Every so often a show comes around that grabs everybody by their boots and gets people talking each week. It's safe to say that Stranger Things has indeed been one of those shows over the past decade. Premiering on Netflix in 2016, the sci-fi horror/drama 1980s-themed series has become something of a modern cult-classic in the way of other shows that debuted in the 2010s such as Game of Thrones and Euphoria (check out some other shows like Euphoria here) for example. Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, Stranger Things centers around the residents of Hawkins being plagued by a vicious alternate dimension known as the Upside Down. Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Mille Bobby Brown, and Finn Wolfhard are just several of the notable names that make up this ensemble cast, and the show itself has become renowned for its homage to classic coming-of-age films and music from the 1980s, along with its imagery, characterization, and storylines. As such, we've rounded up the best Stranger Things episodes so far in the series.
Stranger Things was renewed for a fifth and final season in February 2022, and while we don't yet have a clear timetable as to when the season will premiere as it's been delayed due to the writers strike that happened from the May to September 2023, and the on-going SAG Strike, we know for sure there's plenty of anticipation and hype surrounding its eventual premiere. In the meantime, however, enjoy this blast from the past and scroll down to check out our selections.