Okay, I can't find an "unpopular opinions" thread, so I guess I will go ahead and post here. First, I really love Stranger Things and am not some troll trying to stir up trouble. It's just that, when Hopper's speech morphed into some weird letter to El, I looked at the t.v. in disbelief. I just thought it was SO cheesy and lazily written to have him come back from the dead (if he really is dead) that way. And, I'm usually a sucker for sentimental writing. I don't know why I disliked the Hopper letter/voiceover so much, but I just really did. If he were that sentimental over El, he probably would have found a way to tell her when they were alone, not just morphed into his speech he planned to give the kids to settle down their makeout sessions.
Hopper also annoyed me more than making me like him this season. I'm not even sure why. I think part of it might be that he just kept brushing Joyce aside. He only was actually nice to her and listened to her when he made his one comment about making her Detective Byers. Otherwise, the whole second half of the season was him bickering with her and dragging her around by the hand. That is, when he wasn't in ridiculously violent fights that I hated. By now he should know how tough and smart Joyce is.