You’re lying if you’ve never wanted that one couple to be together despite all the torture and torment they might have had to endure over the seasons . You yearned for every stolen glance ,kiss or even hug. Today I thought I might enlighten cyberspace on a few of my favourite ill-fated couples and what qualifies them to obtain such an attribute. Noted this is biased and has caused me a lot of pain over my few years on this planet. Some shows are off the air already , but I have taken it upon myself to get a further T.V education and indulge in such whims. Who to chose was super difficult for me and I consulted a dear friend of mine , who is possibly an even bigger T.V head than me
Mark and Lexie – Greys anatomy
First up this brings tears to my eyes just to think about and that qualifies them to be ill-fated and downright tragic. The odd pairing was filled with bursts of humour and declarations of love at the very last moment. Mark A.K.A Mc steamy is plainly put a non-committal womanizer with lots of experience and Lexie is the sweet , innocent and neurotic little sister of Meredith .They really shouldn’t work but they do and this is the one instance in which I am willing forgive the ginormous age gap because love knows no age (look at me getting all sentimental and mushy). But like all ill-fated couples something always stood in their way and then you get to that point where you know they love each other and they should just be together buuuut BAMN plane crash , Lexie fatally wounded , Mark crying yet comforting and two beloved characters DEAD and of course me not willing to face reality . Shonda Rhimes really knows how to toy with my emotions.
Wow I never knew how much this topic was going to depress me but I shall soldier on and discuss another heart-breaking pair.
Ryan and Marissa – The O.C
They were from different worlds , Ryan being from the wrong side of the tracks and Marissa from her perfect Newport bubble. From their first meeting you saw sparks linger in the air and anticipated a star-crossed ,passion fuelled romance and that’s exactly what we got plus minus a few break-ups , obsessed friends , pregnant ex’es , deranged brothers , drug addictions and quick tempers. So just your standard , run of the mill couple problems right? and yet Ryan and Marissa conquered it all until the end of season 3 and the ripping out of my heart . You look at them and think WOW this couple can go though soo much and still love each other to no end , unless that is , the end for one of them comes. Yes , I am talking about the death of Marissa Cooper and how Ryan held her in his arms for the last time. It’s one thing for both to die , but to leave one without the other is just cruel.
Logan and Veronica (LoVe) – Veronica Mars
I just recently delved into the scandalous lives of Neptune’s citizens and to say I was hooked , is an understatement. Who doesn’t love a little clichéd love-hate relationship with witty and sarcastic dialogue to keep you rolling with laughter? Logan and Veronica are just that , but they are as ill-fated as they come . Firstly he dated her best friend who was murdered and she dated his best friend and their best friends were incidentally siblings .. a bit awkward don’t you think? Nevertheless they are and always will be meant to be . They are there for each other dating or not and they’re both deeply flawed individuals but together they are perfect . Plus Logan landed himself in jail just so he could beat up the guy who hurt Veronica , regardless of violent tendencies , Logan is swoon-worthy and according to my T.V head of a friend , he is like Ryan( mentioned above) and Seth meshed into one so perfect right? But there were no sunshine and butterflies for my favourites as the final season ended in an ambiguous look.. never fear though on March 14th the movie shall be released and I am still holding out for Veronica and Logan ( I will probably end up in a ball crying out my very last tear if it doesn’t happen).
Chuck and Sarah – Chuck
If you’ve never watched this show , I feel for you terribly as it one of the greatest , action packed and hilarious shows I have seen to date and trust me I have watched a lot of T.V. The titular character end ups falling for his “pretend girlfriend” agent Sarah Walker and it’s just as obvious to everyone besides her that she loves them too . But the spy life is filled with constant danger , long lost loves and terrible timing , not exactly obstacles for a normal couple to overcome ? Plus Chuck is the quint-essential computer nerd with an interesting friend, whereas Sarah is the male fantasy with a shady past and trust issues , their quirks are what make them work but also what ultimately brings them down . The ending for me was bitter sweet as Sarah lost her memory and we don’t know if the whole true loves kiss brought her back to Chuck .. It’s times like this where I am the optimist , hard to believe right?
There are like a billion more couples who fit the bill but I am a.) too lazy to list them all and b.) my heart has ached enough just posting this one. The only way that I can think of to truly come to terms with my grief (as if I were them) is to somehow , someday become a writer on a hit teen tv series and torture millions of viewers the way I was .. so beware one and all.