You can't spell America without Erica
Not sure if you heard butstrange things 3is now available to stream on Netflix.
Of course, there are more spoilers ahead than a used car dealership. If you haven't finished the series yet, respectfully walk away (and come back later).
Well then. Decent series, isn't it? Strong start, sufficient middle part and great finish. Overall very good. A 9/10.
As is the case with any series, some of the characters turned into Melts, while others became the heroes that the fictional town of Hawkins deserved. The next logical step after playing the entire series for two days is to dissect the characters and cause mass riots by ranking them from worst to best.
All decisions are final. I do not.
With the utmost respect to Suzie, she absolutely fucked upstrange things 3,and for what? And for the. Which. Suzie was upset that her "dusty bun" was doing other things, like saving the world from certain doom, instead of singing little love songs with her on long-distance walkie-talkies. She wasted valuable time trying to make something out of a believable programhigh school pukesischand Planck's constant flirtation with a guy she will inevitably forget when she does her first teen disco. Everyone knows that science camp love isn't true love anyway. Suzie killed Hopper. Suzie screwed up. Suzie should be fried for what she did.
17. Karen Wheeler
Fuck, Karen, keep him in his shorts. She gave free rein to lust and openly lusted after the 18-year-old brother of her son's friend. If she had refused to meet Billy that fateful night, he wouldn't have been dragged to the Upside Down and turned into an even more hellish being than he already was. Everything would be fine. Mike and Nancy would have been in a round-the-clock home with their doting mother and a father who looks like the human embodiment of a very dry fart. Karen somehow managed to fuck up without really fucking up. A gift, but also a curse.
Not so fast, sir. Although he died sacrificing himself to protect Eleven, everything that happened up to that point was Billy's fault. Much like Mrs. Wheeler, Billy was overpowered by his horn. He openly seduced a married woman (very willing) and then made concrete plans to sow his wild seed. If only Billy had respected the sanctity of marriage and slept with someone his own age, none of the horrors ofstrange things 3would have happened. At least not him. If Billy thought with his head instead of his little Billbo Baggins, they would all be alive and well today.
My hero's enemy is my enemy. Mike pissed Hopper off with this show, so he pissed all of us off. He just wanted to blow some kisses, that was his main motivation and while it's honorable, it's also pretty annoying. The most notable difference betweenstrange things 3and the previous series showed how unbearably horny all the characters were, Mike being no exception. Besides hooking up with Eleven, what else did Mike have to offer this season? He was a terrible friend to Will, showed little interest in making Dustin feel welcome when he returned from camp, and ignored his mother's obvious signs of infidelity. Overall, an A-class idiot.
Aside from the show's best line, "You can't spell America without Erica," this character sits low on the list for one overriding reason. Taking advantage of Scoops Ahoy's free sample policy, she ended up jeopardizing Steve and Robin's jobs, jeopardizing the company's financial success. Steve could have lost his job, left penniless and with no money to pay for Farrah Fawcett's spray. His hair would lack volume and structure, falling flat and lifeless. Steve would be forced to spend the rest of his life without friends, lovers and admirers. He would be the Demogorgon's next target, and there wouldn't be enough baseball bats in the world to save him.
My friend Will still has severe PTSD from previous showsWeird stuff,but at the same time, get over it, friend. He just wants to play Dungeons & Dragons with his friends, but they have other interests now because everyone got insanely excited before him. Will eventually, he's just a slow starter. In the next series, he will have a girlfriend, a sidekick, an ex-wife and an illegitimate child all vying for his attention. But during that series, Will was a meltdown. We get it, his neck is itchy. Maybe he'll get a better haircut and turn the sad face with a mom of four haircut into a happy face with a mom of four haircut.
12. Murray Bauman
It turned out okay in the end, but it wasn't a painless journey to get there. Murray was an annoying character for the most part. In this series, we get to know a slightly more human side of the man, thanks to his translation skills and friendship with Alexei (RIP, forever in our hearts x). When Joyce and Hopper finally got him on board to help save the town of Hawkins, he was still a little pissed off about it. He hates children, which is Murray's most well-known trait, along with his penchant for sharing hot dogs with loved ones. Would the world be a better place if Murray died instead of Hopper? I can't say, but yes.
Lucas showed his true colors in this series by coming out as a crazed pyromaniac. He did little of value beyond satisfying his appetite for colored explosives.strange things 3He got lucky with a slingshot and mostly pissed off his girlfriend. He also tried to sell us Coke in the worst merchandising scene ever. That was the whole character arc for Lucas Sinclair. His sister has more screen time and is better at saving the world, but you walk around the mall and smell perfume and have a great time Lucas. To be fair, his style was untouchable and his hat collection impeccable. We have to position ourselves technically, albeit reluctantly.
Maybe lock the door if you're so worried about the light ruining your goddamn pictures, Jonathan? Just a suggestion. Compared to the previous series, Jonathan wasn't as important this time. Hesitant to get involved in the apparent turmoil Hawkins fell into, he was eager to please his employers, which was a wasted effort considering it was an unpaid internship. His cold, dead eyes photographed this wild mouse as if he were working on a David Attenborough series. Credit where it's due, he installed an ignition wire despite having no prior knowledge of auto mechanics that we know of. He's not the best character in the series, but he's not the worst either.
In this Max series storyline, she taught Eleven about female friendship and that was the purest aspect of it.strange things 3They laughed, joked, bought ridiculous clothes, complained about their shitty friends, and used special powers to spy on various people they knew. It's a solid and very typical foundation for a friendship that will last a lifetime in Hawkins, Indiana. His mind flayer stepbrother didn't seem to bother Max the entire time, but his reaction to his death was absolutely heartbreaking and really humanized both characters. It will be interesting to see how his character develops in the upcoming series.
She's had to put up with a lot of shit at this stage, so it was great to see Nancy finally gain the strength to carry herself and her mother's haircut out the door without looking back. She literally smelled a rat before anyone else and convinced her photographer boyfriend to download tools and investigate Ms. Driscoll in the basement. Something of a boss when it came to fending off the Mind Flayers, Nancy displayed a motherly side, protecting her idiotic brother and his friends from Billy's tormented soul. She played her role well in this series, it's hard to fault her actions. Now that Jonathan has moved out, the only logical thing is for Nancy to be reunited with Steve so that his beautiful hair makes up for his tragic mop.
My guy wore the same uniform throughout the entire series and he was still the boss. Steve, as always, has been a triumphant and trusted guardian for the kids he's befriended, but not in a scary way. Dustin knew he could turn to Steve and their beautiful relationship would blossom to even greater heights. After confessing his love, Steve's sensitivity to Robin's revelation was endearing, as was his drug-fueled deceit when the Russians captured him. Steve played a huge part in the success of this series and undoubtedly inspired the most popular Halloween costume of 2019. He is a style icon. He is a peacekeeper. He's an ice cream vendor with amazing hair. He's Steve Harrington and I would die for him.
A controversial placement, considering how annoying he was two-thirds of this series. Hopper ends up outside the top five because he ended up doing well, but not without past dissatisfying behavior. Hopper made it very difficult for him to feel the usual level of adoration for him because he had a huge resentment for Eleven and Mike kissing so many times behind closed doors. To his credit, it was disgusting for the viewer as well, but Hopper could have been a little more relaxed. His devotion to wooing Joyce was relentless, as was his commitment to protecting the town of Hawkins, Indiana, and all its residents. He died a hero, although he is probably still alive. He should be better. It would be much better to be alive.
Poor choice of girlfriend aside, Dustin was also a pivotal character throughout this series.Weird stuffwithout Dustin Henderson it's like a Juul without a pod or a Juul with an empty pod. He is the heart, soul and life of the show. The boy wore a T-shirt with a picture of a cow sunbathing with the caption "Roast Beef", that's the level of icon we're dealing with. Separated from the rest of the group for most of the series, he has formed a new supergroup with Erica, Robin and Steve, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that a spin-off is imminent. Imagine Dustin meeting Alexei. Imagine the blessed content and meme-worthy images. Imagine the conversations about science! One can dream.
A new player entered the arena and goes straight to the top 4 because we are dealing with an icon. Robin's leniency with Scoops Ahoy's free samples will likely see the company go into liquidation, but other than that, she's been a very important player.strange things 3She deciphered the Russian code on her own. If it had been left to Dustin and Steve, they probably would have given up after half a day and instead written an upbeat song about her problems, produced a music video and sent it to MTV. Her backstory and reveal scene in the bathroom was one of the strongest moments of this series and she was the necessary addition to the cast that we didn't know we needed. Please more of Robin in series 4.
The temptation to put Eleven in 11th place on the list was great, but I resisted because I'm a professional. Eleven was different in this series. She has developed as a person thanks to practicing kissing with Mike and as a practical teenager with Max. Elf has become something of a style icon despite having nosebleeds in pretty much everything she owns. Her and Hopper's relationship was strained, but her heart was always in the right place. For the first time, we saw a vulnerable side of Eleven, as her powers couldn't overpower the Mind Flayer. Mike's "don't worry, they'll be back" assurance about her powers means nothing, but in all likelihood she'll be back to full health in the next series, albeit in a different town than her friends.
Homegirl simply quit working at the store with no explanation and instead became an honorary member of the Hawkins Police Department. She was visibly lonely at the start of the series and slowly opened up to the obviously available Hopper little by little. Eager for world peace, Joyce will do anything to protect her family, even if it means taking them far from this suspiciously unhappy town. Joyce was the good cop for Hopper's bad and also a very angry cop, trusting Hopper's instincts to show a softer side to Alexei, which turned out to be a good one. IntroduceWeird stuffwithout Joyce Byers. You can not. They just can't. This woman deserves happiness and if it doesn't come to her in Series 4, we're going to crush it.
How dare this adorable Russian doctor enter our lives in such a short time, filling them with apprehension, then joy, and finally heartbreak? How truly dare he. Alexei was a simple man, a man whose interests began and ended at the Cherry Slurpees gas station. It was his one true love, used as a bargaining tool in times of uncertainty, when it really looked like Hopper was about to comically kill him. Alexei's information about Russian operations in Hawkins proved crucial to the plot, making him the true hero of the series, as well as a lovable one. Watching him hit three balloons with a dart at the carnival, win a giant woodpecker, and delight his spectators can and will cure depression for years to come. You simply won't find a more sane, short-lived character on TV. Rest in power, Alexei. Thanks for your service. way, butOh noforgotten.