Barry Allen and Iris West from The Flash
Excuse me while I wax poetic about these two. They have easily become one of my favorite TV couples of all time. Their progression from the pilot of The Flash up until the now has been nothing short of beautiful. They’ve had their ups and downs and spent the majority of season one and most of season two in the will they/won’t they category, but it was never really a matter of if Barry and Iris would get together so much as when. (We thankfully didn’t have to wait a million years for them to become a couple). These two have been through so much, together and separately, and still managed to come out on top. They have such a deep and grounded love, and their transition from best friends to lovers felt so natural.
One of the most wonderful things about Barry and Iris (besides the wonderful and organic chemistry between Grant Gustin and Candice Patton) is that their love transcends different earths and timelines. No matter where we find them (on Earth-2 or in an alternate reality), they’re drawn to each other like magnets. The pair’s relationship has only flourished and gotten stronger over the course of three seasons. Unlike many other superheroes who are quick to push their lovers aside to “protect them,” The Flash has broken this lousy trope in the show’s third season. Instead, the looming danger of the future has only brought Barry and Iris closer. They are absolute magic together, and I love and adore them with my whole heart. – Mae Abdulbaki