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8 sci-fi ships you should know and love

For those who don’t know what a “ship” is in the world of television, you either don’t have a Twitter account, or you aren’t aware there’s an official title for being committed to a specific relationship on a TV show. For The Vampire Diaries fans, there are “Stelena” shippers (Stefan and Elena) and—of course—”Delena” shippers (Damon and Elena). Other famous ships include Sookie and Eric from True Blood, and most recently Oliver and Felicity from Arrow.

But what about other relationships that that don’t get as much love? There are so many others that have touched audiences and catapulted fandoms to the next level. Let’s take a look at some of our own personal favorite sci-fi/supernatural ships on television—both past and present.

1. Penny and Desmond, Lost

Without giving any show spoilers away (if you haven’t watched it yet, buck up and get Netflix already), this relationship is undoubtedly one of the best in TV history. The character of Desmond was extremely complex (and at times confusing), but his relationship with his beloved Penny provided him with depth and romance so powerful so it brought us to tears. Lost fans—you’re lying if you don’t go through a box of tissues every time episode 5×04, “The Constant,” airs, brotha.

2. Davina and Josh, The Originals

For those who watch The Originals, Hayley and Elijah are undoubtedly the ship everyone roots for. But what about Davina and Josh? They prove that you don’t have to be romantically involved in order love one another. Plus, they’re adorable.

3. Marcel and Klaus, The Originals

Another great ship from The Originals is Marcel and Klaus. While it’s apparent on the show that Klaus loves Marcel and vice versa, even the fandom underrates how deep their relationship runs. Klaus’ daddy issues are ones that would cause Freud to roll over in his grave, and Marcel has shown him that the bond between a father and son doesn’t always have to end with a stake through the heart.

4. Aidan and Sally, Being Human

Being Human (the U.S. version) was canceled way too early. Its four seasons were a breath of fresh air to the world of sci-fi/supernatural TV, and the relationships were a huge part of that. Aidan is a vampire ridden with grief for the life he’s led, and one of his roommates, Sally, is a ghost who hasn’t come to terms with her death. Sally’s daily battle with being the ghost roommate who can’t clean up (we wish we had that excuse), paired with Aidan’s struggle to not eat every girl he meets, provided a comedic treat that turned into something much deeper and more relatable by season four.

5. Josh and Nora, Being Human

Josh and Nora are another amazing couple from Being Human. They’re both nurses in love dealing with the fact that once a month, Josh hulks out into a ravaging werewolf beast. They’re both very sarcastic; Nora is definitely not one to put up with anyone’s crap. By the end of the series, their trials prove that all of our problems are unicorns and rainbows compared to what they went through.

6. Stiles and Derek, Teen Wolf

If you don’t watch Teen Wolf already, do it now! When we first heard MTV was launching Teen Wolf, we will admit we weren’t excited. Then we watched the show. Jeff Davis, the series executive producer, head writer, and show creator, is uniquely original, incorporating mythologies from all over the world so as not to create “another show about werewolves.” The icing on the cake of this show is two of its main stars, Stiles and Derek. Derek is a badass werewolf with a troubled past (and no sense of humor), and Stiles is the lovable best friend of the main character. Their dynamic is hilarious and provides the quirkiness the show needs.

7. Freya, Ingrid, Joanna, and Wendy, Witches of East End

We will root for anything on this show! All fans will agree that it was a shock and a blow to the heart when Lifetime canceled Witches of East End. A story about two pairs of sister witches (one pair the mother and aunt of the other), this show was one of the few about fierce females. It still hurts to know that it won’t come back for a season three. Also, Jenna Dewan Tatum can do no wrong. #ThatHairThough

8. Michonne and Rick, The Walking Dead

These two aren’t involved romantically, and we don’t ever expect them to be. But Michonne has been a huge part of saving Rick in terms of his relationship with his son, Carl. She stepped in and played a mother figure when Rick went off of the deep end (all 100 times), and she is fiercely loyal to his leadership.

Share your favorite ship with us! Until next time … #FangsOut


Liz and Lindi (TeamTSD)

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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