Well, sometimes I can't help but want to see certain romances happen, even if they would be incredibly awkward, and likely not make it in the long run (though nothing is impossible, and some strange pairings have been known to last, you know?).
I've decided to compile (yes, you guessed it) a list of a couple of these kinds of pairings from television series I have watched... Only a few though, as some of the ones I thought of earlier I can't remember now, or a lot of the series I have seen have explored countless angles, making it hard to think of a new one that would even make any sense.
With that, I give you (in alphabetical order, or course): A Selection of Random Television Romances that Would Never Work Out, but I Would Secretly be Interested in Seeing Anyways.
Criminal Minds: Derek Morgan and Penelope Garcia
Come on, admit it, you've thought about it. Maybe it's a mismatched pair, but the way these two interact is just the sweetest, cheekiest thing ever. Sure, I could just be wanting to root for the "weirdo" and the stud, but why not? They are the best of friends and always tell each other how much they care about one another, so why couldn't it be possible? It's true, there would be the awkward situation of working together, but Garcia's other boyfriend worked with the FBI for a while too. And it's also true that Morgan is typically the kind of guy that just has one-night stands (as Reed so kindly pointed out once) but maybe that's because he's never really felt deeply enough about any of those girls. It would be different for someone he actually cares about to begin with, like Garcia for example. Like I said, I'm probably just fooling myself that this will ever happen, or that it would ever work out, but all I can say is that I hope their cheeky banter continues, because it always puts a smile on my face. And who doesn't like it when friends realize they really like each other? Though that, once again, might just be my young-girl sentiment rearing its ugly head.
Nurse Jackie: Dr. Cooper and Jackie
Who didn't love seeing Coop follow Jackie around like a cute little puppy dog after she kissed him that one time to mess with his head? And who wouldn't want to see that again? Come on now, it was pretty hilarious. Well okay, mostly because Jackie is repulsed by Coop, but Peter Facinelli being all cute like that just makes the heart grow fonder. Plus her kissing him when he was upset because of his turrets response was actually kind of sweet. So why would I like to see them together? Well, I suppose because I love the dynamic between the two characters hating each other but also respecting one another. When it's all hate-hate-hate between them it's far less fun to see. As well, wouldn't it make sense for Jackie to become secretly involved with someone else, as a means of getting ahead? Sure, it was different with her and Eddie as she actually really loved him, but Jackie and Coop would make even more of a twist in her already tangled web, that would result in a lot of (pardon the phrase) shit hitting the fan, which is what makes the show so interesting in the first place. Of course, Coop would likely start to grow tired of Jackie's constantly forceful attitude, or someone would spill the beans as per usual, thereby ending the relationship, and causing more havoc to ensue in Jackie's life, as well as at All Saints.
Skins, Seasons 3 and 4: Katie and JJ
Don't get me wrong, I really liked Lara and all, but something about it felt a little forced for JJ's happiness... Or maybe that was just me thinking that. At any rate, after Katie is done dating sleazy guys and goes through her emotional crisis due to learning she won't be able to have children in the future, wouldn't it make sense that she would want to go out with a really sweet, nice guy? And hey, look who is super sweet and wants a girl so he can feel normal? JJ! Okay, so maybe it would be weird with the whole situation where JJ slept with Katie's lesbian sister, and then Katie yelled at her for having sex with him, but I suppose something like this would also help Katie to be able to accept the decisions of her sister more. No? Well, I don't know, it just seems like because of JJ's lack of experience with relationships he might be inclined to engage in one with a girl like Katie, who is willing to take charge and have someone who will dote on her because of their loyalty. Like JJ? I'd like to think so anyways.
Plus, they are good friends at the end of their series, and I'm always a proprietor of friends falling in "love" and all that (but that might have to do with the fact that I grew up in the 90s/early 2000s, so I saw a lot of teenage rom-coms where the two best friends fall in love). Of course, this relationship would probably end in Katie abusing her power with JJ, and him not knowing what to do, until Katie eventually feels like she can find "something better"... But you never know, I suppose.
Skins, Season 3 and 4: Cook and Naomi
Right now I'm probably getting screams from all the Emily/Naomi lovers out there, as this could be considered heresy against them! But never fear, I am also a huge proprietor of the Emily-Naomi relationship, as it really was meaningful and everything else you can think of. I just can't help but feel like it might have been interesting to see what would happen when Naomi and Cook were together. Sure, they kind of hated each other, but really began to understand one another after a few incidences together, so it wouldn't be totally insane to see this happen, right? Plus, it would have made it even more interesting to see the dynamic between Emily and Naomi, as Naomi is struggling to figure herself out and what she really wants. I don't know exactly, but I've heard a lot of the time when people are struggling with their sexuality they often go forth with a heterosexual relationship, as they aren't ready to accept another side of themselves.
Beyond all that, it would have been nice to see Cook try something new and get away from the whole Cook/Effy/Freddie love triangle, because that really started to get taxing after a while (I mean, it was totally obvious Effy had more feelings for Freddie than Cook and the whole thing got super redundant in the end). So don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want Naomi and Cook to stay together, as she is obviously meant for Emily, it just might have been interesting to see how this played out in Naomi's discovery of herself.
Thus, I leave it to you to take everything I say with a grain of salt. And as always, I ask what you think of all this? Are there any other characters you have always wanted to see get together, or thought might be interesting, no matter how awkward they might be or how long they might last?