After finishing Stranger Things Season 2, I noticed through out the show there's a common theme and that's the type of cuts they use. One type of cut, is the smash cut. The smash cut basically is a cut to something that is unexpected or abrupt. See the video above. In the first example, the camera tilts upwards into skies in the upside down world. Once the tilt completes when the frame is completely dark, the cut happens and we see the abrupt action of the kitchen drawer being pulled out.
Another cut is the, j-cut. The j-cut is basically an audio cut that starts at the very end of a shot and then cuts to the actual shot with the audio in sync. In the second example of the video, you can hear someone asking Eleven if she's lost just before the cut comes in.
A unique cut that I've rarely seen used, and I think is really cool is #21 in the video. I would say this cut is a match cut. In the first shot, the camera is facing 45 degrees from the red light in the dark room. The camera then goes into out of focus and the cut happens. In the next shot, the camera is out of focus but then focuses in and matches something similar to the last shot and that's the red Christmas bulb matching the red light bulb in the dark room. This is a really cool cut and effect. Something I would use one day in my own short films.
Anyways, besides the story of Stranger Things being really good and bringing back that nostalgic feeling of the 80's. This show has a great amount of cinematography. I can't wait to see what happens next in Hawkins.