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[Meg]han
"If you want to fight, I'll stand right beside you. The day that you fall I'll be right behind you. To pick up the pieces...."

You should know...I HATE romance. I really do. I'm one of those rare girls that doesn't like those romantic comedies where the guy chases the girl down, or the girl changes the guy or the couple kisses in the rain or you know...all that cheesy stuff.

EXAMPLE.
1. Guy sees girl and suddenly feels a surge emotion of omg-love-at-first-sight




2. Then there is a montage of them falling in love. Preferably set to Liz Phair singing "Why Can't I" But then BUT THEN, one person goes and messes it up. 


3. Then the guy is sad.


4. And then the girl is sad



5. And then they live happily ever after...you know after he chases her down or whatever.  

I've watched a lot of TV, read a lot of books and I've scowled at many couples.But there's been 3 couples where quite literally...when I watch them, I become another squealing fan girl. Okay well, not a squealing fan girl...but the most fangirly my cynical and sardonic personality can become.

Not that I don't like Ross and Rachel and a few of other couples but really, the way these 3 couples were written gives me hope about love, film and life in general.

Now let's talk about them shall we?
   

Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger [The Harry Potter Series]
Jim Halpert & Pam Beesly [The Office]
Chandler Bing & Monica Geller [Friends]

Now there's some key reasons that people love these couples and why these couples work in a practical as well as adorable way.

#1. They are characters before they are couples.
This is important because the couples that fail usually fail because the individual characters cannot stand alone. For example, take Edward and Bella from the The Twilight Series (still refuse to italicize these "books") for example. Take away the "marble god" that Edward is, take away their "start-cross lover" crap and what do you have? A pedophile vampire who is annoyingly frustrated, emo, boring and weirdly fatherly and a clumsy girl who can't even step outside of her own house without putting her life in danger and who spends all her free time lusting over fictional characters in a damsel-in-distress way and cooking. BORING.


However, these characters have a full-fledged personality, background story and realistic quirks to them to make them seem more...well...realistic! They are awesome characters who together make an awesomer (why is this still not a word?) couple.

Let's meet the characters!Collapse )



 

 
 
 
Music: The Heart Never Lies - McFly
 
 
[Meg]han
23 May 2010 @ 06:33 pm

This is a long ramble but I've tried to present my thoughts as coherently as possible. I hope I can get some feedback.

One of these things is NOT like the other:

Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Gossip Girl, Scrubs, The Office.

oh and ill go ahead and put this up also, TWO of these things are not like the others

The Twilight Series, The Harry Potter Series, Nicolas Sparks books, The Series of Unfortunate Series, The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings

Well four of those shows and series arguably have dynamic, quirky and interesting characters, a coherent and logical(well for TV anyways) PLOT, and development.

Tons of people argue that TV, movies and literature are forms of escapism. And I could not agree more. I won't even go into how much Harry Potter has managed to help me deal with daily crap or how much Friends makes me laugh when life just sucks.

But these escapist things don't need to be degrading, nonsensical, cliched, annoying, stereotypical, illogical, annoying CRAP.

the big reveal :OCollapse )
 
 
 
Mood: energetic
Music: High school never ends - Bowling for soup