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February 14: All About Romance Tropes/Types — top ten favorite hate-to-love romances (from books or movies or tv), top ten favorite (or least favorite) instalove romances, favorite slow-burn romances, favorite starcrossed lovers, etc. etc. Can go so many ways with this one).
As a mystery lover, I’m the first to admit that the “all about romance” list is not the easiest top ten I’ve ever done. Last year I did a top ten favorite couples list. This year I decided to narrow it down to star-crossed lovers. You know, the romance you were really rooting for but it just wasn’t meant to be. (Usually thanks to tragedy. *sniff*)
Ten Couples I was Pulling For:
- Newland Archer & Countess Ellen Olenska – Age of Innocence
- Jake & Sadie – 11/22/63
- Eleanor & Park – Eleanor & Park
- Hazel & Augustus, The Fault in our Stars
- Miles & Joey – Three Martini Lunch
- Maisie & Simon – Maisie Dobbs
- June & Jack – June
- Perdu & Manon – Little Paris Bookshop
- Walter & Phyllis – Double Indemnity
- Lupin & Tonks – Harry Potter Series
And I do have a bonus this week from television. I really loved the Izzie and Denny story from Grey’s Anatomy. (Quick summary: Izzie fell for patient Denny while he awaited a heart transplant. He finally received his transplant just in time, asked Izzie to marry him, and died hours later from a brain aneurysm.)
This scene came from the end of an episode that paralleled the world of the living and the world of the dead (I believe about a year after Denny’s death), and it came together at the end with Izzie and Denny sensing each other when they crossed paths at the hospital. Beautiful (and sad) way to end their love story. Every time I hear this song, I just think of this scene.
Now, I know I’ve missed some amazing star-crossed lovers. (In fact, I almost missed The Fault in Our Stars!) Like I said, romance isn’t really my thing. So who do I need to add to this list? Remind and/or enlighten me! What topic did you chose for this week’s Valentine Edition of TTT? Sound off in the comments below, and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one.