time, it wouldn’t be. Let us explain why.

The creators of Stranger Things, the Duffer Brothers, already had an idea of what story they wanted to tell with this series. As fans, we always want more of something, especially when it’s good. However, we can take a backseat and appreciate something for what it is. In regards to Stranger Things, eight episodes were good enough, especially with the story it told and everything else included.

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We can get a bit spoiled sometimes and we simply want more. It doesn’t change the fact that season 1 is perfect the way it is. In comparison to other shows, like The Walking Dead, which has about 16 episodes per season, most of the episodes are full of filler and the story doesn’t really advance. At times, this could get extremely boring and is a major turnoff.

Stranger Things gets right to the point and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Each episode brings something new to the table with twists and turns, moments of heart, and other things. It’s an emotional roller coaster ride.

The pacing is just right, you’ll never get bored, and it’s increasingly more interesting the more you watch. Season 2 will have nine episodes, which is just one more. But, that’s good enough.