UPDATED JUNE 4, 2012
I have always had a horrible track record of supporting the one couple in a show that is just destined to fail. It wasn’t until the LOST finale that I experienced the amazing feeling of having my OTP be endgame. But despite the imminent heartbreak, I’ve never jumped ship from these ships.
Dawson Leery & Joey Potter, DAWSON’S CREEK
He was whiny and adolescent. She was annoying and indecisive. But these best friends turned lovers made for a highly combustible couple that brought forth my first television heartbreak: their eventually demise.
Jack Shephard & Kate Austen, LOST
I was pretty much a blubbering mess throughout the entire LOST finale, but when Jack & Kate kissed on that clifftop I completely lost it. And when she found him at the benefit concert in the sideways world, I was inconsolable. And when the bright light filled the church and it was confirmed that Jate was endgame, I proclaimed it the perfect ending to a near-perfect show.
Nathan and Haley Scott, ONE TREE HILL
I never doubted that Nathan and Haley weren’t going to get their happy ending, even throughout their brief hiatus in season two and Nathan’s alleged infidelity. Married at sixteen, first child at eighteen, and all the challenges that came afterward, Nathan and Haley have always been a constant on One Tree Hill and I loved them for it.
Jeff Winger and Annie Edison, COMMUNITY
I have proclaimed my love for this not-even-a-couple couple multiple times, and I refuse to quit. Despite the fact that they’re not even a couple or had an official declaration, this May-December relationship has become a highlight of the show for me.
Mark Sloan and Lexie Grey, GREY’S ANATOMY
Shonda Rhimes, why do you insist on killing all of the beautiful things on your show? I’ve grown tired of Meredith and Derek, and I’ve never fully wrapped my head around Owen and Cristina. Alex and Izzie were perfect and now they’re dunzo. Mark and Lexie were on their way to a reconciliation, let’s kill off Lexie. Insert my pathetic cries.