10 TV Couples Who Are #RelationshipGoals

There are certain couples throughout television history that just stick with you. Not all for the same reasons, but because they are such adorable, formidable, or amazing couples. These 10 TV couples are ones that, in some way, embody relationship goals:

10. Meredith & Derek (Grey’s Anatomy)

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This is one of the most epic television love stories. Their love story is full of ups and downs and is incredibly confusing, but in the end they triumph over everything and end up together happily in love. They find each other through depression, almost death, relationships with other people, and intense trauma. They love each other more than anyone else and no matter how much they try to make it work with anybody else they always end up back together.

9. Veronica & Piz (Veronica Mars)

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I know, I know Veronica didn’t end up with Piz but she should have. He was kind, smart, went along with her crazy undercover investigation plans, and was always able to have intelligent conversations with her. She had a fun and exciting, yet stable relationship when she was with him.

8. Jim & Pam (The Office)

Jim and Pam! It took them sooooo long but they finally got together. God, their inside jokes were my life. I love how supportive Jim was of Pam’s dreams to do something different with her life and how he encouraged her. They made each other laugh constantly and were always in sync. They were basically kids at heart working together to pull pranks and have fun.

7. Peggy & Sousa (Agent Carter)

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Okayyyyy, so I know this one shouldn’t count because they’re not actually a couple in Agent Carter but I don’t care. They are obviously in love with each other and their relationship in general is simply adorkable. Sousa is pretty much the only guy in the entire office that treats Peggy with respect and knows that she can handle her shit, while also wanting to protect her because he cares about her. Peggy does the same for Sousa, understanding that aside from herself Sousa is probably the best agent in the SSRS. They have each other’s backs and will follow each other into crazy and dangerous situations to prove it.

6. Adam & Kristina (Parenthood)

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I mean, look at them dancing like nerds together.

This couple truly is something to look up to. They have two amazing children and stay married for something like 25 years throughout the series. They love each other so much and are always there to support each other’s crazy dreams, even if it means being tight financially or having to take on more responsibilities. They go through hell and back and never give up or stray, which is a huge accomplishment especially for TV couples. A big reason I loved Parenthood so much is because it felt like a great representation of a large modern-day family and didn’t fill its episodes with unnecessary drama. It is just real life problems and the drama that accompanies those.

5. Chandler & Monica (Friends)

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They’ve known each other for years and have been friends for almost a decade. Not only do the have a great friendship as the base for their relationship, but they accept each other for all their eccentricities. Chandler loves and accepts Monica’s intense need to clean everything to the point that it’s more sterile than a hospital. Monica also loves Chandler’s weird and awesome but sometimes off-kilter sense of humour (although she does make fun of him for it on occasion, in a loving way).

4. Ned & Chuck (Pushing Daisies)

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Guys, come on! He literally brought her back to life. You can’t get any more romantic than that. Yes, it’s crappy that they can’t touch but watching their relationship grow emotionally is so adorable. Plus, Ned makes the most delectable looking pies ever and owns his own pie shop! A successful, motivated man who can make baked goods? Yes please. Then there’s Chuck, who has lived her whole life through the fictional adventures in books. A girl after my own heart, Chuck (or Charlotte, which is her full name) made me believe that nerdy bookish girls can have awesome adventures and fall in love with a ridiculously attractive and kind man. Shhhhhh, I know it’s fictional and has no basis in reality but just let me have this.

3. Lily & Marshall (How I Met Your Mother)

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Lily and Marshall. Holy sweet moly they are a cute couple. When Marshall treats Lily like a princess on her birthday or how Lily supports Marshall’s dream of being an environmental lawyer even though he makes zero money. They’ve been together since university, which is a pretty big deal. They understand each other’s weird needs on a deep level. Plus, lily understand that it’s bacon and then sex, unless of course you can eat bacon during.

2. Rory & Amy (Doctor Who)

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Rorrrrraaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy! I have all the feels with this couple. If you haven’t watched Doctor Who you have no idea what they went through as a couple. Rory literally waited thousands of years for Amy to come back and Amy grew old alone knowing that Rory would come back for her. They are dorky, hilarious, and insanely devoted to each other. Also, who wouldn’t want to have their life travelling around the universe and getting to go on all these incredible adventures together?

1. Brad & Jane (Happy Endings)

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The only way I can describe Brad and Jane is by quoting Penny, because they are “AMAHHHHHZING”. They are everything anyone should ever want. They are super epic weirdos and they are perfect for each other. They not only embrace each other’s weirdness but they do all their weird things together.I honestly just can’t even and must now show you a slew of Brad and Jane gifs so you can see their utter hilarity and amahhhziness.

Like the time they role played in the most hilarious way:

 

or the time Brad got pranked and had stripper glitter stuck all over him so Brad and Jane took advantage of that:
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or the fact that they matched each other’s party grunge vibes when they met and they’ve grown and succeeded together and are even more perfect for each other now:

 

Come on, even they know they’re relationship goals:brad-and-jane-dream-team

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Time Travel TV Shows

I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who and anytime I hear about a new, or old, TV show involving time travel that I havent seen I get very excited. I recently started watching Legends of Tomorrow, because not  only does it involve badass warriors time travelling and fighting evil but the main time traveller is none other than Rory from Doctor Who!!! I haven’t seen all of the shows I’m about to suggest but I’m going to rate them in order of my interest in them. Here we go:

1.Doctor Who

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Doctor Who is a classic science-fiction series with a cult following. The Doctor is a ‘Time Lord’, a time-traveling scientist from a far off planet, who travels through time and space in a TARDIS. The TARDIS looks like a police box on the outside but is actually an endlessly large spaceship on the inside. The Doctor, who is quirky and hilarious, travels through time and space with companions that help him get to the root of mysteries and fight evil throughout the universe. The Doctor can also regenerate so every few seasons he regenerates and appears portrayed by a new actor, also choosing a new companion. Don’t be deterred by the intense cheese and bad special effects of the first couple of seasons.

Each season gets better and better, with seasons 5-7 (headed by Matt Smith as Doctor Who) being my favourites. When the doctor regenerates the new season has a new actor playing the doctor, a new companion, and usually an entirely new storyline. That is why in order to get people hooked myself and my fellow Whovians sometimes recommend starting with season 5 to get obsessed and then going back to season 1 to suffer through the low budget.

IMDb: 8.8/10

 

2. Outlander

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After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives. “Outlander” is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.

Get ready for some steamy scenes and some beautiful Scottish landscapes. It’s definitely not a fast-paced TV show, so I do find that I sometimes  get slightly distracted during the extremely slow points of the show.

IMDb: 8.5/10

 

3. Being Erica

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Who hasn’t wished, at least once, for the ability to go back in time and do something over? The heroine in this show gets just that. Erica Strange has many regrets in her young life – so many that she’s started a list. But when she shares her list with her therapist, he undertakes an unusual course of treatment: She is transported back in time and given the chance to make different decisions at pivotal moments in her life, based on her knowledge in the present. From first kisses to job interviews, Erica has the chance to completely remake her life or leave things as they are.

Truly Canadian, this show is set in Toronto featuring all Canadian actors. You’ll recognize some Degrassi stars as they frequently guest star. I honestly feel like this is such an underappreciated TV show. I loved watching Erica go back and learn all over again from her past experiences and change her present life, showing that it’s never really too late to make your life better. Plus, it’s set in the book publishing world and that really excited me.

IMDb: 7.5/10

 

4. Legends of Tomorrow

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After seeing what doom the future holds, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter realizes heroes alone are not enough to prevent the impending catastrophe that threatens not only the planet, but all of time itself. Tasked with recruiting both heroes and villains, Rip brings together a ragtag team of divergent talents, which includes Sara Lance, Firestorm, Ray Palmer, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Captain Cold and Heat Wave.
IMDb: 7.8/10

5. Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles

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At the beginning of the television series, a T-888 using the name Cromartie is sent back to 1999 to kill John. Cameron, a Terminator that John sent back from 2029 to protect his younger self, leaps forward in time with John and Sarah to the year 2007 in order to prevent a delayed Judgement Day once and for all. Now wanted fugitives with the fear of pending leukemia playing on Sarah’s mind, they must also face the reality that other enemies from the future could be after them.
Not super popular, the show only lasted one season. I was a big fan of the show though. I enjoyed that it explored more about Cameron’s character and how if she is an AI can she have true human emotions? I wish it had lasted longer because I feel like it could have been great. Plus, it has Lena Headey pre-ultra fame.
IMDb: 7.7/10

6. Journeyman

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Commuting takes on a whole new meaning for a San Francisco newspaper reporter, Dan Vasser, who unexpectedly finds himself traveling through time to change people’s lives. That’s the good news. The bad news is he has to explain these sudden and unpredictable disappearances to his family (including his young son, who thinks his father’s disappearances are related to magic) and colleagues — and finding himself reunited on his journeys with a long-lost fiancee who was presumed dead cannot be good for his marriage. Or can it?

Although I have not seen this show, it’s been one that I’ve wanted to watch for a while.

IMDb: 8.1/10

 

7. Terra Nova

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In 2149, overdeveloped and polluted Earth is dying. With no way to reverse the damage done to the planet, a group of scientists finds a way to open a fracture in the space-time continuum. This creates a portal to prehistoric Earth, leading to a last-ditch effort to save the human race by correcting mistakes of the past. The Shannon family participates in the 10th pilgrimage to Terra Nova, facing such prehistoric dangers as dinosaurs. The Shannons are also challenged within Terra Nova, as not everyone on the mission has the same intentions to save mankind.

When I heard that Steven Spielberg was producing the show I got very excited and hoped it would be sort of Jurassic Park-esque. Unfortunately, it was mostly just filled with cheese but still in a cool setting. Not horrible, not great.

IMDb: 6.8/10

Jackaby by William Ritter – Book Review

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Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–deny.

I’m a big fan of Sherlock Holmes inspired books so this one immediately caught my eye. Especially since it has a supernatural aspect to it as well. Yes, please! I enjoyed Abigail Rook’s character as she is smart, kind, observant, and easy to relate to. She’s a girl seeking adventure and excitement during a time when this was a frowned upon interest for women. These kinds of female characters are my favourites in books, movies, and TV shows. If you, like me, enjoy smart, sassy, and strong female characters then I highly recommend also checking out Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix. It’s a show set in Australia during the early 1900s revolving around a female private detective who is just a little pot of sass, and I love her.

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Suggestion tangent over, I quite enjoyed this book. It isn’t particularly original or astoundingly well written, but it is a very very fast read (at only 294 pgs) and was great for getting me out of my book slump. Doing so much course reading for school I went the entire month of January without completing a single book, which is practically unheard of for me. Jackaby‘s plot is intriguing and even surprised me a tiny bit with it’s ending, in a good way.

Jackaby as a character is a great Sherlock Holmes knock-off with a supernatural twist. He’s smart, insanely observant except when it comes to human emotions, and has some great sassy lines that I found quite funny.

I would highly recommend this if you’re a Sherlock Holmes fan in need of a case-solving read.

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For Fans Of: Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Doctor Who (TV), Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (TV), and Penny Dreadful (TV)

Rating: 3.75/5