[Fantastic Five Friday] Five TV Relationships that I Will Go Down With.


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers.

Five TV Relationships that I Will Go Down With

(this phrase is often used on tumblr. “I will go down with this ship” = I really love this relationship)


Booth/Brennan
So far, this is the relationship I have waited the longest to come to fruition. A lot of my main ships have on and off periods, where they’re actually together, but then fall apart, then back in love. Booth and Brennan have taken the LONGEST time. I really adore the give and take of their relationship. Especially this season with Brennan being (spoiler?) pregnant, we get to see Booth being a little more overprotective than he usually is. Still, to this day, my favorite episode with them is “The Santa in the Slush”. They share such heartcrushing (a Bones word) moments it’s hard to give up on them (and trust me, I’ve come close).

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Castle/Beckett
Similar to Booth and Brennan in many ways, their banter and back and forth keep this relationship stable. The longing glances and gentle touches have every Castle fan over analyzing everything they do or say. Which just comes with the territory when it comes to shippers. I love the amount of respect that Castle and Beckett have for each other. They may fight and annoy each other to no end, but when it come right down to it, they have an incredible amount of respect for one another.

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Daniel/Vala
When Vala is first introduced in season 8 of Stargate SG-1, I loved her. I loved the way she picked on Daniel, I loved the way she bent the truth, I just loved her. She was the perfect blend of snark, sass, and heart. Her intentions were alwaysmostly good, and Daniel could see that. After Daniel comes back from ascension/death (for the… third? time), I wasn’t sure they were even going to try to give him a love interest. In some ways, I understood why they didn’t. I mean, his wife was taken over by an evil alien and one of his best friends had to kill her. It would take a while for a person to get over that. The way the relationship grew between Vala and Daniel through the last seasons of the series was really amazing, every time the two of them were on-screen together, you couldn’t help but want to push them together and say “Now kiss!”


Leo/Piper
I’m pretty sure I shipped them before I knew what shipping was. All through the series of Charmed they were the couple that I most wanted to see happy. Above Andy and Prue, above Phoebe and Coop, above them all. Leo and Piper had been through the most and deserved to be together in a happy family with their two beautiful (both as babies and as adults) boys. For a paranormal show, they were surprisingly realistic. They had hard times, disagreements, silly jokes, jealousy, long distance relationships, and pretty much anything else you can think of. If there was ever a couple in television that deserved to be together, it was them.

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Luke/Lorelai
This relationship just frustrated me. In a good way (if that is possible). Every week I’d just stare at Luke and Lorelai’s interactions on my television and think “How is it possible that they don’t see it? Everyone sees it. HOW DO THEY NOT SEE IT?!?!?” This happened (and continues to happen during my re-watches) in every single episode. They finally get together and Rory has to be a pill and ruin it all. All the tension leading up to that moment. The moment with Luke and Lorelai on the porch of The Dragonfly, when Luke just says “Will you just hold still!” All the waiting had been totally worth it for that moment. Then they have to go and break up and be all angsty.
See?! It’s still frustrating.

What television relationships do you love?

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[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Television Characters I Would Trade Lives With

inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’s be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers.

FIVE TELEVISION CHARACTERS I WOULD TRADE LIVES WITH


5. Juliet O’Hara | Psych
Jules is one of those characters that, when you look at her, you assume she’s not going to be as awesome as she is. She’s accepting of Shawn’s interesting “talent,” deals with Lassiter being crazy and isn’t afraid to stand up for things that she’s passionate about. Plus, she and Shawn have excellent chemistry!


4. Piper Halliwell | Charmed
Piper was one of the first (not animated) characters I ever wanted to be when I grew up. She was smart, didn’t take crap from anyone, and still remained very down to earth and real. She was always the character that I identified with the most (and still do when I have a rewatch). On top of all her amazing attributes, add her power to freeze/blow up things, and the fact that the Piper/Leo romance was one of my first television ships ever… I would trade lives with Piper in a heartbeat.


3. Veronica Mars | Veronica Mars
Oh Veronica, aside from having severe commitment issues and always going for the wrong guy, I admire your spunk and can-do attitude. If you ever watch Veronica Mars you’ll notice that because of how much I’ve watched this series, I tend to speak like she does. Veronica is one of those characters that you would want to be friends with, but at the same time, be afraid of her awesomeness.


2. Donna Noble | Doctor Who
Being new to the Whoniverse, Donna quickly became one of my favorite characters after her guest appearance in the Doctor Who holiday episode. When they brought her back in season four, she endeared herself to me because she was the first compainion for the Doctor that had no romantic feelings for him. All she wanted was adventure. She was also the first of the companions that wasn’t afraid to tell the Doctor when he was being an idiot (which, let’s face it, is often). If that meant that I had to forget the Doctor to go on the adventure, I’d still do it. I’d still switch lives with Donna easily.


1. Claudia Donovan | Warehouse 13
Raise your hand if you’re surprised by this. No one? If there was ever a character that I would want to be more than anyone, it would be Claudia Donovan. She has an awesome job and team, and gets to do all the nerdy things that I love to do. I tend to like the snarky and sarcastic (snarcastic?) characters, ones that know when to stand up for themselves and how to make an awkward situation less awkward (though it doesn’t always work). Claudia is no different. On top of being snarcastic, she’s also a techie and a quotes a lot of pop culture things (sound like someone you know?). If you need more convincing as to why Claudia is an amazing character check out these few videos.

Be sure to leave a link to your Fantastic Five Friday post in the comments.
Also, if you have an idea for a Fantastic Five Friday let me know!
(This post was edited by Helen Kiaya Pemberton, who is the awesomest awesome person ever.)