Watching a TV series go through different fun and observing their power couples has always been the best experience. The audience keeps looking forward to new seasons and episodes just to see a particular love story unfold. These stories make you believe in true love a little more. They also tell a journey of ups and downs, through thick and thin, and yet sticking with each other no matter what.
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10. Emily Fields and Alison DiLaurentis (Pretty Little Liars)
This pair had been good friends since high school. They had a strong base as friends, and they were a part of the same circle in their friend group. Initially, Emily Fields and Alison DiLaurentis took their relationship slow. Alison refused to accept her sexuality and goes missing. After her return, they felt every moment until they were sure of receiving their homosexual self. Tables turned when their relationship fell apart, and Alison started dating men while Emily kept her sexuality to herself. It was through both luck and the power of love that brought them back again after two years of staying apart.
9. Jim and Pam (The Office)
The series was based on the book The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s. Jim and Pam had set relationships goals for the show’s viewers. This couple came together in season three. They shared a strong bond of friendship before they fell for each other. They had to face rough times in their relationship when they were going through a long-distance relationship. They had compromised just to be together and finally on their wedding when Pam was so upset she tore her veil, Jim consoles her and tries to cheer her up by chopping his tie off.
The show ran long enough to have them get married and subsequently have two adorable kids. The makers of the series had planned to break this relationship up to adhere to the story of the novel, but realized the fan base would have been heartbroken to see this loss. The producers added tension between the two couple only to help them raise as a power couple and give them the happy ending which they truly deserve.
8. Brittany S. Pierce and Santana Lopez (Glee)
This pair had a roller-coaster ride of a relationship. Literally.
Brittany S. Pierce and Santana Lopez started off as a ‘friends with benefits’ couple. Both characters had a specific personality. It through these personalities that they had to hold on to their real selves. Santana is the tough one in the relation, and she is often seen as being rude and adamant and less adjusting than Brittany. Santana was ashamed to be recognized in public as a lesbian. We won’t blame her since being part of the LGBT moniker is still not treated as being healthy or normal, when it completely is, and certainly was less prideful at the time the show aired. When someone confesses they are dating, the first thing that would pop up in everyone’s mind would be to ask who the girl or the guy was depending on the gender of the person confessing it to you. Will we ever be getting the liberty to celebrate love rather than concerned about the gender? Brittany S. Pierce and
Santana certainly showed all the struggle of that question. They fought all the odds, starting from dealing with their issues to fighting societal issues to finally getting married in Season 6.
7. Mindy and Danny (The Mindy Project)
They were one of most fun couple of all times from ‘The Mindy Project’. Mindy and Danny were entirely poles apart from each other. They always indulged in making fun of each other to the point they could not stand each other. The law of opposites attract stands true since they become best friends and finally fell in love. They had a lot of stuff in common, which they gradually found out. Both were equally stubborn yet shared the same sense of humour. Even though they had different ideas for their future, they did wind up planning to have a family together. Though Danny had been scared about the thought of marriage throughout the show – something especially evident after his relationship with his ex-wife ended – he wasn’t afraid to confess his true feelings for Mindy by the end of the series.
6. April Ludgate and Andy Dwyer (Parks and Recreation)
They were yet another power couple. April Ludgate and Andy Dwyer were happy in their sweet world, as if life were like a playground and they were the only ones made for it. They would often go silly and enjoy themselves. Like most series, after the confession or the first case, the couple tends to get less exciting, but for April Ludgate and Andy Dwyer, things got even more impressive when they planned to tie a knot. Their bond was held firmly as they do random stuff in the odd hour of the day like shooting marshmallow guns at each other in the middle of the night. They would throw quite unusual parties involving roleplay. This couple didn’t need regular drama and tension to test their compatibility. Instead, they were the most honest couple on a screen so far.
5. Marshall Eriksen and Lily Aldrin (How I Met Your Mother)
‘How I Met Your Mother’ had several relationships running in the background with Marshall Eriksen and Lily Aldrin’s being the only pair who had given the audience #realtionshipgoals. Marshall and Lily’s relationship had been cheesy, funny, readable, messy but always real. They shared codes to add fullness to their sexual life. They had weird theories and solutions to all problems possible. For example, they came up with something called the Olive Theory since Marshall hated olives while Lily loved it. Lily even had something called a Marshpillow, which she used in the absence of Marshall. This just showed much they loved each other. They shared the same insecurities related to work and have their rituals they celebrate, and they tell each other everything. Together, they are definitely the best.
4. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (Keeping Up with The Kardashians)
This American reality show was first aired in E! Cable and is now available on Netflix. The show focused on the personal and professional life of the Kardashian family. The series began early in 2007. Kim, a member of the titular family, started dating her now-husband Kanye West in 2012, while the reality show was airing but she never really made it a big affair of it online. Better late than never, we have seen specific episodes deal with Kanye and revealed their marriage too. Apart from this, there are individual episodes Kanye has been mentioned. Kanye is not seen participating in the show like his wife, Kim. Season 16 showed his first confession, confirming his relationship with Kim.
In 2012, the couple took a trip to Cuba along with the other Kardashians. This trip gave both the audience and the couple time to know each other. However, the pair came closer when Kim was
robbed at gunpoint. Kim had always Kanye’s back emotionally, as well. Though they fall under the ‘celeb-couple’, they are just like us.
3. Monica Geller and Chandler Bing (Friends)
Friends was a fantastic TV show that many of us have enjoyed watching at some time in our lives. Standing true to their title of the series and their title track, the six main characters are always there for each other through thick and thin. From this strong based friendship, there rose a famous pair. Monica Geller and Chandler Bing, played by Courtney Cox and Matthew Perry, respectively are one of the most relatable pair we have come across on TV series. Their journey from best friends to Chandler’s struggles with commitment versus Monica’s desire for extensive public intimacy and finally to them getting married made audiences feel like they were actually a part of their journey.
Funnily enough, they realized their feelings for each other at someone else’s wedding. Chandler handled Monica’s OCD and Monica made Chandler understand what a real relationship was actually like. She made him comfortable while also keeping in mind how awkward he would get trying to accept the regular ideas of romance. You had to appreciate how they were a pair who were mostly seen pulling each other’s leg but always supporting each other through tough and awkward situations. Monica Geller and Chandler Bing made you go aww every time you see them together on-screen.
2. Cameron Tucker and Mitchel Pritchett (Modern Family)
The show Modern Family stands true to the title when we are introduced to Cameron Tucker and Mitchel Pritchett as a gay couple already dating for five years before the show begins. Unlike most TV shows which portray an LGBT relationship through a process of hardship through their self and society at large, Modern Family by introducing these this couple from the beginning has set a benchmark. It also educated the audience a gay pair can be a reasonable and perfect family like any other family. The show stands out, even more, when we can see how Cameron Tucker and Mitchel Pritchett are opposite each other and they when they adopt a Vietnamese baby, Lily. A gay couple is raising a girl child without maternal support and ready to stand by any criticism talk volumes, not just about the pair but the producers of the series. It is through this couple that we question our ‘modern self’. Are we as modern as we think ourselves to be? Does modern stand for just our out appearance? How far have we accepted the LGBT to be part of our healthy life?
Before we take to our top 1 pick, here are some honourable mentions.
- Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood (Shadow Hunters)
- Homer and Marge (The Simpsons)
- Jack and Rebecca (This is Us)
1. Randall and Beth (This is Us)
‘This is Us’ is a family series and series where there are several couples, but Randall and Beth’s undoubtedly stood out and they definitely stood out above all the aforenoted couples. They are a power couple in the real sense of the term. There was not part of the series where they hadn’t stood up for each other. Randall and Beth complemented each other perfectly. Each of them took charge
when they were supposed to. Beth had been more successful than Randall, but he was never jealous of it. He supported her and let her fulfil her wishes. They would fight but always patched things up sooner than you think. They adjusted, not just for the sake of it, but in the most feasible ways possible. They were honest yet supportive. Randall and Beth were an A-team couple. Randall never forgot to tell Beth how much he loved her. As much as they share little moments of love, Randall and Beth were there for their own tough times. This was especially noted in the episode where they went to therapy together.
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