Stranger Things first appeared on Netflix
in 2016 with eight gripping episodes set in Hawkins, Indiana. The supernatural show is loved for the way it takes us back to some of the most memorable and iconic 80s family movies that we watched over and over as kids.
Below you will find a complete list of episodes from all four season of the show, including synopsis, and links to episode guides, breakdowns on 80s homages, music playlists, trivia quizzes and games.
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There's loads more from Hawkins on our 'Stranger Things' pages including playlists of music from the show, and you can test your knowledge of 'Stranger Things' with our trivia quizzes. Plus check out our complete 'Stranger Things' episode guide for all four seasons.
The original eight episodes of the Netflix smash launched a phenomenon that resulted in countless hours of binge watching around the world and even the production of a Stranger Things map for Minecraft
. We loved it for its selection of 80s music
and we discovered that parts of the storyline were based on a real life secret military project called MK Ultra
Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers
On his way home from a friend's house, young Will sees something terrifying. Nearby, a sinister secret lurks in the depths of a government lab.
Chapter Two: The Weirdo On Maple Street
Lucas, Mike and Dustin try to talk to the girl they found in the woods. Hopper questions an anxious Joyce about an unsettling phone call.
Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly
An increasingly concerned Nancy looks for Barb and finds out what Jonathan's been up to. Joyce is convinced Will is trying to talk to her.
Chapter Four: The Body
Refusing to believe Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with her son. The boys give Eleven a makeover. Nancy and Jonathan form an unlikely alliance.
Chapter Five: The Flea And The Acrobat
Hopper breaks into the lab while Nancy and Jonathan confront the force that took Will. The boys ask Mr. Clarke how to travel to another dimension.
Chapter Six: The Monster
A frantic Jonathan looks for Nancy in the darkness, but Steve's looking for her, too. Hopper and Joyce uncover the truth about the lab's experiments.
Chapter Seven: The Bathtub
Eleven struggles to reach Will, while Lucas warns that "the bad men are coming." Nancy and Jonathan show the police what Jonathan caught on camera.
Chapter Eight: The Upside Down
Dr. Brenner holds Hopper and Joyce for questioning while the boys wait with Eleven in the gym. Back at Will's, Nancy and Jonathan prepare for battle.
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Stranger Things returned with nine new episodes, one more than in its original series. The explosive second season gave us lots of new characters and locations to learn, so we put together a handy A to Z of Stranger Things 2
guide. One thing that didn't change this series was the show's use of iconic music from the 1980s
and its memorable moments and catchphrases, enough to play along with a drinking game
Chapter One: MADMAX
As the town preps for Halloween, a high-scoring rival shakes things up at the arcade, and a skeptical Hopper inspects a field of rotting pumpkins.
Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak
After Will sees something terrible on trick-or-treat night, Mike wonders whether Eleven's still out there. Nancy wrestles with the truth about Barb.
Chapter Three: The Pollywog
Dustin adopts a strange new pet, and Eleven grows increasingly impatient. A well-meaning Bob urges Will to stand up to his fears.
Chapter Four: Will The Wise
An ailing Will opens up to Joyce -- with disturbing results. While Hopper digs for the truth, Eleven unearths a surprising discovery.
Chapter Five: Dig Dug
Nancy and Jonathan swap conspiracy theories with a new ally as Eleven searches for someone from her past. “Bob the Brain” tackles a difficult problem.
Chapter Six: The Spy
Will's connection to a shadowy evil grows stronger, but no one's quite sure how to stop it. Elsewhere, Dustin and Steve forge an unlikely bond.
Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister
Psychic visions draw Eleven to a band of violent outcasts and an angry girl with a shadowy past.
Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer
An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins Lab on lockdown, trapping Will and several others inside.
Chapter Nine: The Gate
Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.
The much-anticipated third season of Stranger Things dropped on Netflix in 2019, dropping back down to eight episodes this time round. The show was still packed full of songs from a memorable playlist of 80s hits
and enough defining moments to play our drinking game
Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy?
Summer brings new jobs and budding romance. But the mood shifts when Dustin's radio picks up a Russian broadcast, and Will senses something is wrong.
Chapter Two: The Mall Rats
Nancy and Jonathan follow a lead, Steve and Robin sign on to a secret mission, and Max and Eleven go shopping. A rattled Billy has troubling visions.
Chapter Three: The Case Of The Missing Lifeguard
With El and Max looking for Billy, Will declares a day without girls. Steve and Dustin go on a stakeout, and Joyce and Hopper return to Hawkins Lab.
Chapter Four: The Sauna Test
A code red brings the gang back together to face a frighteningly familiar evil. Karen urges Nancy to keep digging, and Robin finds a useful map.
Chapter Five: The Flayed
Strange surprises lurk inside an old farmhouse and deep beneath the Starcourt Mall. Meanwhile, the Mind Flayer is gathering strength.
Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum
Dr. Alexei reveals what the Russians have been building, and Eleven sees where Billy has been. Dustin and Erica stage a daring rescue.
Chapter Seven: The Bite
With time running out -- and an assassin close behind -- Hopper's crew races back to Hawkins, where El and the kids are preparing for war.
Chapter Eight: The Battle Of Starcourt
Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.
The fourth season of Stranger Things was due to land on Netflix in the summer of 2020 - a teaser trailer
had already been dropped - but due to the global coronavirus pandemic production was halted
and the next season has been delayed.
There's not yet a date set for the release of the fourth season, but if you can't wait, you can get some suggestions of similars shows to watch on Netflix here
How much do you know about Eleven from Stranger Things, the quiet girl who was raised in a secret lab in Hawkins because of her special telekinetic powers?
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