Stranger Things (S4): “There really is nothing like it!

Netflix Stranger Things S4 podcast review on Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast
Stranger Things S4 – “There really is nothing like it!”

You’re watching Stranger Things, right? Well, at the very least, Melvin and Daniel have. Tune in to hear them chat about that crazy new season, volumes 1 and 2, and their predictions for S5! And yes, we go full spoilers right from the start.


  • (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 50-minutes of Melvin talking about his live-changing first-time watching the WWE, and a brief aside about Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life. (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)
  • Explaining the over-arching details of the massive Season 4 plotline.
  • Melvin felt this season clarified some in-world details he was curious about since Season One, as well as introduced a much needed fatal-threat to the franchise as opposed to each season’s antagonistic figure being more of a cautiously curious violent figure.
  • The final episode felt more like a mid-movie low-point than a right-and-true finale, but that makes sense considering The Duffer Brothers couldn’t do everything they wanted without needing a Season 5.
  • The “Fan-favorite character dies” curse might need to be broken in Season 5, because it was more annoying this time around than ever before.
  • How does Daniel feel about every episode being over an hour long?
  • What songs would save us from Vecna on our Spotify Upside-Down Playlist (and what songs aren’t)?
  • Various theories about Season Five including Max being a puppet villain, spending far more time in the Upside-Down, and an Escape From New York-esque Hawkins treated like a retro 80’s post-apocalyptic flick.
  • Melvin’s fan-theory S5E1 idea that he’s locking in.


Stranger Things Vecna House

Stranger Things is Rated TV-14. It features Millie Bobbie Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalie Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Priah Ferguson, Matthew Modine, Maya Hawke, Dacre Montgomery, and Brett Gelman. Created by The Duffer Brothers. Stranger Things is available on Netflix.

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Melvin Benson Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Host

Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!

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