Cophine fan art by zoshu_art
Happy Valentine’s Day!
If you’re celebrating this day indulging in an episode or five of your favourite series, you’re doing it the right way. We all know that the true loves of our lives are the fictional characters who are always there for us!
We all love a great TV romance and immersing yourself in the wonderful world of “shipping” is something that’s simply out of our control. There’s been an abundance of amazing TV romances throughout the years and we all have that one couple who we’re unhealthily invested in.
Here are 12 of the best TV romances!
Jake and Amy – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Jake and Amy of Brooklyn Nine-Nine have one of the healthiest, supportive relationships on TV right now. Anyone who hasn’t watched this show and got hooked on their romance is seriously missing out.
Monica and Chandler – Friends
Ross and Rachel who? Let’s get real here, Monica and Chandler were Friends’ most iconic couple and I never get tired of rewatching their story with every binge of Friends I inevitably get into.
Nomi and Amanita – Sense8
Being introduced to an established relationship on TV can occasionally be hard to get behind, as you’ve missed out on all those firsts, but it’s impossible to not fall in love with Nomi and Amanita’s love from the get go. They stand up for each other and stand by each other without question and never let anything get in-between them.
Glenn and Maggie – The Walking Dead
I’ve been waiting for the day where I can think about Glenn and Maggie without crying for a while now. It’s still not come. If you fall in love in the middle of an apocalypse, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have found the one. This love is definitely one for the TV history books.
Cosima and Delphine – Orphan Black
Orphan Black left our lives last year and I still have Cophine withdrawal symptoms. From the moment they said “enchanté”, Cophine had us all instantly invested in their journey. There were a lot of bumps in the road and far too many episodes without Delphine, but there’s no keeping Cophine apart.
Ten and Rose – Doctor Who
The Doctor and Rose were the first fictional relationship I found myself get invested in, quite right too. They were also the first ship to break my heart and leave me devastated after an episode (Doctor Who fans you know which one I’m talking about). These two will always have a special place in my heart and I miss them terribly.
Jackson and April – Grey’s Anatomy
Whilst everyone else stays hung upon on Derek and Meredith’s love, I’m going to be out here rooting for Jackson and April until the end of my days. I’m just going to ignore whatever Shonda is doing to them currently and focus on the journey that Japril have been on throughout Grey’s Anatomy. You can’t beat a good friends to lovers storyline, and Jackson and April’s is one that takes a lot of beating.
Sawyer and Juliet – Lost
I never had any time for LOST’s love triangles and was relieved when Sawyer and Juliet found one another. These two deserved to have the entire island to themselves, with no interruptions or unwanted arrivals, but this is LOST we’re talking about so of course things couldn’t be that simple. They always had each other’s backs and found comfort and solace in each other’s presence, so no matter how short their story was, at least it was a memorable one.
Root and Shaw – Person of Interest
Maybe someday, I’ll get over the void Root and Shaw left in my life when Person of Interest ended. But until that day comes, which I think I’ll be waiting on for a while, I’ll continue to rewatch their scenes and remind myself of how “Shoot” became one of my all time favourite dynamics.
Leslie and Ben – Parks and Recreation
So pure, so perfect, so precious. If you’re a fan of Parks and Rec and aren’t obsessed with Leslie and Ben, I don’t think we can be friends. If on the other hand you can’t get enough of them, I have just one message for you: I love you and I like you.
Lito and Hernando – Sense8
All of Sense8’s couples are flawless so it’s no wonder two of them have made it to this list. Lito and Hernando have an incredibly passionate, fun and loving relationship and just like Nomanita, they provide great representation for the LGBTQ+ community. Their scenes fill me with so much joy and I’m so grateful to Sense8 for bringing them into all of our lives.
Jim and Pam – The Office
Is a list of the best TV romances even complete if it doesn’t include Jim and Pam? The Office was brilliant for a number of reasons, but Jim and Pam’s relationship definitely helped make it so much more enjoyable. From season 1, you find yourself desperate to see them get together and when they finally do, it’s well worth the wait.
And there we have it! These are just 12 of the best TV romances that I adore, but which ship are you obsessed with? Leave a comment below with the ship and the reason why you love them.
And of course, to all the fans of the Netflix show ‘Gypsy’ who tweeted SeriesFuse with your love for Sidney and Jean – you didn’t go unnoticed and I urge everyone to give this show a watch!