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PopWatch Matchmaker: Dean Winchester and Laurel Lance

Some of our favorite TV characters are often unlucky in love. They just can’t seem to find The One — but what if The One is on another show altogether?

Disclaimer: I know Katie Cassidy already played Ruby on Supernatural, so suspend a little disbelief here and focus on characters, not appearance. Or perhaps, Ruby’s vessel was Laurel Lance. (Did your head just explode?)

Laurel Lance … where do I begin? In season 1 of Arrow, Laurel was presented as the strong female. She had survived the death of her sister, her mother’s leaving, and the return of her ex-boyfriend (who had cheated on her with her now-thought-to-be-dead sister). After all that, she was still kicking. She was working her way up in the world of law while simultaneously taking care of her heartbroken father, not to mention that she was a class act when her ex, Mr. Oliver Queen, returned from the island. But now, one year later, Laurel has just about done a 180. Yes, I know she lost her boyfriend in last season’s finale, but so far, I feel like every single time she’s on screen, it’s a pity party.

Quite frankly, I wanted Laurel with Oliver last season, but now, I don’t see them working the same way. I think Oliver and Felicity have a lot more chemistry, and I think Laurel needs to do a little soul searching to figure out what she wants. To me, the girl doesn’t seem very happy with her life as a whole right about now. What she needs is to hit the road and find a man who won’t let her wallow in self-pity anymore. Enter Supernatural‘s Dean Winchester.
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PopWatch Matchmaker: Matthew Taylor and Quinn Perkins

Some of our favorite TV characters are often unlucky in love. They just can’t seem to find The One — but what if The One is on another show altogether?

Right about now, the fate of Grey’s Anatomy‘s Matthew Taylor is TBD. The mid-season finale ended with Jackson interrupting Matthew’s wedding to April by pronouncing his love for Matthew’s bride. But which hunk will April choose? Well, while we wait, I started thinking about what I wanted to see happen. In my perfect world, I think April belongs with Jackson. There’s something to be said for being that comfortable with someone. So then what happens to Matthew? Don’t worry. I’ve got big plans for him. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Matchmaker: Harrison Wright and Heather Hall

Some of our favorite TV characters are often unlucky in love. They just can’t seem to find The One — but what if The One is on another show altogether?

Being a part of OPA – Scandal‘s Olivia Pope & Associates — means being a Gladiator. And Gladiator is a fancy word for a super cool workaholic who does top-secret super cool stuff. And written in small font at the bottom of the Gladiator definition is “willing to follow Olivia Pope over a cliff.” It’s what they do. It’s who they are. And whenever Olivia has a personal crisis (which is often) or has to step away from the day-to-day happenings at the office, her second-hand man steps in — in a very fancy suit, no less.

Meet Harrison Wright. He’s the sharpest-dressed man in television. We don’t know much about him other than the fact that he can talk incredibly fast, he’s quick on his feet, and he’s 100 percent devoted to Olivia. Oh, and he has a dark past that we’ve only begun to get into. Harrison has tried (and failed) to be Olivia’s shoulder to cry on a number of times, but she isn’t exactly one for hugs that aren’t given by President Fitzgerald Grant. So what does Harrison do with his life other than serve Olivia and pick out outfits? We have no idea. And quite frankly, Harrison is too smart and too attractive to pine after Olivia. Come on: He totally loves her, right? Regardless, he needs a woman. Enter Heather Hall.
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PopWatch Matchmaker: Robin Williams’ Simon Roberts and Marcia Gay Harden’s Diane Buckley

Some of our favorite TV characters are often unlucky in love. They just can’t seem to find The One — but what if The One is on another show altogether?

Okay, I’ve got one for you. What do you get when you mix vicious one-liners with endless rants? A hard-to-crack doctor and a cracked-up ad man? An explosive combination of comedy that can’t decide whether to be pithy or long-winded. That’s what you get in my PopWatch Matchmaker proposal: Diane from Trophy Wife and Simon from The Crazy Ones. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Matchmaker: Andy Samberg's Det. Jake Peralta and Lucy Liu's Joan Watson

Some of our favorite TV characters are often unlucky in love. They just can’t seem to find The One — but what if The One is on another show altogether?

As the saying goes, opposites attract. As another saying goes, birds of a feather flock together. And as one last saying goes, couples who solve crimes together, die together.

Er, never mind. I think I just botched a Bad Boys II quote.

Regardless, Elementary‘s ultimate partner-in-crime(solving) Joan Watson has been looking for a man — she signed up for a dating service in the last episode — and Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) is in need of a lady, what with his recent botched hook-up. And what better lady than Lucy Liu’s Joan? Granted, Joan is a tad older and a lot wiser than Jake, but it’d be a coupling that would benefit both. She’s serious and he’s silly, yet they are both more than competent at their similar jobs. Just hear me out: I’m not saying they have to commit — I simply think the two would make a great crime-fighting, New York-dwelling power couple.
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PopWatch Matchmaker: Winston Bishop and Det. Amy Santiago

Some of our favorite TV characters are often unlucky in love. They just can’t seem to find The One — but what if The One is on another show altogether?

New Girl‘s Winston Bishop (Lamorne Morris) has had a rough go of it this season. After his beloved puzzles made a mockery of him and his booty call cuckolded him, Winston was relegated — as of last week — to “jokingly” suggest inviting his cat Ferguson on group dates with his roommates. Put more simply, Winnie needs a woman!

He doesn’t have to look far. Bumping right up against New Girl, Fox’s freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine boasts a similarly pitiful singleton in Detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero). The no-nonsense NYPD officer is demonstrable successful, but it’s unfortunately in the vein of FBI agent-turned-Miss Congeniality Gracie Lou Freebush (née Gracie Hart). While Santiago doesn’t need a man to define or complete her, think how much more relaxed and well-rounded she’d be with one.

I have to admit, I’m springboarding off the coupling of Morris and Fumero in a Fox promo video (click through and scroll down to watch the segment). As they rapid-fire quiz each other, the two actors show they have amazing chemistry. Then, when I gave it deeper thought, I realized their characters might, too. Below, five reasons why Winston and Santiago are a match made in sitcom heaven. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Matchmaker: Lady Mary and Ichabod Crane

Some of our favorite TV characters are often unlucky in love. They just can’t seem to find The One — but what if The One is on another show altogether?

It’s a dark and stormy night at Downton Abbey. The Crawleys and their servants have all gone to bed — everyone but Lady Mary. She doesn’t sleep much after her beloved husband Matthew’s fatal car accident. As she stares blankly across the grounds, she notices a figure emerge from the horizon. A tall, bearded man dressed in a threadbare uniform lumbers toward the Abbey. He is still far away, but Mary believes she has seen him before. The man seems to resemble a portrait she has always admired in her father’s study. It displays the visage of an earlier Lord Grantham’s infamous cousin, who defected from the British Army to join the Americans in their Revolution. His name was Ichabod Crane.
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