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Stranger Things 3 Certified Fresh, But With a Franchise-Low Score

The upcoming third season of Netflix's Stranger Things has officially been Certified Fresh, but it has the lowest rating of the series so far.

On Rotten Tomatoes, Stranger Things Season 3 is Certified Fresh, with 93% of the 30 top critics giving it positive reviews. Season 3 comes in just under Season 2's 94% and Season 1's 96%. In the coming days, more critics will weigh in on the new season of Netflix hit, so that score could change.

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Naturally, the audience score isn't in yet, but it was 95% and 90% for Seasons 1 and 2 respectively. If that trend continues, expect viewers to be a little harder than critics on the upcoming batch of episodes.

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Another year has passed for the residents of Hawkins, Indiana, though fans have had to wait a bit longer in real time for the gang to return. With that moment right around the corner, audiences have been eager to learn more about what's in store for the small town with big monster problems. The final trailer for Season 3 of Stranger Things dropped recently and teased a lot more action, romance and evil Billy -- though this time, it might not be his fault. While turning up the dial doesn't always translate to a captivating season, the minds behind the show look to have another hit on their hands, at least judging by the RT score.

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For those who paid close attention to every detail of the new Stranger Things trailer, new enemies and shadowy organizations will surface in Hawkins, and it's clear that the kids will need a lot more help this time around. We've seen new characters (both good and bad), multiple teams investigating the latest incursion from the Upside Down and some frightening new powers from this season's monsters.

Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Jake Busey and Maya Thurman-Hawke. Season 3 arrives July 4 on Netflix.

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