I love happy couples.
But I adore the awfulness of the terrible ones as well.
Whether you like to admit it or not, television couples are the best kind out there. From reality shows to sitcoms, we cheer on the Rosses and Rachels and roll our eyes at the Simons and Paulas. Either way, here’s a breakdown of some of the best and worst television couples.
BEST “They were made for each other” Couple:
Ross and Rachel: This is a given. Without Ross and Rachel, I wouldn’t believe in love. Before the birth of Emma, how many of us knew condoms were only 99 per cent effective in preventing pregnancy? Well, we do now. We thank the makers for helping bring these two together.
BEST “Married and Still Hot” Couple:
Mr. and Mrs. Coach Taylor: Friday Night Light’s Coach Eric Taylor and his wife Tami represent the most realistic portrayal of married life (or so I say). They fight, they get on each other’s nerves and they raise their children like real parents should. They also kiss and makeup. Now that’s (sexy) love.
BEST “Physically, mentally and emotionally mismatched” Couple:
Homer and Marge: Even though Homer has quite the extensive and impressive resume (he went to Space AND won a Grammy to name a few)—he is lucky to have Marge. This couple is the best ill-suited couple–in the world. They prove that opposites do attract—even if they wouldn’t in real life.
BEST “Why didn’t they get hitched?” Couple:
Mulder and Scully: Back in the day, I actually threw a tantrum when I first heard Gillian Anderson got married to her first husband. My outbursts consisted of “What about Mulder? Huh? Selfish witch” to “Do you know how this will affect your relationship with him?” So I quite couldn’t separate reality from fiction. Whatever. With sexual tension that strong, no one takes kagillion years to kiss anyway. No one.
BEST “We actually made it work” Couple:
Ryan and Trista: The most “fairy-tale” couple to ever come out of ‘The Bachelor’ or ‘The Bachelorette,’ would, without a doubt, be Trista and her super sexy husband Ryan Sutter. The two married in 2003 and are currently expecting their second child any day now. They give us hope that true love can be found on a reality show—until, of course, we remember Melissa Raycroft.
BEST “Human with non-human” Couple:
Angel and Buffy: This list would not be complete without these two. How many girls can say they stabbed their lover, sent them to hell for a hundred years, and still had a strong relationship right after? Twilight fans—bow down. These two made humans+vampires relationships a sexy combination.
WORST “We pretend we hate one another” Couple:
Simon and Paula: We get it. You both suck. You both also hate one another but (not-so) secretly you two get it on. You constantly banter because you think it throws people off. Yawn. Old news. Next.
WORST “We thought it would work” Couple:
George and Izzie: I think we all upchucked just a little when Izzie and George hooked up. Just because you aren’t actually related to someone you view as a sibling, it doesn’t make the relationship any less strange. Or gross.
WORST “It will never go anywhere” Couple:
McDreamy and Meredith: Yes, another couple title devoted to Grey’s Anatomy. But really, no matter how much I once actually liked this couple; they need to let it go. The whole “will they” or “won’t they” story line is getting old. And boring.
WORST “We’re so full of it” Couple:
Spencer and Heidi: I hate wasting words on these two people. I rather watch an Olsen twins’ movie ten times in a row than look at these two ever again. Useless. Useless I tell ya.
WORST “Killer and Crazy Chick” Couple”
Dexter and Lila: If you know me, you know I love Dexter. You will also know that meeting Michael C. Hall on the set of this show made my year for the next fifteen years (yes, I’m THAT lame). Which is why I hated Dexter with Crazy—also known as Lila—from the gecko. These two were an ill match made in hell. Thankfully, by the end of season two, Lila was alive and well as all of Dexter’s other victims. Hoorah.