Top 10 Relationships (based on story arcs that aired in 2010)

10. Ship: Jane/Lisbon (The Mentalist)

as best exemplified in this fanvid

I am still trying to scrub the whole Kristina Frye arc from my brain but it would just be sad if these two didn’t get a mention.

9. Friendship: Meredith/Cristina (Grey’s Anatomy)

Pretty much the only Grey’s Anatomy relationship that has lasted 7 seasons.  I love how Derek basically just tells Owen to accept it as a force of nature.  Of course recently their friendship has taken an interesting turn in the aftermath of the Season 6 finale and it’s been interesting to see them at an unavoidable impasse for the first time ever.

Incidentally, 2010 was also the year I fell in love with Callie/Arizona but that was over their season 5/6 moments rather than anything that happened in 2010 so I didn’t include them.

8. Ship: Luke/Becky // Vince/Jess (Friday Night Lights)

Totally squeezed in two for one with this.  These are my favourite OTPS for this show (as well as Mr/Mrs Coach of course).  Cute but realistic.

7. Ship: Thom/Alex (Nikita)

as best exemplified in this fanvid

It’s not until you rewatch the series so far that you fully appreciate how every single one of their moments slowly built up to what happened in 1×11.  I am still in denial.  (Also, we got FLASHBACKS.)

6. (Friend?)ship: Jane/Maura (Rizzoli & Isles)

I love female friendships for what they are and do not feel the need to femslash them but there’s something about these two ….  I have no idea what it is.  I mean Meredith/Cristina are probably the closest female friends on TV at the moment and they’re forever sleeping in each others beds and I wouldn’t even dream of shipping them but Jane and Maura …. the way they look at each other … I don’t know ….. Maybe Angie and Sasha have too much chemistry (in a platonic way) but it comes out all wrong on screen?  Lol.  Anyway, now it’s impossible for me to watch the show without seeing the ~moments~.  Heh.

5. Friendship: BAU Team and Cast (Criminal Minds)

These guys ❤ both onscreen and offscreen.

4. Family: Baze/Lux/Cate (Life Unexpected, Season One)

as best exemplified in this fanvid
(just the Baze/Cate-ness 🙂

Yes, only Season One.  We do not talk about Season Two.  I wanted to just put Baze/Cate here as if we recall, around the time when I was meant to revising for my final exams, I became really obsessed with them.  However, just thinking about how awesome the dynamic was between them in Season One makes me sad that we never get to see that in Season Two.  So I included Lux as well and made it more of a family thing.  Season 1 was awesome, especially all the angsty Cate/Lux stuff and Baze wanting to be Lux’s friend rather than a father figure.  In Season 2 that whole dynamic was lost (as well as the Baze/Cate, obviously).  There will be a follow-up rant on this at some point.

3. Ship: Michael/Nikita (Nikita)

as best exemplified in this fanvid
Sidenote: You know how some songs are just suited to be used in fanvids (usually alternative rock songs of some sort).  For example, almost every fandom has a team video made using OneRepublic ‘All The Right Moves’.  I never thought anyone could get a song sung by Madonna and Justin Timberlake to work so well in a fanvid.  I almost hate that I love it so much.

Undeniably the OTP at the heart of the show but one that can never become canon on screen (unless in flashbacks).  So much angst, so much baggage and yet so much chemistry …

2. Ship: Chuck/Sarah (Chuck)

They’re pretty perfect.  I don’t think any thing else needs to be said.

1. Friendship: Nikita/Alex (Nikita)

as best exemplified in this fanvid

I feel like I’m cheating putting these two so high up considering it’s only been in the past couple of weeks whilst I was rewatching the series so far that I full appreciated them.
They have this whole mother/daughter // older sister/younger sister // mentor/student dynamic going on that’s so endearing (I will NOT let femslashers ruin this for me!  C’mon people, Alex was 13 when Nikita saved her life.  Shipping them is just wrong!).  Two of my favourite scenes is 1) in the flashback when Nikita touches Alex’s face when she’s having nightmares and 2) the look on Alex’s face when Nikita shows up at the gas station to save her and she runs towards her (just before Michael appears).  Ohh and of course the scene where Nikita tells Alex to start beating her up to protect their cover and Alex’s expression is like “WTF?  I can’t do that!”.  I love how Nikita saw Alex as someone worth saving and basically saw herself in her.  Also, how many times has Nikita saved Alex’s life?  In 1×11 she sacrificed herself and risked everything, including their whole plan, to save her.  And then you’ve got the whole dynamic of Alex wanting to prove herself to Nikita.
Of course the real magic about their relationship is how the writers still manage to convey the emotional connection between them when very often the only scene they “share” is through an IM conversation on the computer.  That’s pretty ingenious.


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