One of the great decisions the writers of Cougar Town made was to treat Jules and Grayson like adults when it came to their relationship. Not that the couple acts totally mature all the time—because what would be the fun in that?—but they saved us from the agony of all the break up/get back together/break up again nonsense that so many TV shows love to perpetuate. These are two forty-something divorcees who know what they want from life and from a partner, and being able to watch their relationship grow has been one of the show's strongest emotional developments.
It seems incredibly fitting, then, that one of the most important milestones in their relationship should make the grade to end up as a Best TV Moment of 2012: the wedding that ended the Season 3 finale that aired earlier this week. Take a look at the clip after the jump...
They really struck the perfect balance between comedy and heart. The swelling music (Katie Herzig's "Lost & Found"), the silent apology between Laurie and Travis, and the gorgeous beach scenery all make it the stunning romantic wedding of Jules' dreams, while the bust by the cops, evil Stan as ring bearer and Chic's threat to kick Grayson's ass remind us just how fantastically funny the show can be even while making me tear up.
Thank goodness TBS has saved Cougar Town. There may not be any more of it for this year, but I am looking forward to some great TV moments from it in 2013!
[Image Source: ABC]