38 Times We Felt Indescribably Attracted to Jim Hopper on Stranger Things
Alright, I'm just gonna come right out and say it: I have a total crush on Jim Hopper. There — I said it. I've ripped the Band-Aid, and there's no turning back.
Though Stranger Things is full of total babes (*cough, cough* Steve Harrington and Billy Hargrove), I've found myself indescribably charmed by the Hawkins police chief ever since the first season, and I know I'm not the only one out there. Tons of Stranger Things diehards have shared their love for Hopper all over social media (some hesitantly so, and others truly not holding back) while expressing their feelings. A handful have even coined him as the ultimate "daddy," and though I try my damndest to avoid using that term at all costs, I can hardly disagree.
Season one of the Netflix series proves Hopper is a stand-up guy. He works tirelessly to solve the mystery of Will's disappearance, going as far as breaking into the Hawkins National Laboratory to snoop around and then later entering the Upside Down to save him. As the storyline progresses through season two, we're further tempted to refer to Hopper as "daddy," as he builds an adorable father-daughter-like relationship with Eleven while living with her in an off-the-grid cabin. Although Hop does become somewhat overwhelmingly protective of Eleven throughout the third season until his presumed demise in the finale episode, there are still moments in the season that fuel our love for him (see: him rocking the hell out of that Hawaiian shirt).
Fatherly personality traits aside, there's no denying that Chief Hopper is easy on the eyes. The actor who plays his character, David Harbour, may be nearly twice my age, but the dude's a hottie. Sure, he may have an ever-so-slightly receding hairline, but the scruff on his chin totally makes up for it, along with his bright blue eyes and strong, burly build. And let's not forget the way his police chief uniform fits him like a damn glove.
In case you don't already have the hots for Hopper, I've done my due diligence as a writer by documenting all of his hottest onscreen moments for your viewing pleasure. You can thank me later.
When He Attempts to Charm the Hawkins Librarian
You know, the one he takes on a date and then ghosts — yeah, her.
When He Shows Off His Powerful Man-Quads While Squatting
Let's Get Another Look at That Power-Squat, Shall We?
When We Caught a Peek at His Showertime and We Really Just Needed Jesus to Take the Wheel
This just proves how tall he really is.
And Then He Gives Himself a Long, Hard Look in the Mirror
When He Sits in the Most Inviting Way Possible
Yep, we went there.
When He Goes All "Concerned Father" on Jonathan
Let's Not Forget That Time He Picks Up Will's Bike Like It Weighed Nothing
Hopper's got guns . . . and not just the kind in his holster.
When He Looks Like the Only Form of Protection We Ever Needed
When He Wears Scrubs and Looks Like the Sexy Murse of Our Freakin' Dreams
Murse = male nurse, ICYMI
When He Looks Intense AF in Said Scrubs
When This Flashback Happens and Our Ovaries Burst
When He Had Sweat Dripping Down His Face and We Lost Our Damn Minds
*starts sweating after glancing at this photo*
When We Got a Solid Look at Just How Well His Uniform Fits Him
It's a little tight in ALL the right places, am I right?
When He Gives This Worried Side Glance and We Wanted to Comfort Him
That Glorious Moment We Got a Good Look at Hopper From Behind
And damn, it didn't disappoint!
When We Wanted to Jump Through the Screen to Take the Place of That Actress
This One Doesn't Really Require a Description, Now Does It?
When He Rolls Up to Hawkins National Lab With His Loyal Sidekicks
When He Goes Into Full-On Detective Mode at the Pumpkin Patch
*attempts to resist urge to make inappropriate comment about gooey substances*
When We Catch a Rare Glimpse at His Adorable Grin
There It Is Again!
When He Looks All Pensive and Nervous
That Time He Turns Up the Charm While Going Undercover at a Bar
Wearing a flannel button-down, of course.
When We Wanted So Badly to Be on the Other End of His Call
When He Wears Something Other Than His Uniform or a Flannel Shirt
Black suits you well, Hopper.
When He Starts Acting Like a Father Figure to Eleven
Those rolled-up sleeves though . . .
When He Breathes . . .
. . . and subsequently takes our breath away.
That Time He Wears a V-Neck and F*ckin' Rocks It
When He Busts Out His Killer Dance Moves
Long live dancing Hopper!