Stranger Things Season 3: 5 Massively Missed Opportunities

A chance to really turn things Upside Down...


Stranger Things' third season was undoubtedly one of Netflix's most-anticipated releases of the year, and it isn't hard to see why. The beloved show is one of the streaming service's most popular offerings, with its endearing characters and compelling storylines earning it acclaim from fans and critics.

The third season followed suit and threw us straight into the wonderful world of Hawkins and its twisted reflection (a.k.a. the Upside Down), as the deadly Mind Flayer returned to threaten the gang of young heroes one more time, and in doing so, proved to be the spectacle that we were all waiting for. That being said, it wasn't all perfect.

While Stranger Things 3 did take us into previously uncharted territory and shone the spotlight on the criminally underrated Billy Hargrove, it also made a number of errors along the way. Though they might seem minor to some, that doesn't change the fact that this is a show that doesn't usually make them and, unfortunately, Season 3 ended up leaving many of us feeling a little robbed.

Please be aware, this post contains heavy SPOILERS for Stranger Things season 3.


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