Of their three popular (and of those that no longer air now) TV shows, Hallmark’s Chesapeake Shores is far and away my favorite. There’s just something about it that makes me feel all the TV fangirl feels and despite being in the minority I’m also 100% a fan (even if it’s a bit of a diamond in the rough) of the Trace Riley and Abby O’Brien love story. As we approach the (immanent!) return of its fifth year, today we celebrate Chesapeake Shores OTP favorite love stories. Kind of.
Before I get into some of my thoughts, quickly, if you are aware, Chesapeake Shores is a familial drama about the O’Brien family. There is the divorced parents, Mick and Megan, both of whom have their own challenges with their adult children. Those children include Kevin and Connor, Bree and Jess, and the eldest divorced mother of two, Abby. Finally there is their wise grandmother, Nell. The series follows their ups and downs, fights and make-ups, and of course, their various love stories.
Ok, so here’s the thing. At the close of season four, I was quite the fan of all of the romances currently unfolding or promising more. However, as many have read, things are about to CHANGE in season five. I’m still bitter about this, but we’ll move past this and focus on the good! Because I’m indecisive and can never decide, let’s take a look at all three of the primary romances in Chesapeake Shores, only this OTP Favorites installment is likely to be quick takes as we’re featuring three couples.
CHESAPEAKE SHORES OTP FAVORITE LOVE STORIES
Be aware; there will be spoilers below!
JESS & DAVID
The romantics! These two are all about the grand gestures; and in fact, the writer’s use many a fairytale reference to help their love story unfold.
1: THE MEET-CUTE
Funnily enough, Jess and David were in a kind of love triangle with Jess’ sister (Bree) in the beginning. Fortunately, they do work things out and everyone comes to realize that David has a little crush on the loveable but also annoying Jess.THE THREE LOVE STORIES OF ‘CHESAPEAKE SHORES’ (OTP TV FAVORITES!) #JESSANDDAVID #KEVINANDSARAH #ABBYANDTRACE #TRABBY #CHESSIES #HALLMARK #HALLMARKIES @HALLMARKCHANNEL Click To Tweet
2: THE KITCHEN
There’s countless scenes of these two in the kitchen together, and really, I didn’t know how to make the heading sound more romantic! Maybe, “Kitchen Banter”? But basically, I’m packaging these all together in a kind of I-love-the-way-David-loves-Jess montage. Because, let’s be real, cute as she is, girl can be a challenge!
3: KISS IN THE RAIN
I mean who doesn’t love a good one of these? Theirs in particular is cute because Jess talks about liking a guy (David) to David in the third person. Good guy that he is, he plays alone and admits he too likes her before they share a sweet kiss surrounded by a pretty wildflower garden and then, yes, rain!
KEVIN & SARAH
The adult romance, meaning these two have wisdom; they recognize when something won’t work and when it could.
1: THE BREAK UP
Ok, yes adding this a good moment between these two is maybe a little weird, but I LOVE that these two recognize that their initial attraction NEEDS time before they look to a possible dating future. The reasons for this are good and valid, plus show that the two are wiser.
2: THE PROPOSAL
I’ve already written a WHOLE thing on the proposal between Sarah and Kevin. The worst part is, Kevin struggles with how best to propose. Ends up, it’s simple yet authentic between these two. Taking the excuse of a flat tire, Kevin proposes on their drive back from visiting Sarah’s family and he does so at a pretty spot along the way against the water and a rustic beach.
3: MARRIED LIFE
They’re pretty cute as married co-workers too!
TRACE & ABBY
The reunion romance; high school sweethearts reunite. I also like Trace’s persistence in reminding Abby he wouldn’t “give up,” and think that the fact that the writer’s cause Abby to react as she does is wrong because, dude, if the roles were reversed… oh, boy! Knowing how the story between these two ends makes me sad, but if I do decide to watch this new season, I’m sure I’ll find some things to enjoy about it. Finale note; if rumor is true, I also have to respect the reason why Metcalfe leaves.
1: THE RETURN
The way they re-meet is all kinds of cute! It’s a “mistaken” assumption reunion and it’s just fun.
2: THE MOONLIT KISS
Shortly after her return, Trace coaxes Abby to go to one of their old haunts. Under the moonlight, they swim in the lake and with the gleam of the moon surrounding them, they share a kiss.
3: THE HIGH SCHOOL DANCE RECREATION
Because of their past and mistakes and the ways they’ve both made wrong choices, Trace surprises Abby with a kind of re-do of their high school prom dance.
4: THE ROMANTIC WALKS + CAMPING TRIP
There’s a pretty walk or two between these two that’s not only sweetly romantic, but also features stunning and rustic scenery. Additionally there’s a camping trip they take that’s romance-y, too.
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You can start Chesapeake Shores, season one digitally on Amazon Video
What about you!? Which love stories do you like best? Do you watch this Hallmark show? Do you enjoy it? Will you watch this new season or are you still salty about the changes? Comment all of your thoughts down below! Let’s chat.
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