I have been a fan of Netflix' STRANGER THINGS series until season 3 came out.
I like the kid actors and I give the story line an 8 out of 10 for originality of season 1. Season 2 was a remake and predictable according to the scenario established in season 1. Season 3 was terrible.
I admit to watching all eight episodes of season 3 because by the time the bad stuff happened it was already episode six or so. I wanted to see how it came out, but the effort wasn't really worth it.
Why is season 3 so bad?
Season 3 depicts children being tortured and being assaulted physically in ways that would kill or cripple a child under normal real circumstances. Granted that the kids that were being mistreated were of High School age, but they were being tortured and severly beaten nonetheless.
If you have enjoyed season 1 and 2, then I recommend you rewatch those episodes. Don't get sucked into watching season 3 as I did. It's predictable and violent and at the end of the season all the kids separate to different towns. There will be a season 4, but with new characters and actors all around I bet.
that's me, hollering from the choir loft...