The Good And Bad Of 'Stranger Things 2'

The Good And Bad Of 'Stranger Things 2'

Warning! Spoilers ahead!

Warning! Do not read this article if you haven't watched the new season of "Stranger Things"! You will be spoiled and maybe a little confused. I have been waiting ever since I binge-watched the first season to watch season two, and I'm super siked about it. While it wasn't everything I was expecting, it introduced a lot of cool concepts that I hope will carry on into season three!

1. Eleven is back

2. Babysitter Steve

Steve grew on me a lot as a character from where he was in season one. In season one, he was more of a douche that Nancy had her eyes on. In season two, he was more of a softie that was struggling with his relationship with her. In the end, he spends more time protecting and giving advice to the kids, which I would never have guessed would happen. All of the scenes where Steve gives Dustin advice were heartwarming and hilarious. I was excited to see Steve develop into a different character, and not get killed off.

3. Mad Max

I loved the addition of another girl to the party, especially since Eleven wasn't reunited with the boys until later. She had a unique personality that changed the way I saw the boys; I was annoyed for Max whenever the boys continuously excluded her and acted like she was stupid. It added an interesting element to the story by introducing a character who had no clue what was going on but wanted to be included in some sort of group. It grounded the audience in reality. It was also a nice touch to have her be involved with one of the season's human antagonists, and show how toxic some family situations are. While we really didn't get the development of Max's character, she has potential to be more important.

4. Hooper's Past

This leads more to the things I didn't like about "Stranger Things 2". There was this great moment where Eleven finds boxes of memories underneath the floorboards, and there are boxes clearly labeled with information about Hooper's daughter and past. While it makes sense that Eleven was more interested in Hawkin's Lab, it was like the producers were just teasing us by withholding the information. I'm not sure if it would've felt forced to include a scene with Eleven digging through one of the other boxes, so I can see why we didn't get to see it. I guess that's going to wait for season three!

5. #JusticeforBobandMews

The two major deaths in this season were disappointing and expected to me. Whenever a pet is given attention in a movie or show, I know that means they're going to suffer an awful death at the hands of a monster. I was disappointed by the cliche. Then, after my suspicions of Bob had died down, I knew they were going to kill him off. God forbid Joyce gets a break from the trauma of this situation! The worst part is that they built up the suspense and almost made it possible for him to live. It was a messy scene that just made me think the producers needed to kill off Bob because they couldn't keep Sean Astin for another season. I mean, the psychologist guy is conveniently still alive when Hooper and Eleven return to the lab. I guess main characters are immune to death.

6. Cliche Love Triangle

While I'm critical of romance in shows, I don't hate "Stranger Things" for including it. It's just the predictability that's kind of off-putting. I already knew the Mike and Eleven ship was going to set sail, so needless to say, I wasn't hyped by Max and Lucas. While I loved Max's introduction and found the two boys' crush to be funny, that aspect dominated any potential for Max's character to grow. It was annoying to see that every female character in the show had to be paired with a guy. In the end, one of the boys would win her over, and that was really all Max was there for. Also, these kids are supposed to be super young, so I have a hard time believing these ships will end in anything but heartbreak when they grow up.

7. Bully Billy

This is more in the middle of things. I feel as if Billy wasn't used enough in this season, but at the same time, he's one of the characters that are most grounded in real life. Billy has no clue what is going on and is basing his actions on his abusive father and his little sister. I think there's a lot of potential for his character to be more involved in the next season, and I'm interested in having a human antagonist. I'm curious to see what the producers decide to in terms of his character. In the same vein, I'm hoping to see some development with Max. There was a glimpse at the end when she stood up to Billy.

While there are things I'm critical about, I still enjoyed season 2. I have high hopes for season three and can't wait to see what's next!

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.


We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint

18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings

23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop

31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me

This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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13 Unexpected Perks of Being the Youngest Sibling

Because all the other siblings know you get all the perks.


As the youngest sibling, you get told that you get all the good things. And while that isn't always true, we, younger siblings understand the truths behind it.

1. You get to be the picky eater.

Your parents are older and don't want to have a never ending battle so you win.

2. Blaming an older sibling for something you did

Because who wouldn't believe the innocent six year old.

3. Better Technolgy

Not our fault that as the youngest we were around for all the cool gadgets and they are cheaper than back in the day when you were in high school.

4. Tagging Along

Because you had to take us with you.

5. Winning Game Night

Some families let the other kids win. It seems like a myth to me though. In my family you have to win fairly.

6. All the rules you had were more like guidelines

Yes, you were only allowed to drink pop at certain times but not me because that rule is long gone.

7. Teachers love you (if you had a good older sibling).

Because you are (fill in sibling's name here)'s younger sibling, you are a great student. Or you know you can prove teachers wrong if they didn't like your older sibling.

8. Pets

Sometimes parents take forever to be convinced to get a family pet. If you are the youngest, your older siblings have been arguing for a pet already, which means your parents caved before you even had to ask.

9. You get to borrow their clothes

Free shopping. Doesn't always work but sometimes it does.

10. Borrowing movies and books.


Because your siblings have been collecting them for years.

​11. Learning about the best TV shows and movies.

The best sibling bounding is watching all the Star War movies because one of you is sick.

12. Sometimes siblings will let you do things your parents won't.

Eating ice cream at midnight, watching that rated R movie, or helping you sneak out of the house is what siblings do best.

13. A built in friend.

We won't admit it but we younger siblings love our older siblings.

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