Unbeknownst to the lovely ladies of Silver Petticoat, one of their posts gave me an idea for one of my own, so I ran with it. Last
week, they put together their top 30 favorite couples and since the end of the year gives us all an excuse to look back, reminisce and remember favorite things about the year. While we’re reflecting on all the ways we’ve grown or the joys of life, there is no harm in also recalling what we loved most about favorite television fandoms (aka some favorite “Lovebirds of 2013”). I mean, let’s admit it, we’ve all gotten caught up in some sort of fictional pairing, right? (Come on, you can totally admit it.)
Whoever thinks that keeping a couple at arm’s length for years in a will-they-or-won’t-they scenario is seriously wrong. There are multiple shows that finally put their leading couples together romantically in this last year. While there is still conflict and tension, it works out beautifully and the series have never (seriously…) been better.
Here are some of my favorite pairings…
LOVEBIRDS OF 2013
- Annie Walker and Auggie Anderson, Covert Affairs – I’m still not sure how I feel about this couple romantically. They
are so good together as friends and haves a special connection, still last I saw them, I couldn’t tamp down the tiny smile that resulted from seeing them begin a romance… only what are those uncertain rumors I read about season five all about!?
- Bing and Jane, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
- Bones (Temperance Brennan) and Seeley Booth, Bones – Another couple I adore.
- Castle (Richard Castle) and Kate Beckett, Castle – what more needs to be said about this couple except for… finally!
- Danny and Linda Reagan, Blue Bloods – this is one that may slip under everyone’s notice because it’s not a “sweeping” kind of romance in the way of some of the other couples on this list. Good marriages are hard to find on TV but the showrunners of Blue Bloods do it up right. Danny and Linda have their disagreements and troubles, but above it all, both are devoted to each other and it’s inspiring.
- Darcy and Lizzie, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries – seriously, how could I not put this couple on the list? I mean, I know technically they weren’t on a proper television show… yet, here they are.
- Dot and Hugh, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – these two are SO cute together.
- Dr. Turner and Sister Bernedette, Call the Midwife – cannot express how much I enjoyed the turn of events that resulted in this pairing. Can we say, aww...
- Jack Robinson and Phryne Fisher, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – Love these two. Not sure if they’ll get together or not, but a girl can hope.
- Oliver Queen and Felicity, Arrow – last I saw these two together, it was all-too-obvious that Felicity was crushing royally
on Oliver… but I couldn’t make up my mind as to whether or not he was developing feelings for her. There’s no question he cares about her, however I didn’t know if Oliver’s protectiveness was more out of loyalty to keeping his friends safe or something more. Either way, these two together would be magic – I already adore Felicity and with the right woman, Oliver would finally be a
- Matthew and Mary Crawely, Downton Abbey – Matthew and Mary. ‘Nuff said.
- Paige Collins and Evan R. Lawson, Royal Pains – anyone who doesn’t think these two are made-for-each-other are just wrong. I am sorry. They’re too cute together and if ever writers break them up, I will be one unhappy girl.
- Peter and Elizabeth Burke, White Collar – again, here’s a couple that like the Reagan’s may slip “under the radar,” yet theirs
is another shining example of a grounded marriage. She’s insanely supportive of Peter, helping him to see things he may sometimes be blinded to, which is a nice switch-up.
- Steve McGarrett and Catherine Rawlings, Hawaii Five-0 – I may be taking a “risk” putting this couple on my list because I feel like I’m the only person who likes them together but… Cat is good for Steve. She’s independent and rarely demands anything from Steve (him on the other hand… well, we all know about the many times he’s asked Cat to use her Navy resources), which is the kind of girl his character needs.
- Vincent Keller and Catherine Chandler, Beauty & the Beast – oh, yes, I couldn’t resist adding another back-and-forth, will-they-or-won’t-they couple. What can I say? It’s all in the romance.
What about you, friends? I’d love to know who you root for or don’t. Who are your “Lovebirds of 2013,” and anything else you’d like to chat up. ?