Do you think ‘Klaroline’ deserves to be called the year’s top pair? Read about the results, then weigh in with your thoughts.
We asked, you responded, and after more than 1.2 million individual votes, you’ve selected The Vampire Diaries‘ Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Caroline (Candice Accola) as HollywoodLife.com‘s hottest TV couple of 2013. This is especially impressive when you consider that “Klaroline” isn’t even technically a couple — each half of the ship is currently on a different show — but it only goes to show the tenacity of the fandom, and its desire to see the star-crossed lovers reunite.
Klaus & Caroline Win ‘2013’s Hottest TV Couple’ Poll
I’ll admit, I haven’t always been completely sold on the idea of Klaus and Caroline as an official “couple,” but I’m slowly warming up to the idea. Originally, I couldn’t get past all of the horrible things Klaus did — killing Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) mother in cold blood, for example — but then I got to thinking: Hasn’t Damon (Ian Somerhalder) done horrible things to the people in Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) life, and don’t we all continue to root for their happiness?
It’s all a matter of how far you’re willing to go to forgive a character’s wrongdoings and give them a second chance. You could raise the whole “abusive relationship” argument, but let’s be real: Klaus and Caroline live in a world in which vampires exist. The rules are different, and rationality is often null and void.
And those hoping for a Caroline-Klaus reunion might actually be in luck! Given the recent report that Klaus will be returning to The Vampire Diaries before the end of the fifth season, it’s safe to assume he’ll come face-to-face with his fellow winner this May. I know he’s got a lot going on in New Orleans, but do you really think he’d pass up a chance to see Caroline?!
‘Beauty & The Beast’s’ Vincent & Catherine: A Worthy Runner-Up
To be fair, I must also congratulate Beauty & The Beast‘s Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Catherine (Kristin Kreuk), the couple which came in second place. The difference between the two finalists was very small — less than 10 percent total, actually — so I consider the couple to be a winner in its own right.
It’s become very clear to me that Beasties are a passionate group, dedicated to bringing their favorite show — and, of course, their favorite couple — to the forefront. I commend you all for your efforts, and encourage you to continue pressing onward.
HollywoodLifers, do you agree that Klaus and Caroline deserve to be called the hottest TV couple of 2013, or do you wish that Vincent and Catherine had won? Drop a comment with your final thoughts below, and remember: There’s always next year!
— Andy Swift