Shipping ‘Olicity’: Arrow’s Oliver and Felicity

I think this ‘ship has gained a lot of support as the series progresses. And it isn’t hard to understand why fans of the series would want to root for this couple. As a non-DC aficionado, it was only through the grapevine that I learned that Oliver is supposed to end up with Laurel. But having read that canon pairings, although sacred for the purists, are not necessarily followed all the time, I can be as optimistic as I want to be. Cue, Oliver and Chloe in the TV series Smallville.


From the very first time that Felicity Smoak appeared on screen with Oliver, you can already see their chemistry. I know that he’s supposed to be with Laurel as in the comic books but the series already proved that it is willing to change up some of the facts in this DC world, like Laurel’s sister being the Black Canary instead of Laurel. I’m loving where the series is now especially with where the Oliver x Felicity friendship is at. Their scenes so far are safely platonic but they give a glimpse into the friendship that their solidly building and a good groundwork for if they do decide to take things further in terms of this particular storyline.


I can go on and on about how an Oliver/Felicity pairing will make much more sense but let me count the ways instead.



On-screen chemistry. Just the good old reliable formula for a pairing to work.




Loving the playboy falls for the IT girl set-up (I may be biased. And Oliver hardly seems like a playboy now and Felicity is just as awesome as she is brilliant.)




Out of all the female cast in the show, Felicity is the only woman to have ever made Oliver smile, genuinely and more often. Her babbling seems to endear her more not just to the audience but to Oliver as well.




Chemistry. Didn’t I already mention this one?




Felicity is the only person that Oliver can truly be himself with. Felicity knows his innermost feelings and understands the battles he wages in himself.



Felicity can be Oliver’s voice of reason and I think Oliver values Felicity’s insights very highly.



It’s only when he’s with Felicity that we can get to see the lighter side of Oliver’s character: dry-witted but funny, teasing, relaxed.



Chemistry. Really, really great and solid chemistry. Even Stephen feels that times are a-changing.






Are you a fellow shipper? Do you like or love this couple? Do you dislike it or disapprove of it? I’d love to hear your views on this.




*Disclaimer: Photos are not mine. Credit goes to their respective owners.


Shipping the Monday Couple (Running Man’s Gary & Jihyo)

To say that I am a Running Man (RM) fan would be the understatement of the year. And to say that I am a Monday Couple fan would be the understatement of the century. I adore the show and I love the Monday Couple. I love them so much I was able to make four (4) music videos featuring their most-beloved scenes in RM.

I’ve started watching Running Man when they just had a dozen or so of episodes in and I haven’t stopped watching. I haven’t missed a single episode and I’ve managed to convince my whole family that it’s a variety show that’s truly worth our time.


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All this time, I’ve seen this ‘ship grow and develop. I’ve been with them the whole time. Gary is my favorite member and it was so entertaining and heartwarming to watch him have a love-line with Jihyo. I loved how their awkwardness developed into an ‘oppa-dongseng’ relationship, and then to equals, to ‘boss Jihyo’, and to awkwardness again (when it was revealed that Jihyo had a real-life boyfriend), to being at comfortable again with each other, and then back to being the Monday Couple.


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I think that out of all these stages of their ‘relationship’, their dynamics at present is the one I enjoy seeing the most. They both know that their Monday Couple characters are only for show and they give so much fun for the audience to watch. I think before Gary was swayed by his fledgling feelings for Jihyo and was crushed when it was revealed that she was in a real-life relationship and I think that was why they turned awkward around each other. But now I can happily note that Gary is able to compartmentalize his feelings and now is in no danger of blurring the lines between reality and variety. And that’s a happy place for a Monday Couple supporter like me.

Of course, if they do end up together in real life, boon for everybody. But if not, that’s fine with me too. If they end up being life-long friends, I’ll be satisfied with that.


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I’m thinking of starting a meme where we can feature one chosen Monday Couple moment a week. All the more to spread the Monday Couple love. What do you guys think? And I think I’ll start next Monday. I hope you guys can join me.