Can anyone think of a TV couple that had more on screen chemisty them ML+KG?
They were great together, what a great relationship they had, it seemed so real.
NBC (ended 1983)
Mac-Ale, catsmeow3, the sight I found mentioned that she used to go by the name "Tree". Maybe she thought it sounded too hippie-ish and went with "Gabriel Tree", which doesn't sound any better (I'm only guessing here), or maybe the site gave incomplete info. I've never heard of the Kay Dillinger thing, but you're right, that's no better.
The only show I've ever seen Karen Graessle in besides Little House is was a made-for TV movie where she was married to Mike Farrell (BJ Hunnicut from "MASH"). She was a battered wife. I remember thinking how wrong both the leads were for the parts because for years they played overly nice characters on TV. It just didn't work!
I grew up in a farily disfunctional family (I know didn't we all) but I remember going to bed often just wishing that Ma & Pa could be my parents, I mean they really liked each other.. ok maybe only in tvland, but hey when its the only normality you cant get.. you hang onto it!!
The only other tv couple that I can think of being close to a Ma & Pa relationship is Annie & Eric on 7th Heaven.
I have posted in the past about how surprised I was to find that KG and ML didn't necessarily relate well to each other off screen. To watch them "work" together is nothing short of amazing. One only needs to watch part 1 of "The Lord is My Shepard" to see how perfectly fit they were for one another. Read my review for more on the subject.
The only other TV couple I have ever seen with chemistry like that is Jane Seymour and Joe Lando as Michaela Quinn and Byron Sully on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. The difference though, is that Jane and Joe's chemistry was definately more based on a passionate attraction to another person, while ML an KG had the chemistry of a couple that has been together long enough to know and love one another through and through. Very different stages of a romantic relationship, you might say.