As always, nothing makes the world go round like ships do. We don’t have to tell you that this was a weird year – you know that as well as us. And perhaps because it was, we all consumed as much entertainment as possible, and we all saw ourselves, even more than usually, in the relationships we saw on screen.
In fact, you could even say we lived vicariously through them.
So yes, we’re counting down our top ships of the year, as always, but this year we’re taking a moment to thank these ships, the actors involved, the writers that made them a reality. Thanks for the moments. Thanks for the escape. Thanks for the chance to feel something good.
Truly, it means more to us than we can say.
And without further ado, here …in no particular order, are our top ships of 2020, starting with:
This was the year Deckerstar went from yes, they love each other but when will they get together, to full-on couple, and what a glow up it was! This is no typical relationship, it never could be when one of the people on it is, you know, the actual Devil. But to Chloe, Lucifer is much more than that. He’s her partner, he’s her friend, he’s the love of her life. And in Chloe, Lucifer has found a person who will see him for who he is, no what he can do. And that’s the kind of relationship that, when you find, you don’t let go of.
This is the last year for a ship we loved since the moment Emily Bett Rickards and her red pen made an appearance on Arrow. In fact, there were times where we loved nothing about the show, but we always loved Olicity. And that’s why we both raged and rejoiced at the ending they got. Yes, they were together, but we’re not really fans of afterlife reunions. I mean, yes, better than nothing, but a couple who survived so much, who conquered so much, who brought so many so much happiness deserved an actual life together, didn’t they?
Chidi and Eleanor, The Good Place
These two had a literal eternity together, and then even more, and we gotta say they truly earned it. From two pretty terrible people, in very different ways, to an actual team, willing to face whatever the afterlife threw at them, together, Chidi and Eleanor proved that you don’t have to be a perfect – or even good person, really – to find love, and to try. And if you do those things, then, well …anything is possible, isn’t it?
Nicky and Joe, The Old Guard
It’s hard to think of a couple from 2020 who went as hard as Joe and Nicky did in The Old Guard, and I mean, after a millennia together, who can blame them? These two are the quintessential old married couple, and yet they also have time for the most intense love declarations – and boy, have we re-watched that scene about a gazillion times. Have you ever thought about forever with someone and wondered if forever was actually a good thing? Nicky and Joe prove that it can be, with the right person.
Daphne and Simon, Bridgerton
Perfect they are not, but that’s, if possible, part of the charm of Daphne and Simon. They went into their marriage in the worst way possible, but they had the foundation of friendship to help them get through a lot of lying, and a lot of just …doing questionable things to each other, just because they could never manage an honest conversation. Except then they did. They decided to try. They decided to trust each other, to be each other’s partners. And isn’t that everything we ask out of couples?