Within the dating world of any series, the pickings can be slim. Just look at your world; it’s pretty darned huge, and how difficult is it to find your match? The other night, I remembered Mad Men was about to return (albeit, for only seven episodes this year), and immediately had a thought of Cersei Lannister and Pete Campbell as a couple, together. They’re both vile, despicable manipulators who think the world should revolve around themselves…a perfect pair. Stick that in your craw, eHarmony.com (speaking of which, wouldn’t that particular pairing make a groovy advertisement? Get on it, Draper.)
1. Game of Thrones’ Cersei Lannister and Mad Men’s Pete Campbell
As I mentioned, Pete and Cersei are despicable peas who should be jammed into a tiny (rotting) pod, where they can exist in their own tiny world of machination and greed. They’ll live happily ever after, or self-destruct and either way, who cares?
2. Mad Men’s Peggy Olson and Hannibal’s Will Graham
Here are two inherently kind people who can provide the emotional support each needs and craves. Will would keep Peggy focused on the bigger picture (this is my design), and she’d pull Will out of his own head. I can already see them running the dogs together.
3. Game of Thrones’ Ser Jorah Mormont and Parenthood’s Sarah Braverman
Sarah Braverman clearly cannot be trusted to run her own love life. After being married and having children with an addict, then breaking away, she let the good guy go and seems hell-bound to end up with Hank, a man who has no apparent attractive qualities, whatsoever. What she really needs is a real knight—to save her from herself—and who better than the loyal and lovelorn Ser Jorah? He’d immediately be taken in by Sarah’s beauty and quick wit, advise her on family matters (she could teach him photography) and together they could finally focus on themselves.
4. Justified’s Rachel Brooks and The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon
Imagine looking out your blinds to see that hunk-of-man? Daryl and Rachel are of similar cloth, always ready with a weapon, but thoughtful—contemplative. Rachel would snap Daryl right out of his brooding phase, and he’d teach her the ways of evading walkers.
5. Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister and Sons of Anarchy’s Gemma Teller
Gemma and Tyrion: both misunderstood, sometimes angry…sometimes violent, but underneath it all lurk warm hearts whose beats would easily sync. They just need to be understood and loved for who they really are. Tyrion and Gemma would immediately recognize themselves in each other, and probably fight every single day, trading barbs and wry expressions, before ending up between the sheets in a grand, mad fury.
6. Justified’s Tim Gutterson and The Walking Dead’s Michonne
Similar to Rachel and Daryl, Tim and Michonne both are fond of their weapons, and are outwardly cold and tough. But we’ve seen Michonne’s soft underbelly; she’s broken by losing her family. Likewise, Tim—who’s a veteran—was traumatized by his time in Afghanistan; he needs someone able to understand where he’s been and how to open up to love, going forward. They’re two lost souls, perfect for each other.
7. Game of Thrones’ Margaery Tyrell and Sons of Anarchy’s Jax Teller
No Game of Thrones spoilers in the comments, please! Let’s face it, Joff’s an asshole and this marriage will never last. But Margaery’s soft, and she likes her men
hard tough. Jax is the right kind of “manly man” for this clever girl who knows how to calm a situation when it’s really needed.
8. Revenge’s Nolan Ross and Game of Thrones’ Oberyn Martell
Can’t you just imagine the sparks? It might be exhausting for these two sly, sarcastic words men to spend their days trading witty, entendre-filled phrases, but oh how the steam would rise at the end of the day. Nolan could teach Oberyn how to turn up a collar or two, and in return, perhaps Oberyn might invite Nolan to play with the Sand…is it just me, or is it getting hot in here?
I can’t exactly articulate my reasons, but despite the age difference, I really like the idea of:
Hannibal’s Jack Crawford and Game of Thrones’ Olenna Tyrell
She’s quite a bit older than Jack, but witty and spry; the yin to his yang.