Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Nine: The Gate 

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.

Directors:

Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)

Writers:

Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler
Sean Astin ... Bob Newby
Paul Reiser ... Dr. Sam Owens
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Storyline

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Highest rated episode of the series on IMDb. See more »

Goofs

Although the Humvee was introduced into military service in 1984, the desert camouflage seen on the Humvee units was not utilized domestically in 1984. Instead, this type of camouflage was only used on vehicles in countries such as Egypt where the US Military conducted desert warfare training at the time. See more »

Quotes

Jim Hopper: So, what, we're just not gonna talk about it, huh?
Eleven: About what?
Jim Hopper: Oh, I don't know. I'm just curious, you know, why all of a sudden you look like some kind of an MTV punk.
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Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Time After Time
Written by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman
Performed by Cyndi Lauper
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Stranger, Slower, Binge-worthy, Halloween Special and Netflix still nails it despite it being the same of the old stuff.
27 October 2017 | by JaikrishnaVSSee all my reviews

The much awaited Season 2, started pretty slowly and did not pick up pace till the Chapter 3. Then on it was business as usual from the hit-churning Netflix Originals conveyor belt. They did manage to put in quite a boring Chapter 7 in between all the drama as well. The Duffer brothers (Matt Duffer, & Ross Duffer) managed to bring back same 80's style that made the first season so very interesting. The introduction of three new main characters (Max , Billy & Bob –Sean Astin) did give the story the much needed umph.

As was expected the original five friends, Eleven , the two elder siblings, the boyfriend, the Mom (Winona Ryder ) & the Cop (Jim Hopper) were all heavily involved and formed the crux of the story which now moved in a direction focussing the 'Upside-down' world. The producers of the show did stick on to the formula that clicked in the first season by providing occasional comic relief through Mike, Lucas and Steve. There were a few deviations in the plot that could have been avoided to keep the story nice and tight but I am guessing it was done intentionally to keep things open for a Season 3. I was waiting for the MJ's Thriller to pop-in during one of the episodes as well, since the makers spent a fortune in getting the right for it. In short, I was sort of expecting a murkier part two with a lot more of the Demogorgan (don't even know whether I am spelling it right 😀 ) which it didn't turn out to be. However, I did manage to binge watch the whole Season without having to take a break in between which meant it was not a let-down either.

Next up in the binge-watch list is the Season 2 of Glitch which comes out Mid- November in Netflix.


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