Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love Is In the Air ~ When Three's Company

Today is the last day that I am featuring JJ Abrams in this bit. As I considered the remaining clips, I thought to myself "What makes a love triangle good?"

Ah... love triangles. Writers like using it as a plot device. Some of them are sizzling hot and others fall flat (as in pancake flat). But why? Certainly there is "chemistry" in play.  On Sunday's post I reached around the love triangle without addressing it directly with the TV show Felicity - and her involvement with Ben and Noel.

Are you aware that with some couples the viewing audience, and by that I mean some person in the viewing audience, latches onto a morphed name for the couple and it sticks? I don't know who started this phenomenon. Did it begin with Brad and Angie, or Brangelina, as they are now known? Hmm. However, it applies to fictional couples, too. For instance, in the clips we are about to watch today, it has happened again. Jack and Kate (Jate) and Sawyer and Kate (Skate) - from the TV show Lost - each have/had a fan base rooting for one couple to win out over the other. Yep. We are back to the Love Triangle.

I started watching Lost on DVD after it became this Big Thing. I should have just watched it from the beginning since it was a JJ Abrams show. Ah well. That show addressed so many *huge* issues, but we are only going to look at the lighter side.... the romance. Why did this love triangle (Jack, Kate, and Sawyer) succeed? What does it have in common with other successful love triangles?

So now I have two questions for you...

1) Are you on Team Jate or Team Skate?
2) Can you think of any other successful love triangles on the big or small screen?

I am tagging all of these Love Is In The Air (even though the hop is over) and the following is a list of all the posts with links, so that you can watch any of your favorites that you missed.

Back at the beginning of this thing I asked YOU to share what you think are the most romantic moments on the big and small screen. I posted four of them over the weekend. I will still post them if you share in the comments!

Speaking of comments, some of your comments crack me up! Over the weekend I ran all movies and several of you indicated you'd never seen those TV shows. Hahahaha. I realize I must be more clear about what I am posting, since I am doing both.


Let's get down to the clips!

First up, Team Skate:

Next up, Team Jate:


  1. I don't have a team preference. :) I am all for love though. ;)

    Stopping over to read your latest and wave hello!

  2. I have to confess, I never watched Lost. I tried back when it first started, but it just wasn't for me and I "lost" interest. Once you drop out, you know, you can never come back and have any clue whats going on. So I let it go. Everyone I know was into it. I just never understood the attraction.

  3. Love triangles certainly spice things up a bit! I was for team Jate. I just liked his character better- more of my kind of guy.

  4. Hey Rosey!

    Steve ~ I understand what you're saying. If you decide you don't like a show, that is pretty much The End.

    Sherry ~ The Jack character was definitely more down to earth and you could count on him being with straight with you. Sawyer was anything but.... :)

  5. No preference here. I don't know the show well enough. I do enjoy a love triangle in a good story- as long as it is done right and doesn't fall flat (like a "pancake") Have a wonderful day! :)

  6. I don't watch lost, so I can't comment. But I'm enjoying the clips.

  7. Sawyer was the bad boy...and so cool. Bad boys are like that. I'm loving Josh Holloway now on Intelligence.

  8. This will shock you, but I have never seen the show. I might watch it some day on NetFlix.

  9. Loved Lost! I was on team Jate, but super glad that Sawyer found a love of his own. It broke my heart when he lost Juliet.

    "I've got you."


  10. When it comes to Lost, I'm lost. Love triangle? I was once in love with a guitar :)

    Gary :)

  11. Rebecca ~ Yeah, those three way pancakes are Terrible!!!

    Liza ~ Well that is something:)

    Carol ~ He was the bad boy. He got the best lines on that show.

    Alex ~ You should! It is very good.

    Charity ~ I watched the clip. I forgot just how Painful some of that show was. That was an awful moment. ::so incredibly sad::

    Gary ~ That is still just a two-way, Gary;)

  12. For some reason, I've also never seen Lost, but I enjoyed both clips. Love triangles probably go all the way back to silent movies.


  13. I never watched Lost, but you've reminded me that on the big Bang Theory the others tagged Sheldon and Amy as Shamy.
    I'm not a fan of love triangles, someone is always going to be hurt there. Of course the hurt happens in two way relationships too.

  14. I've never watched the show Lost, but just watched a classic movie, The Philadelphia Story with Katherine Hepburn, Carey Grant and Jimmy Stewart and not meaning to repeat the word classic, but is the classic love triangle at least from that era.

  15. Empty Nest Insider ~ You are probably right! Never thought about that one...

    River ~ Shamy! Hahahaha. Relationships open the door on hurt.

    Lynda ~ You crack me up!

    GG ~ Another old movie that I need to see. Thanks!

  16. I really think Kate & Sawyer were a better match. It made them more interesting as characters, for one thing.

    Skate! I never heard that before. Awesome.


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