Friday, 3 December 2010
Christmas Countdown: Guest Post by Caroline Tung Richmond
I’m delighted to welcome Caroline to the blog today. I discovered Caroline’s blog Adventures in Space recently and it quickly became a favourite. She is an interesting, funny and thoughtful blogger. She mainly talks about writing and books, but occasionally film and fashion and her hatred of pancakes (yes you read it right!). I couldn’t wait to see who her favourite couple would be – she didn’t disappoint!
Caroline’s Guest Post for Alexa’s Lovely Blog Readers
First of all, I want to thank Alexa for asking me to write this guest post. I’ve been very lucky to have met Ms. Barry in person and she is awesome—smart and funny and absolutely lovely!Plus, she doesn’t think I’m weird. That’s a definite bonus. 🙂
Okay, onto the guest post…
When Alexa first asked me to write about my favorite TV/film/book couple, I was tempted to choose something literary. Perhaps Jane and Rochester from Jane Eyre. Or Rick and Ilsa from Casablanca. But then I remembered that I haven’t read Jane Eyre or watched Casablanca…so my grandiose idea of being cool and suave went straight out the window.
To be honest, I’m pretty cheesy when it comes to romance. Movies like “27 Dresses” and “Valentine’s Day” may have gotten panned by the critics, but I love them anyway. And so, I decided to choose a couple from one of the cheesiest movies of all time.
Want a hint?
The Pamchenko Twist.
Want another hint?
Yep, my favorite couple would have to be Doug Dorsey and Kate Moseley from the 1992 flick “The Cutting Edge.” Come on, you have to admit you love this movie! I mean, what’s not to like? A hunky hockey player, a sassy figure skater, awesome ice skating, and the freakin’ Olympics! A recipe for awesomeness!
I think the best part of Doug and Kate’s romance is the tension. It’s one of those movies that crackles with sexual chemistry. (In a very PG way, of course!) Doug and Kate get off to a rocky start, but you can tell that they secretly pine for one another after working together day after day on the rink. In one scene of the film, Doug accidentally walks in on Kate after she gets out of the shower and the look on his face is priceless. In one simple look, he’s conveying: “Oh, wow. I never noticed how hot you were before. Um, I’m going to look away now because I’m not supposed to hate you.”
And the ending! *Swoon* Doug and Kate profess their love for one another and then they go on to win Olympic glory. Like I said, complete awesomeness!
So there you have it—my favorite couple of all time comes from a cheesy movie from the early 90s. Speaking of which, I really need to dust off my copy of “The Cutting Edge”…
Hand up who else swoons over The Cutting Edge? I know I do. Thanks again Caroline.
I love 27 Dresses… I've never seen the first Cutting Edge unfortunately (yet, it's definitely top of the list now), but I have seen a couple of the later ones and I LOVE them.
I love Cutting Edge as a teen. Doug and Kate had great witty banter 🙂
I have this vague memory of a movie… I think this might be it! I'm going to find a copy and check. If so, you've solved one of those mystery memories for me!
Another movie i should add to my list!
Loved reading this post – also – am looking forward to all the posts to come 🙂
I'm having trouble choosing mine…
I haven't seen The Cutting Edge! I should probably check it out, though. I do love my romance cheesy as well, in movies, though 😀
I love sappy romance movies too! I haven't seen this one either – and it sounds like I'd love it! Thanks for the tip 🙂