Roses are red, Violets are blue…

13 February 2017

… Here are three love stories; we’d like to share with you!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love really is in the air at FremantleMedia. To celebrate, we’re looking at three unforgettable on-screen romances from a few of our scripted titles.

Shadow & Laura from American Gods

When Shadow gets hauled out of prison early to find his wife has been killed in a car crash, he feels like his world is crumbling around him. That doesn’t spell the end for Shadow and Laura though, she returns at various points in the novel in ghostly form to reignite her love with her “Puppy” Shadow.

Of course, that’s not the only love story in American Gods… let’s give a shout out to Bilquis, the old goddess of love who just wants to be worshipped again. If you know *the scene*… you know!  Catch all the action on Starz in the US and Amazon Prime Video internationally in 2017.


Tracey & Connor from Chewing Gum

Tracey Gordon is on a mission, a mission to lose her virginity. At the start of season one, she ditches her fiancé Ronald (who *SPOILER ALERT* is gay) and runs into Connor on the quest to find true love.

After showcasing some rather uncharacteristic moves, Tracey and “love of my life” Connor are last seen at the end of season one leaving their estate in just their underwear sharing fruit pastilles. But what does the future hold for Tronnor? Chewing Gum season two is available on catch-up on All4 in the UK and will be available on Netflix globally in later in 2017.


Scott & Charlene from Neighbours

If we’re talking about soap power couples, there can only be one winner. Surfer-dude Scott (Jason Donovan) and tomboy Charlene (Kylie Minogue) first met in 1987, when the Ramsay Street pin-up tackled who he thought was a burglar trying to break in to his neighbour’s house. Of course, it turned out to be Charlene, who delivered a right hook that Mike Tyson would have been proud of.

This was your typical teenage love; on and off like a light switch. The pair finally married in 1988, with an astonishing 20 million Brits tuning in. Sadly for fans of Scarlene (as they’d no-doubt be called today) Kylie’s pop career took off, so the characters were shipped off to Brisbane to start a family off-screen.


If it’s not big scripted romances you’re after fear not… It turns out we’re pretty good at matchmaking too. Some of our biggest and best-travelling formats cover the world of dating and we’re proud to say we are responsible for hundreds of marriages and some little FM babies too!

So if dating formats are more your thing, check out Farmer Wants a Wife, Take Me Out and Hear Me. Love Me. See Me.

Lots of love 😉