2 minutes that has transformed Stranger Things into Desperate Housewives


That moment when Karen Wheeler opened the door and saw Billy Hargrove with his unbuttoned shirt, it reminded me of Gabrielle Solis and John Rowland in Desperate Housewives.

There was too much drama already in Wisteria Lane and it has affected Hawkins in a different decade.

The momentum of the final episode of Stranger Things Season 2 was ecstatic when Mike Wheeler finally met Eleven after so long. After the intro, when Karen and Hargrove met in an age-appropriate flirty (steamy) scene, this shows that Stranger Things can surprise you in any kind of ways. This makes the series so good.

The scene began when Karen was in the bathtub, with lighted candles, listening to Barbra Streisand's song, reading a romance novel.


This was what Bree Van de Kamp did as well in Desperate Housewives.

Cara Buono (left) as Karen Wheeler in Stranger Things and Marcia Cross (right) as Bree Van de Kamp in Desperate Housewives.

Meanwhile, Karen's husband, Ted Wheeler was not like Bree's husband, Rex Van De Kamp in Desperate Housewives Season 1 (thank God).

Rex was ungrateful, but Ted was just a boring person. I still believe he loves Karen and his family to the fullest.

Joe Chrest (left) as Ted Wheeler in Stranger Things and Steven Culp (right) as Rex Van de Kamp in Desperate Housewives.

Her children were not spoiled too. Thanks to 'The Upside Down', this dimension really trained Nancy and Mike Wheeler to be responsible. Not like Andrew and Danielle Van de Kamp, who were not happy because their mother is a perfect American mother. See, ungrateful.

Clockwise: Mike Wheeler, Nancy Wheeler, Andrew Van de Kamp, and Danielle Van de Kamp.

Going back to the scene, when Karen opened the door and saw Hargrove, she was channeling Gabrielle Solis' vibe through her facial expression. She was biting her lips when she saw a young guy, who is the same age as her daughter.




Hargrove was just being a gentleman, praising how beautiful Karen was. He is John Rowland but he is nothing like John Rowland. Rowland was a young guy with an uncontrollable lust. Hargrove was just living his life to be the best jock surpassing Steve Harrington. At least for now.

Eva Longoria (left) as Gabrielle Solis and Jesse Metcalfe (right) as John Rowland in Desperate Housewives.

I believe Hargrove was just impressed with Karen's after-shower beauty. If she opened the door after she woke up from her sleep, she would not be that sexy.


Do you think Season 3 will explore more between Karen Wheeler and Billy Hargrove scandal? Do you think of shipping both of them? Billkar anybody? Or Renbill? Karbill? Comment your thoughts in the comments section below.

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