Our Favorite TV Series
Show Us How to Confess
By Tynne De Leon
Admit it, there’s nothing like a well-written and brilliantly acted love confession scene on television that would make us go, “why can’t that happen to me!?!”
We’ve rounded up our 8 favorite cheesy romantic lines that made us destroy the replay button of our video players with no regrets. After all, we could learn a thing or two from them!
8. “You’re the one, Buffy” (Buffy, The Vampire Slayer)
“A hundred plus years, and there’s only one thing I’ve ever been sure of. You. Hey, look at me. I’m not asking you for anything. When I say I love you, it’s not because I want you, or because I can’t have you — it has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try… I’ve seen your kindness and your strength, I’ve seen the best and the worst of you and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman. You’re the one, Buffy.” (Spike to Buffy; Season 7, Episode 20, “Touched”)
Who would not want someone who will accept all her flaws and still love her the way she is? Aww, Spike, how we love you so.
7. “I belong to you.” (Scandal)
“You own me! You control me. I belong to you. You think I don’t want to be a better man? You think that I don’t want to dedicate myself to my marriage? You don’t think I want to be honorable? To be the man you voted for? I love you. I’m in love with you. You’re the love of my life. My every feeling is controlled by the look on your face. I can’t breathe without you. I can’t sleep without you. I wait for you, I watch for you. I exist for you. If I could escape all of this and run away with you? There’s no Sally and Thomas here. You’re nobody’s victim, Liv. I belong to you. We’re in this together.” (Fitz to Olivia; Season 2, Episode 8, “Happy Birthday, Mr. President”)
Ladies and gentlemen, this is why you can never say ‘no’ to Fitz.
6. “Pick me, choose me, love me.” (Grey’s Anatomy)
“Okay, here it is. Your choice, it’s simple: her or me. And I’m sure she’s really great. But Derek, I love you. In a really, really big “pretend to like your taste in music, let you eat the last piece of cheesecake, hold a radio over my head outside your window, unfortunate way that makes me hate you”… love you. So pick me. Choose me. Love me.” (Meredith to Derek; Season 2, Episode 5, “Bring the Pain”)
This is, in fact, one of Meredith’s most iconic lines, no matter how cheesy it is. It just shows that no matter what the circumstances are, be brave enough to tell people you love them, or risk not knowing how they feel.
5. “I’m Chuck Bass and I love you.” (Gossip Girl)
“So the next time you forget you’re Blair Waldorf, remember: I’m Chuck Bass, and I love you.” (Chuck to Blair, Season 3, Episode 4, “Dan de Fleurette”)
Call it old school, but saying those three words and eight letters always, always get the butterflies fluttering.
4. “I intend to be your last.” (The Vampire Diaries)
“He’s your first love; I intend to be your last, however long it takes.” (Klaus to Caroline; Season 4, Episode 23, “Graduation”)
To all our brothers in the friend zone: Patience is a virtue.
3. “I’ve loved you from the first time I saw you.” (Skins)
“I’ve loved you from the first time I saw you. I think I was twelve. It took me three years to pluck up the courage to speak to you. And I was so scared of the way I felt. You know, loving a girl. I learned how to become a sarcastic bitch to make it feel normal. I screwed guys to make it go away, but it didn’t work. When we got together, it scared the shit out of me, because you were the one person who could ruin my life. I pushed you away. I made you think things were your fault. But really, I was just terrified of pain. I screwed that girl Sophia, to kind of spite you for having that hold on me. And I’m a total fucking coward because I got these… these tickets to Goa for us three months ago. But I couldn’t stand (it). I didn’t want to be a slave to the way I feel about you. Can you understand? You were trying to punish me back and it’s hard. It’s so horrible. Because, really, I’d die for you. I love you. I love you so much it’s killing me.” (Naomi to Emily; Season 4, Episode 8, “Everyone”)
Being entirely honest and sincere about the way you feel is kind of scary, but it will make you feel free.
2. “I am sure, I am steady, and I know.” (Grey’s Anatomy)
“Cristina, I could promise to hold you and to cherish you. I could promise to be there in sickness and in health. I could say ’til death do us part. But I won’t. Those vows are for optimistic couples: the ones full of hope. And I do not stand here, on my wedding day, optimistic or full of hope. I am not optimistic, I am not hopeful. I am sure, I am steady, and I know. I am a heart man: I take them apart, I put them back together. I hold them in my hands. I am a heart man. So this, I am sure. You are my partner, my lover, my very best friend. My heart, my heart, beats for you. And on this day, the day of my wedding, I promise you this: I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hand. I promise you, ‘me.’” (Burke to Cristina; Season 3, Episode 25, “Didn’t We Almost Had It All?”)
Ah, one of our favorite romantic lines from the series. A note to loving a person with anxiety and is afraid to love: be sure of her.
1. “I’m not sorry that I’m in love with you.” (The Vampire Diaries)
“I’m not sorry that I met you. I’m not sorry that knowing you has made me question everything, that in death you’re the one that made me feel most alive. You’ve been a terrible person. You made all the wrong choices and of all the choices that I’ve made this will prove to be the worst one, but I am not sorry that I’m in love with you. I love you, Damon.” (Elena to Damon; Season 4, Episode 23, “Graduation”)
As they say, “Never be sorry for how you feel.”
Which one do you think you can use in real life? Tell us below!