Almost exactly eight years ago (on September 22, 2004), a nifty little show premiered on UPN that quickly became one of my all time favorite shows: Veronica Mars. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show, it’s a modern noir about a high school student (the titular Veronica) who moonlights as a private investigator and searches for the person who murdered her best friend. The show had great acting, clever mysteries and some of the wittiest dialogue on TV. Yeah, yeah, that’s all well and good, but here’s the ace in the hole: it also had one of my favorite TV romances.
When it was out in 2004, I think my husband and I were the only people we knew who watched it. (This is evidenced by the fact that the show lasted only three years. As much as I loved the show, my will alone was not enough to keep it on the air.) The show has developed quite a following since then and fans all over the world love the romance that I love.
I recently convinced my friend (and fellow Ivy Adams writer), Shellee Roberts, to watch the first season. She’s completely hooked. We call all the time to crush on the hero of the show. It’s so much fun sharing this crush with her! First time around, I watched the show with The Geek. When the couple kissed for the first time, I did a first pumped, yelled “I knew it!” and then danced around the living room. He smiled and said, “Yeah, I thought that might happen.”
I love a lot of TV shows. Shows with great characters and fun dialogue. But I only really, really love the shows with a great romance. I don’t just mean some obligatory couple thrown in (though, for the record, I’m also down with that), I mean a great romance. With chemistry. With tension. With angst and anguish. Oooohh, I’m getting all gooey inside just thinking about the possibilities.
Here are some of my favorite TV couples: Lois and Clark (loved them!), Monica and Chandler from Friends (best *ever* friends to lovers story), Tom and B’Ellana from Star Trek Voyager (do you have any idea how long we Trekies had to wait for a great romance????) and, finally, Beckett and Castle (fantastic hook up when it finally came!).
Who are your favorite TV couples?