Now, wait a minute. I've never said I didn't like Stranger Things. The truth of the matter is that I'm actually quite fond of the show and its storytellers' ability to really effectively recapture what was the magic of 1980's storytelling. However, I thought they truly jumped the shark in their third season, when it felt like they had left the 80's behind just a bit in favor of a vastly different feel, much more contemporary. Yes, I realize they set it at a mall ... but, again, it was the overall 'feel' of the program I'm talking about -- not the setting -- and it just 'felt' like they were going bigger when what worked best was that small town aesthetic.
But again: I never said I didn't like Stranger Things. I like it quite a bit.
In any event, I realize that it's crossed its mid-point as a vehicle, and the inevitable ending is heading our way. As an audience, we've watched these kids save their world -- and ours, too, in the process -- and if this video tells me anything effectively it's that they aren't kids any longer. They're grown into teenagers, and some of the boys are no doubt shaving by now. (The shaving is probably part of a completely other storyline, though.) Netflix has already confirmed that there will be a fifth and final season, but the promotion for Season 4 is revving into gear.
Trailer is below. You know what to do.