We finish this love fest month with television shows about romance and let me be honest, this was a very difficult theme! Not because I wouldn’t have anything to recommend but because I could list of shows left and right. So I wanted to pick a theme within a theme that narrowed down my options, made my life a little easier. I hope you like what I came up with!

1. PEYTON & JAKE in ONE TREE HILL (2003 – 2012)

First of all, yes, the romance theme is narrowed down by picking certain couples from television shows. BUT the list is even more narrowed down by this little sad notion – the shows have ended and they didn’t make it. Yes, this week I’m talking about three TV couples who I think were a perfect match but who were broken up. First up is one of my all time favourite teen shows (up until its 4th season) called One Tree Hill. There we have two teenagers named Peyton (Hilarie Burton) and Jake (Bryan Greenberg) who meet in season 1 and become friends. Soon sparks fly and they get together. It’s a beautiful relationship and them breaking up still hurts my cold heart. It almost worked out too which makes it even sadder. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one when I say this… they should have been endgame.

2. ALICIA & WILL in THE GOOD WIFE (2009 – 2016) 

Nothing breaks up an OTP (one true pairing) like DEATH! Yeah, spoiler alert, one of them dies and the show is not called The Good Husband so you can guess which one. Anyway, this is a drama show that focuses a lot on law and lawyering but there was always an undercurrent of romance between Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) there too. Well, until he DIED! Okay, so yes, I’m still mad about it because the show really suffered after Charles left. Partly because Charles softened Margulies a bit and added that much needed romance to the show. His death is still embedded in my brain and it’s the most vivid thing I remember from the show.  And Jeffrey Dean Morgan showed up so you can imagine how much Will’s death hurt me. Not sure which is worse. Not getting the endgame or not ever having even the possibility of an endgame because one of them is DEAD! Oh no, I know which is even worse… hint, it’s my last pick.

3. RORY & JESS in 

GILMORE GIRLS (2000 – 2007; 2016)

This hurts the most I think, despite all the other heartbreaks I’ve had together with television couples, Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) not making it is awful. Especially since they had a chance to FIX IT in 2016 and THEY DIDN’T! Can you tell I’m still mad? Well, I am. Part of me liked Logan (Matt Czuchry) too, don’t get me wrong but Jess was the one for Rory. It pains me to think they will never get the ending they deserved. There were problems during the original run and Jess was too much of a bad boy. But the show had such a good footing to make them endgame in the revival that it’s even more painful now than it was before. Jess grew up, he changed, he should have ended up with Rory and the fact that they gave her THAT ending is just… (pardon my French) bullshit! Anyway, I’m still clearly very mad about this so I would rather not continue because I’m afraid I’d break my keyboard. Moral of this list, sometimes even the greatest of romances don’t become endgame.






  • I knew you’d have a lot to choose from! I never watched any of these but my husband apparently watched One Tree Hill when it first came on, which I think is hilarious considering it’s the exact opposite of everything he likes. lol

    • I mean it has a lot of basketball stuff too so I mean.. maybe that was what drew him in? Or was it Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton in cheerleading outfits? 😀

  • Nice bittersweet way to go with theme but unfortunately while I know the names of all three shows I’m not sure I’ve ever watched an entire episode of any of them. My mother and nieces were all devoted Gilmore Girls fans though. I was curious about Good Wife since I use to watch Julianna Margulies on ER but by the time I had a chance to give it a go it was seasons in and catching up seemed an onerous task. Maybe some day now that its ended.

    I went with three romantic comedies I enjoyed through the years.

    The Nanny (1993-1999)-Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) is working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens when her boyfriend kicks her out in one of those crushing scenes. What is she to do, where is she to go? She’s out on her fanny. So it’s over the bridge to the Sheffield’s door, she was there to sell make-up but the father saw more….she had style, she had flair, she was there! That’s how she became the Nanny. And for the next five years Fran and her widowed commitmentphobe boss Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy) flirt, fight and fall in love while she raises his three children and causes dozens of calamities assisted her dizzy friend Val (Rachel Chagall), brassy mother Sylvia (Renee Taylor), forgetful Grandma Yetta (Ann Morgan Gilbert) as well as Niles, the butler (Daniel Davis) and Max’s brittle, cynical partner C.C. Babcock (Lauren Lane) who share a love/hate relationship while she too pines for Maxwell.

    Pushing Daisies (2007)-Pie maker Ned (Lee Pace) has the ability to bring dead things back to life with his touch. He yearns for his childhood crush Chuck (Anna Friel) who he has brought back from the dead but at a cost. They cannot touch or Chuck will perish. While they try and find a solution they work with private investigator Emerson Cod (Chi McBride) and co-worker Olive Snook (a scene stealing Kristin Chenoweth) with Ned using his abilities to solve murder cases. Quirky, unique series was cancelled far too soon.

    Love, American Style (1969-1974)-Comic anthology series that each week presented a series of vignettes featuring the various trials and tribulations of falling in love, marriage, falling back in love etc. With a constantly changing cast the show provided an early start for many future stars including Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Bernadette Peters, Burt Reynolds, Martin Sheen and many others.

    • I didn’t expect you to have seen these, they are quite the teen type shows. I love The Nanny! It came on TV here in Estonia when I was super little and probably missed all the GOOD jokes but I still loved it!
      Pushing Daisies.. such an underrated show! 🙁

  • I’m so happy to see One Tree Hill! I wanted to pick it myself because I loved the series so much (not sure I’ve seen the last season though) but then went with something else. I guess I didn’t feel the same way about Peyton and Jake because I barely remember about them lol

    • I’ve seen the first few seasons like 5 times so I know a lot and I’m a huge fan of Bryan Greenberg. 😀 I don’t recommend the later seasons, it all started to go down the hill after Burton and Murray left even though Bush and others stayed. The writing just went so wacky. :/

    • HATED it… it was the worst kind of ending. Like, Rory had always ALWAYS been going about her own and she would have never never fallen into that kind of storyline. I get it, life is hard, blah blah blah, but that was just way off the mark. If girls like Rory can’t make it, well then I’m fucked.
      Not even gonna talk about the romance storyline, that was just SO BAD! I hate that they made her into a cheater in the reboot AGAIN. Like that first time with Jess (kinda) and then Dean wasn’t bad enough… ugh.

    • One could hope for that BUT they did get together so early on in the show so I’m thinking they might have added some unnecessary drama either way. That drama always surprises me, I wouldn’t expect such things from Bush, Murray, he is a weird dude so why not.

    • Don’t watch the last season nor the revival, then you’re good with Gilmore Girls! Ah and thanks, I like to mix things up. 😀

  • Gilmore Girls is the only one I saw, but not the Netflix revival, because I would need to rewatch all the seasons again for a recap to watch that. Anyway sometimes I like Jess sometimes I don’t…so I am totally fine they didn’t end up together.

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