stranger things Fans have shared their surprise after the episode runtimes for the upcoming season were announced.
The hit Netflix sci-fi series returns for a fourth season, which will be released in two batches. The first episodes arrive on the streaming service next week.
According to Netflix’s website, Volume 1, out May 27, will contain the first seven episodes of the season, with two more episodes releasing as Volume 2 on July 1.
Several episodes of the new season are said to last over an hour, with the longest – episode 40 – running for almost two and a half hours.
Such a long running time is all but unprecedented in the world of television, and fans have taken to social media to voice their opinions on the matter.
“I am in love stranger things but a 2 1/2 hour episode isn’t an episode, that’s ridiculous!!” one person wrote.
“See no need for season 4 of stranger things Having 2 volumes when the 2nd will only be 2 episodes. And the last 3 episodes at 98, 85 and 150 minutes are ridiculous. Too long,” commented another.
“In my day, we had a word for it. It was called Movie!” joked ScreenCrushis Matt Singer.
“But the final could be 15 minutes or 3 hours long stranger things 4 They could never make me hate you,” another person wrote.
stranger things returns to Netflix on May 27.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/stranger-things-4-episodes-netflix-b2084189.html “Stranger Things” fans are appalled by the “ridiculous” episode lengths in the new season