TV Fanatic Staff Selection, Take 5: Chair for Best Teen Couple!

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Welcome to the latest opportunity for a TV Fanatic staff member to defend one of our Best Teen Couple nominees. If you missed previous editions, so far...

Now, it's up to Leigh Raines to pull up a Chair. Take it away, Leigh, and best of luck...

Who is the best teen couple on television, this website is asking? Sorry, Forwood fans, but the answer is clear.

Look, I’m an adult, so I’m not going to sit here and say that Blair has never had chemistry with another person. Yes, even Lonely Boy got some face time, but - with apologies to Dair supporters - I just feel more of a friendship vibe between those two.

So let’s agree to disagree and let me preach to all you Chair fiends out there. I need your voting to go VIRAL. Let’s face it, Blair Waldorf doesn’t settle for second or third place. Therefore, I present to you a love letter to a relationship that’s five years in the making:

The Chair defense rests.

Dear Chair,
            In the beginning, you entertained us with a friendship fueled by a mutual love for schemes and takedowns. Then, a certain champagne-doused evening, with a striptease at Chuck’s burlesque club, led to hot virginity-losing limo sex. Not even Blair’s attempt at confession could put the fire out that sparked between you two that night (twice, if I recall correctly.) Since then it’s been magnetic, electrifying, bewitching, tantalizing, scintillating and whatever other adjective you want to throw my way.
            I’m not going to lie and say these past few years have been the smoothest ride, but then again nobody ever said a great love was easy. They just said it was worth it. So what if it took you guys a few years to say those three words? What was that Chuck said during his best man speech at the end of season one? Oh yes, the importance of perseverance.
            I can’t give you up, because you two can’t give each other up. Chuck, I blubbered like a baby when you showed up at Blair’s, crying after your father’s funeral and she held your hand all through the night. When you wanted to lose yourself around the world or jump off of a building, who saved you? Blair. Against everything in her being, Blair met you at that Paris train station to stop you from running away. That was a beautiful scene.
            Blair, you two may have not been together when you didn’t get into Yale, but Chuck knew he couldn’t let you spiral with scum like Carter Baizen. He applied to Columbia without you knowing. He reminded you when you were floundering at NYU that he wasn’t Chuck Bass without Blair Waldorf. Then, there was that time he took a bullet to protect the ring he hoped to give to you one day.
            This week's ending scene - with Chuck’s overdue apology - probably sealed the deal for me. Blair, you want to love Louis, but love isn’t something that can be forced. Chuck, your apology might be too little too late, but it shows you’re growing into a better man.
            You were both too immature, conniving, and narcissistic to be together in the past. That’s why it didn’t work. But I, like so many of your viewers, know that you two are end game. So Chuck, could you please go retrieve that gorgeous Harry Winston rock and save Blair from the dullest Prince there ever was? Let’s get this show on the road kids. As Blair herself said at the end of season four: “The great loves are the crazy ones.” And you two are certifiably, undeniably and perfectly crazy... for each other.
Chair fans everywhere

Who's TV's best teen couple?

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Elena and Stefan (The Vampire Diaries)

Blair and Chuck (Gossip Girl)

Finn and Rachel (Glee)

Aria and Ezra (Pretty Little Liars)

Caroline and Tyler (The Vampire Diaries)

Blair and Dan (Gossip Girl)

Spencer and Toby (Pretty Little Liars)

Matty and Jenna (Awkward)

Annie and Liam (90210)

Damon and Elena (The Vampire Diaries)

Emma and Ethan (The Lying Game)

Kurt and Blaine (Glee)

Total Votes: 63262


lol @Alyssa, totally agree on Ed having sexual chemistry with everyone on the show, including Nate and Dan. I wouldn't be opposed to seeing any of them smooch, tbh. But Ed and Leighton just have something special together. Other couples can be sweet or cute or funny together, but they're the entire package, plus off-the-charts sexy. Ugh, I need them back together like yesterday.


I agree @Kelly! Leigh is right that Leighton has chemistry with others. (I'd also add that Ed has SEXUAL chemistry with pretty much the entire cast no matter what their gender. lol) But the chemistry they share with each other is the best. Not just on Gossip Girl but some of the strongest chemistry on TV in general. Plus they have all TYPES of chemistry. Sexual chemistry (duh!), romantic , emotional/dramatic, comedic (we haven't seen that chem in a while but go back and watch their sexy bantering in S1 and S2), etc. Some of their scenes take my breath away. I'll put the train station scene in 4x02 up against any other couple's big dramatic epic scene. Hell, I'll put some of their sexier moments like their fully clothed High Society (1x10) makeout against any half nude, face sucking makeout scenes of other couples. They are so sensual and hot that they don't need to take off their clothes to sizzle. ;)


Chuck and Blair over erythangggg


This was hard for me because I'm a delena fan too, but after Chuck's speech on Monday I decided to go with Chuck and Blair. Whenever Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick are in a room together it's just compelling and I don't see how anyone can doubt that Chuck and Blair belong together anymore.


I LOVE your pro Chair write up! I agree with every single word! Great loves always have great obstacles and Chair is no exception. No matter what happens each season they find themselves drawn back together again. It's fate! Don't forget: "If two people are meant to be together, they'll eventually find their way back."


"I can’t give you up, because you two can’t give each other up." I can't give them up either! No matter how much I've tried, I can't stop loving Blair and Chuck-they're like my addiction.


Chuck and Blair rule all couples!


Awwwwww, Leigh, you stole my heart with this letter for Blair and Chuck. Ever since 1.07 I've been into this couple Through every up and down, twit and turn, I'll always root for them.


I love Chuck and Blair! They're perfect for each other!


Yes! Chair is the best couple out there. It truly portrays true love and perseverance. And together they drive Gossip Girl to be "watch-able". No matter what people said, Chair needs to be end-game and people thinking about Dair is just weird. I love their blossoming friendship but to imagine them hooking up or having sex? Gross, no offense to the shippers. You guys need to rewatch Chair's sex scene and feel the sexiness and maturity there. Anyway, nicely written Leigh.

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