Where does Stranger Things 4 Volume Two land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another week of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a series. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a show hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a show hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the show hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Hitting the Banana Meter today is
Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. Two

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about Volume Two:

Aayush Sharma

Banana Meter Rating: 97%

Visually stunning and supremely addictive, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Volume 2 ends with a bang. It’s pretty staggering what the Duffer brothers were able to accomplish with Season 4. Volume 2 had everything that ‘Stranger Things’ fans hoped for.

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Brandon Siedlik

Banana Meter Rating: 93%

With all of the separated storylines and character groups converging, the second part of the penultimate season of Stranger Things was an action-packed, emotional, and wildly entertaining 4-hour ride I was glad to have witnessed. It still amazes me what this show has been able to do to make itself worthy on every level in comparison to certain full-length feature standards.

Shaurya Chawla

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

While some things still remain a bit underdone despite its massive runtimes, Volume 2 brings Stranger Things 4 to an intense, absolutely insane close with some of the best visual spectacle in modern television.

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Morgan Roberts

Banana Meter Rating: 85%

While the pacing issues of Vol. 1 were fixed, there was still something missing in these last two episodes, considering the runtime. Nevertheless, some fan favorites were still given a chance to shine, and the stakes of Season 5 have been properly set into motion.

Beatrice Copland

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

A brilliant finale that falls short in the final half-hour. It’s almost totally conclusive, except for having to set up that looming series 5. Great character work, soundtrack, and aesthetic but lacking in finality.

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Michael Thomas

Banana Meter Rating: 100%

The way it all ties each season together is done beautifully. My only complaint is that it feels bloated at times, but I was never bored so at the end of the day that doesn’t matter. Stranger Things 4 takes everything we loved about the first 3 installments and turns it up to 11.

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Ben Wiebe

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

Volume 2 is a finale that specializes in pacing in spite of its 4-hour runtime. Every moment of tension and fear is balanced against the greater character work at play. It’s brutal and terrifying and everything I love about Stranger Things.

John Maffeo

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

As a 2 episode arc that simultaneously acts as the cinematic conclusion to what came prior, episodes 8 and 9 of Stranger Things Season 4 hit all the right beats. There are a handful of questionable plot choices in the finale, but undoubtedly emotional and entertaining.

What is the Banana Meter Rating for Stranger Things 4 Vol. Two? 80%

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