Relationships I Believe In

I watched AWAY WE GO this weekend, about a couple expecting a baby who realize they’re not tethered to the place they’ve called home, and can make a home for their child anywhere they want. So they make a list of places where they might have a connection and encounter some pretty outrageous people (Maggie Gyllenhaal was WILD). The movie took a bit to get going, but I ended up loving it. Sobbed in 2 different places. What I loved was the relationship between Verona and Burt, the main characters. They could look at each other and communicate. They were on equal footing. They understood each other.

It wasn’t a romance, per se, but it was romantic. I realized that those are scenes I love in movies and shows, whether a romance or not. I love seeing the connection between the couple, either a couple just discovering love or a couple who have been together for years.

I see it in Athena and Helo on Battlestar Galactica, in Castle and Beckett on Castle, in Michael and Fiona on Burn Notice. They communicate so much in just a glance. I wonder how much of a connection the actors actually have to have in order to pull that off.

I like my characters in my books to work side by side, and for the most part, they do. Breaking Daylight is a bit different, but in the other books they have a partnership early, and while there are elements keeping them from a HEA, there is enough connection to keep them coming back together.

What shows/movies have you seen, or what books have you read where the characters have only to exchange a look for you to believe they belong together?



Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I love that element, too, and the most recent place I saw it was between Grace and Riggsby on The Mentalist. I'm really looking forward to watching this week's episode now, after last week. :)

MJFredrick said...

I stopped watching, but I will say they have a great relationship. Maybe I'll catch up online.


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