Earlier this week, Darci wrote about her favorite TV and movie couples. Well, I can’t help but respectfully disagree here. The silver screen and small screen have treated us to some wonderful couples, but these relationships have to be my favorite (in no particular order).
Princess Leia & Han Solo (Star Wars Trilogy, $69.98 from Amazon)
All you need to know about these two can be summed up in this one clip:
I love that Princess Leia and Han Solo challenged each other and brought out the best in each other. Isn’t that one of the best things about relationships? I love that there’s real passion between them as well.
Rory Gilmore & Jess Mariano (Gilmore Girls: The Complete Second Season, $16.99 from Amazon)
Every Gilmore fan has an opinion on who Rory should have ended up with, but I fell in love with Rory and Jess from the first time he came over and asked her to ditch a dinner party with him. They’re intellectual equals (their witty banter was the greatest), and you can see the sparks fly beneath that. It still breaks my heart that Jess didn’t treat her right while they were together and that they couldn’t be on the same page at once.
Eric & Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights: The First Season, $29.98 from Amazon)
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more realistic marriage portrayed on television. Eric and Tami have mundane, real-life problems; raising their teen daughter, dealing with career pressure (both work at the local high school) and leaving time for each other. Their marriage and its flaws are only further developed as the show goes on, and despite everything they face, you can see their love grow stronger. Eric and Tami are definitely an inspiration.
Pam & Jim Halpert (The Office: Season Six, $17.99 from Amazon)
I bought the boat tickets the day I saw that YouTube video. I knew we’d need a backup plan. The boat was actually plan C. The church was plan B. And plan A was marrying her a long, long time ago. Pretty much the day I met her.
How does that quote from Jim not make your heart melt? What makes PB&J special to me is that over the course of The Office, we saw their relationship grow and grow, from when they were besties, to frenemies, to boyfriend/girlfriend and finally to boring, married couple. Not only is it genuine, it’s freaking adorable.
Ferris Bueller & Sloane Peterson (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, $14.98 from Amazon)
I vote for Ferris and Sloane as the couple I’d most like to hang out with. They seem like so much fun, and I really like how Sloane puts with Ferris’ nonsense, and how he appreciates her for that. They’re total high school sweethearts, and guess what — I totally believe that they grew up and got married.
Elizabeth & Will from Pirates of the Caribbean
Pocahontas & John Smith from Pocahontas (even if they didn’t end up together — silly historical fact)
Lorelai & Luke from Gilmore Girls
Scarlett & Rhett from Gone with the Wind
Rose & Jack from Titanic
Allie & Noah from The Notebook
Tell me Lovelies, which amazing couples did I leave off of my list? Movies and television have the best romances!