The writers of your favorite shows love to take risks, especially when it comes to relationships, and sometimes it’s for the best. Clearly. The proof by 7.
[MISE A JOUR] : This article “7 Couples Who Made Their Series Even Better #RelationshipGoals” originally appeared in October 2017. It was updated and reposted in March 2022.
Monica and Chandler in the legendary series Friends
For four seasons, viewers of Friends only have eyes for Ross and Rachel. From the end of season 4, and more particularly during an eventful trip to London, the writers take the risk of forming a new couple among the “friends”: Monica and Chandler. What was at first a simple story without a future becomes a real idyll, and relationship goals (more than Ross and Rachel, for some) in the eyes of many fans. Luckily, the writers stopped there and didn’t put Joey and Phoebe together.
Stefan and Caroline in The Vampire Diaries
The romantic relationship between Stefan and Caroline is far from predictable at first glance, given that the vampire falls in love with Elena as soon as she arrives in Mystic Falls. But it is precisely the surprise effect and a gradual rapprochement between Stefan and Caroline that fascinates the fans. In season 6, the young woman realizes her feelings for Stefan, and they then exchange their first kiss. Their relationship is strewn with obstacles but ends up triumphing in the final series of The Vampire Diaries. Spoiler alert : their happiness was only short-lived, Stefan sacrificing himself to save Mystic Falls at the very end.
Phoebe and Cole in the series Charmed
The introduction of Cole’s half-human, half-demon character in season 3 of Charmed got the fans on fire. First of all for his irresistible bad boy side, but especially for his (forbidden) love affair with Phoebe. While the Halliwell sisters have to fight Balthazar, they end up discovering that he is none other than the young woman’s love interest. A passionate, sulphurous but impossible relationship… which gives a real boost to the plot.
Callie and Arizona in the medical series Grey’s Anatomy
After the failure of her union with George and a purely sexual relationship with Mark, Callie discovers romantic feelings for a woman, Arizona, from season 5. This unexpected, but terribly touching relationship will fascinate fans of Grey’s Anatomy for many years, even to the point of dethroning MerDer in the hearts of some.
Kurt and Blaine in the seriesGlee
Kurt and Blaine meet at the start of Season 2 of Glee. They belong to rival choirs, but that does not prevent them from sympathizing and getting closer. Kurt finds in Blaine a true confidant, he who is bullied within his high school because of his homosexuality. The two boys fall in love with each other and exchange their first kiss in front of the camera, to the delight of the gleeks (nickname of fans of Glee). After Finchel, the screenwriters of Glee found another star couple in Klaine and didn’t stop there (hello Brittana).
Joey and Pacey in Dawson
After two seasons centered on the Dawson-Joey relationship, best friends since childhood, the series Dawson takes the risk of a Pacey-Joey rapprochement in season 3. More spontaneous, more touching and less heady than Dawson-Joey, the Pacey-Joey relationship (Katie Holmes) will mark a whole generation of teenagers. sorry Dawson.
Wilhelmina and Connor in the seriesUgly Betty
What better than a love story to “humanize” our favorite series villains? In the third season of Ugly Betty, the writers introduce the character of Connor Owens, chief financial officer of the Meade Publications group. The businessman leaves no one indifferent as soon as he arrives, including Wilhelmina Slater, who is not one to crack easily. Their little game of seduction and power turns into a romantic relationship, thus showing a new (more vulnerable) facet of Wilhelmina.