3 thoughts on “The Daily Rios 01.29.13: Top 5 Movie Couples

  1. I recently fixed my iPod mini, which I managed to break while attempting to upgrade the aged player. It works now, and better than ever. I retrofitted the eight-year-old device’s 4GB hard drive with a 32GB Compact Flash card (i.e. no motor) and popped in a new double capacity battery. The end result is an iPod that went from getting 45 min to an hour on a single charge to 20 hours plus and holds 8x the content. That was my long-winded way of saying I’m finally able to make a dent on my mounting podcast queue, including The Daily Rios.

    I enjoyed your top 5 movie couples list. I hadn’t seen the first film on your list, so I had no clue as to its identity, Thanks for listing them by name on a subsequent episode. I vaguely recall you swooning over Grosse Pointe Blank on an old CGS episode, and if it hadn’t been for that memory, I probably would had stumbled over that one’s identity as well. I’ve seen the movie, but it’s been a while.

    As for my list:
    1. Westley/Dread Pirate Roberts & Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride – This choice represents the epitome of the perfect couple.

    2. Nick and Nora Charles from the Thin Man series (played by Nick Powell and Myrna Loy) – I love the Thin Man series, and I attribute much of that love to the on-screen chemistry between Nick and Nora.

    3. Kermit the Frog & Miss Piggy – Who says, “interspecies love can’t work”?

    4. Léon & Mathilda Léon the Professional (back when Natalie Portman’s acting seemed natural) Were they a couple? I think a fair argument can be made that, at least from Mathilda’s perspective, they were. Plus I had to get Gene Kelly in my top five list somehow – even it was indirectly.

    5. John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara in The Quiet Man. What can I say? I have a soft spot for feisty redheads and Maureen is about as feisty as they come. I’ll concede Kathryn Grayson in Kiss Me Kate ranks fairly high on the ol’ feistometer, but Grayson and Keel’s characters never quite connected with me the way the Wayne and O’Hara’s characters did.

    Honorable mention goes to the aforementioned Gene Kelly. Whether it’s Debbie Reynolds in Singin’ in the Rain, Cyd Charisse in Brigadoon, or Jerry the Mouse in Anchors Away, Gene sweeps them all off their feet.

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