Jessica Viola picks her top three television couples that pulled on our heart strings through many seasons.
Television captures some of the most iconic relationships, as these couples have broken and warmed our hearts throughout the ages. They inspire us as they give single people hope that there is the perfect person out there and for those in relationships, they accurately portray all of the highs and lows that all couples go through. So, here are some of the greatest couples on television that always keep us coming back for more.
Marshall Eriksen and Lily Aldrin
Marshall Eriksen and Lily Aldrin, or better known as Marshmallow and Lily-pad, are the definition of ‘couple goals’ in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. While Ted’s hopelessly romantic love life has not always been consistent, Marshall and Lily are a constant source of stable love on the show. From college sweethearts to lifelong soulmates, this couple have stood the test of time throughout nine seasons of the show. Although they have struggled with setbacks in the past, such as Lily leaving Marshall for an art internship in San Francisco or Marshall’s hasty decision to take a judgeship in New York; they always manage to come out on the other side stronger. One of the most appealing attributes that Marshall and Lily share are their cheesy traditions. For instance, they always dress up in a couples costume religiously for Halloween each year. Some of their costume highlights include a pirate and a parrot, Sonny and Cher, as well as spaghetti and meatballs. If dressing in a goofy costume wasn’t enough to show their love, they also solidified their relationship by renewing their vows in the final season of the show. Marshall and Lily without a doubt portray a healthy and loving relationship that always keeps us viewers hooked.
Brittany S. Pierce and Santana Lopez
In the musical comedy Glee, everyone’s ears prick up for Finn and Rachel. However, best friends turned lovers Brittany S. Pierce and Santana Lopez give them a run for their money. These two lovebirds met in their high school cheerleading squad and later became members of the Glee club, which is where their relationship really develops on a deeper and more sincere level. At first, they had a rocky relationship because Santana was in denial about her sexuality, so as a result of this, she was always cold to Brittney who was willing to be there for her through her identity crisis. Eventually, Santana felt she was able to tell her friends and family that she is gay, due to Brittney’s constant encouragement and support for her. Even though these two were on and off again for years, when the show wrapped up, this couple were destined to have a happy ending as they wedded in the final season. Brittany and Santana are an adorable couple as they express their affection for each other through music and turned their strong friendship into a beautiful and loving relationship.
Rebecca and Jack Pearson
It was love at first sight when Rebecca and Jack Pearson met in the TV drama, This is Us. Their whirlwind romance has warmed our hearts for three seasons now as we watch their relationship develop deeper and deeper as each the show continues. One of the best ways that their relationship is captured is through the countless flashbacks that are had on the show. These display some of the most significant moments for these two, as the audience is able to see from the beginning how perfect Jack and Rebecca are for each other. From their first date at the carnival, to raising their three children, Kate, Kevin, and Randall, this couple have been through it all as equal partners. Jack and Rebecca are equal in every way as Jack supports Rebecca in pursuing her singing career, with Rebecca being there for her husband through his addiction to alcohol and his P.T.S.D. from the Vietnam War. While their relationship is not always ideal, they work together to make it the best it can be. Rebecca and Jack showcase all of the positive qualities of a relationship, trust, cooperation, and most of all, unconditional love and are one of the most remarkable couples seen on TV today.
So, forget Jack and Rose or Sandy and Danny, TV is dominated by couples that love each other just as much we love them.