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The Best 'Stranger Things' Episodes Over All Four Seasons According To Viewer Ratings

The Best 'Stranger Things' Episodes Over All Four Seasons According To Viewer Ratings

The show progressed over the four seasons and is currently one of the most well-performing series on Netflix.

When Stranger Things was first released in 2016, the sci-fi series was a hit with the audience. The throwback elements paired with nerd culture and children as protagonists did the trick. The show progressed over the four seasons and is currently one of the most well-performing series on Netflix. The fourth season has overthrown the two Bridgerton seasons to take the top spot as the most-watched English series with 781,040,000 hours of view time. 

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Each episode is detailed and Netflix has reportedly invested nearly $30 million per episode for the latest season. But as the story develops, some episodes have a stronger hold on your interest than others. These are the top 10 episodes of Stranger Things as per the user ratings on IMDb.

10. Season 1 - Chapter Four: The Body (2016)
8.9

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.

Source: IMDb

9. Season 3 - Chapter Four: The Sauna Test (2019)
8.9

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.

Source: IMDb

8. Season 1 - Chapter Seven: The Bathtub (2016)
9

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.

Source: IMDb

7. Season 2 - Chapter Six: The Spy (2017)
9.1

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. 

Source: IMDb

6. Season 2 - Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer (2017)
9.2

An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins Lab on lockdown, trapping Will and several others inside.

Source: IMDb

5. Season 3 - Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt (2019)
9.2

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.

Source: IMDb

4. Season 1 - Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016)
9.3

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.

Source: IMDb

3. Season 2 - Chapter Nine: The Gate (2017)
9.3

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.

Source: IMDb

2. Season 4 - Chapter Four: Dear Billy (2022)
9.5

Max is in grave danger... and running out of time. A patient at Pennhurst asylum has visitors. Elsewhere, in Russia, Hopper is hard at work.

Source: Netflix

1. Season 4 - Chapter Seven:  The Massacre at Hawkins Lab (2022)
9.6

As Hopper braces to battle a monster, Dustin dissects Vecna's motives — and decodes a message from beyond. El finds strength in a distant memory.

Source: IMDb

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