3 Reasons Stranger Things Is Better Than Wednesday, and 3 Why It Is About to Lose Its Place
Stranger Things and Wednesday are two shows that became wildly successful overnight. But both of them have remained in a constant battle since the latter arrived on Netflix. Having impeccable casting and stories, these shows turned the world of fans ‘upside down.’ From watching a bunch of brave teenagers fighting evil forces to letting the blood splash from their screen, people got to enjoy much last year.
However, the bigger question at this moment is whether the longstanding legacy of the Duffer Brothers will continue to spread its glory, arriving at the end. Or will it finally lose its place to the newbie that made people obsessed with its unique depiction of the Addams?
3 Reasons Stranger Things can still make it to the Top
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The resurgence of classic stories has made it difficult for a single television show to stand out. But Stranger Things is not just a regular that people watched for fun. Instead, it is one of the most popular series that the streaming giant saw in their history. Since 2016, it has captured the attention so deeply that it continues to generate conversation and excitement among fans. And there are three top reasons why this show can make it back to the throne when season 5 comes out.
A good story always requires characters that could hook people and or something that could feel if it is their story. Fortunately, this science fiction has it in abundance, and even the leading actor feels that the creators should cut off the cast list. But for this show, the more the merrier strategy has worked best. It is no secret fans got to meet new characters every season and surprisingly, all of them stuck a connection. Well, the credit for this goes to talented actors like Joseph Quinn and Maya Hawke.
Not to mention, Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Will, Max, and Lucas, will always be fans’ most favorite. It was loving to see how the creator put some geeky kids into the limelight, unlike most of the shows that capture popular groups taking over high school. This show allowed these studious and intelligent kids to showcase their true curious selves in a world without technological advancement.
Stranger Things is the best show for people who crave nostalgia. The 1980s depiction fitted perfectly into the story because Duffer Brother gave all the relevant references. From creating sets filled with aesthetics of that period like arcade game zones to Steve using Farrah Fawcett spray on his hair, everything rushed back all the memories. And one certainly cannot forget how the costumes and hairstyles of the actors looked as if they teleported from that era.
This nostalgia of the 80s just added spark to everything. An era without advanced gadgets makes people realize how kids have a much better life when they did not stick to their phones or computers trying to impress everyone over the internet. All these things combined brought this show such a massive fandom and records of viewership.
Last but most important, fans have shown immense love to the character and story for the last seven years. Stranger Things is an emotional rollercoaster that created an inevitable connection with viewers. Fans cannot get enough of the addictive ride and want this universe to expand. Their demands have led the franchise to invest in several ventures, from spinoffs, to board games, to real-life experience set-ups.
i can’t believe that season one of stranger things came out seven years ago today pic.twitter.com/I1dnMO70NC
— Ariana (@simplytomh) July 15, 2023
It is only because of the audience this series has reached this paramount success and can fight its rival shows on the platform. Many might remember how fans got angry when Tim Burton’s new spinoff took over this pop culture phenomenon as the most-watched show. The hope of making the show stand out again rests in the hands of fans, otherwise, it is possible the newbie would defeat it again.
3 Reasons Wednesday can beat the horror drama once again
The coming-of-age show Wednesday certainly needs no introduction. With its arrival, the comedy-drama set the internet abuzz with its iconic depiction of the deadpan teenager. In the first few weeks, it racked up a staggering billion hours’ worth of views creating a benchmark for shows. Social media feeds have been clogged by fans who are circulating videos of the famous dance sequences and cut-throat dialogues of the storm cloud. Now let’s take a look at the reason that might become the biggest hurdle for Stranger Things to take the limelight again.
Surpassed in Viewership
Every fan experienced the craze when season 4 hit the streamer last summer. It was undoubtedly the most thrilling and gut-wrenching season people ever saw. For the first time, characters met the terror face to face who was pulling the strings of these creatures all along. Alas! even that mesmerizing season could not compete when the goth girl arrived on the floor to show off her moves and lost the race of viewership to the new horror show.
Next in line, comes the connections that Jenna Ortega’s show has with the classic storyline of the Addams Family. It might be a spinoff, but still a love letter to the deadpan daughter of this macabre-loving family. This show has much to offer the audience in terms of content and backstory because of the legendary history these characters have created in the fantasy world. From her parents, Gomez and Morticia to her beloved uncle Fester, everyone has their secrets and tales to tell, which gives Wednesday an upper hand.
The Show Has Just Begun
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It is important to note that Tim Burton has only dropped a single season of the whole story he has planned for the pigtailed teen. While the show has been renewed for another woeful season where Wednesday will get to experience new adventures in Nevermore Academy. So there is much more that this show can offer the audiences. In fact, the announcement video for season 2 has already promised more misery served with sprinkles of pain and mayhem.
Well, if we consider all these things, it becomes clear nothing can stop this death-loving teen now, not even the beloved gang of Hawkins. However, from what the creators of Stranger Things have promised, there is some hope that the show wins back its title of the most-watched show for once and for all.
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