Stranger Things 2 already certified fresh by Rotten Tomatoes

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The early reviews are in for Stranger Things 2 and it’s getting a ton of love on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Hopes are high for Stranger Things 2 and the early reviews suggest the nine-episode follow-up to the first season phenomenon will live up to the prodigious amount of hype generated for the Netflix Original series.

Stranger Things 2 premieres on Netflix around the world on Friday, Oct. 27 and the early reviews started to come out this week. Many of the critics have written about the show taking a darker turn this year and focusing more on the characters, particularly the older actors like David Harbour, Winona Ryder and new cast members Sean Astin and Paul Reiser.

The only perceived slight about the show is that there is a little too much time rehashing the events from season 1 that makes for a slow build. With this being viewed as a sequel as opposed to a season 2, it presents a bit of a challenge for the writers, but overall, the show succeeds with their mission.

As a result, the love is being reflected on Rotten Tomatoes. Based on 31 reviews so far, Stranger Things 2 has a 91 percent score on the Tomatometer with 28 fresh reviews and three poor souls that gave it a rotten review. On the other side, 99 percent of the 331 user ratings said they “want to see” and I’m just a little surprised it didn’t get a perfect 100, although, I’m not sure if that’s ever happened in the history of Rotten Tomatoes.

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With more reviews expected to pour in over the next few days after the show is released, the Tomatometer will fluctuate, but the show has remarkably already been certified fresh and given the Rotten Tomatoes stamp of approval. Not that you needed that to watch the show, but for fans who have yet to experience the wild stuff going on in Hawkins, Indiana, this could be the added boost they need to finally start their binge-watch of the Emmy-winning series.