I’m not a big shipper myself. Sure, I have fictional couples I like, but I’m not like the shippers I tend to see on the interwebz who are pining for non-canonical romances that will likely never be. I tend to be more of the variety of shipper that says, “If the show tells me to like them as a couple, I will”–which is why it utterly rocks my world when actors and writers come out YEARS after the movie/TV show is complete and speculates on how a couple that ended up happily ever would “probably be divorced” *shoots glare at Rupert Grint*.
So here are my top 5 OTPs. They aren’t earth-shattering, but they are the couples that I want to live happily ever after, together forever.
Jim and Pam, The Office
These two are absolutely adorable, and I love them as a couple so much. They’re adorable together, and they’re the type of fictional couple that I would love to be friends with. I definitely panicked a bit in the last season when they made us believe that Pam and Jim were going to get divorced or that Pam was going to cheat on Jim with a camera guy, but I’m so glad they kept them together. Pam + Jim 5evaaaa.
Oliver and Felicity, Arrow
I mean, obviously these two. I started shipping them before Olicity became canon, but I think there wasn’t a doubt in anyone’s mind that they’d end up getting together. I’m still a bit worried that the show is going to break them up, but for now I’m a happy Olicity shipper. They balance each other out so well, and they’re incredibly supportive of one another in anything they attempt, be it being a vigilante or being the CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation.
Hyde and Jackie, That 70’s Show
Okay, these two aren’t canonical OTPs. For some reason, the That 70s Show writers broke them up, had Hyde marry (and quickly divorce) a stripper and paired Jackie with Fez. I’m still grumpy about that. Hyde and Jackie were so great for one another. Hyde challenged Jackie to think for herself and look beyond appearance and material things, and Jackie challenged Hyde to be softer and dream beyond winding up in jail at 21. They were adorable together.
Zoe and Wash, Firefly and Serenity
Oh, these two. I love them so very much. Zoe is one of my favorite characters on Firefly, and I just love her sweet relationship with her husband, Wash. They’re adorably in love, but they are also incredibly sarcastic with one another which is one of my favorite things ever. Of course, there’s that whole “I’m a leaf on the wind thing” that ruined LITERALLY EVERYTHING and the tragic 5 second animation that came out last year to rip our hearts out afresh…but let’s not think about that right now.
Hermoine and Ron, Harry Potter Series
Ron and Hermoine ended up together with a lovely family and lived happily ever after. As they say, all was well. It’s canon, so that’s that. Leave it be, thankyouverymuch. Now, Rupert Grint and JK Rowling, I love you both, but I beg of you:
Who are your top OTPs? Do you tend to ship more non-canonical couples, or stick with canon? Let me know in the comments and, as always, check out my other Fandom 5 posts, and follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today! Be sure to follow me on Twitter to follow the hashtag–the hashtag and series, of course, are courtesy of the awesome Kristen and Megan).