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


Going through these comments its amazing how rude and obnoxious some chair fans can be. What is it about this ship that attracts those type of fans?!?
I know I'm going to get some more rude and nasty comments in response to this one.
Maybe try and be a bit less predictable this time. You can ship Chair and still be polite and civil, you know.


I apologize for my transgression, I lost my temper. Yes, I've absolutely had more than enough of the abusive relationship line from nosy haters, however I do regret my choice of words. I don't want to be the face of raging Chair fans. Chuck and Blair are the greatest ship a girl could ever ask for, thus deserve better from a loyal devout. So, I'm sorry Chair. I'm sorry Chair fans. I'm even apologetic to you, Anon for my poor judgement in the spur of the moment (although I'll really go ape if you start again). Ha, kidding. But, seriously. Biased statements are no fun, Chair is bliss. That is all! Peace, love, and #BabyBass!


awkward moment when @anonymous says that relationships like chair dont last... pretty sure they've brightened up my screen for 5 years now? completely agree with the person below me, don't bag people out for their opinions. its rude and immature, people are entitled to their opinions. i love chair. i have for 5 years. i will never stop loving them. dair is just ehh, i love their friendship but nothing more. CHAIR FTW :)


I'm a Chair supporter...what I don't support are those rightous people out there who think they have any right to pass judgement on other peoples opinions - like those who call us chair shippers "fucking stupid" (aka anonymous)...sad and pathetic and, to be honest, makes me support Chair more.


Shut the fuck up you Anon, you're the stupid bitch if you think you can stomp your ass into this Chair thread and call their fans "stupid." If you're such a confident motherucker, then why am I responding to an "Anonymous" wimp? You obviously knew you were about to open a can of whoopass when you wrote that ignorant bullshit, yet you still went ahead and hid your identity. Real smooth, asshole. You may have a gift for subtlety, but I sure as hell do not, so allow me to be a little more succint. Go to a Dair post, Blouis post, whatever the hell you ship, just get your sorry ass out of here before you want to say anything else that's going to get you in deep shit. You don't know any of us. Quit trolling pussy ass bitch.


Supporting Chair is a big mistake. If you see their relationship is a role model then you're fucking stupid when it comes to love. Relationship like this don't last long. It's a fact. Try it if you do.


Chuck and Blair have such chemistry, it's AMAZING! Together, they are the most perfect couple, I envy their relationship! Blair changed Chuck for the best, he used to be a jerk with not a care in the world before he and her came together. When she's with him, she's not as bitchy to everyone (don't get my wrong, I LOVE bitchy Blair). They are so intimate, and hilarious!


I'm sick and tired of this debate
Dair shippers can't make us change our minds and start shipping a new ship after five years and brain wash w. Dair.
Not changing my mind.
We have the right to ship to chair and you's have the right to ship Dair. But here's what you need to understand
Cos most of you's are convinced Dan knows/cares more about Blair than Chuck or that Chuck is an abuser and abuses Blair and all that non sense.
Chuck has done some pretty awful things and has hurted Blair in the past but Blair has hurt him too they hurt each other but they can over come it chuck is maturer now his love for Blair is undeniably he loves her and knows her he chooses her happiness over his. Chair is endgame


There's no doubt that chair is the best!
I'm so sick of All this Dair when ever I see it on my tv screen I feel like Its too forced whiles chair feels real and actually interesting where's Dan is boring. I really never cared for his SL but did like how he was with Serena. I don't mind Dan and Blair being friendly but I don't care for any relationship between them.
Please bring back CHAIR!
Please dispose DAIR!


s: "I'm sad that after all the awful things that happened some fans still root for them because 'they have great limo sex' and they are 'epic'." yes well. i admit that many chair fans do tend to ship chair based almost entirely on the fact that they're (to use your word) epic. and also because they have great limo sex. hell, because they have great sex in general. i'm sorry you don't think either of these is a valid reason to ship a couple. everyone is allowed their opinion. no judgment. but i'm gonna take a wild guess here and say you're a dair-shipper?

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