Thursday, May 9, 2013

Swooning: Updated

I've never swooned before, I don't think.  I've watched plenty of chick flicks and they have made me laugh and cry and clap and dance and squeal.  But they never reached the gut of my heart, you know the place I mean?  Most of the romantic gestures I've experienced in real life resulted in my punching the guy right in the stomach.  That all changed when Tony said to Ziva, just before she left for Israel to bury her father, "At lo levad*" to which she replies, "I know."

Now, I don't know for sure that I swooned, but I sort of gagged on emotion.  I mean, it was just pouring off of him.
You can see it in his eyes, he's screaming and pleading and whispering and beckoning.
You can practically hear Adele singing in the background "You'll never know, if you never try. So forget your past and simply be mine."  His eyes say, "I dare you to let me be your one and only.  I promise, I'm worth it."
I mean, those looks he gives her.  If I could say one thing to her, I'd say, "Ziva.  Look at those eyes!  Those eyes will forgive you for your messy and untimely entanglement with Adem Eshel.  I know you didn't want any of that mess, but the writers put it in and you had no control over it. But the man is suffering. Can't you see?"

Now, I love my husband and no other man, real or fictional.  If, however, I were ever a movie director of chick flicks I would send all of them to Michael Weatherly (the actor who plays Tony DiNozzo on CBS' NCIS) to be trained on smoldering eyes.  As a last note, I could never be married to Michael Weatherley.  If Devin ever looked at another woman for any reason the way Tony looks at Ziva I would be very upset.  Very.

I was just searching for a picture to put up to illustrate this look, but what I found instead is that Ziva may not be returning next season.  I won't be able to sleep until I know if she's coming back.

But while we're talking about tv couples, I have a few more that I would like to say things to.

Dear Emma and Neal, (from ABC's Once Upon A Time)
Everyone knew that you two were still in love.  Why did you have to wait until Neal was shot by his fiancee and dangling over a vortex into another world to tell him?  I can just see the writers of your show congratulating themselves over that one.  Yes!  We'll have his fiancee mortally wound him.  And then leave him dangling over a pit!  Yes! There will be no escaping this time, it's over for Neal!  But, like any truly good show, he'll be back.  Don't worry Emma. Dry your eyes, he'll be back.  He is Peter Pan, after all, isn't he?  (No really, is he?)

Dear Austin and Ally, (from Disney's Austin and Ally)
You two are the cutest. If I had a boy child, I would want him to grow up and be just like you, Austin.  You are just right in my book.  Way to go, kids.

Dear Axl and Cassidy, (from ABC's The Middle)
If I had a boy child, I would want him to be just like you.  You and Austin could be brothers.  Wouldn't you like that?  But I'm really here to talk to you about your relationship with Cassidy.  I get it, I get it. She broke your heart so you smashed hers.  But that's not cool, son. Not cool.  Go apologize.  You are the nicest boy on television though, especially how you treat Weird Ashley so I'll give you points for that.

Castle and Becket, (from ABC's Castle)
It is fun to see the two of you together, but sometimes I miss the days when you weren't.  I'm fickle, I know. So fickle.

Jane and Lisbon, (from CBS' The Mentalist)
I haven't watched your show in two seasons or so, but I wonder sometimes how you are coming along... any sparks?  Anything?

Ross and Rachel, (NBC's Friends)
Dear Rachel - you were on a break.
Dear Ross - it just wasn't cool what you did.
But I am happy that you are together.  We all knew you would be, since the moment Rachel showed up crying in her wedding dress, the whole world knew that you would be lobsters together.

What are your favorite television couples?  What would you say to them, if you could?

*It never says in the episode what that means, but a quick search on the internets revealed that he is saying "You are not alone".


  1. "She's his LOBSTER!!!" I love all of the FRIENDS couples. Ross and Rachel (finally...seriously. It took sooooo long!) And Monica and Chandler. Love me some Chandler. And Phoebe and Mike. Love love love! There is also Derek and Meredith, and Christina and Owen (from Grey's). Sydney and Michael (Alias). My list could go forever. I just need to stop. But I also love that I have nudged you into being an Adele fan. Yeeeeees!

  2. Unfortunately this post left me so so lost in the dust of tv world. I have no idea who any of these people are. Well, I am aware of the Friends people, but Lobster? I don't know about Lobster. And right now I can't think of any tv couples that really worked on me. I'm thinking about it -- I'll let you know.

    1. The lobster reference is because Phoebe in the show friends says something about male and female lobsters finding one another and mating for life. Then Ross and Rachel kiss for the first time in the show and phoebe says that Rachel is Ross's lobster. :))

  3. I feel a bit like Nicole, because I didn't know a lot of the TV references, but I definitely remember back in the day when we were all about the Alias couple. :) Good times! And I really like the High School Musical couple, too.

  4. I watch way too much TV (netflix or hulu) since we have not cable. A favorite couple, probably Psych.