Grey’s Anatomy

TV Couples We Love to Love

Some of the greatest love stories are captured in the pages of great novels – others are captured on screen. We’re discussing some of our favorite TV couples in no particular order.

Meredith and Derek (Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey)

Ace: It took some strength to even bring myself to write this, because I’m not over him leaving this Earth. But I can’t tell you if my feelings would’ve been any different if he cheated. I loved Meredith and the way she loved. Her unconventional life gave her a first class ticket on the Hot Mess  Express, and I was here for it. That “Pick me. Choose Me. Love Me” line she pulled on Derek laid me completely out. Pretty sure it was my MySpace headline for a few months.

Donni: Rest in Peace McDreamy.  MerDer went through it all. Who can forget the Pick me, choose me, love me speech? Their Post-It marriage. The candle house. Or how about when they adopted Zola? I would say #relationshipgoals, but they’ve been close to death one too many times for my liking. MerDer’s relationship taught us about being vulnerable, working through rough times, and that there no such thing as a perfect relationship, but you can get pretty dang close. I want them to be a real couple so they could have had the lifetime together they deserved – instead of the tragic, tear-inducing ending that Queen Shonda delivered.

Luke and Lorelai (Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson)

Donni: Seven years of lightning fast banter and a million cups of coffee. Seven years I waited for a Luke and Lorelai wedding only to be disappointed. In real life Lorelai would have NEVER  ruined everything by sleeping with Christopher. C’mon the guy makes you a Santa burger, builds you a chuppah, makes an ice skating rink in your front yard, obviously loves your daughter and you don’t marry him. Bye Felecia!!

Whitley Gilbert and Dwayne Wayne (Jasmine Guy and Kadeem Hardison)

Ace: Opposites attract! These 2 are one of the first #BlackLove relationship goals for us 80’s babies. If you watched the first 2 seasons of A Different World, Dwayne and Whitley are the last couple you’d imagine rooting for by the end of the series. How can you not love someone named Dwayne Cleophus Wayne? He is proof that us unique-named folks have to work extra hard in life! After all, he maybe the only person who can take down Papa Pope (who played Whitley’s almost husband: Byron Counts).

Donni: I would argue that Whitley and Dwayne have one of the greatest love stories on TV – a classic, opposite attracts package. I loved watching them and hello Whitley left Byron (aka Daddy Pope) at the alter.

Pacey and Joey (Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes)

Donni: This one is a little personal to me. I hated Dawson and I loved Pacey/Joshua Jackson with all the love my little 14 year old heart could hold. All I ever wanted was Pacey and Joey to end up together and for once the powers that be answered my pleas. I mean after all Pacey  taught Joey how to drive, bought her a wall for her art, remembers everything, took Joey on a summer long sailing trip on a boat he built called True Love and the the simple act of being in love with her was enough for him. Besides the aforementioned sailing trip made Dawson react like this:

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Best .gif of all time


Bette and Tina (Jennifer Beals and Laurel Holloman)

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Ace: About 3 years ago, I binge watched 6 seasons of The L Word on Netflix, and I’m currently going back for more. Basically I’m going back to watch my favorite Bette and Tina episodes. Like everyone else, their relationship wasn’t perfect. My heart broke a few times like when Bette cheated or when Tina didn’t want her to adopt their insanely beautiful daughter–but I survived. I think my obsession for BeTina (clearly I just made that up) is how free and open they were with their sexuality. They were educated, wealthy and didn’t feel the need to duck and dodge when it came to being affectionate or raising their child. Maybe it’s because they lived in LA, but they’re definitely an inspiration to the gay and lesbian community.

Synclaire and Overton (Kim Coles and John Henton)

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Ace: Although I watched Living Single as a child, this is another binge watching confession. After spending a few cable-less days with season 1 on DVD, I fell in love with Synclaire and Overton. Most of my favorite TV couples are total opposites, except these two. Not the brightest crayons in the box, but they were ride-or-dies, and that’s what made them extra cute.

Cory and Topanga (Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel)

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Ace: Cory and Topanga got a spin-off and TV kids who actually resemble them 14 years later–they’re the real MVPs. If you don’t remember waiting for TGIF to see what was next in their relationship, you’re too young for us bro.

Donni: Let’s be clear. I was and will always be a fan of Shawn and Angela. However, Cory and Topanga are still holding strong on a spin-off. If that’s not #relationshipgoals – I don’t know what is.

Dre and Rainbow (Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross)

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Ace: Can’t decide if it’s their love for each other or their love for their kids that I love more. #ParentingGoals I think Dre and Rainbow are one of the only current TV couples on our list…ya know since Derek Sheppard is DEAD.

Donni: Dre and Rainbow are so funny. The Valentine’s Day War episode completely won me over. In a way they remind me of Ricky and Lucy – no matter what the antic is (or who is trying to pull it off) at the end it doesn’t matter because they love each other and their kids.

Nathan and Haley (James Lafferty and Bethany Joy Lenz)

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Donni: Always and Forever. I will question anyone’s One Tree Hill fandom if they don’t think Nathan and Haley are one of the greatest TV couples of all time. I want them to get married in real life and have little James Lucas Scott’s and vlog their life. Now if you aren’t a One Tree Hill fan I believe it would behoove you to binge it on Netflix. I dare you to try to watch that series without falling in love with Nathan and Haley. Don’t have time to watch 9 seasons, try searching Naley on YouTube and prepare for your heart to explode. And I’ll leave you with a bonus .gif because I couldn’t choose.

Honorable Mention Couples

Donni: Buffy and Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Max and Liz (Roswell) and Rachel and Finn (Glee)

Ace: Callie and Arizona (Grey’s Anatomy and yes I’m still hoping for their comeback), Laura and Steve, not Stefon (Family Matters) and Marge and Homer (The Simpsons)

Who are your favorite TV couples? Let us know in the comments below!

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Life after TGIT

We’re officially finished with TGIT until the fall. That’s approximately 63 hours of lives not including the countless number of hours we wasted tweeting and discussing the latest twist Shonda threw at us around our proverbial watercoolers. Mama Shonda owns Thursday nights and it’s that time of year where we get our lives back and are free to unglue ourselves from our seats/the floor.

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How did TGIT treat you this season?

Donni: Let’s be clear I’m still mourning the death of George (six seasons later), so I am nowhere close to accepting Derek’s death. We know how Shonda kills off those we love. Were any of you Private Practice fans? Please, tell me you remember Dell’s death!

So to recap the tragedies that has happened this TGIT season: we know poor little Oliver has HIV, Rebecca is DEAD, Jake almost died, Quinn is threatening to kill Huck, and most importantly Derek is DEAD. Then Scandal had the absolute worst finale in my opinion. As soon as Fitz kick Mellie out of the White House and went running to Liv’s place, I was ready to throw my TV screen. Kissing on the White House balcony…ick. The entire thing was just weak.


Ace: I drank a lot of wine on Thursdays between 8pm and 11pm, so my memories and emotions are a little fuzzy. The death of Derek Shepherd is seriously one of the worst things that’s ever happened to me. I based my relationship goals off of #MerDer. I flipped so many tables because of them since 2005, and this was just too much. The Scandal finale was okay, until the end. Olivia and Fitz’s are just gonna kiss under the moonlight, while my boo Derek is still dead? Nah. Shonda should’ve took Jake instead. Sorry, not sorry.

What are you going to do?

Ace: Season 6 of Pretty Little Liars starts June 2, so I don’t have much time before I’m emotionally invested in another show. Until then, maybe I’ll finish I Know Why the Cage Bird sings on my Kindle app or write a coming of age romantic-comedy. Who knows? Anything can happen when I have a few extra hours, good nerves and all my edges. Shonda shamelessly snatched them every week during TGIT.

Donni: I’m a little confused what I should do with this extra time. I usually stop by Kroger for a bottle of wine if I hadn’t done so earlier in the week to get me through the night’s emotional rollercoaster. I mean I can still stop for wine (and probably will), but there’s nothing to angry-tweet Shonda about. I will admit that I watch Party Down South, so I have Thursday TV time dedicated to that. Maybe, I’ll use the time to read. Or maybe I won’t binge watch the new season of Orange Is the New Black and watch it on Thursdays… wait who am I kidding?

What are you hoping for in the next TGIT seasons? 

Ace: If Derek isn’t rising from the dead next season, Callie and Arizona are my last hope. I’d like to see them work on their marriage. Even though I’ve grown to love the new cast/doctors, I think I’m retiring from Grey’s Anatomy before Meredith dies too. Feels like forever since I watched How to Get Away with Murder; but I’m just happy Rebecca is dead. (I feel okay saying this because she’s a fictional character.)

Donni:  Hmm. that’s a hard question. I’m trying to decide if Grey’s still has my loyalty. Perhaps, I’ll cool down over the summer and forgive the senseless killing of Derek Shepherd. If I am watching, I want to see Alex be happy and in love. And I need more Zola. On the Scandal front: Olitz must go!  I’m sorry, but I’m not a fan. Every time the Olitz music starts playing I roll my eyes. Also, if Quinn touches one hair on Huck’s head or pull out any of his teeth. There will be hell to pay. The only thing I really want from How to Get Away with Murder is more Asher. Basically, I love Matt McGorry. He’s a feminist  — what’s not to love. Viola Davis will slay so I’m not to worried about HTGAWM.

 Are you a TGIT fan? If so, tell us what you’re adding on to your schedule while our shows are on summer break! Comment below or tweet @PalmsInATL.


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