Enlarge / C’mon, did you really think things were going to be all “dress like Ghostbusters on Halloween” for Will Byers and co.? Warning: This post contains spoilers for Stranger Things 2 through episode six.

“The Golden Age of TV” has become a cliche: it should almost go without saying that the TV we get in 2017 has a depth and breadth that prior eras simply can’t match.

And 2017 in particular could very well outpace recent history, too, given newbies like The Handmaid’s Tale and Star Trek: Discovery joined our DVRs next to new seasons of favorites like Fargo and Twin Peaks.
In a strong year where a great spin-off of an all-time show show brings back its perfect villain and the most hyped show of today does mindblowing things with freakin’ dragons, it says something that the most fun I’ve had watching TV in 2017 happened in the middle three hours of Stranger Things season two.
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