10 Perfect 'Golden Retriever and Black Cat' TV Duos We Are in Love With
Being different was never an obstacle for a really strong bond.
Basically, when you encounter the "golden retriever and black cat" trope and have no idea exactly how to interpret it, just take the good old "opposites attract" scenario and multiply it by ten.
The new generation basically reinvented the old trope and spiced it up with some specifics, but the new description works so well that we realized we are not only familiar with the "golden retriever - black cat" duos, we already have some of those as our favorites!
So if you too believe that opposites attract and want some fresh content as evidence, here is your to-go list.
10. Connor Walsh and Oliver Hampton (How to Get Away With Murder)
Shonda Rhimes' murderous drama also blessed us with these two guys, who couldn't be more different, yet their connection works so perfectly it makes us weep. Connor is definitely the black cat here — a free soul and a heartthrob in the beginning, he ends up being charmed by Oliver's golden retriever energy and finds his true love with him. Oh, and there are terrific murders and tragedies in the show, too, but honestly, who even cares about that?
9. Eleanor Shellstrop and Chidi Anagonye (The Good Place )
Eleanor's entire thing is that she doesn't belong in heaven, or the Good Place, as the show's title suggests. Her black cat energy is channeled in her sarcasm, lack of empathy, and general reluctance to be a kind soul who is everyone's friend. Chidi, on the contrary, is exactly what Eleanor isn't; maybe that's what makes them so perfect together.
8. Gomez and Morticia Addams (The Addams Family)
Is there even a place for golden retrievers in the gothic universe of the Addams family? Well, if you look closely at the titular couple, you'll realize that while Morticia is the definition of a black cat, her husband Gomez is everything that the so-called "golden retrievers" are: loyal, loving, and emotional. Not particularly golden, though, as everyone in this universe prefers black, but those are just details; it's true love we're talking about!
7. Vi and Caitlyn (Arcane )
Another example of how hard it is to find true golden retrievers in the dystopian universes, but let's not argue that Arcane's Caitlyn is definitely a black cat, while Vi is definitely the retriever here, albeit a damaged and broken one. Who said golden retrievers can't be in need of black cats to fix them? Especially if these black cats are so sweet. Like a cupcake.
6. Amy Santiago and Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Jake Peralta with his childish energy and sunshine vibes is the king of golden retriever boyfriends. Amy can pull off her serious and tough image all she wants, but she can't resist, and neither can we. We can watch these two for ages.
5. Dean Winchester and Castiel (Supernatural )
A black cat hunter who is bad at showing emotions and his golden retriever angel who is bad at not being wholesome all the time? No wonder Destiel shippers have been hooked on Supernatural for so many years. If you haven’t seen it yet, be aware that the finale is going to break your heart – in the most infuriating way possible.
4. David Rose and Patrick Brewer (Schitt's Creek)
If you’re still struggling to understand who exactly “black cats” are, then the sarcastic character who wears black and white and “tries very hard not to connect with people right now” is what you’re looking for. Schitt’s Creek’s David Rose was a black cat who was clearly in need of a golden retriever to just come and love him the way he is. And there came Patrick Brewer. Sorry, Jake Peralta, you just lost the title of the king of golden retrievers.
3. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger (Harry Potter )
If you think about it, Ron Weasley is indeed a golden retriever. He loves food, he is a little dumb (respectfully), but he loves his friends. And he also can’t help but love that snobby and (initially) distanced know-it-all Hermione Granger. Isn’t it ironic how a black cat has a ginger cat as a pet, though?
2. Ava and Beatrice (Warrior Nun)
If soldier nuns needed anything in their life, it was a golden retriever leader who fell in love with one of their black cats and melted her heart, right? Being a chaotic ray of sunshine that she is, Ava immediately made black cat Beatrice with her no-nonsense attitude fall for her. If only it didn’t end in a heartbreaking twist that it did…
1. Wednesday Addams and Enid Sinclair (Wednesday)
Okay, let’s be honest, you were starting to worry this list won’t include these two, weren’t you? Well, we are diving back into the Addams family world, this time to present you with a camertone for all golden retriever-black cat duos: Wednesday Addams and Enid Sinclair, because of course.
Wednesday, being a little stormcloud that she is, is even more of a black cat than her mother, while Enid is pure sunshine in a human (or werewolf, if we’re being precise) form. These two are a perfect team, whether they remain friends or decide to take their relationship to a next level (which is already a dream for many Wednesday fans).