August 26, 2008 has a picture essay up of TV's Hottest Young Couples. The list is 14 couples that they say have made "us" laugh and cry.

They actually managed to get a few of them right and some of them they got half right but others they got so wrong that it almost cancels out the stuff they didn't screw up. That Heidi and Spencer (of The Hills) made this list at all seems like it must have been some one's idea of a joke right? I mean, NO ONE ON EARTH likes those two. And Joanie and Chachi, really?

I guess if you want anything done right, you have to do it yourself, so here goes:

The ACTUAL Best Young Couples on TV

Seth Cohen & Summer Robers (The O.C.) - TVGuide got this one but they couldn't seem to understand how a popular, pretty girl like Summer could fall for a sarcastic geek like Seth. Apparently they don't have functioning eyeballs.

Joey Potter & Pacey Witter (Dawson's Creek) - The writers really wanted us to believe that Joey and Dawson were soul mates but I never even believed Dawson had a soul so it was a lost cause. Pacey and Joey belonged together right from the start.

Veronica Mars & Logan Echols (Veronica Mars) - It was the snap, crackle and pop of their repartee that made these two irresistible. I loved them when they were flirting and even more when they were fighting.

Angela Chase & Jordan Catalano (My So-Called Life) - Jordan Catalano was exactly like almost every boy I ever had a crush on in high school. If him crossing the hall to hold her hand while Buffalo Tom plays over the soundtrack doesn't give you goosebumps, then you are dead inside.

Bright Abbott & Hannah Rogers (Everwood) - Sometimes in Hollywood the nerdy girl gets a fancy new 'do, contacts, mascara and a trampy wardrobe and the dreamy object of her affections suddenly realizes how awesome she is and falls in love with her. In Everwood, the nerdy girl continues to look and act exactly the same as she always has and the dreamy object of her affections suddenly realizes how awesome she is and falls in love with her. God, I miss this show!

Ephram Brown & Amy Abbott (Everwood) - Their relationship was 90% drama and sadness, 10% happiness and 100% a joy to watch.

Haley James Scott and Nathan Scott (One Tree Hill) - It's the same old story - girl meets boy who is the legitimate half-brother of her illegitimate best friend. Girl tutors boy so boy will leave best friend alone and stop torturing him at every turn. Boy and girl fall for each other, boy stops being a total ass, boy and girl get married at the ripe-old-age of 16. Then girl up and leaves boy a few months later to be a rock star, but doesn't mean that in the "I don't want to be married anymore" way, more like, "I just want to be married AND do whatever I want with no regard for you and your feelings" kind of way. Boy gets pissed and files for an annulment, girl realizes she screwed up and begs him to take her back, boy and girl fall back in love, get re-married (even though they were never un-married) and then get pregnant while they're seniors in high school. Like I said, same old story.
Meghan Rotundi & Sean Blumberg (Felicity) - Opposites attract and make the most charming, entertaining, believable couples.

Felicity Porter & Ben Covington (Felicity) - When two people are this attractive, it's just obvious they should be together. The end of season two, when they tearily say goodbye and say "I love you" for the first time - him first - is one of the most genuinely touching moments of a show that came through with about a squillion genuinely touching moments.

Willow Rosenberg & Oz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - Yeah, yeah, Buffy is the Slayer and her boyfriend is a Vampire - star-crossed, blah blah. You know what relationship was really charming? Werewolf/guitar player Oz and witch/bookworm Willow.

Cheyenne Montgomery & Van Montgomery (Reba) - Because sometimes teenagers get knocked up and then get married and live with their parents and then start to have marital problems when they grow up and change. But when they make the effort to work it out because they love each other and don't want to give up? It's nice.

Blair Waldorf & Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl) - I shouldn't even have to explain why the two most scheming, conniving, treacherous teens in Manhattan make the hottest couple on the small screen. But in case you need a reminder: CHUCK BASS!

Joan Girardi & Adam Rove (Joan of Arcadia) - Joan sees God and Adam talks to angels. They were absolutely the most adorable couple ever until that whole Bonnie thing which I like to pretend never happened.

Rory Gilmore & Dean Forester (Gilmore Girls) - First love should always be just like this.

Corey Matthews & Topanga Lawrence (Boy Meets World) - Is it far fetched that you could meet the love of your life in kindergarten and be together forever? Yes. Did that make these two any less adorable? No.

Julie Taylor & Matt Saracen (Friday Night Lights) - Everything about their on-screen relationship plays out perfectly except their kissing scenes which are sometimes kind of awkward, but in real life he's a 25-year-old man and she's a 15- 0r 16-year-old girl so I can see where that would cause a guy to hold back with the tongue. Regardless of that, I love them as a couple and I'm still bitter about the Swede and that damn Guatemalan maid.

Tim Riggins & Lyla Garrity (Friday Night Lights) - It ain't a story-book start what with the two of them cheating on her boyfriend/his best friend while he was paralyzed in the hospital, but somehow that just doesn't matter because he forgave them and they're so damn hot together that I think even Street can see how it happened.

Buffy Summers & Angel (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) - Her purpose in life is to kill vampires. He is a vampire...with a SOUL. You know you're going to have some issues to work through when the first time the two of you get carnal, he turns evil and proceeds to pick off your friends. But no relationship is perfect.

Jonathan Fields & Sue Miller (Life As We Know It) - It was really a shame that hardly anyone saw this show because it was sort of refreshing in the way that it portrayed all the typical high school relationship dramas from the boy's point of view for a change. This wasn't a couple that you could see coming at the beginning of the show's short run but by the time it wrapped, this was the one I really wanted to see.

Dino Whitman and Jackie Bradford (Life As We Know It) - Of course, that's not to say that I didn't enjoy watching Dino and Jackie wrestle with their respective issues and their considerable hormones. In fact, this was the best depiction of teenage hormones I think I've ever witnessed on television.

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