The Casting Couch

The Casting Couch

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! In honor of this LOVE-ly holiday, I wanted to note some of my favorite on-screen couples that might not fit into the typical love conventions, but certainly have plenty of chemistry to go around.

We've all been there, and anyone that watches "The Office" knows that the back and forth of John Krasinki's JIM and Jenna Fischer's PAM really pulls on our heartstrings. He likes her, she likes him, but its not the right time, place, etc. Once these two do finally find themselves in each other's arms, we'll all be in a puddle of emotion on the floor. LOVE THEM.

Unlikely best friends: Hayden Pannetiere's popular cheerleader CLAIRE to Thomas Dekker's tech geek ZACH. They may never have come together if it hadn't been for the forces of fate in one hero's unlikely journey. Without him, Claire is alone with no one to trust. Together, they can make things happen. I just can't get enough of these two.

Okay, okay, so these two are supposed to be the opposite of a couple. But I love the turbulent relationship of Jason Lee's EARL to Jaime Pressly's JOY. Both abusive, and yet both devoted in their own ways. Despite it all, you know they would still be there for each other when they really needed it (like when Earl had to raise some cash to keep Joy out of Jail). No matter what the situation, these two make me love to laugh, and laugh at love.

From the outside, you might think this "Entourage" relationship is a mess. Jeremy Piven's ARI is constantly saying mean things about his wife, and Perry Reeves' MRS. ARI is always yelling at him to put him in his place. Still, when you break through the layers, there is a sweetness to these two. She's got him wrapped around her finger and while he may say mean things in jest, we all know where his heart lies. I just love how she's the one person that can take super-agent Ari Gold off of his pedestal.

Most people who watch "LOST" are caught up in the love triangle that is Jack-Kate-Sawyer. However, the love-spark that I'm really interested in is that between Dominic Monaghan's CHARLIE and Emilie de Ravin's CLAIRE. New mom Claire has always been my favorite character because of her obvious vulnerability yet strong-willed attitude. The match between her and troubled yet always upbeat and funny Charlie is so adorable. They're the closest thing to a working family unit on that show.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blogs. Your's is the first blog I've seen to really let actors get a glimpse into what the CASTING people are thinking, and we thank you! It's so nice that you highlight not super well known actors' achievements. Now the only thing left is to find out who you are?!!?! Until then, keep up the great work!