Friday, February 17, 2012

In the Mood for... Romance

I don't know whether it's all these trailers for romantic comedies (like The Vow, This Means War, The Lucky One, etc.) or if it's in lieu of Valentine's Day rearing its head — most likely a combination of both — but I have the sudden urge to make a romance-related list, so here goes...

What follows are, in my opinion, the top five TV couples of all time and why.

5. Sandy and Kirsten Cohen, The O.C.

Though the bulk of this TV drama was about the teenager characters, Sandy and Kirsten Cohen stood out week after week due to the sheer strength of their relationship. The couple had their ups and downs throughout the series but, in the end, they were the rock that held everything together. Oh, and the "mail truck" story never got old.

4. Luke Danes and Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

I'm sure many out there may have wanted Lorelai to end up with Christopher (her daughter's biological father) but from day one it was clear — at least to me — that she was meant to be with Luke, the local diner owner. On the couple's first date you learn that he kept a fake horoscope she gave him on their first meeting in his wallet for eight years. On top of that, her parents disapproved, which basically made it a done deal.

3. Darrin and Samantha Stephens, Bewitched

Call me an old soul, but I grew up watching Bewitched on Nick at Night (or TV Land) and always loved the dynamic between these two. She was a witch, he was just your average human. They made it work. Maybe it was a little unrealistic but for a show in that day to have such a powerful female character (who could overpower her husband) made their relationship ahead of its time ... and fabulous.

2. Chandler Bing and Monica Gellar-Bing, Friends

 Where do I even begin? On top of being one of the greatest comedies of all time, Friends showcased two of the most memorable TV relationships ever. I chose Chandler and Monica over Ross and Rachel because, to me, they ended up seeming even more meant for each other (and were definitely more stable, since they never went "on a break").

1. Marshall Eriksen and Lily Aldrin-Eriksen, How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother's Marshall and Lily are the most couple-y of all TV couples and it is glorious. They tell each other literally everything and can barely function without one another. It's probably true that not every great relationship has to be this nauseating (I kid, I kid) but maybe they should be. Legen- wait for it ... -dary!

Do you agree? Let me know in the comments!

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