i don't ship it but this is beautifully made

Season 8 seems so far away, and I'm not sure I miss the actual show, but I *do* miss Carol and Daryl something fierce.  They own my heart, you guys.  And I'm sure I'm not alone.  Anyway, I thought it'd be fun and a nice show of positivity to start a chain of sorts of reasons why you love this embattled ship, keep it going.   No limits to how many times you can reblog this post or the number of reasons why you love this ship, but not all at once, okay?  And not the same thing as everybody else.  At least not until this post has made the rounds a few times.  In other words, build upon each other's reasons.  Don't just go "me, too."  So.  What do you think?  Are you in?  Let's show everybody how much we love these two.

I’ll start. 

I love Caryl because…

Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus.  Their portrayals of these two broken souls are beautifully nuanced, and their chemistry makes you sit up and take notice.  They imbue even a small look with so much emotion and so much of their character’s history–individually and collectively.  It’s just lovely to witness, and one of the biggest reasons why these two characters and their portrayers have notched a place on my forever faves list. 


 Truly, I don’t think I would love either character as much portrayed by a different actress or actor.  The bond wouldn’t be the same.