The Best & Worst TV Romances*





*This is a collaborative post*

Love makes the world go round. And like most girls, I love a bit of romance. In fact, often it's the onscreen love affairs that have me addicted to a particular TV show. In todays post I want to look at my favourite onscreen romances and also at some of the worst. I got my mum involved in this one as she's very much like me. We took into consideration the onscreen chemistry or indeed lack of it, and whether or not it was the romance that actually made us tune into a show every week.


Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd - Grey's Anatomy 

This is a no brainer for most of us. Meredith and Derek are up there at the top of the list for most popular onscreen romance. What started off as a one night stand - anyone remember those famous words? 'I have no story. I'm just a girl in a bar' - ended the only way it could a decade later when sadly actor Patrick Dempsey decided to leave the show. As I said to my mum, the only way Derek would ever have left Meredith was in death. Seriously though, have any of us got over this yet? 

Lorelai Gilmore and Luke Danes - Gilmore Girls

The 'will they, won't they?' between these two had us glued to our TV screens for four seasons of Gilmore Girls before they finally kissed in the season four finale. Gilmore Girls was also famous of course for daughter Rory, and her relationships with Dean, Jess and Logan, but it was Lorelai and Luke who were my faves. I did a little air fist punch when they finally got wed in the Gilmore Girls comeback.

Carrie Bradshaw and Mr Big - Sex And The City

I was a bit of a latecomer to SATC and it was actually the movie that first hooked me. I got swept up in the love affair between Carrie and Big who had fantastic on screen chemistry. My brother showed me a couple of episodes from his SATC box set and thus I wanted to watch the show from the very beginning. One of my favourite scenes has to be from Season Six when Carrie is telling Big she is moving to Paris. If you haven't seen this show, you're seriously missing out! 

Paige Matheson and Greg Sumner - Knots Landing

This is an oldie and a show that my mum got me into. Nicollette Sheridan, - more famous these days for her role in Desperate Housewives - played Paige from 1986 to 1993. (I did say it was an oldie!) The sexual tension and the 'will they, won't they?' between Paige and Greg kept us glued to our screens every single week. 


Others worth mentioning courtesy of my bro;

Nancy and Jonathan - Stranger Things
Mike and Eleven - Stranger Things
Job Snow and Dany - GoT
Hannah and Clay - 13 Reasons
Jughead and Betty (Bughead) - Riverdale
Alex and Piper - Orange Is The New Black
Connor and Oliver - How To Get Away With Murder
Chuck and Blair - Gossip Girl
Dawson and Joey - Dawson's Creek
Pacey and Joey - Dawson's Creek
Marissa and Ryan - The OC
Ross and Rachel - Friends (How could I have forgotten these two??)
Dean Winchester and Lisa - Supernatural 
Dean Winchester and Castiel - Fan fiction voted fourth best 'ship' of 2016

And because certain peeps in Jason's office said that the following were important, (even though I've never watched this show) I've also included Sheldon and Amy and Penny and Leonard, both from Big Bang Theory. Thanks for your input guys! :)


Some of the worst fictional relationships have had my mum and I cringing. I honestly don't know how these managed to make it through the onscreen chemistry tests.

Alex Danvers and Maggie Sawyer - Supergirl

I might receive stick for this one but I just don't see any chemistry between these two. It seems forced and awkward. Compare this relationship to that of Callie Torres and Arizona Robbins (Grey's) and you might see what I mean. Torres and Robbins literally sizzled onscreen and made for a truly believable romance.


Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle - CSI

This - well, for my mum and I - just felt awkward from the start. Again their relationship seemed forced and unnatural and I could see no spark between them. I always thought Grissom was much better suited to Catherine Willows.


Who are your favourite onscreen romances? And who are your worst? My mum and I had a laugh discussing ours so maybe you could do the same with a family member or friend. 

If you're looking for a romance of your own or to see who you have a spark with, try one of many online dating websites. 
If you're on the mature side and don't feel comfortable with the likes of POF, then don't worry, why not try a senior dating site instead? 
Others for you all to have a gander at are Jersey dating, Nottingham dating, Norfolk dating, and Shropshire dating


*Photo Source Pixabay


1 comment :

  1. This post got me thinking! My long time fave show is Eastenders. I wish Max and Stacey, and Mick and Witney would get together, even though it would ruin two solid relationships!

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