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


@Dan Why on earth would anyone be threatened by realism? If I wanted realism, I could just videotape my husband and I eating takeout and watching a movie together. What makes Chuck and Blair special is that they're heightened reality, they're the sort of epic romance that only exists in TV and movies- and that's exactly why they're so compelling. They're not just some average, humdrum couple, they have the kind of love that transcends compatibility and shared interests. Their love for each other is so intense that every other potential romantic pairing for either of them simply pales in comparison. @wow?? If anyone is basing their own relationships on a TV show about spoiled-rotten, emotionally-damaged Manhattan teenagers, they've got a lot more problems than just liking Chair.


When you put Chuck and Blair in the same room it's like magic.
Dair can't even compare to Chair. I like the friendship between Dan and Blair, and really enjoy their scenes.
there is no spark between them. Like, at all.


Wow really? People really think Chuck/Blair are voted best teen couple?? Really? It's one of the most abusive and toxic relationships that I've ever seen on television. It's a horrible inspiration for teens to base their relationships. Dair forever


@Alisha I am not jealous of Chair fans. I feel bad because it is a typical movie/hollywood relationship that wouldn't work out in the long run. Read Brideshead Revisited, Rebecca or A Streetcare Named Desire if you want to see what happens to "a love so intense and all-consuming." It's just archetypal screenwriting that isn't inspired or new. I have not always been a Dair fan either, I just never liked Chair and was unsatisfied with Blair's relationships until I saw the mental chemistry and intrigue that began in season four. I think Chair fans like to downplay Dair because they are threatened by the realism.


Awwwww, all of these awesome comments warm my Chair-starved heart. This is an amazing fanbase for an amazing couple!


Best Article! @Maribells They only try to downgrade Chair because they know they will never get the scenes Chair gets and that Dair will never come close to being as amazing as Chuck and Blair are. Jealousy is an ugly shade and it's why Dair fans hate on Chair fans all the time. I just laugh at their attitudes because I know who will end up together and who will be left in the dust.

Blair waldorf queen b

Blair and Chuck are meant for each other...
Go Chair go.


Who has seen this kind of chemistry with any other couples? I watch a lot of tv shows and I mean a lot..and I don't see the powerful chemistry between Chuck and Blair anywhere else. They should win. BLAIR CHUCK FOR THE WIN!!!!(says it like if she was on top of horse going for war...against BLOUIS.)


Omfg! Just saw the canadian promo its blair that chuck kisses and its followed by a slap and chuck says "I needed to kiss her to set her free"... Wtf is going on O.O


@Dan It always cracks me up with you guys try to downplay Chuck and Blair's relationship as "just sex", despite the number of lovely, emotionally-laden, romantic scenes they've gotten over the years. Heck, even in 5x06, they had a gorgeous, heartfelt scene chock full of chemistry, with no sex in sight. I get that you want to make it all about sex and then dismiss sex as irrelevant (because God knows DB don't have that kind of hotness), but just because Chuck and Blair bring the sexy doesn't mean the other feelings aren't there. If anything, their love borders on unhealthy simply because it's so intense and all-consuming.

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