Television couples have their up and downs just like anyone dating in real life. HowAboutWe has compiled a list of couples who have the best relationships on television right now.
If you're anything like me, you're inclined to watch TV and mostly find couples that drive you absolutely crazy. But sometimes, you just have to put down your arsenal of complaints and appreciate the good things, like these TV couples who give us faith in love, marriage, and commitment. Good relationships do exist out there; they involve compromise and understanding instead of constant pain and emotional breakdowns, and they can be just as entertaining and romantic as the ones that make us tear our hair out.
Glen and Maggie on The Walking Dead
Glen and Maggie met on a farm where Maggie's dad was hoarding legions of zombies in a barn. Their first date was a trip for baby formula that ended with Glen saving Maggie from a walker that was trying to eat her. And their engagement happened after nearly losing each other to the apocalypse. Yet, their love continues to grow (and makes us feel tiny, fluttering butterflies every time they get on screen). These two understand just how lucky they are to have found each other, and they don't let anything get in the way of their relationship. We should all be so lucky, but, you know, minus the zombies.
Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt on Parks and Recreation
These two are the anti-Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald from Scandal. Their love was forbidden, their aspirations were political, but they made it work because their obstacle was a bunch of Chris Traeger's dumb rules and not oh, I don't know, a spouse who's continually tossed aside like day-old upper crust. They love every little insane thing about each other: Ben adores Leslie's zeal for public service, and Leslie gets all hot and bothered by Ben's sexy Elf King habits. They know the importance mac 'n' cheese pizza plays in keeping a marriage together, and they still act as lovey as the first time they kissed. Plus, their marriage is wholly in support of Leslie's career. Like the feminist she is, she keeps her hope-inspiring name: Ms. Knope.
Bob and Linda Belcher of Bob's Burgers
How can we not love the union of a man who makes delicious, greasy cheeseburgers and a woman whose sole desire is to be able to sing about everything that happens to her, like she living in a terrible off-off-Broadway play? This couple makes it through Bob's barely profitable business, their insane children's constant antics (Louise, alone, is homicidal enough to make even the best parents turn on each other), and the boyish antagonism of Linda's ex-boyfriends. Their affection rings true in every moment Linda coos "Bobby" like a nagging Long Island mom and each time Bob screams "Linda" because she's let her outlandish dreams get the family into a scrape yet again. On the surface, they may seem as crude as their animation, but everyone with a heart wants want the Belchers have.
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