Every ‘Stranger Things’ episode, ranked

Since “Stranger Things” premiered on Netflix during the summer of 2016, the coming-of-age sci-fi series has exploded into a full-blown cultural phenomenon. Set in Indiana during the 1980s, the show follows the residents of a small town called Hawkins as they uncover government secrets and reality-bending supernatural threats that could threaten their very survival.

Apart from revitalizing ’80s nostalgia culture and the cinematic stylings of Ambling Entertainment co-founders Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, “Stranger Things” has had a massive impact on general pop culture over the past six years. From the resurgence of Kate Bush’s 1987 hit “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” and its promotion of Dungeons & Dragons following the fanfare of its fourth season, it’s safe to say that the Duffer Brothers’ series has established its place in television history. But now that the latest season is available for your viewing pleasure, it’s time to break things down: Which episodes of “Stranger Things” are truly the best?

Stacker has taken a democratic approach to rank all 34 “Stranger Things” episodes, using data from IMDb. Rankings are based on each episode’s average IMDb user rating, with ties broken by the number of votes. So while you wait for the fifth and final season, read on to see where your favorite Upside Down escapades rank on the list.

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