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On ‎8‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 9:21 AM, MissAlmond said:

I have no idea where this belongs and this is as close as it gets.  LOL

For some reason, I have the theme to Flambards stuck in my mind.  Flambards was a British TV series  A&E would later air in the 80's.  The theme song rattling in my brain reminded me how much I hated the female lead, Christina, marrying her cousin William because cousins marrying cousins have a high "ick" factor for me.   I didn't care that William died and when his brother, Mark, came back on the scene, I held my breath Christina wouldn't up my ick factor by marrying her now brother-in-law/cousin.  Thankfully, Christina ended up with Dick.  However, years later the author of Flambards decided she made a mistake and wrote a new book where Christina and Dick broke up and made Christina and Mark a couple.  I renounce that book!  Thankfully TV didn't follow her lead and a sequel was never made.  Thank you for letting me get that off my chest.  Now if only that blasted theme song would take leave of my brain.  

I too think marrying cousins is icky and gross. 

But it is way more common, and way more legal, even in the US, than most would think. 

https://gizmodo.com/the-science-of-marrying-your-cousin-1522745684

Not all from this article, but for example :

10% of all marriages worldwide are still between first cousins, though this is mostly in muslim countries now

Many states do not ban first cousin marriage. 

The practice only started falling out of favor in the mid to late 19th century.  Prior to that, it was common everywhere

In 19th century marriages in the US, the husband -wife were on average either 2nd or 3rd cousins

The risk of genetic defects in kids is not as great as one would think.  Its about double the risk of an unrelated couple for first cousins, by the time you get to 3rd cousins its about that of the general population

And I know......"Man on website knows way too much about consanguineous marriage".  I forget why I went down this rabbit hole awhile back and read all this, but I found it interesting.  And no, I am not married to my cousin

 

In terms of my favorite "couples", On Friends the best couple was actually Joey and Chandler.  I know, not sexual, but they were still my favorite.  The series of episodes where Joey moves out because he is a big soap star and then finally moves back in are some of the best.  The end when he shows up and starts telling Chandler why he moved back makes me kind of tear up. 

Phil and Claire on Modern Family I always liked. 

Burt and Virginia on Raising Hope.  They were great. 

Again non-sexual :  Leslie and Ron on Parks and Rec and Liz and Jack on 30 Rock.

Least favorite :  Penny and Leonard on Big Bang.  Never found them believable. 

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8 hours ago, DrSpaceman said:

Burt and Virginia on Raising Hope.  They were great. 

Agree.  I feel mean saying it but the weak link of that show was the actor who played Jimmy.   Everybody else was great, but yes I agree that Martha Plimpton and Garrett Dillahunt were perfection.  I wish the show had focused more on them from the beginning.  It would have been a better show and I honestly think it would have been more popular.

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Burt and Virginia were such a great couple. I LOVED everything about them, I loved everything about the show too. I still watch it all the time. 

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Ann Romano and Dwayne Schneider of One Day at a Time. Thankfully, not only did the show never go there, they never even hinted at it (even though it was obvious he had a crush on her). 

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Beany and Cecil.

ETA: since the thread I posted in has now been merged into another thread kind of without explanation, I meant that I was relieved that Beany and Cecil were never a couple.

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Since the last time I posted in this thread Young Justice has been uncancelled, and so far the only new couples I really like are Dick Grayson/Barbara Gordon, Beast Boy/Queen Perdita, and Kaldur/Wyynde. I still hate Superboy/Miss Martian.

And I can't believe no one's mentioned Nadja and Laszlo from What We Do in the Shadows yet, a love that will literally never die. I don't remember who said it, but someone described them as being akin to Gomez and Morticia Addams if they got a little bored and bickered now and again from being married for over 300 years, but are nonetheless still deeply in love and devoted to each other with as wild a sex life as ever. Laszlo in particular has an artistic passion for Nadja and will kill her reincarnated lover in every lifetime just for making her upset.

Last but not least, because it's finally TV canon after 27 years...Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy from Harley Quinn.

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My 2 favorite couples

I saw this show for the first time ever during quarantine and they are now one of my all-time favorite couples: Robbie Lewis & Laura Hobson from Lewis

Also Chandler & Monica from Friends

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Oooh, the last time I think I did a couples list was in 2014.  So time for an update:

 

Favorite Couples:

Jake and Amy - Brooklyn 99

Holt and Kevin - Brooklyn 99

Beth and Randall - This is Us

Bobby and Athena: 9-1-1

Judd and Grace: 9-1-1:Lonestar

Barry and Iris: The Flash

 

Couples with potential to be good:

Issa and Nathan - Insecure

Dennis and Davia - Good Trouble

 

Least Favorite Couples:

Shaun and Lea - The Good Doctor

Maya and Carina - Station 19

Mariana and Raj - Good Trouble

Zoey and Luca - Grown-ish

Evan and Luly - Council of Dads

 

Non-romantic (non) couples:

Kelli and Ahmad - Insecure

Jake and Boyle - Brooklyn 99

Buck and Eddie - 9-1-1

Steve and Robin - Stranger Things

 

My ship that sunk like the Titanic:

Claire and Melendez - Good Doctor

 

 

 

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I found as I got older, my least favorite ships always seemed to be those that were really popular. Probably one of my most unpopular opinions is Pacey/Joey. No, it's not because I wanted Joey with Dawson because in truth, I just didn't like Joey at all. No, the core of my bitterness was always how the writers had to completely crap on Pacey/Andie, which they spent an entire season beautifully building up, to facilitate the Pacey/Joey pairing. And for the rest of my years, I've had to read and hear about the so-called awesomeness and perfection that supposedly was Pacey/Joey. Whatever. 

Other least favorites that were popular - Damon/Elena and Chuck/Blair. The "love story" of two douchebag rapists/attempted rapists and the pathetic twats who kept staying with them.  Girl power! Oh but they were "so hot". Yeah, whatever. 

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4 hours ago, anna0852 said:

One of my current favorites:

Nick & Jess on New Girl

The first time he kissed her.... yowza!!!

They were fun... except for when the writers decided they needed Drama! in the relationship. The character archetypes of chaotic, slovenly slacker and super organised go-getter were there from the beginning, but the writers really played heavily on them to sow division in the relationship. 

Jake Johnson has great chemistry with everyone, though. I really, really liked his four-episode relationship with Lizzy Caplan, and wish she'd stuck around for a lot longer.

1 hour ago, DearEvette said:

Jake and Amy - Brooklyn 99

 

These two are all the proof anyone should need that good writers shouldn't be scared of putting their couples together. Jake and Amy have had a relationship that progressed wonderfully and realistically, without the need for drama and angst. The writing has subverted all those tropes to great effect and just used them to show the viewers how right Jake and Amy are for one another.

I really like Maeve and Otis from Sex Education. I didn't think I would, didn't think I'd ever believe that Maeve would be into Otis, but the actors absolutely sold it, and the writing for them is great, except for the really obvious 'we can't have them get together yet' delaying tactics.

 

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2 hours ago, Danny Franks said:

These two are all the proof anyone should need that good writers shouldn't be scared of putting their couples together. Jake and Amy have had a relationship that progressed wonderfully and realistically, without the need for drama and angst. The writing has subverted all those tropes to great effect and just used them to show the viewers how right Jake and Amy are for one another.

I love that the show didn't try to draw out the "will they won't they" but let them be a couple, and they are adorable together. I am not bored by them. I don't need any obstacles or misunderstandings to make me root for them. I just love them. I love them together. Great couple. I also adore Holt and Kevin.

I usually don't like the shows chosen couples. For me shipping is almost entirely a gut reaction to the two actors/characters chemistry. B99 is one of the very rare shows in which I love the couples the show wants me to love. 

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10 hours ago, Mabinogia said:

For me shipping is almost entirely a gut reaction to the two actors/characters chemistry.

Same. Sometimes I like the canon couples, or the ones the show intends to be canon, other times I like the non-canon ones. I don't need my ships to become canon. I just consider it a nice bonus if it happens :). 

Niles/Daphne from "Frasier" is an example of a canon couple I do love. I'll always have a fondness for those two, I've shipped them since I was a teenager :D. Plus, I really like that after they got together on the show, they stayed together, and they worked through all the issues and ups and downs that came their way as a couple. I appreciate that the show allowed them an opportunity to address some of the insecurities they each had, it's not often you see shows do that once a couple gets together. 

Other canon couples I like:

-Norma/Romero on "Bates Motel". Yes, I knew how their story would end, but they had great chemistry, they understood and accepted each other's struggles and darker sides, and they were the sort that I felt could've made it had they gotten out of White Pine Bay and away from Norman and all the other craziness. 

-Dick/Mary and Sally/Don from "3rd Rock". Mary and Don knew how to handle and put up with Dick and Sally's respective craziness :p. 

-Chuck Noblet and Geoffrey Jellineck on "Strangers with Candy"-I think they're the only ones who could stand to put up with the other :p.

-Annalise/Tegan and Connor/Oliver from "How to Get Away with Murder". With Annalise/Tegan, I just like that Annalise found someone who could give her the kind of peace and happiness she longed for, and with Connor/Oliver, yeah, their relationship is messy in a lot of ways, but again, they've been through so much and I think they understand each other in ways others never will. 

As for non-canon pairings I like...

-To continue with my HTGAWM thoughts, had Annalise not wound up with Tegan, I would've been fine with her and Bonnie getting together. 

-Shaun/Claire from "The Good Doctor". I think they have the best and deepest connection of all the characters, and they have a lot in common, and know how to communicate with and get through to each other when others can't. 

-Kristen/David or Kristen/Ben on "Evil', I'd be good with either one happening (mind, I don't think Kristen/Ben is anywhere near as likely to happen, but still). I like the intellectual connection David and Kristen have, with them being able to have deep, meaningful conversations about religion and their respective beliefs and so forth, and I feel there's more they can connect over with their world travels and whatnot as well. And with Ben/Kristen, I love the bond he's managed to forge with Kristen and her family, and they have a fun, teasing sort of banter that's really cute. Plus, they're on the same page with their beliefs. 

I'll also continue to defend my appreciation for Reid/JJ. I like the "what could've been" element of their relationship. But "Criminal Minds" is one of those shows where my multi-shipping self has a field day, because there's lots of pairings, both canon and non-canon, that I like from there. 

I'm sure there's others I'm forgetting at this time, but yeah, there's a glimpse into my tastes. As for least favorite ships, there's very few that I outright just don't care for. Most of the ones I don't ship I'm generally just more, "Eh...*Shrugs*" about instead. 

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14 hours ago, Mabinogia said:

love that the show didn't try to draw out the "will they won't they" but let them be a couple, and they are adorable together. I am not bored by them. I don't need any obstacles or misunderstandings to make me root for them. I just love them. I love them together. Great couple. I also adore Holt and Kevin.

Jake and Amy are a template for exactly how to write a couple who start out platonically and end up in a romantic relationship in a show that isn't about romantic relationships and not have that relationship cannibalize the show or hurt the characters.  They are still exactly the same people they were before they got together, they act the same toward other people and each other as they always have except now they kiss occasionally as well.  It is really not that hard

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I tend to find romantic relationships that develop over the course of a series annoying distractions from the relationships and storylines I care about, because I hate the way such relationships are generally written on TV, especially how women are written in them.  So the couples I like are usually ones who are already a couple of when the series begins.

A few I've liked that happened along the way:

- Laura and Bill, Battlestar Galactica (my hands-down favorite)
- Bonnie and Adam, Mom
- Emma and Mark, Playing House

And I've even liked some shows entirely predicated on will they or won't they.  I loved the first three seasons of Moonlighting, but didn't want Maddie and David to become a couple (friends with benefits, maybe).  With Remington Steele, though, I did - Laura and Steele having a future was believable.

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11 hours ago, Annber03 said:

Niles/Daphne from "Frasier" is an example of a canon couple I do love. I'll always have a fondness for those two, I've shipped them since I was a teenager :D. Plus, I really like that after they got together on the show, they stayed together, and they worked through all the issues and ups and downs that came their way as a couple. I appreciate that the show allowed them an opportunity to address some of the insecurities they each had, it's not often you see shows do that once a couple gets together. 

I did love Niles and Daphne and was so happy when the show got them together and didn't screw it up. I feel a show like Frasier was smartly written enough that they didn't need to keep them apart. It also helps that they weren't the lead. I think shows tend to be more willing to take a chance on supporting character relationships just doing their thing but are a lot more hands on when it's the lead in a relationship and usually, the more the writers try to write the relationship the worse it gets, at least for me. 

 

11 hours ago, Annber03 said:

Norma/Romero on "Bates Motel". Yes, I knew how their story would end, but they had great chemistry, they understood and accepted each other's struggles and darker sides, and they were the sort that I felt could've made it had they gotten out of White Pine Bay and away from Norman and all the other craziness. 

ok, that's another one I loved (you have very good couples taste lol) and it broke my heart, but the show being what it was, we all knew they weren't going to ride off into the sunset. And yet, I begged Norma to just grab that man and get the hell out of dodge (or WPB in this case). I wanted it to happen all while knowing it never would. That's good writing and some amazing chemistry. 

3 hours ago, DearEvette said:

Jake and Amy are a template for exactly how to write a couple who start out platonically and end up in a romantic relationship in a show that isn't about romantic relationships and not have that relationship cannibalize the show or hurt the characters.  They are still exactly the same people they were before they got together, they act the same toward other people and each other as they always have except now they kiss occasionally as well.  It is really not that hard

I want to "heart" this a million times!!!!!!

My all time favorite tv couple ever and forever are Gomez and Morticia Addams. Everything about them was perfect. They were deeply, passionately in love (in the 60s, a time when most tv couples slept in separate beds and barely touched lips when they kissed), they had fun together, fencing, dancing, playing in the play room (*wink wink*), and always wanted the best for the other. 

My favorite movie couple of all time is Nick and Nora Charles, the king and queen of witty banter. Hart to Hart was based on the Thin Man movies (where Nick and Nora are from) so I quite liked them as well but they lacked that 1930s NYC socialite and gumshoe charm. Still, a solid couple. 

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6 hours ago, Mabinogia said:

I did love Niles and Daphne and was so happy when the show got them together and didn't screw it up. I feel a show like Frasier was smartly written enough that they didn't need to keep them apart. It also helps that they weren't the lead. I think shows tend to be more willing to take a chance on supporting character relationships just doing their thing but are a lot more hands on when it's the lead in a relationship and usually, the more the writers try to write the relationship the worse it gets, at least for me. 

I think that's a good point about it being easier to do a romance with supporting characters. And if a show is an ensemble, that helps, too-lots more characters to focus on, so that if a couple of them do get together, their story isn't the only one being focused on. Developing a romance between a show where two characters are the main leads can be done well, but yeah, it's also very tricky. We've got lots of examples of where it can go wrong, too. 

And yeah, I also agree that the writing for "Frasier" helped as well-the characters were older and more settled and mature, so their view on relationships is going to naturally be different from a show centering on people in, say, their twenties still dating around and figuring stuff out (not to say that can't be an interesting story to tell, too, of course, as it can). 

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ok, that's another one I loved (you have very good couples taste lol) and it broke my heart, but the show being what it was, we all knew they weren't going to ride off into the sunset. And yet, I begged Norma to just grab that man and get the hell out of dodge (or WPB in this case). I wanted it to happen all while knowing it never would. That's good writing and some amazing chemistry. 

Thanks :)! Yeah, that was one of the great things about "Bates Motel"-you knew how the story would end and yet you still kept hoping things might turn out differently this time. Tragic romances can be very difficult to get right, but man, are they powerful when they do happen. 

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My all time favorite tv couple ever and forever are Gomez and Morticia Addams. Everything about them was perfect. They were deeply, passionately in love (in the 60s, a time when most tv couples slept in separate beds and barely touched lips when they kissed), they had fun together, fencing, dancing, playing in the play room (*wink wink*), and always wanted the best for the other. 

Also a good call :D. It is funny how some couples from the more restrictive days have more chemistry than some of the current couples who don't have those kinds of restrictions do :p. 

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19 hours ago, Annber03 said:

Tragic romances can be very difficult to get right, but man, are they powerful when they do happen. 

A well done tragic romance is a thing of beauty. Norma and Romero were that for me. We knew they were doomed. We knew he should have probably run as far from her as humanly possible. But we also couldn't help but root for them and wish things could have gone differently. I know Norma Bates was a screwed up mess and that she caused a lot of the problems in her life, but damn if I didn't love that character to death. 

I think they worked so well because 1) they were played by two amazing actors who truly seemed to enjoy working together and 2) because Romero knew she was a screwed up mess, knew he should probably walk away, but also just loved her. And she loved him and she loved the idea of a life with him and she wanted that life but she was just too screwed up and it destroyed her. 

They never felt like a typical "will they/won't they" couple with annoying obstacles thrown at them to keep them apart. They were a couple doomed from the start but who struggled to fight the inevitable and lost. God, I really did love that couple. (if you couldn't tell)

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Norma was great. I loved her, too. She was funny, scary, vulnerable, smart... Vera Farmiga was superb in making her such a complex character.

19 minutes ago, Mabinogia said:

I think they worked so well because 1) they were played by two amazing actors who truly seemed to enjoy working together and 2) because Romero knew she was a screwed up mess, knew he should probably walk away, but also just loved her.

When he asked where they were going after she just unloads about her past. Just...<3. Your post said it all.

I remember reading about the cast having fun and joking with each other on Twitter and whatnot, too :D. I've been pretty lucky in that the actors who are part of my favorite ships have gotten on well off the set, too. Sure, there's plenty of actors who couldn't stand each other yet still managed to portray a convincing relationship on screen, and of course it's not a requirement that you have to like and befriend everyone you work with, either. But it obviously does make things nicer when the actors do get on well. I always feel bad for fans of a pairing when the actors let their dislike of each other bleed into their interactions, and it has a negative effect on the characters and their romance and so on, too. 

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On 6/30/2020 at 2:36 PM, truthaboutluv said:

I found as I got older, my least favorite ships always seemed to be those that were really popular. Probably one of my most unpopular opinions is Pacey/Joey. No, it's not because I wanted Joey with Dawson because in truth, I just didn't like Joey at all. No, the core of my bitterness was always how the writers had to completely crap on Pacey/Andie, which they spent an entire season beautifully building up, to facilitate the Pacey/Joey pairing. And for the rest of my years, I've had to read and hear about the so-called awesomeness and perfection that supposedly was Pacey/Joey. Whatever. 

Other least favorites that were popular - Damon/Elena and Chuck/Blair. The "love story" of two douchebag rapists/attempted rapists and the pathetic twats who kept staying with them.  Girl power! Oh but they were "so hot". Yeah, whatever. 

Ditto to all of this. I didn’t mind Joey but I really couldn’t stand Pacey. Dawson was annoying but he did shit. 
 

Could never ever accept Damon/Elena & Chuck/Blair. IMO the true relationships of those shows were Stefan/Damon & Blair/Serena. 

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37 minutes ago, Scarlett45 said:

IMO the true relationships of those shows were Stefan/Damon & Blair/Serena. 

For me, I ship both Stefan and Damon with a guillotine. Totally agree on Blair/Serena and one of Gossip Girl's many travesties was sidelining that friendship in favor of the shitty boyfriends.

Once I hit my thirties I started moving away from romantic shipping and into platonic shipping. There are a few reasons, incluing my real life history of making poor romantic choices and great friendship choices, the stories that have come out in recent years about how various actresses have been pressured into doing love scenes they weren't comfortable with, and the simple fact that platonic relationships tend to be better written than romantic ones. For every Jake/Amy (who I agree are Relationship Goals) we have about a hundred couples like Ross and Rachel. I've lost count how many times I've chatted with people after a show ends and someone will inevitably say "they totally broke up five minutes after the finale". That's not the reaction people should have about these couples when the story is over.

So here are some of my favorite friendships:

Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia

Lorelai Gilmore and Lane Kim

Lucy and Ethel

Sara Lance and Oliver Queen

Kara Thrace and Helo

Kara Danvers and Kate Kane

Leonard Snart and Mick Rory

Jessica Fletcher and Seth Hazlett

Nikita and Alex

Peggy Carter and Jarvis

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On 6/30/2020 at 1:19 PM, Danny Franks said:
On 6/30/2020 at 9:02 AM, anna0852 said:

One of my current favorites:

Nick & Jess on New Girl

The first time he kissed her.... yowza!!!

They were fun... except for when the writers decided they needed Drama! in the relationship. The character archetypes of chaotic, slovenly slacker and super organised go-getter were there from the beginning, but the writers really played heavily on them to sow division in the relationship. 

What I hated the most about the episode with their break-up (and there were a lot of things) was all that "I miss my friend" crap as the justification for the break-up, that they would then stop fighting.  I thought they fought a lot more when they were just friends, including an episode late in season 1 that included a screaming match where they wound up shaking their butts at each other.  (I can't remember why they were so mad, though I think it was because Jess was telling him how stupid he was to reunite with Caroline.)  It was clear that the writers just broke them up because they didn't feel like writing them as a couple anymore, not for any actual thought-out storyline decisions, so after reading comments from the showrunners about how they just wanted everyone to be a bunch of wacky single friends (a complete reversal of a few months earlier), I decided I didn't feel like watching for several years.  I had been burned in the past continuing to watch shows that both broke up couples I liked and (usually before that) stopped being as funny as they had, so I took it out on NG.

I haven't seen nearly every episode of The Parkers, but Nikki and Professor Oglevee were definitely a couple that I didn't like.  The people in charge clearly thought their ending with the two getting married was something everyone wanted, but that was not the reaction I saw at all from forums at the time it aired.  It had been nice to see Nikki, who seemed like a nice, smart woman aside from her stalking of the professor (not a small problem), finally come to her senses, move on and find someone who truly appreciated her.  Although it was understandable that Professor Oglevee was frightened by her constant strong advances, he seemed like a conceited jerk toward most people most of the time, so I didn't get why she was so into him.  Once in a while, they would throw in something as a hint that he "loved" her, but I didn't buy that it was more than physical; and he would usually turn to her when he was at a low point, then reject her.  The finale had two major problems:  it rewarded her for her stalking and ignored that the main reason he didn't completely reject her advances over the years was because he delighted in being cruel to her (i.e. he's a jerk).  And they were supposed to be a happily ever after?  That was definitely a "didn't last five minutes after the finale" couple--I even mentioned that to someone on a forum at the time to cheer them up.

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9 hours ago, KWalkerInc said:

What I hated the most about the episode with their break-up (and there were a lot of things) was all that "I miss my friend" crap as the justification for the break-up, that they would then stop fighting.  I thought they fought a lot more when they were just friends, including an episode late in season 1 that included a screaming match where they wound up shaking their butts at each other.  (I can't remember why they were so mad, though I think it was because Jess was telling him how stupid he was to reunite with Caroline.)  It was clear that the writers just broke them up because they didn't feel like writing them as a couple anymore, not for any actual thought-out storyline decisions, so after reading comments from the showrunners about how they just wanted everyone to be a bunch of wacky single friends (a complete reversal of a few months earlier), I decided I didn't feel like watching for several years.  I had been burned in the past continuing to watch shows that both broke up couples I liked and (usually before that) stopped being as funny as they had, so I took it out on NG.

New Girl made the same mistake as How I Met Your Mother. They got Nick and Jess together and then broke them up and then proceeded to convince me that maybe yes it was better for them to not be together and the ship should be abandoned.  And then they reunited them.

I was never all that invested in Jess and Nick reuniting again but at least they somehow avoided the outrage at how Robin and Ted got back together in the end.

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15 hours ago, scarynikki12 said:

Jessica Fletcher and Seth Hazlett

Awe, I loved Jessica and Seth as friends. You could tell they were close and had known each other a long time. 

I would say platonically I adore Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins from Parks and Rec and I loved Leslie and Ron Swanson's friendship as well. I also thought the romance of Leslie and Ben Wyatt was well done. 

Love the Golden Girls Quartet

Eleanor and Michael and Michael and Janet on The Good Place

I loved JD and Turk on Scrubs and Shawn and Gus on Psych

Pierce and BJ on MASH

Sherlock and Watson on Sherlock

I can list a lot more friendships I liked than romantic relationships I liked. Looks like I'm more of a platonic gal. 

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Ditto on Jessica and Seth from Murder She Wrote.  

I will always have a soft spot for Jeannie and Major Nelson  (grew up watching I Dream of Jeannie  reruns).

Phryne and Jack from Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. It was so nice to discover a series with a somewhat satisfying "happy ending" that I was cool with.

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14 hours ago, ParadoxLost said:

They got Nick and Jess together and then broke them up and then proceeded to convince me that maybe yes it was better for them to not be together and the ship should be abandoned. 

That's what happens often when writers decide, "We don't want to write this couple together anymore.  Let's just throw them back together in the finale so that their fans won't be mad."  Then they literally got back together for the last two seconds of what would have been the finale (it was already filmed) if the network hadn't agreed to another 7 episodes.  I was okay because I hadn't watched between the break-up and when they got back together.  I actually think their intention after the break-up was to leave them apart permanently, but then they started having Jess pine for Nick a couple years later.  Maybe they thought this would correct their continuing ratings decline.

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