Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lovely Blog Party || Top Ten Movie/TV Couples {2nd Edition}

Hello, all!  This is the first of my three posts for Cordy's Lovely Blog Party, going on the whole month of February!  I decided to make a "Valentine sandwich" for my contributions: my two top ten couples lists (one today, one the 15th) bookending my answers to Cordy's tag, to be answered on the 14th itself. :)


So!  Today's post is my second attempt at a top ten list for my favorite movie and TV couples.  (I did one before, but I shan't link to it -- if you really want to, you can find it fairly easily.  It's no longer entirely accurate, and hence the reboot. ;-P) 

Now, I majorly overthink things and am also rather indecisive, so you may imagine how difficult such endeavors often are for me. :-P  All's I can say is, this list has changed quite a bit in the brief span of time I've been working on it, so I hope it's accurate, but I couldn't swear to it in court, dontcha know.  The order is roughly accurate (with the very top favorites toward the end of the post), but I haven't actually numbered them, because, again, I'm indecisive and easily stressed by such things. :-P  And, like, this list could change in a matter of hours.

Also, to make things easier for myself, I'm just listing a few bullet point reasons for each couple instead of trying to create actual paragraphs.  So.  Here goes.  

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Joe & Kathleen
From: You've Got Mail

Some Reasons Why
  • ANONYMOUS ONLINE PEN PALS!  (I mean, don't try this at home, kids, but in the movie, it works :-p)
  • "Hey, I keep running into you."  "Yeah!  . . . Wanna run into me on Saturday?" (It went something like that, at least)
  • the whole premise of their relationship/the misunderstanding :-P
  • "You probably rented those children."
  • daisies <3
  • OKAY BUT THE PART WHERE HE GOES TO CHECK ON HER WHEN SHE'S SICK


Sorry, the picture's bad quality

Sophie & Charlie
From: Letters to Juliet

Some Reasons Why
  • they get off on the wrong foot, and I usually like that
  • he's British, she's American
  • thus: "You live in New York, which is highly overrated." "Pardon me?"
  • their rearview mirror glances
  • the wedding and their awkwardness thereat
  • "Oh, she's coming!  Oh, splendid, splendid!"



Aragorn & Arwen
From: The Lord of the Rings


Some Reasons Why

  • the constancy
  • the Evenstar necklace (okay it's shallow but for real)
  • I MEAN SHE GIVES UP HER IMMORTALITY FOR THE DUDE
  • how she's the force driving him to keep going
  • THE CORONATION/REUNION




Jason & Hannah
From: October Baby

Some Reasons Why
  • friends since childhood
  • the opening credits with them running to the pier and jumping off
  • how he takes care of her and is there for her
  • really, just how they're such good, true friends
  • "I am -- "  "I am not."
  • I mean, Jason goes to jail for her, basically, so
  • their first date <333  
  • the very end



Tom & Sun Fu
From: Broken Trail

Some Reasons Why
  • the language barrier
  • how much Tom wants to protect her
  • the way Sun Fu says "Tom"
  • how Tom says, "Her name's Sun Fu."
  • Sun Fu's face crumpling as she touches Tom's cheek in that stagecoach scene
  • that whole stagecoach scene



Emma & Killian
From: Once Upon a Time


Some Reasons Why
  • all the ups and downs of their relationship
  • "Perhaps gratitude is in order now?"
  • the fact that Emma helped bring Killian back from the proverbial dark side
  • the way Killian looks at Emma
  • how basically everyone in the show ships it (after Neal, of course)
  • "One of these days I'm gonna stop chasing this woman."
  • Killian pulling Emma into his arms when she's watching the Evil Queen try to execute Snow
  • how much Emma believes in Killian's redemption
  • also I just noticed this but how she's sort of bashful around him?  like whenever he's paying her a compliment or something like that? because she's not used to people treating her like the princess she is (*crying*)



Penelope & Johnny
From: Penelope

Some Reasons Why
  • I LOVE HOW THEY BEGIN
  • their interrogation-mirror interactions
  • the "You Are My Sunshine" song
  • just how adorable they both are
  • her insecurities and his lack of faith in himself
  • THE SCENE IN HIS APARTMENT
  • how he pushes her on the swing at the end



Han & Leia
From: Star Wars

Some Reasons Why
  • # sass goals
  • "NERF-HERDER!"
  • their hug in the garbage chute
  • how Han instinctively turns to shield Leia during the cave-in in The Empire Strikes Back
  • basically all their scenes ever
  • "Who's scruffy-lookin'?"
  • *refrains from typing the iconic line b/c it's too cliché, but . . . the iconic line*


This edit makes me happy. <3

Faramir & Eowyn
From: The Lord of the Rings

Some Reasons Why
  • they're perfect, that's why
  • seriously, I love how they've both been through really tough things and then they find each other *sappy smile*
  • I love how Faramir's gentleness (which doesn't negate his strength) balances out Eowyn's wildness
  • their scene is like my favorite 45 seconds of the entire trilogy (okay, at least one of my favorites)


NATALIIIIIIIEEEEEE

Robin & Marian
From: Robin Hood

Some Reasons Why
  • um NEED I EVEN ELABORATE
  • BASICALLY EVERYTHING
  • I DON'T THINK I CAN STOP USING CAPS
  • (okay never mind I can) again, long-standing relationship with plenty of ups and downs
  • they bicker -- boy, do they bicker -- but they're also willing to work it out
  • THEY'RE LEGIT ONE OF THE FEELSIEST COUPLES I'VE EVER ENCOUNTERED AND I'M NOT OKAY
  • they've just really captured a piece of my heart


Do we share any favorites?



40 comments:

  1. Wonderful post and good choices Olivia! :) And yes, I agree with you about Faramir and Eowyn. ;) #somedaycouplegoals And Penelope and Johnny! :D *hearts forever* Like, how can they be so cute together!?! Anyhew, great post! I enjoyed it muchly. :)
    Love ya' girl! :)

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    1. Thanks, Christina! Yaaaasss, definitely #somedaycouplegoals. Eeeks, I know, right?! Awwww, thank you. :)

      Love you, too!! :D

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  2. "Now, I majorly overthink things and am also rather indecisive, so you may imagine how difficult such endeavors often are for me." Okay, that whole paragraph. THAT IS SO ME!!! (We're going to have major problems if we ever get together because NO ONE'S GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT WE SHOULD DO! Hahaha. ;)) But seriously, I relate SO MUCH!

    This post was delightful. Well done, Olivia!! The bullet point format is sometimes the best way to go.

    I'm like really wanting to watch You've Got Mail now. Do you think I would like it?

    Awwww! And now I want to see October Baby again too!!! :D

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    1. Hahaha, YES!! It'll be a struggle. (But a fun one. ;)) Dude, that's me with most of my friends -- we're all super nice and also not very decisive, so it takes us a while to decide to do anything. xD

      Thanks so much! Yeah, I was low-key stressing about cobbling together "good" paragraphs and then the bullet point idea came to me. #score :D

      Ooh! Okay, so, I'm not the best at predicting whether people will like or dislike certain movies/books. I think it'd be worth a try, at least -- I mean, it's not one that I've specifically thought, "Wow, Miss March needs to see this!", as might happen with a different show, but it's still really cute. So, I guess, long story short, you should just try it?? ;D

      ISN'T OCTOBER BABY ADORBS. <33

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  3. Aw, I haven't seen anything about October Baby in a long time. What a great movie. <3

    MARIAN!!!! :'( That is the saddest thing in the whole wide world. But I will admit they are one of my favorite couples.

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    1. It really is, and you're right, it should be talked about more. <3

      RIGHT??? My poor heart. It might never recover, but whatevs. I'm still glad I encountered the series. <3

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  4. What a great and surprising list! I'm so happy to see Penelope and Johnny on here. They are just the most adorable thing ever.

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    1. YES!! I love Penelope and Johnny so much! So glad you know/love them, too, Brittaney! :)

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  5. I love this! Eowyn & Faramir might be my favorite...they are so adorable. I totally agree with all you said. :)

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    1. Thanks, Elanor! F&E are so perfect. <3

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  6. definitely joe & kathleen, tom & sun fu (I watched the movie because of your review), penelope & johnny, han & leia - they're all great. I can't think of any pairing right now expect the first couple reminds me of 'the shop around the corner' movie and the pairing there is so wonderful - pen pals anyone?

    have a lovely day.

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    1. AAHHH!! My review made you want to watch "Broken Trail"?! Ack, that makes me so happy. Seriously, thanks so much for telling me that! :) :)

      Yes! I mean, You've Got Mail is a remake of "The Shop Around the Corner," isn't it?

      Thanks so much for your comment! Hope you're having a great day, too.

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  7. Great post idea! Mmmm, Joe & Kathleen, Han & Leia, and Faramir & Eowyn are high on my list too. Aragorn & Arwen should be too, but I can't get as excited about them as F&E for some reason.

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    1. Thanks, Hamlette! Aww, I love Aragorn and Arwen, but to each their own. Maybe because they're given so much more screen time in the movies than in the books?

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  8. OOOHHHHH I LOVE SO MANY OF THESE COUPLES!!!!

    Hey, I was watching You've Got Mail like yesterday!! Haha that part was adorable "Do you wanna run into me on Saturday?" <3 And I love the rented children line, cracks me up every time XD

    CHARLIE AND SOPHIE!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 Hahaha I can hear Charlie's voice "Oh she's coming! Splendid splendid!" XD

    I'm going to be doing a post on Aragorn and Arwen! Love them!!

    Lovely post Olivia!!

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    1. Ayyy! Isn't You've Got Mail adorable?? I want to watch it again, it's been a little while. <3

      Heehee, I love his voice. <3

      Ooh, yay! That'll be cool. :)

      Thanks, girl!

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  9. Aw I love the 'You've Got Mail' two! I always think the way their relationship plays out is really original for a rom-com. And the two in Penelope - I love the kiss - and the bit where he jumps the gate!!! Faramir and Eowyn are lovely too :)

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    1. It is!! Yeah, I love those parts in Penelope, too. :) Thanks for commenting, Catherine!

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  10. Gahh, I love about half these couples and haven't heard of the others.

    I'M WATCHING LETTERS TO JULIET LATER TONIGHT!!! I DEARLY LOVE SOPHIE AND CHARLIE, THEY ARE ADORABLES>>>>

    Besides them, I love Aragon and Arwen, Faramir and Eowyn, and Han and Leia. *hearts eyes*

    Awesome post, Olivia!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. Aren't they, as you said, adorable, Catherine?!?! Gahh.

      Thanks so much!

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  11. Ummm..... where are Parker and Hardison????? All Leverage fans feel betrayed!!! ;)

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    1. On a more serious note.... Have you seen The Shop Around the Corner which is what You've Got Mail is a remake of? It's awesome!!!

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    2. They were SOOOOOO CLOOOOSE to making it onto the list!!! I know!! I'm sorry!!!!! *wails*

      Hehe. ;D ;D I haven't seen Shop Around the Corner yet, but I really want to!! You recommend it, then? ;)

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  12. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *dies when you mention my name*

    Okay I'm going to work backwards here.

    SO YES ROBIN AND MARIAN SO MANY MUCH FEELINGS UGH. <3 <3 <3 (Also, I'm not sure I've seen that collage before? *saves it*

    Faramir+Eowyn....Han+Leia...Aragorn and Arwen....YES YES YES.

    Okay but Jason and Hannah!! Did I know you've seen that movie? BECAUSE IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITES and I'm really glad you love it too. Jason and Hannah are goals. <3 I just...he's one of the most caring heroes I've ever seen in film and I adore him. So glad you put them on your top ten. :D

    You're making me really want to see the rest of the movies/shows on your list. I actually HAVE seen "You've Got Mail" and it was cute, though not my favorite. :) (I'm afraid I compared it way to much to the original version "The Shop Around the Corner". ;D)

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    1. EXACTLY.

      AAAAAAAGGGGHHH. I've been watching some more music videos of those two recently (*cough cough* NAMING no names as to who's to blame) and it's reminded me how much I love them/the show. <3

      YES YES YES is right.

      Oh, I don't know! But YES I LOVE IT!!! It's SO good. Precious babies. <3 (Jason and Hannah, I mean. And all babies everywhere. But I meant Jason and Hannah. :-P)

      YOU SHOULD WATCH THEM. ;) Have you seen Penelope, by the way? 'Cause I feel like you'd really love that one, especially. Aww! Well, I might be the same way if I'd see SATC first. ;) As it is, I haven't seen it at all, yet, but I really want to!


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    2. (Seriously??? Is that annoying person who sends you heartbreaking Robin/Marian videos doing it again? *sigh* I'm sorry to hear that! People can be so mean sometimes.) (Hee.....sowwy. ;P) I knoooooow. I really feel like I need to rewatch the show sometime soon....but then...I MAY have a reason to watch some of it soon-ish so maybe I'll just wait for now. ;)

      I'm so glad you love it, too. <3 <3 <3 (Heehee. :))

      I haven't seen Penelope but you're making me really want to! :D I'll have to see about that sometime! And you can watch SAtC in turn. ;D

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    3. (Yeah, I don't know what their deal is . . . it's like they don't like me or something . . . ) (Heehee, TOTALLY KIDDING! You know I love getting those videos, right? ;)) *screeches and squeals* YES! Yes, indeed. ;)

      :) <333

      Oh, I think you'd like Penelope! It's so cute. Yes, for suresies! I want to watch it. :)

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    4. (Haha, I assumed so, but I'm glad to hear you love them. ;D)
      (*squeals and screeches too* :D :D)

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  13. I admire anyone who even attempts to make top ten lists, so bravo, my friend!

    I ADORE "You've Got Mail"!!
    "OKAY BUT THE PART WHERE HE GOES TO CHECK ON HER WHEN SHE'S SICK" I die every time. That is a fantastic scene!

    Aragorn and Arwen <3 They're always forgotten in my mind.

    But Faramir and Eowyn, now they are a favorite, of favorites!!! :D

    Great post, Olivia!

    ~Cordy

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    1. Haha, thank you! It was tough. :-P

      ISN'T IT JUST THE CUTEST. Yeah, I remember being excited that you used a screencap for one of the blog buttons. :)

      Waawww. <3

      Same, though. ;)

      Thank you!!!

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  14. Lovely post, Olivia! <3 Penelope and Johnny are adorable! :D

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  15. I STILL NEED TO SEE "BROKEN TRAIL" GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Those kiddos are just entirely too adorable for their own good, aren't they. :D

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    1. YES YOU DO AND SOMEDAY I AM GOING TO SIT YOU DOWN AND WATCH IT WITH YOU. AND IT SHALL BE A WONDERFUL TIME.

      Yes, yes, they are. :D

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  16. Stoppppp.

    *goes off feeling all mushy inside*

    Honestly, I don't know what to say!
    1. JOE AND KATHLEEN ARE ADORABLE.
    2. Aragorn and Arwen's constancy is one of the most beautiful things in a romance ever.
    3. I really want to see October Baby.
    4. Han and Leia's sass never gets old.
    5. I still can't get over how perfect Faramir and Eowyn are for each other. Gee whiz, J.R.R. Tolkien sure knew how to matchmake. :D

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    1. Waaaawwww. ;) Your comment made me happy, Gabby! Thank you. ;)

      ALL THE YES. I agree with everything. :) "Gee whiz, J.R.R. Tolkien sure knew how to matchmake" -- YES. Yes, amen. ;D

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  17. Joe and Kathleen!!!! I love them. They are so great.

    Han and Leia!!!!!!!! STAR WARS FOREVER. I didn't realize it, but the iconic quote is said twice! It makes me so happy. :D

    ROBIN AND MARIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *SMILES, CRIES, SMILES, CRIES* THEY ARE SERIOUSLY, THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. They really are! :D

      YAAAAAAAASSSSSSS

      I KNOOOOOOOOWWWWW "*SMILES, CRIES, SMILES, CRIES* << #accurate

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  18. Jason and Hannah. This movie is so cute (Jason is so cute).

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