Network: Netflix
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Winona Ryder


Few shows this year had a bigger mountain of expectations to climb than Stranger Things, which after dropping quietly on Netflix last summer, has blown the f**k up; so much so that the young stars have had to ask actual adults to chill the hell out about it. By the time Halloween rolled around, it was impossible to imagine the Duffer Brothers would be able to make everyone happy. Instead, Season 2 is arguably just as strong as its phenomenal first season. The show managed to beef up its mythology without taking the story too far from its charming roots. It’s not a perfect season (we can all agree that episode seven is a total dud), but between Will’s glow up, Eleven’s bitchin’ makeover and new fan-fave Erica, Stranger Things 2 gave us basically everything we could have asked for… and then some. —Aubrey Page