We’re down to the Final Four in the 2016 Best TV Couple Bracket. Before the final decision is made, here’s how they stack up:
Derek and Meredith (Grey’s Anatomy) – I wouldn’t even classify them as my favorite Grey’s couple but they kept winning because I would think of such great scenes as “Pick me, choose me” and “You don’t get to call me a whore.” They were really great in the first few seasons of the show.
Drew and Rick (Night Shift) – A true Cinderella story. No one could have predicted these two would make their way into the Final Four. I still have an episode from the first season on my DVR that I go back to quite frequently to watch a scene between these two. Rick is about to go into surgery and Drew makes a point of telling him he loves him in front of everyone, even though he isn’t out at work. It’s adorable.
Jake and Peyton (One Tree Hill) – One of my favorites of all-time. They beat out reigning champs Delena in the second round. In years past they have had unfavorable match ups, but the stars aligned for them this year. They may take it all. Their on-again off-again relationship haunted me throughout college. I’m still not okay with the fact that they didn’t end up together. Season 2 Jake and Peyton take the cake for me. Everything from them unsuccessfully trying to take it slow to how upset she is when he has to leave for Florida with Jenny.
Mary and Matthew (Downton Abbey) – When they dance and kiss while Lavinia is sick upstairs in the second season, his proposal after he finds out about Mr. Pamuk, their joy when George is born. They are great through and through.
For anyone wondering, Beth’s Final Four are Coach and Tami (Friday Night Lights), Tom and Sybil (Dontown Abbey), Logan and Rory (Gilmore Girls), and Marissa and Ryan (The O.C.). I can’t tell you how they’ll fare, but I think Tom and Sybil have a good shot as do Coach and Tami.