Netflix Is Going To Have An Aftershow For Stranger Things Season 2

THR- Netflix’s Stranger Things becomes the latest series to get the aftershow treatment. The streaming giant is launching Beyond Stranger Things, a post-show rehash for the sci-fi phenomenon that debuted in 2016. Hosted by writer, producer, actor and “superfan” Jim Rash, the show after the show promises to explore the inspiration for the series, tell behind-the-scenes stories and analyze every aspect of the second season, including answering all burning questions.

All seven episodes will be available to watch on Oct. 27, the same day Stranger Things 2 is released on the streaming platform. However, viewers will be advised not to start watching Beyond Stranger Things until after they have finished watching the entire new season of the drama, as there will no doubt be major spoilers along the way. Unlike the genre’s other aftershows, which air installments following each episodes, Netflix’s iteration will automatically play after viewers complete the final episode of Stranger Things 2.

Usually I am all in for an aftershow for a show I watch. The more banter fresh off an episode to keep me away from going back to my shitty life is always a welcome distraction. Waiting another full week to go back to whatever fictional world I just left suuuuuuucks. That’s why I scour YouTube every week for any Thrones recap I can get my grubby little hands on.

But despite all that and the fact I love Stranger Things, I can tell you that I will not watch one second of that show. You know why? The binge mentality on Netflix. Why would I listen to people ramble about the last episode when I could plug another episode into my brain if I don’t have to wait another week? When that credits music hits, my brain starts drooling for another episode like Pavlov’s dogs. Once I am done watching the season (probably within 48 hours) and start feeling like a human again, I’ll watch a season recap. But I’m sure as fuck not going to go back and watch recap shows for a season I already finished.

Also the host looks like a guy that makes me feel stupid for enjoying a show because the story is great, the nostalgia is fun, and I like the kids.