Top Ten Couples

Top Ten Couples

It's February! Which means it's all about Valentine's Day, or Galentine's Day, or however you choose to celebrate love this month. For the entire month, you get three posts all about love, couples, and all those fuzzy feels. Below is a list of my favorite couples from fiction, be it a movie, television, or book. Some will even have links to fan- made videos about the couples. And there WILL be spoilers ahead.

~ Number Ten ~
Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope
Parks and Recreation

Everyone knows about the Office, and the relationship surrounding Jim and Pam; but they seem to overshadow a similar series with one of the best romances ever written. Leslie is the headstrong, optimistic, leading lady of the show, and an accurate representation of women in general. Ben is, as they say, a "human disaster", and it makes him very relatable and adorable. There's not a huge amount of drama involving their relationship, or a long, drawn- out phase of 'will they, won't they', which is what makes their pairing so refreshing and that much better. There's also the fact that they make the effort to know each other inside and out, and that both are willing to put their careers at risk for the other. 

~ Number Nine ~
Hugo and Alita
Alita: Battle Angel


Alita is the most advanced cyborg in Iron City, a perfectly hones weapon built for war. Hugo is a young man who breaks cyborgs arpart for parts. These two happen to get along fantastically, however; Alita's innocence allowing her to completely trust Hugo, and for him to forsake his old life altogether for her. Their relationship is a beautiful one, one of young, new love that sadly ends very tragically, as they all seem to. That in no way puts a damper on their story. There's even a scene where Alita literally offers her priceless, mechanical heart to Hugo if it will fulfill his dreams. He gently declines, saying there are other ways, and that they will do it together. Ah, I grin like an idiot just thinking about them.

~ Number Eight ~
Hiccup and Astrid
How to Train Your Dragon franchise


There aren't a lot of relationships we get to see progress over time, letting nature take its course as people grow from children to adults. For many of you, I'm guessing you grew up on these movies (at least the first one), and, if you were like me, shipped these two before you even knew what shipping was. Over the course of the trilogy, and the two TV shows it spawned, we got to see Hiccup and Astrid's relationship go from teens with crushes to mature adults with kids. We don't get to see a lot of ships follow through with marriage, let alone starting a family. Needless to say, I'm satisfied with their journey. 

~ Number Seven ~
Trip Tucker and T'Pol
Star Trek: Enterprise

Is it truly a ship worth shipping unless they've butted heads? Then look no further than these two. What started out as reluctantly working together because they had to slowly blossomed into a mutual need for each other. I will say that the transition was a bit of a jarring one, but not unwelcome, as they are far more compatible than what appears on the surface. Trip is able to lean on her for support, drawing strength from her never ending calm. T'Pol, a Vulcan who represses her emotions, is able to handle said emotions with him around. In not one but two different timelines they have children together, and their love extends even across to a third. It's not true love unless it can extend beyond the explanation of physics. 

~ Number Six ~
Rumplestilskin and Belle
Once Upon a Time


Never before have I seen such rocky relationships until I watched this show. But no one takes it to the next level quite like these two. Their story starts out familiar enough (Beauty and the Beast, anyone?), and then takes so many twists, turns, ups, and downs it will make your head spin. All the while, through Belle's hoping she can change him for the better, to Rumple's constant backsliding, you cheer for their small victories. Each victory takes them closer to the eventual happy ending they get. They do get married fairly early in the series, and eventually have a son and are able to raise him together. Why I ship them so hard is really beyond me, but somehow to works and I love them both. 

~ Number Five ~
Star Wars prequel trilogy

I do not understand how people can hate Anakin, or this love story, for that matter. Yes, it may be the epitome of dysfunctional with a capital 'D', but then again, what ship isn't? Anakin meets Padme as a young boy, and is so taken with her that he never stops thinking about her, even as distance and duty separates them. Padme is a little slower to come around, considering she was running an entire planet when they met. But she looked past the boy and saw the man beneath. There is no fuss or muss, no dating period. They know they love each other and get married. It's pretty straightforward. It's also pretty clear that Padme is the only thing holding Anakin steady, and when he thinks she's turned against him, his already fragile mental state caves. It's tragedy at its finest that has dethroned Romeo and Juliet. 

~ Number Four ~


OK, so this one is a bit of a "gimmee", as it were because it's never fully confirmed that they ever get into a relationship at the conclusion of the series. However, I believe there's plenty of evidence to back my claim, and there was an official 'I love you' from both parties. So it makes the list. I absolutely cannot get enough of these two and am very bitter there isn't anymore content. Molly is able to see through every facade Sherlock puts up, every brave face or sarcastic comment, and she calls him out on it. In turn, he lets himself trust her with his life, which isn't something he lets just anyone do. Then there's the fact that he tells her to be herself. I mean, what guy does that? Ugh. They're so perfect for each other that I just wrap myself up in feels and squeal. 

~ Number Three ~
Snow White with the Red Hair


I will say upfront that this show actually has very little to do with the Snow White story. But that's beside the point. I don't watch a lot of romance willingly. I just don't. Too much drama is always involved and I'm out before I'm even in. But this is one of those rare exceptions. This has everything anyone could wish for in a romance. Shirayuki is the leading lady, with her own backstory, ambitions, and dreams. She is a well- rounded character apart from Zen. Zen is a prince, and is courageous, kind, responsible, and overall respectful. They have every faith and confidence in one another, neither doubting the other's feelings for a moment. Since Zen is a prince, it puts definite obstacles in their way. But when has that ever stopped true love?

~ Number Two ~
Once Upon a Time

Does this show have the most confusing timeline of any show ever? Yes. Does it also have some of the best ships ever? Also yes. This ship is frustrating as it is rewarding. Emma is the main character, who struggles with letting people in, especially with matters of the heart. Killian, who has lived a dozen lifetimes at this point, is ready to begin a new chapter of his life with her. Their first ever meeting is so charged with electricity that it's impossible not to ship them from the get go. He flirts with her non- stop, even risking his life for her, until she eventually admits she feels the same. They go through so much together, including him dying and Emma marching right into the Underworld to drag him back out. Their wedding was one of the biggest payoffs in the history of payoffs and even thinking of it now fills my heart with joy. 

~ Number One ~
The X- Files


It wouldn't be your OTP unless it drives you to utter madness. And I haven't even finished the show yet. The two FBI agents are staples of the show, each with their own traits and stories to tell. But the amount of chemistry they have is insane. To put it into perspective, my brother, who doesn't watch it, watched a few minutes with me in passing. After just that amount of time, he looked at me and asked, "Are they together?". He seriously thought they were in that short span of time. And no, they are not. It's been four seasons and all I've got in ways to obvious affection is one hand- holding scene. Whenever they are apart, neither seems to be able to function properly. Heck, Scully goes missing for a week and Mulder goes almost completely off the deep end. I know they eventually become a couple because of the internet, but it's just a matter of when. I eagerly await the day and fear i will burst into flames when I see it with my own eyes. 

Do you have the 'feels' yet? Ready to curl up and watch your favorite couples in action? Do you know who your OTP is? Comment below, or use this format and do your own Top Ten. Please make sure to credit me. Also, if there's any particular character you want to see in this month's House Special, feel free to comment on that as well. 



  1. Trip and T’Pol were an awesome couple!

  2. My favorite couples...

    1.) Zoe Hart and Wade Kinsella (Hart of Dixie)

    2.) Jim Hopper and Joyce Byers (Stranger Things)

    3.) Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter (A Walk to Remember)

    4.) John and Anna Bates (Downton Abbey)

    5.) Ross and Demelza Poldark (Poldark)

    6.) Trip Tucker and T’Pol (Star Trek: Enterprise)

    7.) Alec Hardison and Parker (Leverage)

    8.) Ned and Catlyn Stark (Game of Thrones)

    9.) Oliver Queen and Chloe Sullivan (Smallville)

    10.) Robin Hood and Maid Marian (BBC’s Robin Hood)

    1. Yes! Trip and T’Pol for the win! And yes to Joyce and Hopper!! Did you see the teaser for the fourth season?


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