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USA TO­DAY’s Kelly Lawler chats with read­ers Mondays at 2 p.m. ET at face­­ATO­DAY. Read edited ex­cerpts be­low, email ques­tions to klawler@us­ato­ or tweet themto @klawls and visit her live on­line.

Q: There were some in­ter­est­ing part­ner­ships in Stranger Things Sea­son 2: Hop­per, (who) has been har­bor­ing Eleven for about a year, and Dustin and Steve, who has a lot of time on his hands after his split from Nancy. What did you think of the pair­ings?

A: One of my fa­vorite things about Sea­son 2 was the way it shuf­fled the cast (slightly) and al­lowed dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters to in­ter­act and show new depths. This was espe­cially help­ful to Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Steve (Joe Keery), who had in­cred­i­ble chem­istry. The re­la­tion­ship showed new things about each of them — Dustin has a lot of in­se­cu­ri­ties, Steve is a softie and a ro­man­tic — that weren’t ev­i­dent last sea­son, when both were more broadly stretched. That pair­ing, and Hop­per (David Har­bour) and Eleven (Mil­lie Bobby Brown), also gave the sea­son much-needed lev­ity at cer­tain points.

Q: I have been en­joy­ing Sea­son 3 of Crazy Ex-Girl­friend, maybe even more than the first two sea­sons. Sad to see it’s still the low­est-rated show on broad­cast.

A: I am also in­cred­i­bly sad that Crazy Ex-Girl­friend is so low-rated. It’s a fan­tas­tic se­ries that is worth your time (the first two sea­sons are avail­able to stream on Net­flix). I don’t know if the new sea­son is bet­ter than the first two, but so far it has been re­ally strong, and I love the way it’s evolv­ing.

Q: Do you like iZom­bie or The Orig­i­nals bet­ter?

A: I like iZom­bie quite a bit bet­ter. I was a fan of The Vam­pire Di­aries for many years (although I jumped off in later sea­sons when it got repet­i­tive) and I tried its spinoff The Orig­i­nals, but I never quite con­nected with it the way I did TVD. I think part of it is that the orig­i­nal fam­ily was never as ap­peal­ing as the pro­tag­o­nists of the story on TVD. But I do love iZom­bie, which is a re­ally fun and thought-pro­vok­ing se­ries.


We see new sides to Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo, sec­ond from right).

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