Pulling Back the Curtain – Review of “Stranger Things 4” Episode Seven “The Massacre at Hawkins Lab”

The finale for the first part of Stranger Things 4 ends with several revelations, none of them good for our heroes. Monsters are fought, freedom is earned for some, and we finally get the story behind the Big Bad of the season, Vecna. While I, like many people, would have preferred all nine episodes be … Continue reading Pulling Back the Curtain – Review of “Stranger Things 4” Episode Seven “The Massacre at Hawkins Lab”

Into the Upside Down – Review of “Stranger Things 4” Episode Six “The Dive”

Storytelling in long form, whether it’s a television series or a novel, is like chess: setting the pieces in place where they can have the most impact. Episode Six of Stranger Things 4, titled “The Dive”, is a great example of the story’s chess pieces being moved into position where they will have the biggest … Continue reading Into the Upside Down – Review of “Stranger Things 4” Episode Six “The Dive”