TV romances have been captivating viewers for decades. We look for love, laughter, and sometimes heartbreak in the relationships between our favorite TV stars. Now more than ever, viewers are drawn to the chemistry between two characters that keep us glued to our screens episode after episode. Here’s a list of some of the most beloved TV couples of all time that we just couldn’t get enough of.
Ross & Rachel – Friends
When Friends first premiered in 1994, the love affair of Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) quickly took viewers by storm. The two were one of TV’s most iconic couples and their on-again, off-again romance had everyone rooting for them to finally get it together. They were both clumsy, bumbling, and incredibly adorable– and the audience completely fell in love with the couple’s roller-coaster of a romance.
Buffy & Angel – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Angel (David Boreanaz) were the perfect example of star-crossed lovers. After all, he was a vampire whose demonic nature could only be controlled by a fulfilling his mission of atoning for his past crimes. But it didn’t stop these two from finding their way back to each other. Though, Angel eventually had to leave Buffy and Sunnydale, the two still had a moment of true happiness before their devastating separation. Fans all over the world felt the heartbreak, but it made for one of TV’s greatest, most epic love stories.
Jim & Pam – The Office
When The Office premiered in 2005, we were instantly introduced to the charming and hilarious office romance between salesman Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and receptionist Pam Beesly (Jenna Fisher). The two started out as good friends and colleagues, but eventually, their love blossomed into something a lot more. We rooted for their relationship to progress, and when they finally got together in season 2, it was a relief and incredibly romantic.
Olivia & Fitz – Scandal
This intense, forbidden romance between Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) formed the backbone of Scandal. The complex relationship between these two characters captivated viewers week after week and kept fans begging for more. Through all the chaos and drama, viewers still couldn’t help but root for these two as they tried to make it work.
Carrie & Mr. Big – Sex and the City
Fans of Sex and the City all know it: Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) was always meant to be with the one and only Mr. Big (Chris Noth). He was the quintessential player that couldn’t commit and she was the headstrong woman that didn’t let him get away with it. Through all their ups and downs, the audience was still firmly in support of this tumultuous relationship, which ultimately ended with the two getting married. Their wedding was one of the most iconic TV moments of all time.
Sam & Diane – Cheers
Everyone remembers Sam Malone (Ted Danson) and Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) of the classic sitcom Cheers. We rooted for them and their everlasting will-they-or-won’t-they. It seemed like they were destined to be together; they fit each other perfectly. But after a tumultuous love affair of backwards steps and starts, they eventually went their separate ways, to the dismay of viewers everywhere.
Max & 99 – Get Smart
Agent Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) and his partner Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon) made up one of TV’s greatest comedic duos. Their individual quirks and personalities complemented each other perfectly. Fans everywhere liked the idea of them being together and rooted for the two when their romance was revealed. Though they weren’t an official couple, it was clear the two were in love and were happy just the way they were.
TV romances have been captivating viewers’ hearts and minds for decades. These beloved couples have made audiences laugh, cry, and cheer them on as they find love and happiness in unlikely places. From unlikely friends to star-crossed lovers, these pairs will be remembered forever. We may have to wait for our own true loves, but these couples will always bring us a little joy every time we re-watch their stories.