AND SO, without further ado, here are "five" characters from television shows that I wish were real people so we could be super BFFs for all time. I wanted to get all random and oddball on all of you (which I kind of do as far as show choice) but sadly, the majority of these are main characters instead of side characters. DEAL WITH IT.
5. The Piemaker aka Ned, Pushing Daisies
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Favorite Ned quote:
"Everything we do is a choice. Oatmeal or cereal, highway or sidestreets, kiss her or keep her. We make choices, and we live with consequences. If someone gets hurt along the way, we ask for forgiveness, it's the best anyone can do."
4. Seth Cohen, The O.C.
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Favorite Seth/Ryan conversation:
Ryan: Sometimes I think you talk just to make sounds.
Seth: Well, sometimes, I do.
3. Cory & Topanga, Boy Meets World
Cory and Topanga are the OG OTP, IMO. They were endgame back in the sandbox. And they knew it, and they weren't afraid to show it. I never doubted that their love was true, or that what they felt didn't feel supremely real to them. It's the embodiment of first love, and more power to you if you can find something like that. I also believe all bromances on TV today owe a lot to Cory and Shawn.
Be careful what you wish for, Cornelius Matthews.
"That's just what I want - to be Topanga's boyfriend. And then we can name our children Chewbacca and Plankton."
2. Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars
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What I most love about Veronica is how vulnerable she really is, because she certainly presents herself as ten pounds of badass in a five pound bag, and how terrified she becomes when that vulnerability brings itself to the surface. She'll let little glimmers of her true self shoot through that intense armor, and it's like magic. Sadly, that's the reason she and Logan have SUCH A HARD TIME being together. He wants to protect her; she's not going to stop doing what she does best. Fight angst fight- them's the breaks when your love story is epic.
"Tragedy blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything. Creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it's still the mansion you remember. Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild."
1. Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
Much like V.Mars, Lorelai uses her wit and her charm as her mask because she's so very, very vulnerable. She's been so burned in the past by Christopher, by her parents, by nearly everyone, that she basically trusts no one but Rory. When she is happy, I cheer with her. When she is broken, my heart breaks too. There are certain episodes of Gilmore Girls that are beyond difficult for me to get through because a- Lauren Graham constantly and consistently knocks performances out of the park and b- I identify with Lorelai very very much. She makes mistakes. She has flaws. She knows it, and she knows when she's making a bad choice but she doesn't always stop herself. She's so complex, I friggin' love it. I started watching Parenthood because she'd be on it (and Peter Krause too!!), and I'm thankful for her casting all the time.
So... those are mine!