Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duo's~! (Mar. 8)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish~! This week's topic: DYNAMIC DOU'S~! This is gonna be a fun one. :D

1. Nick and Nora Charles from The Thin Man: My long time readers will know my love for these two, so I won't go on and on about them except that they are the epitome of a perfect couple for me.

2. Harold the dog and Chester the cat from Bunnicula: Ahh a childhood favorite. I love the dynamic of this unique friendship. Chester is a tightly wound, imaginative, and overly well read cat who causes a bunch of trouble because he thinks an innocent bunny is the spawn of satan. :P Harold is a dog with literary talent (how does he type?) who goes with the flow, but stands up to his manic friend when he feels he is going over the edge. Despite their differences these two are close friends and help each other out when needed.

3. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events: Okay so this is a terrific trio but...ones only a little baby (albeit with super sharp teeth) so can't I just squish her in there without anyone noticing? :P These three work well together because they each have a unique talent (Violet's an inventor, Klaus has photographic memory, and Sunny...bites) that is all their own and often comes in handy because they are often pursued by a psychotic man named Count Olaf.
4. Richard "Rick" Castle and Detective Katherine "Kate" Beckett from Castle: This is technically cheating since it's a tv show but these two have bookish counterparts with really stupid names so...Castle is a writer, and legal stalker who follows Kate around while she solves crime and then writes stories about them. He's fun loving, troublesome, yet caring, and she's sensible, fiery, and trying to solve the murder of her mother. Together they exchange witty banter, deny their feelings, and are the closest pair I've found to a modern Nick and Nora Charles. (before they were married :P)

5. Jessica and Lucius Vladescu from Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side: Sequel coming up Yay~! Jessica is an everyday girl, who unfortunately one day meets a vampire claiming her for his bride. She is not digging it. At all. :P But through a comedy filled book with bits of drama Jessica learns to love her vampire beau and through his relationship with her he is able to save himself from his darker um dark side. :P

6. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford from The Secret Adversary and subsequent sequels: Another snappy, crime solving duo, created by Agatha Christie, Tommy and Tuppence have tons of charm and tons of fun. They are bright young jazz things down on their luck, so the natural thing to do is obviously advertise in the newspaper as adventurers. Boy am I glad they did.
7. Skulduggery Pleasent and Valkyrie "Stephenie Edgley" Cain from Skulduggery Pleasent and its sequels: The first book in the Skulduggery Pleasent series is a knockout children's horror story. I love it to bits. Mostly because of the wise cracking demon killing duo of Skulduggery and his wizard apprentice Stephenie or as she likes to be called Valkyrie Cain.

8. Bella Kirkwood and Luke Sullivan from The Charmed Life series: I wasn't sure if I would like this series when I first started but I was pleasantly surprised by it. It was funny, and much to my surprise had a mystery. But I also liked the slowly growing relationship between Bella and her school newspaper Editor Luke.
9. Encyclopedia Brown and Sally Kimball from the Encyclopedia Brown Mystery series: The smartest boy in town is Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown and his partner is the equally smart and pretty Sally Kimball. These two worked well off each other and I remember just being completely in awe of them when I was little.

10. Jim Qwilleran and Koko from the Cat Who...series: A bristly crime reporter with an epic mustache and a high class cat who helps him solve mysteries. Need I say more. Well maybe for people who don't like cats but I do, so... :P

So that's it for me *whew* that was surprisingly hard, but I did it. So what are your favorite duo's?


  1. I completely forgot Nick & Nora...but I did get Tommy & Tuppence.

    Here are the rest of mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-dynamic-duos.html

  2. I'm really interested in nick and Nora now and of cours this list is mavelous :D I'm gonna see if I can muster one up :)

  3. I have Castle and Beckett on my list too. They've got great chemistry, and they balance each other out. ...plus Castle's really hot. :p Nice list!

  4. I only know about number 6!

    Here is my Top Ten Picks post!

  5. I adore the Bunnicula books! I actually read one of the latest in the series last readathon, and the magic of Harold and Chester is still there (along with better-than-Scrappy-puppy, Howie). And Bunnicula is still sucking the life out of veggies...

  6. Nooooo~! Not the innocent veggies~! Gosh I love those books, I still read them aloud to my family and we all just crack up laughing. One of the best book series ever. :D


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