A tale of two thrillers

Games Of Thrones, Deadwood and now Stranger Things – this year has seen several beloved series return, like prodigal children, after long absences that test their fans’ loyalty as well as memory.

If you struggle to recall storylines from two or more years ago, season recaps help, but summaries do not quite capture the first two seasons of Stranger Things (2016 to 2017) – the hit science-fiction series that was reverse-engineered to immerse you in warm 1980s nostalgia.

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