Published By: Satavisha

Six Popular ‘Black Cat And Golden Retriever’ On-Screen Duos We Absolutely Love!

The ‘Black Cat and Golden Retriever' trend is not just limited to TikTok, there are some on-screen duos with contrasting aesthetics or personalities that we absolutely adore!

Allow us to break down the trending ‘Black Cat and Golden Retriever’ energy for those who don’t know about it yet. If your personality is friendly and likeable, you might find yourself getting attracted to a friend or partner who is more reserved and chill than you are.

Or, if you are someone who prefers to keep to yourself, don’t get startled if you find an outgoing and more social counterpart. It embraces the concept of “opposites attract,” but TikTok named it the "black cat and golden retriever" theory—where one gives off the mysterious vibes of a black cat while the other has the quirky energy of the adorable dog breed. Let us check out six popular on-screen duos that perfectly capture the essence of an 'off-the-wall freaky' partner teaming up with an arcane character who loves to throw shade. 

Morticia and Gomez Addams: The Addams Family

In the Addams family’s dark gothic universe, could there even be a place for a character with golden retriever energy? However, if you closely observe the titular couple of the show, you might realise that Morticia embodies the characteristics of a mysterious black cat while Gomez, her husband—perfectly fits the description of a golden retriever—is affectionate, loyal, and emotional. We cannot particularly associate “golden” with Gomez—as everyone prefers black in this morbid universe—but it is his loving nature that we are talking about!

Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine has child-like energy and is full of sunshine vibes. He is the epitome of a golden retriever boyfriend. On the other hand, Amy tries to maintain a tough and serious image but fails to resist Jake’s tender and hilarious disposition. We love this oddball duo and can watch them on screen forever.

Patrick Brewer and David Rose: Schitt's Creek

If you are still trying to wrap your head around the characteristic traits of a “black cat,” then the sardonic character from Schitt's Creek—who dons black and white and “makes arduous efforts to not connect with people” can be the perfect example. Yes, we are talking about David from Schitt’s Creek—a black cat who needed to be found and loved by a golden retriever lover. Patrick Brewer walked into David’s life with his golden retriever-like energy and the on-screen chemistry of the couple is to die for.

Enid Sinclair and Wednesday Addams: Wednesday

How could we not include Edin and Wednesday on the list? Let us revisit the gothic world of the Addams family, and talk about the most prominent black cat-golden retriever duo: Enid Sinclair and Wednesday Addams.

Wednesday is the little stormcloud, who harbours a more intense black cat energy than Morticia, her mother. On the other hand, Enid is a vibrant character with a sunshine-like personality (probably the cutest werewolf we know). When these two “polar opposite” characters team up, they exude the strongest “black cat-golden retriever” vibe.

Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley: The Harry Potter Franchise

Ron Weasley perfectly fits the description of a golden retriever—a little dumb, loves food, but is loyal to his friends. And Ron could not help but fall madly in love with that snobby and distanced (initially), know-it-all brave wizard, Hermione Granger.

Castiel and Dean Winchester: Supernatural

Let us now shift our focus to a black cat character (Dean) who is terrible at showing emotions, and his godsend (literally) saviour-cum-buddy (Castiel)—who has a golden retriever-like disposition and cannot help but be wholesome at all times. These two characters hooked all the fans to the show for several years, across many seasons.

So who is your favourite black cat-golden retriever on-screen duo? The choice is difficult, we understand.