Alone this Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, I’m listing my top TV couples, so you can spend the day watching their romance on screen instead of having one yourself.
Ross and Rachel, Friends (1994-2004) – Ross and Rachel’s relationship has become such a part of pop culture, that other shows look at their characters relationships, and how much they want to “Ross and Rachel it”. In a sense, how far can we drag this out before they get together. Because that’s what David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston’s characters were all about. Everyone could see from the start that they were meant to be, and I think everyone could relate to Ross being “friend-zoned”. After ten years of ons and offs, they finally got together for good, because as Phoebe put it, ‘she’s his lobster”.
Andy and April, Parks & Recreation (2009-2015) – These two barely made a mark on the shows short first season. April, who started as a intern, was often seen in the background with her witty remarks, while Andy was never meant to be seen after the first six episodes, but luck would have it that they got to stick around. After slowing building up the possibility of a relationship in the shows second season, the producers decided to do the opposite of a “Ross and Rachel”. Four episodes after they started dating, they had a surprise wedding at they house. Andy wears a Indianapolis Colts jersey while April walks down the aisle to Simon and Garfunkel’s “April Come She Will”, in a touching moment for a pair that are around for comic relief.
Rob and Amber, Survivor – While they reportedly disliked each other before the game, Survivor proved that a month and a half alone on an island can change that. Competing in Survivor’s first All Star season, Rob and Amber made an alliance that took them to the end of the game and beyond. Amber won the game and the million dollars, but Rob proposed live at Madison Square Garden just before the votes were read. The couple went on to compete in The Amazing Race, and Rob came back on Survivor and finally was crowned as the sole survivor. The pair are still together and have four daughters, proving that you can find love on reality tv, maybe just not The Bachelor.
I’m pretty sure Survivor has a better history of lasting relationships than The Bachelor does. Maybe because the Survivors see each other at their worst while the Bachelors see each other at their best.
Oh for sure. Survivor has producers a fair few relationships over the years. For a dating show The Bachelor has a terrible record with relationships still going.
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