Hello lovelies! Happy Valentine’s Day! How are you? Despite all the Valentine’s themed content on my blog, I’m actually not that into Valentine’s Day in real life. I just love going all out with a theme and the Valentine’s aesthetic really appeals to my pink and floral loving soul. I do love romance though, in books, in movies, on tv and in real life. So today I thought I’d share the first couples I remember shipping, or you know – the tv-couples that gave me wildly unrealistic expectations and made me this way.
Phoebe and Cole (Charmed)
My OG enemies-to-lovers ship, an evil demon and a good witch. I think y’all know how I feel about witches by now and The Charmed Ones started it alll. My favorite sister was Phoebe (partly cause my fashion sense was as appalling as hers at the time) and when she finally got a proper romance in season 3 I was very, very invested. Cole originally tried to seduce Phoebe so he could destroy The Charmed Ones, but they fell in love and it was so angsty and delicious and painful. I’m still not over it.
Willow & Tara (Buffy)
Buffy was another one of my favorite shows growing up and I still remember how exciting it was to see Willow and Tara’s romance develop. Not only was it the first f/f relationship I’d ever seen on TV, it was two witches kissing! My teenage self was obviously obsessed. What’s changed you ask? Literally nothing. Someone write me a f/f witch book please and thank you. (Labyrinth Lost & These Witches Don’t Burn fit the description, for any like minded readers)
Carrie & Big (SATC)
One of the highlights of my adolescent life was when my mom finally let me watch her Sex and the City box set with her. Back then I was more invested in the fashion than the relationships (I still am), but with one great exception: Carrie and Big. Even at 12 I realized that preferring Big to Aidan was probably a sign that I’d make my love life unnecessarily complicated – but it didn’t stop me from shipping these two with all my heart. (I still do)
Luke & Lorelai (Gilmore Girls)
Gilmore Girls is another show I grew up watching with my momma and I didn’t care about Rory’s teenage romances at all. I was only here for Luke and Lorelai, the OTP over all my OTPs. They had that slow-burn-friend-to-lover-with-witty-banter kind of love I’m trash for and I didn’t even mind how freaking long it took them to get together, cause their friendship was just as cute. I can’t even be mad at the revival, cause it gave me more Luke and Lorelai.
Brooke & Lucas (One Tree Hill)
Listen. Y’all just don’t want to know how many Brucas fan videos I watched on Youtube back in 2004 or how the ripples of that still effect my taste in music to this day. (Please tell me I’m not the only one, guys) I don’t care what anyone says Brooke and Lucas should have been endgame and I will never, ever forgive him for breaking her heart like that. I bet his book sucked.
Jesse & Celine (Before Sunrise)
Ah, Celine and Jesse. The king and queen of the 90’s indie aesthetic. The reason for all the weird looks I’ve gotten from guys on trains when I stare at them starry eyed, waiting for my invite to get off the train with them in Vienna. Never mind we’re actually on the train to Hokksund (it’s as dull as it sounds). I’m genuinely grateful this is a trilogy, cause I needed to know these two are still together and in love. Cause they’re real people. What.
Other Valentine’s Themed Posts:
- Valentine’s Books for Every Kind of Reader
- My Favorite Book Couples
- Quiz: Which Book Character Would Be Your Valentine?