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08 January 2011 @ 06:05 pm
30 Day Love-Meme, Day 17  
Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?

Jeremy and Bonnie (Steven R. McQueen and Katerina Graham), The Vampire Diaries

Obviously we're not even remotely long-term in the slightest (heck, they haven't even kissed), but I'm shocked at how adorable I find Jeremy and Bonnie. Episode 20 of season one through episode five of season two, I was NOT Bonnie's biggest fan, despite loving her prior to "Blood Brothers." And while I've always liked Jeremy, and I liked the concept of Jeremy and Vicki, I didn't like the execution of the two as a pairing. Plus, unlike almost everyone else, I was merely 'she's okay' about Anna, and Anna/Jeremy didn't do much for me beyond a few, great storytelling-driven moments. So, I haven't been a fan of Jeremy's other pairings. Add on to that, Jeremy is Elena's kid brother (one year, but still). Bonnie has been Elena's best friend since they were young kids. So icky, right?

Surprisingly not so. I think the show did a fabulous job in setting these two up. They kept them mostly apart onscreen with very little interaction (practically none actually), and when the potential romance was introduced in "Masquerade," the dialogue from Bonnie made it clear that she hadn't really looked at Jeremy in a long time. In her mind, he was still Elena's kid brother, but because of his newly-found confidence, the craziness of the events and them working together on this plan, for the first time she was seeing him as he is now. And she saw that he was hot, LOL! That well-crafted realization, and well as the sweet chemistry, did make their interactions kinda rather cute and charming.

Past Days ...

Day 01 - What is your current favorite ship?
Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?
Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?
Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
Day 06 - Best kiss?
Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?
Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?
Day 09 - The most believable relationship?
Day 10 - The least believable relationship?
Day 11 - Your dream pairing?
Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?
Day 13 - Your favorite television pairing?
Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Diana: Vampire Diaries - Damon/Elenabutterfly on January 8th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yes! I was so surprised at how effortlessly cute this pairing comes off. I was not expecting it at all.
Arabian: Jeremy & Bonnie01arabian on January 8th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Right, I know! But they really are. :)
Alisha: UB Daniel/Betty Hugkalishaka on January 9th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
I agree completely!
Arabian: Betty & Daniel02arabian on January 9th, 2011 12:14 am (UTC)
How are they so cute? I mean, really! It's shocking.
vamplover85vamplover85 on January 9th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
agree completely with what you said. I loved it when she found him hot and changed and not a kid anymore. So cute. <3 I love this pairing even though I don't really care for Bonnnie I like them together at least. <3
Arabianarabian on January 9th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
I was disliking Bonnie (as I said) towards the end and beginning of this season, but I'm back to mostly loving her, so that's a bonus in my liking this pairing. :)
Heather-Annlinsell_farm on January 9th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
The setup was very well done and I can totally see them working out. I was surprised, as well, at how cute I think they are together.
Arabian: Damon & Elena01arabian on January 9th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
It really was so well-done. Good for you, show! :)
Myramidnightblack07 on January 9th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
aww I like them too!!
I will admit, I was wowed by a few of Bonnie's scenes with Luka (e.g. the wind-blowing scene at the beggining of 1x10 and the scene where they--supposedly--blew up the moonstone in 1x11); but I really enjoy her and Jeremy together.

Like you said, the way they laid it all out makes perfect sense and Steven and Kat have the chemistry to boot (their almost-kiss scene in 1x10 was brilliant) <3
Arabian: Jeremy & Bonnie01arabian on January 9th, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
I don't know which scene with Luka I liked, but I do know that in "The Sacrifice" they had something I liked, but nothing compared to how much I love her and Jeremy.

Like you said, the way they laid it all out makes perfect sense and Steven and Kat have the chemistry to boot (their almost-kiss scene in 1x10 was brilliant) <3