Thursday Movie Picks Romance Tropes / TMP Television Edition: Workplace Romance

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
For this year’s final romance trope edition, we look at TV shows instead of films. So, let’s talk about workplace romances in series!

#1 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The first couple that came to mind when I read the theme was Jake and Amy. They are wonderful together and I appreciate that the show took its time, allowing it to develop naturally. It’s probably one of the cutest workplace romances I have ever seen on TV and in film.

#2 Better Call Saul

This is another one I really like, because just like Amy and Jake, this one has grown over some time. It’s the kind of on-screen relationship that feels the most organic to me (and doesn’t make me roll my eyes because it’s written in a stupid way). Better Call Saul is a great show in general but I think they also nailed it with Jimmy and Kim.

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Thursday Movie Picks Romance Tropes Edition: Second Chance Love

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
We’re doing another romance themed post, about second chance love to be precise. So let’s see which movies I managed to come up with!

#1 Sweet Home Alabama

I’ve always had a soft spot for Reese Witherspoon. Even though I’m usually not one for romantic films, this one is decent. In Sweet Home Alabama heads out to get her husband (whom she has been separated with for a while) to sign the divorce papers only to end up falling in love with him again.

#2 Silver Linings Playbook

As I said, I’m not really one for romantic films, so these TMPs are always a bit challenging for me. If memory serves right, in this movie, Bradley Cooper tries to get back together with his ex-wife before finally realizing he wants to be with Jennifer Lawrence.

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Thursday Movie Picks Romance Tropes Edition: Famous Person and Non-Famous Person Romance

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Continuing the February Romance Tropes Edition, we’re going to talk about non-famous and famous person romance films. I accidentally turned this into a list of Hugh Grant movies, but whatever ammiright? 😅

#1 Notting Hill

The first one that came to mind, and one that I expect to be very popular this week is Notting Hill. In my brain that’s the OG movie for today’s theme!

#2 Love, Actually

After this, my brain actually drew a blank and it took me a moment to think of any other films. However, we also have Hugh Grant in Love, Actually where he plays the Prime Minister which I think does qualify as famous. 😉

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Thursday Movie Picks Romance Tropes Edition: Enemies to Lovers

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
It’s February which means it’s time for the annual romance tropes TMPs! To kick it off, we’ll talk about some enemies to lovers films.

#1 Pride and Prejudice

Pretty much the first thing I thought of for the topic was Pride and Prejudice. Was there ever anybody who had more disdain for the guy they ended up with than Lizzie Bennet? But she did bewitch him, body and soul, so here we are.

#2 10 Things I hate about you

I have a soft spot in my heart for this movie. Nobody was more relatable for me as a teen than Julia Stiles in this one. The scene with “Made anybody cry today?”, “Sadly no, but it’s only 4:30” is absolutely iconic. And of course Heath Ledger. ❤

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Thursday Movie Picks: Romance Tropes Edition: Forbidden Love

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
February is full of lovely romance tropes. Our third topic is forbidden love!

#1 Romeo + Juliet

The ultimate forbidden love story. Baz Lurhman’s take on the story is by far my favorite. And we get Leonardo DiCpario and Paul Rudd in this film.

#2 Brokeback Mountain

Jack Gyllenhaal. I’ve had a crush on that guy every since Donnie Darko. Heath Ledger. A talent gone to soon.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Romance Tropes Edition: Fake Relationship

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
February is full of lovely romance tropes, and the first one is fake relationship. So, here we go!

#1 The Proposal

I don’t remember much about this film, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it once. Sandra Bullock fakes a relationship with Ryan Reynolds until one thing leads to another.

#2 I Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Haven’t seen this one but I remember the trailer. Adam Sandler and his best bro get hitched in this one. However, when Jessica Biel showed up, the fake marriage is jeopardized.

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