Meme: Top 10 TV Couples

We’ve been tagged!

This time, it’s by Zara over at Sucker Love Reviews. Here’s the deal: create a list of your top 10 all-time favorite television couples, tag five other bloggers, and pass it on. Easy-peazy lemon-squeezy. So, without further ado, we give you our Smugglers very own Top 10 TV Couples!

10. Josh and Donna, The West Wing


Ana luuuuuurves The West Wing, and one of the reasons (besides the awesome writing and acting) is because of Josh and Donna. The assistant to Josh’s Deputy, these two had chemistry from the pilot episode. Years of innuendo and tension pass until the final season, when these two finally get together. Awwwww.

9. Joey and Pacey, Dawson’s Creek


Another of Ana’s favorites! Girl Next Door Joey and Goof-off Pacey begin as good friends, but eventually become something more.

8. Ricky and Lucy, I Love Lucy


Who doesn’t love this quirky, hilarious couple? Not only was Lucille Ball one of the finest comediennes the television has ever seen, this groundbreaking show turned the cultural standard on its head. A bi-racial couple with a non-conventional woman going against her husband’s instructions? AWESOME. Their real life chemistry only makes it funnier.

7. Ross and Rachel, Friends


On again, off again, on a break or not–we fell in love with Ross and Rachel from the get-go. Two words: PROM VIDEO.

6. Spike and Buffy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Spuffy FTW! As much as Angel and Buffy captured our hearts in the early seasons, for Ana and I it really comes down to the bad boy Spike. That tension! The love-hate-sexy thing they had goin’ on was waaaay hotter than any emo-Angel BS.

5. Starbuck and Apollo, Battlestar Galactica


This is a bit of a tough call really–BSG is full of awesome relationships that would melt the coldest of hearts. Personally, I loved Kara and Sam together–he’s not as whiney as Lee, and accepts Kara for the frak-up she is. BUT…then there was ‘Unfinished Business’. Probably one of my favorite episodes of the entire show. I’ll admit to rewinding that last fight and watching the end of the episode repeatedly on the DVR. Even though they were a royal mess together…I still love them. We’ll see how the final episodes shape up for Lee and Kara.

4. Inara and Mal, Firefly


Our favorite space cowboy and companion, by far. Even though the show’s run was tragically, prematurely terminated (thanks a lot Fox), Firefly lives on as one of the most cherished cult series’ ever. Wash and Zoe were cool, the Doc and Kaylee were cute–but it’s all about the beautiful and wise Inara & hilariously heroic Captain Tight Pants Mal.

3. Jim and Pam, The Office


Three seasons full of angst and bad timing, but finally Jam is together at last! And the best part is–even a season deep of them being together hasn’t made them any less heartwarming. Check out this video of some favorite Jim and Pam scenes.

2. Sawyer and Kate, LOST


You knew it was coming. We love LOST, as you’ve probably surmised by now. There are a number of ships on this show that we adore–Jin and Sun (“Jun”) and Desmond and Penelope in particular (“DoPe”–awmygosh they have a baybay and named him Charlie! Guh!). Considering Ana and I were hardcore, unapologetic Skaters (that’s Sawyer and Kate shippers, for the laymen) when we met, we both share a soft spot for the snarky southern confidence man. These two have C-H-E-M-I-S-T-R-Y, ever since that first trek out into the jungle together. Don’t believe us?

“Baby, I’m tied to a tree in a jungle of mystery.” ~ Confidence Man

The infamous ‘I Never’ scene ~ Outlaws


And just for kicks, two of our personal favorites:

1. Mulder and Scully, The X-Files


The ship that started them all! Just last year, Ana discovered the wonder that was The X-Files. Chock full of mystery, conspiracy, creepiness, and intrigue, this show was so great for so long because of the incredible chemistry between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. LONG LIVE THE X-PHILES! And, because this scene just kicks all ass:

And that’s it for our top 10!

TAG! You’re it:

Christine from The Happily Ever After
Orannia from Walkabout
KMont from Lurv a la Mode
The Discriminating Fangirl of The Discriminating Fangirl
Zeek from The Way I See It

And of course, whoever else wants to play.

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  • KMont
    February 3, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Oh holy goggle-eyed wonder!! How in the world can I follow up on that list lol?! I haven’t watched TV shows like these in SO long. OK, *pushes up sleeves*, I can do this. May take me a couple of weeks to find enough (or may just have to shorten the list) but I will prevail!

    And yalls list is pretty cool. I see a couple that might be repeats on mine. My gosh, when yall post, no matter what it is, you put your hearts in it. And that’s why I lubs you two. Awwwww!

  • Thea
    February 3, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Kmont–Awwwww! *licks KMont* We luvs you too! Naturally 😉

    You can do a top 5 list if you prefer? I know you’ve got some TV couples love!

  • katiebabs
    February 3, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Oh yes Sawyer and Kate all the way!
    I find Spike and Drusilla to be my favorite couple, even over Buffy and Spike.

  • Zara
    February 3, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Awesome list, guys! Nice to see we have a few in common. I almost put down Kate and Sawyer, but the Jack drama makes me ill, so I’m over that.
    And by all means, guys, go with a top 5 if it’s more manageable. Now that I look at my list, it does seem to go on forever. 😆 I need to make future Top 10 lists short and snappy.

    Oh, also – I just started watching BSG, so the Apollo/Starbuck thing looks interesting. I look forward to it!

  • pidute
    February 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    for a moment there i got scared! NO MULDER and SCULLY ?????
    but you didn’t disappoint ,i will continue to read you guys (and i am sure knowing that you will sleep much better tonight huh?)

  • orannia
    February 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Ohhhh, I’ve been tagged! My first ever 🙂 How exciting! Hmmm – will have to think on this…. I have a feeling a couple of people from your list will be popping up in mine (I just love Josh & Donna!)

    And Sam & Kara. Lee & Kara are too competitive…

  • carmen
    February 3, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I agree about the Buffy one, but I was always a sucker for the unattainable romance she had with Angel. Spike was always too obvious and primal for the romantic in me. 🙂

  • The Discriminating Fangirl
    February 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    What an awesome meme! This is going to require some thought… though you’ve already posted a couple of my favorites. 😀

  • orannia
    February 3, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Alright, I’ve listed my top ten, although I wish I’d know about the top five option…the first five were easy, the second…not so much 🙂

    Oh, and Katiebabs – I tagged you 🙂

  • AnimeJune
    February 3, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Great list! I heart all the Joss Whedon couples. His new show Dollhouse starts next week, and I’m going to make sure I watch it. If it gets canceled too, I’m going to be encountering serious rage.

  • Mame
    February 3, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I wanna play! How do I tag 5 bloggers when I only know 2 and the Smugglers are one of them!
    Aarrgghh, can I list my favorites anyway?

  • Christine
    February 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    LOL! ACk!!!! OMG my list is going to be p-r-e-t-t-y funny considering I don’t watch much TV. Don’t worry…. I’ll get creative. 😈 Ooops! I mean… 😀

  • Thea
    February 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Katie–You know, I really liked Spike and Drusilla too. In their creepy, demented way, they were perfect for each other! But that Spike-Buffy dynamic was hot. Plus, I’m a sucker for the bad boy 😛

    Zara–Oh man, the Jackness *vomits* It really, really bothers me (and Ana–we’re skaters through and through). That’s probably why they are pushed down to number 2 on our list–because of the whole Jate debacle. Plus, Kate treats Sawyer like crap these days…baah. There are still a number of great moments and whatever contrived Jate storylines the writers go for now, there’s no denying that Sawyer and Kate had it going on.

    BSG totally rules–and Starbuck is the most wonderful frak-up I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching :mrgreen:

    Pidute–Of course we have Mulder and Scully, we’re not amateurs! For shame! 😛 Hehehe. I totally would have understood if you gave up reading us for an X-Files omission 😉

    Orannia–I adore Sam and Kara together too. It’s a tough call. I think that they have the most healthy relationship, and that Sam really does love Kara…but Lee is so much a part of her, yknow? Unfinished Business broke my heart. Man, I love that episode…did you catch last week’s epi? Kara and Lee are a great team, but I don’t think it will ever work between them. I frakking love this show. (And am getting a bit hysterical knowing it is almost gone!!!!)

    Carmen–Romantics are always welcome 🙂 I think everyone loved at least early Buffy and Angel, with all their angst and emotion.

    TDF–Nice! Can’t wait to see your list :mrgreen:

    AnimeJune–Joss Whedon has a knack for great couples (and great writing, and great shows in general!). I’m actually kinda scared of Dollhouse–I’m not a huge fan of Eliza Dushku, and the promos look…dare I say it?…circa 1999. That said, I will watch any show of his, so I’m hoping it turns out to be better than presented in the commercial spots!

    Mame–Of course you can play too! Just write up your own list and pick five random new bloggers 😉 It’s a great way to meet other people too.

    Christine–Oooh, I’m on tenterhooks 😈 Can’t wait to see your couples!

  • orannia
    February 4, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Thea – I haven’t seen last week’s episode. My BSG ‘supplier’ (since I feel like a junkie) is on holiday so I am waiting until he comes back. Fingers crossed next week we can watch two episodes! I have heard it was a doozy episode though. And what the frak is Gaeta up too?

  • Thea
    February 4, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Orannia–LOL, you’re addicted! Yes, last week’s episode ended with a horrible TO BE CONTINUED… cliffhanger! *headdesk*

    It was frakking awesome though. Really. Gaeta is being a bad boy…you’ll see! I’m gagging myself before I spoil you. Man, I’m stoked that it’s wednesday already–LOST tonight, and then just two more days until BSG!

    What will we do when BSG is over? 😥 I don’t want to think about it.

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  • Christine
    February 13, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I just posted my list. Come by for some giggles! 😛

    Actually, my list isn’t as silly as I thought it would be. Oh, maybe it is? idk 😆

  • zeek
    August 24, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Crikey’s how’d I miss THIS?! Deh well- it’s never too late, mine’ll be up tomorrow! (Dangit you’ve picked most of mine already so some are gonna copy- but I’m thinkin …)

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