Arguably one of the best things to come out of Stranger Things 2 was Steve Harrington. His character development was off the charts. My boy Steve went from high school jock douchebag, to nice and loving boyfriend, to broken-hearted teenager, to the premiere babysitter of Hawkins, Indiana.
And his friendship with Dustin? Be still my beating ovaries.
Actor Joe Keery was famously so damn likeable that when the Duffer brothers cast him, they adapted the character of Steve to give him a redemptive arch. In fact, this season’s human villain (newcomer Billy, played by Aussie actor Dacre Montgomery), is partially filling the void left by what Steve was originally written as, before Keery came along and charmed the pants off everyone.
For everyone who spent the weekend binging Stranger Things and found themselves undeniably attracted to Steve… well, you’re not alone. He’s pretty much the internet’s new boyfriend.
season 1: i can’t stand steve harrington— ¡ reyna ¡ (@its_reyna) October 29, 2017
season 2: i am literally in love with steve harrington and would die for him #StrangerThings2
sexual orientation: Steve Harrington holding a baseball bat covered in nails pic.twitter.com/RoaNz9ugL0— Alex Hutson (@alexandrahutson) October 27, 2017
steve harrington’s character development was increEeeeEeEdible pic.twitter.com/uhWvBdhJDV— ً (@DAREDEVllLS) October 28, 2017
get you a boyfriend like steve harrington ???? pic.twitter.com/CYEQ5fTxVm— elizabeth (@lolkeerys) October 28, 2017
When all the original Steve Harrington haters are pretending they loved him from s1 pic.twitter.com/FygBZrz4NK— izzy (@st3veharrington) October 27, 2017
monster hunter steve harrington with his monster huntlings pic.twitter.com/hUJ2G4CmZB— byler warrior (@REDDlESUS) October 29, 2017
rare photo of steve harrington babysitting pic.twitter.com/xqYe4sKGdh— ⋆*ೃ:.✧ (@MILLIEW0LFHARD) October 29, 2017
steve harrington this season pic.twitter.com/kQogjzKLSJ— – ̗̀skelilyten ̖́- (@pixieparkers) October 28, 2017
I just want a whole season of Steve Harrington attempting to keep the kids out of trouble and failing miserably. #StrangerThings— Scarlett ???????? (@cptnswnprrlla) October 29, 2017
cute couples costume idea pic.twitter.com/dkwiKAtGUr— sofia (@mvdmax) October 28, 2017
This boy better find happiness next season, is all we’re saying.