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Top Ten Tuesday | Dynamic Duos and Teams


 
Believe it or not, I think I find the Top Ten Tuesday “freebie” weeks more challenging than those that already have a topic set. This week, the ladies tossed out the rules and asked us to either revisit a topic we missed but wanted to participate in or there is always the creative option open to us which is choosing topics we wish they’d already covered. 
 
Because I’m a total last-minute procrastinator, I didn’t want to take the time to dream something up that was, well, clever (or had the appearance of being so), which is why I’m taking the easy (or is it book nerd laziness?) and keeping things simple.
 
Broke and Bookish June 28th Topic 
FREEBIE WEEK – topic of your choice or go back and do one you missed!
 

My topic this week is “Dynamic Duos.” This was a topic way back when that I didn’t participate in. Below is a blend of “duos.” Everything from friendships to sleuthing partners, and even, some romantic pairings, because, let’s face it; we book nerds love getting caught up in a good romance, am I right? Some of these picks might be stretching it a bit as they’re not all “dynamic” in the traditional sense, but that’s part of the fun of Top Ten Tuesday; reading everyone’s twists and take on a topic. Also below are a variety of mediums (books, TV shows and films).   
 
(Apologies in advance for mistakes. I brought a whole new meaning to "last minute" with this week's Top Ten Tuesday post.)

Top Ten Tuesday June 28th
 

1. America Singer and Prince Maxon from The Selection by Kiera Cass | These two were (in my opinion) meant to be the moment they first spoke. But of course, I wasn't confident in it ending up this way. I still haven't finished the series, but spoiler girl that I am, I do know the ultimate conclusion. Amazon | Goodreads


2. Drew Farthering and Co. from the ‘Drew Farthering’ Series by Julianna Deering | This trio of crime-fighters are all wonderful characters! Goodreads
 
 
4. Jem Watts and Merinda Herringford from The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan | I know this one has made my list several times, but come on, could I really make this (topic) list and not include Jem and Merinda!? I don’t think so. They do, after all, reinvent the Sherlock and Watson canon. Amazon | Goodreads
 
 
4. Jo March and Laurie from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott | Okay, much to my shame, I don’t think I’ve read this novel before. But whatever, I love these two together in the 1994 film adaptation.
 
 
5. Kurt Weller and Jane from Blindspot (NBC) | I adore these two. They're not only well matched in the intellect and combat aspect of their work, they have an undeniable chemistry that's amazing.
 
 
6. Lizzy Bennet and Col. Fitzwilliam Darcy from the adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies | Of course, we all love the classic Lizzy and Mr. Darcy, but these two? There is a new energy and “magic” in their relationship that is lost in the classic version.
 
 
7. Lucy Ailing and Helen from The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay | I loved the sweet relationship that developed between the wise Helen and the confused (and in need of wisdom) Lucy in Katherine Reay’s latest masterpiece. Their relationship mirrors a grandmother/granddaughter bond or if you’re curious about an image you can hold on to, think of the relationship between Claire and Sophie in the film Letters to Juliet. Amazon | Goodreads 

 
8. Makenna and Veronica from Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon | Who doesn’t love a dynamic bestie duo? These two are fabulous together. Much as I adore the romance in novels, I think I actually prefer their friendship as the “driving” theme of these novels over their respective romantic relationships. Amazon | Goodreads
 
 
9. Natasha Romanaff and Clint Barton from The Avengers | These two aren’t a team in the sense that they make up the whole of the Avengers, but they are paired off a lot and I love their easy-going friendship.  

 
10. Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak from Arrow (CW) | I feel like some of the Olicity shippers are dying out, but I'm not one of them. I still adore these two both as members of Team Arrow, fighting-for-the-good against villains, and as a couple. If there is a fault line in their coupling, this lies directly on the doorstep of the writers.
 
 
11. Peggy Carter and Jarvis from Agent Carter (ABC) | Is there any crime-fighting duo cooler than these two?
 
 
12. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson from Sherlock (BBC) | I adore this Holmes and Watson duo as I do CBS’ Elementary. But at the end of the day, this show probably overwhelms the former because there’s a.) Benedict Cumberbatch, who is amazing and b.) it’s from the BBC and is therefore, properly British!

 
13. Tris Prior and Four from Divergent | I’ve not read the books by Veronica Roth, but I love the kick-butt Trip and Four – and their romance is a great improvement on the YA trope.
 
  
14. Veronica Mars and Wallace Fennal from Veronica Mars (WB / Movie Adaptation) | Who doesn’t love these besties!? I love how Veronica bullies Wallace into doing favors for her and in return, Wallace was the best, most loyal friend Veronica could ask for (although I will admit, he was often the better friend).

What topic did you chose to feature in this week’s “freebie” Top Ten Tuesday? Have you read any of these novels? Or do you like any of these "dynamic duos"? Who would be cast as your favorites in this topic? Comment down below with your bookish (or other conversational) thoughts and if you like, please leave your Top Ten Tuesday links! I’d be happy to visit your meme.  
 
Thank you, as always, for visiting Finding Wonderland.
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  1. LOL Free topic week has has been a tough one - so so many topics I kept changing my mind. I love Tris and Four in both movie and book. Thanks for the visit.

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    1. Right? I feel that dilemma, Sue. I had originally been working on a "10 Most Recent Bookshelf Additions" (or a variation of that) before swapping out to this. As it happens, the former would have been easier. ;) Thank you for the return visit! :)

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  2. Love this list! Dynamic Duos is an amazing idea. I really loved Jo and Laurie.

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    1. Thanks, Chrissi! I appreciate you stopping by, and agree. Jo and Laurie are such a fun duo. :)

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  3. I think Tris and Four are a great couple, and I'll second Clint and Natasha- such a cool friendship. I did like the characters in the first Drew Farthering book but I haven't read any of the others yet. I'm trying to remember one of the supporting characters in that one was quite funny... and I've heard good things about V Mars also.

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    1. You'll find no argument from me regarding the Tris/Four ship, Greg. They're (possibly) my favorite YA dystopian couple (so far). Clint and Natasha, I think they're amazing together! Also, you should read the rest of the Drew Farthering novels if you liked the first. Such fun reads.

      Veronica: she's one of THE best YA characters EVER.

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  4. I love that you included Lizzy and 'Colonel' Darcy, haha - loved that proposal scene! And I really like Laurie and Jo's friendship :) If you're going with TV and Film though my number one would be Arthur and Merlin from the BBC series :D

    My TTT: http://basedonthebook.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/top-ten-tuesday-freebie-week.html

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    1. Hi, Catherine. Thanks. Aren't Lizzy and Col. Darcy THE best!? Like you, I'm a BIG fan of that proposal scene. Laurie and Jo's friendship is THE best and I like that despite the tears in their relationship, they're able to return to their easy-going friendship.

      Aw, yes! Arthur and Merlin are the best. This reminds me, I still need to finish this series. :)

      Off to visit your blog! :)

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  5. I love your list of the ones I've seen anyways! So true and Veronica and Wallace! I love them and just watched the movie again last week. Veronica Mars made my list: TV shows I wish hadn't ended lol I love duos working together and getting things down and love how it can be as friends or as more :) My Top Ten

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    1. Speaking of Wallace and Veronica, I really need to watch the movie again too, Eve. They're great besties, aren't they!? I'd have loved Veronica Mars to continue (I mean, THAT cliffhanger!?), but do think the film filled in a lot of the gaps and was a nice "letter to the fans." We Marshmallows must stick together. :D

      Thanks so much for visiting. Excited to read your list!

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  6. I love your list! I mean, yay for any list that has Felicity/Oliver, Veronica/Wallace, Darcy/Lizzie, Sherlock/John AND Jo/Laurie on it :) Little Women is an amazing book, if you ever do find time for it! Also, the earlier movie adaptations are really great as well!

    PS I love the new design of the blog :)

    My TTT.

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    1. RIGHT!? How many amazing ships (romantic or as friends) did I pack into this one!? I perhaps went a bit overboard. ;)

      I must fine time for reading the Little Women book, Allyson because, well, it's Little Women. I think I did see one earlier edition of the story as a film - maybe the one with Elizabeth Taylor? But don't quote me on that. ;)

      Thanks so much! It's still undergoing a few minor tweaks here and there while I learn how it works, but I think it's beautiful (all due to the amazing template designer). Of course as July 4th is soon to be over, I'll be back to my flowers soon. ;)

      Off to read your Top Ten Tuesday - and THANK YOU for visiting.

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  7. i'm so glad you included Jem & Merinda! They are truly a dynamic duo! I'm currently drawing a complete blank on any others I would have included... so you must have covered them all ;) My TTT

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    1. Jem and Merinda were begging to be added to this list. They're definitely a perfect fit for the topic. :)

      Thanks for visiting, Carrie. :)

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  8. Great list. I'm totally a Olicity shipper too, so represent. Also love Sherlock, watched the new episode just last night. Very cool, I love your graphics!

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    1. YES for Olicity shippers. I'm glad to meet you, Leia. :) Sherlock is one of BBC's greatest modern accomplishments. Their Holmes is crazy. In the best sense.

      Thank you so much for visiting! :)

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  9. Now I'm interested in seeing Agent Carter and P&P & the zombies.;)

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    1. You absolutely MUST see Agent Carter, Amanda. It's so good.

      As for P&P&Z? It's not for everyone, but if you do see it, I'd love to chat with you about it - good and bad. :)

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  10. Sherlock and Watson are definitely my favorite from this list!

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    1. They definitely deserve that distinction, Kate. :)

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  11. Oh, I love the topic you picked to do! I can't wait to see the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (I missed it in the theaters).

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    1. Kate, if/when you see Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, let me know what you think. I took an entire day of blogging and fangirled over it via a book and film review plus a "Romantic Moment" which I wrote for a site I contribute too. Needless to say I "zombiefied" the blog this week. ;)

      Thanks a bunch for visiting.

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  12. Sherlock and Watson are definitely one of the best dynamic duos out there!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/top-ten-tuesday-63/

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    1. Yes, yes they are. No one is better than those two. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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  13. So many yes's on this list! Jem+Merinda, Jo+Laurie, Lucy+Helen, Lizzy+Darcy (in whatever form they take!). Lovely list, Rissi!

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    1. Thanks so much, Miranda. I had great fun putting this list together and admire these characters. They're such creative and great people to meet in this bookish world. :)

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  14. Sherlock and John are the stand out duo! They are fantastic together!
    Also agree that Makenna and Veronica are a great BFF duo. I love seeing strong female friendships that actually last throughout a series.

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    1. That they are, Brittany. I love their friendship and the humor involved in BBC's series. YES! Glad to find another fan of the Makenna and Veronica BFF duo. :) Great to have you stop by, Brittany. Thanks!

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  15. I didn't like the Divergent books but feel that the movie really created a wonderful romance.

    My TTT

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    1. That's good to hear! I tend to hear most people who are fans of the novel don't like the films, but I'm glad to know that even though you don't care for the films you did enjoy the romantic relationship between its leads. :) Thanks so much for visiting!

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  16. America Singer and Prince Maxon are totally THE dynamic duo!!

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