I’ve been on a Dawson’s Creek kick for that last two weeks. Which has been made more difficult but the fact that I only own the first three seasons. And there are some discs missing. I forgot how much I actually enjoyed this show of my youth. Yes. They are all hypersexed, over-dialoguing teenagers. But it’s not really about the witty quips and writing that makes teenagers talk like middle aged adults. It’s about the relationships. It’s the personal interactions that make me swoon, and keep coming back to the show, as dated as it might be.
And while having gone back to watch what I had available of the first three seasons, I found myself once again swept away and weepy about one of my all-time favorite TV relationships: Pacey and Joey. I wrote about my favorite TV relationships awhile back, and Pacey and Joey were definitely on that list. There’s a lot to be said about sworn enemies finally putting aside their differences and pushing passed the sexual tension to just be together, despite what anyone else thinks, says or does.
Perusing Youtube, I came across someone’s top 20 Pacey/Joey moments, and I definitely have to agree with each of the moments, although I’m not sure about MY order. And really? Each and every moment where Pacey and Joey are happy and together are my favorites. I was never a fan of all the times they split up, both convinced that they didn’t belong together, and they were never meant to be, and blah blah blah. But it was made worth it by them getting back together shortly after and giving me reason to swoon all over again.
Among my other favorite TV couples are Logan and Veronica, Spike and Buffy, Derek and Meredith (from the early seasons). But it’s funny thinking about my favorite couples and realizing that in the current tv season, I have not found a couple to swoon over. Is it that they are just not written as well as they used to be? Or maybe it’s because I can’t connect to any of the characters… which is shocking, mostly because this television season is almost over, and it’s quickly becoming too late to be attached to any characters if you’re not already. Food for thought, I suppose.
Who are your favorite TV couples?