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Stranger Things Season 4: Why the series is no longer as popular as it was in the beginning

Stranger Things Season 4

It cannot be denied that Stranger Things is considered one of the science fiction series that catapulted into the public’s taste thanks to presenting an original story, told by a very young man cast made up of a group of talented and almost unknown actors.

That said, you also have to admit that you have lost your initial momentum. Although it has remained incredibly popular thus far, the plot has inadvertently set specific traps that make it difficult for the story to flow. The worst consequence has been the gradual decline in audience according to the Rotten Tomatoes score.

One of the greatest successes of Stranger Things is that from the beginning it revived the suspense of true gems of the cinema of the eighties from creators like Steven Spielberg, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Stephen King, Rob Reiner, and George Lucas.

It was a real novelty for the new generations to follow the exciting story that begins with the strange disappearance of a child in the fictional town of Hawkins, in the 80s, starring a group of children led by a mysterious young girl with telekinetic powers called Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).

Stranger Things Season 4

However, with three seasons aired and a fourth to premiere, the Stranger Things characters began to lose focus. They do not develop as much as they should because more time is spent on the different kinds of “evil” that children have to deal with.

Although the story of Stranger Things follows a clear, unquestionable trend of discovery, action, and resolution, it also leaves behind fragments scattered everywhere that fail to provide coherence. For example, Eleven’s sister Kali (Linnea Berthelsen).

After dedicating a single episode of Stranger Things to their adventures together (probably some kind of omen), Kali disappears from the plot leaving fans bewildered and upset.

It’s also worth noting that despite some surprising twists, the Stranger Things narrative so far isn’t nearly as suspenseful as that of the first season. Children always save the day and Eleven is always the center of all the chaos and destruction.

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Enola Garcia

Enola is a senior writer who dons the role of associate editor for Interviewer PR. She studied multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University and holds an NCTJ certificate. Enola previously worked at The Next Voice and Great Week Journal, an education-focused PR agency.
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