It’s a Love Story

My friend Lara recently finished watching all five seasons of Alias. She was immediately sucked into the epic love story of special agent Sydney Bristow and her hotter than crap handler Michael Vaughn. Who cares that she caught this train roughly a decade after the rest of us? I choose to celebrate that she now understands what I’ve been talking about for the last 13 years.

Once the binge watching was over, Lara took the appropriate amount of time to mourn before asking a very poignant question: “Why did I have to go back to 2002 for an epic love story? Where are the Sydneys and Vaughns on my DVR?”

Lara and I are friends because we share a need for a good love story. Some of you have no idea what to do with people like us when we ramble on about true love, romantic kisses we save on our DVR and our ability to have serious conversations about the best TV couples of all time. You roll your eyes and virtually pat us on the head, unable to empathize with the mushy feelings that well up when the guy finally gets with the girl and they know that life will never be the same again.

Allow me to provide you with a list of relationships that hold special places in my heart as ultimate examples of “the good love story”:

  • Sydney and Vaughn
  • Ross and Rachel
  • Jim and Pam
  • Summer and Seth
  • Joey and Pacey
  • Luke and Lorelai
  • Wade and Zoe
  • Elena and Insert Salvatore Brother Here (I’m Team Damon.)

I know what you’re thinking. What about Coach Taylor and his wife Tami? First of all, clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose, TEXAS FOREVER. Second, I feel like they were an amazing example of what a functional marriage looks like. LOVE THEM, but their story wasn’t very lovey dovey to me. Let the record show that Castle and Beckett would have once been on my list too, but they just aren’t quite there anymore. Lara and I have discussed this in length.

Where did the romance go? Why did the epic love story fall off the writer’s vision board in lieu of murder, sex and scandalous acts of betrayal? Do we all agree that something needs to be done about this huge gap in modern-day television? What “ships” (that’s what the kids are calling it nowadays) do you miss?

PS: All my hopes are resting on Sheldon/Amy and Nick/Jess at this point!

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Amy

Alias is my ALL-TIME favorite show. EVER!!!! I heart JJ for thinking it up 🙂

Hands down Sydney and Vaughn are the BEST, but who doesn’t love Jack Bristow?!

Lincee, just another reason you and I would be great friends 😉

Amy
Amy

Aww, thanks!

Katie
Katie

Nick and Jess 4-ever!!! They give me all the feels.

Ryan
Ryan

Along those lines, what happened to romantic comedies in the theaters? Somewhere around 2006, they became taboo. Did Hollywood decide romance wasn’t profitable anymore or wasn’t worth the pummeling it received from critics who felt themselves too sophisticated to appreciate the value of watching two people fall in love?
Perhaps Hollywood decided that the only screen-worthy characters are strong, independent women who no longer need to be loved and misguided men who no longer know how.

Ashley V
Ashley V

Luke and Lorelai are far and away my favorite! I’m also partial to Veronica (Mars) and Logan.

Lorraine N
Lorraine N

Yes! Luke and Lorelai. Love Gilmore Girls.

Jody H
Jody H

I checked the list twice.

You are missing Jordan Catalano and Angela Chase.

That was some great drama.

Lorraine N
Lorraine N

Joey and Pacey!

Meagan S
Meagan S

You nailed so many! I am all about Jim and Pam, Wade and Zoey, Veronica and Logan, Sydney and Vaughn, Josh and Donna (West Wing). I need shows that drag it out too, I get bored when they finally get together.

Kelli
Kelli

Meredith and Derek!

Lori
Lori

Mindy and Danny!

Jackie
Jackie

Maybe I need to follow Lara’s lead and get on board with Alias – I love a good angst-filled romance!

I was a big Meredith/Derek fan until Grey’s totally went off the deep end. And I agree Castle has let me down lately too… Alias it is!! 🙂

Dara

I love Alias and I love this post. I am with you and Lara. I have to say am team Christopher when it comes to Lorelai, but other than that I agree!

One to add to the list is Felicity and Ben. Please tell me you know what I’m talking about!

Camille
Camille

Yes!! Ben and Felicity!! Love that show. Love Alias. Love Lost. Love JJ Abrams, I guess 🙂 I can’t believe real life Sydney left real life Vaughan for real life Noah…

Camille
Camille

Oh and I am also Team Christopher when it comes to Lorelai.

amy a
amy a

Never! It has to be Luke. I am however, all for Rory and Jess. Or Rory and anyone-but-Logan-or-Dean!

Dara

Also I have to add Brooke and Julian. (OTH – stating the obvious).

Maureen
Maureen

Wait – what’s OTH?

Amy
Amy

One Tree Hill

Maureen
Maureen

You forgot to mention the glorious love stories that we get from watching the Bachelor & Bachelorette!!! hahaha

amy a
amy a

Dr. Quinn and Sully?? So old school! I think my favorite duo to watch is Ross/Rachel. It never gets old. Jim and Pam are very endearing. They just don’t make tv like they used to! It’s all reality tv and comedy now.

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