Day 21: 30 Days of TV
Favorite relationship (romantic, friendship, child/parent)
My favorite relationship on TV is between Veronica and Keith Mars as played by Kristen Bell and Enrico Colantoni.
They followed the same type of parent/child relationship that had been rooted in the WB/CW starting with the Joyce and Buffy relationship's later years, Loralie and Rory in Gilmore Girls, but took it to the level that it felt so immensely genuine and real.
They supported each other through the abrupt loss of social status, wife/mother, but they also could become furious at actions that the other did all through the lens of love. Because these two were out to protect each other as much as their own Backup would protect them.
What really set them apart though was the sense of humor they had with each other and the playful poking.
Time and time again they showed each other what true love and trust is in a parent/child relationship. There are times when you falter and when you fail, but because of the rock solid base of this relationship it showed you through each season and as Veronica matured as a character and woman how her father would support her in every endeavor.
Even if they don't fully support the person who is part of the endeavor.
I believe that this relationship is the basis we are now seeing of supportive single parent and child families on television most notably Castle and Alexis on ABC's Castle (which I feel horrible for not writing about yet and had toyed about writing about Castle and Beckett for this too).
I think that the use of emotion, support, love and humor is refreshing in a father and daughter relationship on television where usually the mother is forefront in the parenting arena.
Do you have enough reasons now to watch/re-watch Veronica Mars yet?
Or perhaps are intrigued enough to watch Castle?
If so, mischief managed.