1. Chuck & Blair, Gossip Girl. I mean, obviously. The epitome of a love/hate relationship, Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf are the couple you were rooting for the entire series and these two always look sharp, even when they’re opting for a quickie in the back of Chuck’s limo. In the Gossip Girl books, Chuck Bass is the annoying, pretentious, sleaze ball who is hinted to end up gay. In the TV series, however, he is still pretentious, yet somehow pulls off super crisp fitted suits in absurd colors in the most masculine way, and he’s like, a bazillionaire. And what rhymes with bazillionaire? Blair. Blair Waldorf will forever be my winter fashion icon and she loses her virginity to Chuck way back in Season 1. “Damn that mother Chucker!”
2. Monica & Chandler, Friends. Monica Geller and Chandler Bing combine perhaps the most prominent and important aspects of my personality: excessive humor and neuroticism/borderline OCD. True Friends fans know that although Monica and Chander end up being the longest running, most stable relationship of the series, when Monica was drunk and lonely at Ross’ London wedding, she originally intended to sleep with Joey on the night of their initial hook up. And you know what? That’s fine by me, the fan.
3. Harry Potter & Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter Franchise. The books, not the movies! In the movies, Ginny is significantly taller than Harry, and in general, I’m just not a big fan of the casting. However, I was completely rooting for their romance in the books. This romance may be the most relatable for me, because I love dating my sisters’ friends and I love when they realize that the older I get, the more desirable I am. Harry doesn’t realize until book 5 that Ginny has lots of friends and is also kind of a hottie. I am Ginny in this scenario, and my sisters are a rotating combination of Ron, Fred, and George Weasley.
4. Han Solo & Princess Leia, Star Wars Franchise. Han Solo is one independent woman! I mean, his last name is Solo. But everybody knows the recipe for a power couple is two individual bad-asses who are even better together. These two didn’t want to admit that they were in love with each other, and we can’t really blame them, can we? Times were confusing. It’s really hard to balance being a girlfriend and a rebel, and we can’t forget the love triangle with Leia’s twin brother. Also, let’s be real: Princess Leia didn’t even need saving anyway, but Han Solo has a spaceship and a really cute puppy named Chewbacca. Millennium Falcon > Chuck Bass’ limo.
5. Ken & Barbie, Mattel Toys: Another on again off again relationship, I know. But hear me out. As stated above, the best power couples consist of two independent, badass mofos who look good together, have fun together, thrive together…..but don’t need each other. Do you know how many jobs and hobbies these two have?! I mean, Barbie has been an astronaut, a pilot, a secretary, a stay-at-home mom, an aerobics instructor, a business executive, a baby sitter….TO NAME A FEW. Plus, she has like, legs for days and her breasts are a perfect C. (Yeah, okay, I’m completely ignoring what I leaned in Women’s Studies in college about how if Barbie’s measurements were on a human woman, she’d have to crawl around like a bear.) The point is, Barbie doesn’t need Ken and Ken doesn’t need Barbie. But they are both dynamic hotties who made some pretty cute kids.
6. Kermit the Frog & Miss Piggy, The Muppets: It’s a romance that really shouldn’t work. Kermit is a gentle frog who really just wants to sing songs and get interviewed on the Ellen Degeneres Show. I don’t know her very well, but it’s my understanding that Miss Piggy is pretty obnoxious and maybe a bit of a slut? Now, wait, there’s nothing wrong with sluts, but they can be tricky to deal with when paired up in a serious relationship. She’s also mildly abusive, from what I’ve seen, but can you blame her? The love of her life is afraid of commitment, and also, he’s a puppet, so it probably doesn’t hurt when she hits him. Well, opposites attract, I suppose.
7. Sam & Suzy, Moonrise Kingdom: I am always a fan of adolescent love, even when it leads to the premature decision to get married. But this is a tricky one. (Notice Romeo & Juliet did not make my list.) You must be practical. Were Sam & Suzy practical? The answer is YES. Sam was a fucking boyscout. ‘Practical’ was his middle name. Plus, they took it slow, unlike R & J who got married after only three days of knowing each other and then killed themselves over a complete miscommunication. Sam and Suz were penpals for an entire year before deciding to run away and go camping together. A+, kiddos!
8. The Lanisters, Game of Thrones: Just kidding, but they did have a lot of
9. Lucy & Ricky Ricardo, I Love Lucy: These two. Where do I start? Well Lucy is naive, spunky, and ambitious. She is basically the spokeswoman for “Red hair, don’t care,” and she pulled it off in black & white. Her cute, charming, forgiving, Latino husband Ricky is the perfect compliment to her sass. Plus, they were an inter-racial couple living in a New York City apartment in the 50’s. Way cool, and way ahead of their time.