Because of the amazing series releasing, TV series is a new world in itself! It’s a mirror to our world, and so it should be. It’s bold, strong and the content is fresh than ever. One way we can see its growth is in the couples that are given significant screen time on television.
No longer are the majority of LGBTQ couples or couples of color relegated to secondary or tertiary characters on TV shows. So, here are a few of them who inspired the world and showcase the NEW change we’re talking about!
1) Kat And Adena, The Bold Type
Kat Edison, the first Black social media director at Scarlet magazine, finds her sexuality as she falls in love with Adena, a free-spirited Muslim photographer. It’s still rare to see interracial lesbians on TV, much less one being a Muslim woman. Their whirlwind romance has even taken them across the globe.
2) Anissa And Grace, Black Lightning
Superhero shows often center on white protagonists, and therefore their main ‘ships tend to be white as well. But Black Lightning came out of the gate introducing Grace Choi as a love interest for superhero daughter Anissa. Grace, who is Asian and bisexual, can hold her own in a relationship with the superpowered “Thunder.”
3) Connor And Oliver, How To Get Away With Murder
Connor, the former king of casual sex, slept with Oliver in the first episode of How to Get Away with Murder to get information out of him for a case. But he just kept coming back despite his continuing interest in other men. The two have had many ups and downs (including Oliver’s HIV-positive test and being surrounded by murderers), but they just got married in the latest season of Murder. Thankfully, the dead person at their wedding had nothing to do with them.
4) William And Jesse, This Is Us
William’s death on This Is Us had fans in tears, both because of how sad it was and because we wouldn’t be able to see the phenomenal Ron Cephas-Jones, who plays William, on our TV screens anymore. But This Is Us’ flashback nature allows us to fall in love with him even more. And now, we’re watching him fall in love with Jesse, a British man he met at their substance abuse meetings. It’s rare to see an older gay couple, much less where one partner is bisexual, so we’re waiting for the next flashback episode to see how it all went down.
5) Beth And Randall, This Is Us
Beth and Randall Pearson are the definition of Relationship Goals. This solid-as-a-rock couple faces every challenge that comes their way (ex-addict estranged fathers with cancer, anxiety attacks, becoming foster parents) with a steadfast devotion to each other and a confidence in who they are as a couple. It’s wonderful to see a Black couple be one of the cutest, most romantic, most supportive but also corniest couples on network television.