Love is All Around: TV Couples We Adore #AtoZChallenge - GODYEARS

Love is All Around: TV Couples We Adore #AtoZChallenge

April 14, 2016

This post is part of my #A2ZChallenge for April 2016 where my theme is TV Sitcoms.
For the letter L, I choose Love: the TV Couples we adore.

I always have a soft corner for couples in Tv shows over those in a movie. It is just that with a Tv show, you get to flesh out the bonds between them so beautifully over a long period of time. You get to showcase the intricacies of what makes them tick, something which often gets lost in a 2 hour movie.

There are so many couples from TV shows whom we adore and probably yearn to emulate in our own personal lives. Here are my choices for TV couples I love.

Kate Beckett & Richard Castle, Castle.

The two who showcase how the little moments matter and take you through the whole cycle of first meeting, disdain, annoyance, infatuation, crush, caring for one another, fear of being rejected, realizing it is love.  My Gold standard for love in a TV show.

Marshall & Lily, How I Met Your Mother

So much positive energy. So many ways to showcase how keeping each other as a top priority matters.


Chandler & Monica, FRIENDS

Tight call between these two and Ross & Rachel. I am choosing these two because they constantly boost each other up. In spite of being polar opposites, they fit together, accepting each other's 'crazy'.

I agree. Loved that season

Phil & Claire Dunphy, Modern Family

Again a show where all 3 couples offer something positive to covet. I choose Phil & Claire over Mitch & Cam because as a couple married for 16 years with 3 grown kids, they still manage to keep the magic alive with their own cute & naughty ways.

Claire: Honey, do you want popcorn or anything?
Phil: No, I’m good… ‘N’ plenty. So hold your water ‘cause I’ve got some “twix” up my sleeve.
Claire: You may be cool, but I’m… wine cooler.
Phil: I love us.

Brad & Jane, Happy Endings

The relationship I want to emulate someday. Its basically Chandler & Monica, done better. 

Quick-witted hubby, perfectionist wife, opposites in so many matters but always knowing they love each other and that they matter to the other.

Will & Grace, Will & Grace

Do you really need sex to be in love? If there is a show that underlined that fact better than this, I don't know which one it is. Neurotic Grace and her gay best friend Will were one of the best stories of loving each other through thick and thin. Most real life married couples would kill to have half the emotional bond these two shared.

David Addison & Maddie Hayes, Moonlighting

Before Bruce Willis was Die Hard, he played arguably his best role ever. As the smooth talking Detective working alongside the bankrupt model now running the detective agency, their tender moments together as they slowly fell for each other were some of the highlights of the best years of that show.



Leslie & Ben, Parks and Recreations

Good guys/girls end up last. Nope. Not on this show. This couple was all about being sweet, funny and caring for each other and yet ending up winning. Which is really something a lot of good people who've lost in love should learn from. You don't have to give up being good in a bad world.   

Kevin Arnold & Winnie Cooper, The Wonder Years

The best depiction of one's first love. The best depiction of growing up during those tumultous teenager years too, I guess.  


So who did I miss? Which couples do you love and feel should be in this list?
Do tell and I will add and update the list as we go.

Couples you've picked -

  • Raymond & Debra, Everybody Loves Raymond.
  • Harvey & Donna, Suits
  • Donna & Eric, That 70's Show
  • Dharma & Greg, Will & Grace
  • Remington Steele & Stephanie, Remington Steele
  • Booth & Bones, Bones
  • Meredith & Derek, Gray's Anatomy

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33 comments

  1. All great choices! and I love 'Everybody loves Raymond' too!
    Cheers
    Seena
    #AtoZChallenge -L is for Labour

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  2. I love Claire and Phil!!! <3 As for Marshall and Lily, those two gave everyone relationship goals but they were so fairy-taleish. Like, at the back of our minds we just knew it was too good for reality or something.
    Also, in Suits, while Harvey and Donna aren't a couple, I always kinda wished they were, yknow.
    One more couple that I really liked - Donna and Eric from That 70s Show.

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    1. Marshall and Lily is seriously a life goal to aim for :)
      Donna & Eric... that's one I didn't think of! Keep 'em coming

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    2. They were really sweet together. Hyde was my favourite character on the show but sadly he didn't have a proper/constant pair.

      And hey, what were their names, those two in The Addams Family?

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    3. All your posts for the challenge so far made me realize there are so many shows I should watch!

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  3. Oh I love Kate Beckett and Rick! I relate to her the most,and I feel that is how love develops! Beautiful post, Doc! ~MSM

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    1. Glad to hear that someone agrees :)

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  4. You missed Dharma and Greg from the same name show. Also how could you not add Remington Steele and Stephanie from that series!?
    And Bones!!
    You don't watch it? I love medical series. :D

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    1. You've caught me out here - 2 out of 3 you mentioned were in my shortlist: Dharma & Greg as well Remington Steele... They got left out when I made the final list for being relatively close to Will & Grace and Moonlighting in many ways. But now that you've mentioned it, all 3 end up on the list

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  5. My vote for Modern Family.. Phil and Claire. But...I love Meredith and Derek from Grey's Anatomy. They have a great relationship....till the end

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    1. Meredith & Derek feature high on any such list. The reason I did not place it was only because I never followed the show... you mentioning it gets it on the list :)

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  6. Marshal and Lily are my favorite :) I get your point on love in show vs movies. It is so true.

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    1. I personally feel that it works better on tv shows than in a constrained movie timing

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  7. The first two couples that i thought when i read were the exact two that you have mentioned :D

    Marshal and Lilly's marriage was an amazing episode :D

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    1. Good to hear that.. great minds think alike :)

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  8. Feeling goofy seeing all those lovely couples! Spoiled for choice on the favorite couple. You're not considering ancient soaps like Santa Barbara and the Bold and the Beautiful are you? Wonder years was first love cute! My fav would probably be Steele and Stephanie but maybe I am biased towards Brosnan ;)

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    1. I wanted to mention Steele and Stephani..but Remington Steele is quite an old show...doubted if any of Roshan's followers even herad of it!

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    2. I actually had Remington in my list and then decided it would be close to Moonlighting considering the era too.

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  9. All of them are great couples, but my favourite is Castle and Beckett. ☺ Others that come to mind are: Lucy and Ricky from I Love Lucy, Paul and Jamie Buchman from Mad About You, Sheldon and Amy, Leonard and Penny, Howard and Bernadette, all from The Big Bang Theory.

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    1. Hahaha... That's a lot of additions. :)

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  10. Mere and Der!!!! <3
    I went into depression after what happened to Der. Lovely post, Roshan!
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    1. It's a show I never got around to watching but I am aware that a lot of people would choose this

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  11. The first three are my favourites too! And I love Mike and Rachel from Suits. Lovely post Doc.

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  12. WOw so much research... I think i know few of them though ... i am not much into English shows!

    L- Love and Lies

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    1. Hopefully, this will peak some interest

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  13. Good stuff Roshan. I watch just the first couple Regulalry so obviously it will be them for me ;)

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    1. definitely... hopefully you find some more you like

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  14. Moonlighting and The Wonder Years...ah they bring back good memories. I don't have TV any more, by choice.

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    1. Those were good years! Lots of awesome shows

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  15. Yeah Ray and Debra too! :) Wonder years, sigh! You made me walk back through memory lane! Lovely shows there!

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