The official Rotten Tomatoes score for Stranger Things Season 4 is out now.
While Stranger Things appears to have gone through some growing pains along with its actors, who have all clearly blossomed into adulthood, the show’s basic mystery/horror/geeky deliciousness appears to be intact.
That’s great news for fans who have been waiting for Stranger Things 4 for years and are ready to make Memorial Day Weekend all about that iconic Netflix binge!
Here’s what the good people at ComicBook.com thought about Stranger Things 4:
Netflix’s Stranger Things marks the rare instance in which a property dominates not only the pop-culture conversation but also earns high marks from critics. Now that nearly three years have passed since the last batch of episodes was unveiled and fan interest continues to mount, there’s a lot riding on how audiences will respond to the latest season… Watching the first seven episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 feels a lot like catching up with old friends, including all the forced small talk and awkward exchanges before the dynamic falls into its familiar groove, for better or worse, while still pushing itself to be bigger, badder, and better.
And here is what EW said about the new Stranger Things show:
Season three of Stranger Things was an improvement over the draggy season 2. (I’ll pause while those of you who disagree yell at your screens.) Still, the fun felt a little faded, and Hopper’s left-turn into toxic masculinity didn’t help. So, when season 4 volume 1 – seven episodes, all but one over 70 minutes long – dropped in my Netflix press account, I’ll admit that excitement was not my first emotion.
What a pleasure it is to be wrong. Fresh locales, appealing new characters, and a rewarding expansion of the mythology give the new season of Stranger Things a jolt of joyful energy, just when the series needed it most.
So the new Stranger Things show has an official Rotten Tomatoes score of “fresh” 91 percent, with over twenty reviews initially posted (at the time of writing this).
That is shocking to me. I didn’t expect that number to be that high. I thought maybe it would land around 80%. But 91% is great news!