Stranger Things’ and Streaming TVs Indulgence in Overlong Episodes

Alison Herman and Miles Surrey:

This weekend’s Stranger Things’ finale is slated to run 140 minutes, a move that has few precedents in the history of television. Our TV critics discuss the exacting task ahead, and a trend that’s increasingly prevalent in the medium.

This conversation goes on a little long.

We’re watching Stranger Things on friday nights, late. It’s pretty long, but we’re treating each episode like a movie, because the episode lengths don’t give us much of a choice.

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June 29, 2022