It’s the season of love, and nothing leaves me feeling more romantic than watching a little boob tube. How could it not when there are so many romantic couples to envy, to admire, to obsess over night and day, day and night. You know, those couples who are so MFEO (made for each other) that you break your cardinal rule and start googling spoil alerts for your favorite shows.
Obviously, there is the top shelf version of the TV couple, Ross and Rachel. Even if sometimes their relationship wasn’t perfect and they WERE ON A BREAK (or were they?), we can all admit that we were rooting for them. As such, I’m not including them in my list.
Here are my top 5 favorite TV couples.
Buffy and Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Besides being a kick-ass show, there was the “poetic” plot point of a vampire being in love with the slayer, as Giles once said. And I know this is a controversial pick because of all of you Buffy/Spike lovers. I loved Spike as a character but not as Buffy’s mate. I’m a purist and I will always root for Buffy and her first love Angel.
Liz and Max
Speaking of other teen shows I was obsessed with (and still watch when I need a little comfort in my life), some of the best chemistry on television was between Liz Parker and her alien love Max Evans. This was such a sweet, unique love that it still makes me feel all sparkly. First loves plus two different species just equals perfection.
Glenn and Maggie
The Walking Dead
Oh, how I used to lose my sh*t over this show. I mean, Sunday nights could not come fast enough. And one of the main reasons was because my most favorite character, Glenn, found the love of his life during the zombie apocalypse with none other than farmer’s daughter/badass Maggie. They went through so much to be together and to find each other, multiple times. Remember when we all thought Glenn might be dead? Maggie never gave up hope. That’s true love.
Jim and Pam
You can’t talk relationship goals without mentioning Jim and Pam. Two characters who were so clearly meant for each other that sometimes it was painful to watch. Also, one of the few shows that didn’t tank after they got together. This is one of the all-time best friends-to-lovers stories out there. And it was so much fun to watch.
Zack and Kelly
Saved by the Bell – the best TV show of all time
Somewhere, my mom is rolling her eyes at this because yes, mom, I’m still obsessed with SBTB! As we all should be. Zack and Kelly are true love. In fact, look up true love in the dictionary and there is literally a picture of Zack holding his ginormous cell phone next to Kelly in her cheerleading uniform at the Max. Zack knew he loved Kelly from the beginning, and he never, ever gave up. #BaysideHighForever
Tell me in the comments: Do you agree with my list? Which couples would you add?
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Social media strategist Lauren Wallace plans everything. But when she returns to the charming—if not too small for comfort—town of Seaside Cove, it’s only about a second before her tough-love Grams is already on her case. So when Grams tells her not to go to that bar, Lauren decides it’s time for a temporary rebellion. Which is exactly when the trouble starts.
Grams was right. The bar was not a good plan. Because suddenly super-cute bar owner Ethan McAllister has gone from being Lauren’s (kind of) high school nemesis to a very unexpected one-night stand. And worse, Lauren’s attempts to resume her ultra-responsible life keep getting thwarted by more unwelcome spontaneity. And a pregnancy.
Now there’s a baby on the way, Lauren’s the talk of the entire town, and all her planning has gone right out the window. All that’s missing is childbirth to make her pain complete. But it’ll be nothing compared to Grams’s reaction when she finds out that Lauren broke the biggest rule of all…falling for the wrong guy.
Kerri Carpenter began writing in her grandmother’s kitchen at the age of seven in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA. A life-long fan of reading, she got lost in the worlds of The Baby-sitters Club and Sweet Valley High. She also assumed that everyone had characters and plots forming in their heads at all times. Once she turned to romance novels, she couldn’t get enough of books with happy endings, so she started writing her own. Now, Kerri writes contemporary romances, usually set in small towns. She enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) poodle mix, Harry.