25 TV Couples We Miss This Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day is here, and like its 364 counterparts on the calendar, it’s a great time to think about television.

In the spirit of the holiday, we started pondering all the great TV couples of the past whose absence from our screens has made our hearts grow fonder: The steamy ones (David and Maddie from Moonlighting), the aspirational ones (yes, your favorite marrieds from Friday Night Lights) and even the ones where half the duo is mostly made out of metal (you’ll have to read on for the identity of that pairing!).

UPDATE | Valentine’s Day Love: 30 Duos That Got Snubbed From Our Ultimate Couples Countdown!

So click through the gallery below to get the skinny on the 25 TV Couples We Miss, then hit the comments and tell us which twosomes you still wish were coming to your living room once a week.



Comments (373)

  • Um, Logan and Veronica?!

    Comment by Patty Stamps – February 14, 2013 07:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LoVe!

      Comment by mooshki – February 14, 2013 07:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You read my mind!!! Logan and Veronica should have DEF made this list!!!!!!!!!!!! LoVe

      Comment by Tedi – February 14, 2013 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Right??! I was going to comment the same thing.

      Comment by Sara – February 14, 2013 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Uhg! How this makes me think of VERONICA MARS and how much I loved LoVe.

      Comment by Leigh – February 14, 2013 08:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Where is PIPER and LEO from CHARMED! How could you not include them?

      Comment by iMember – February 14, 2013 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’ll ignore the “is” where the “are” should be and say, “HERE HERE! PIPER AND LEO!”

        Comment by DoctorWhoFanatic! – February 14, 2013 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • THIS

        Comment by luli – February 14, 2013 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Absolutely! And … uh … the argument can be made that the original grammar is correct. Think “Piper and Leo” = “the couple” (singular) rather than “Piper” and “Leo” = two people (plural). Personally, I think this interpretation (from my sixth grade grammar book of 1962) makes more sense..

        Comment by MaryAnn – February 15, 2013 01:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Harm and Mac. JAG……

      Comment by Lia – February 14, 2013 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seriously, I was thinking the EXACT same thing!

      Comment by HT – February 14, 2013 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LoVe!!

      Comment by ju – February 21, 2013 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • what about veronica and logan, veronica mars!! Or cassie and cappie, greek

    Comment by Anushe – February 14, 2013 07:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Piper and Leo from CHARMED! How could you not include them?

      Comment by iMember – February 14, 2013 10:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ned and chuck!

    Comment by kellen – February 14, 2013 07:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You, my friend, just made my day!

      Comment by Tom Charles – February 14, 2013 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Pushing Daisies <33333 Miss that show!

      Comment by Eliza – February 14, 2013 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I came to write the same thing! So glad to see Pushing Daisies getting some love in the comments section!

      Comment by Eric – February 14, 2013 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m going to pretend you were drunk when you picked these names, since you obviously forgot Joey and Pacey from Dawson’s Creek or Desmond and Penny from Lost.

    Comment by Lo – February 14, 2013 07:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • + 1 for Desmond and Penny!

      Comment by lll – February 14, 2013 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Desmond and Penny from Lost should definitely have been on here. She was his “constant.”

      Comment by fayedigi – February 14, 2013 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed with this whole statement.

      Comment by cas – February 14, 2013 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • COULD NOT AGREE MORE

      Comment by Lauren – February 14, 2013 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES to Joey and Pacey

      Comment by Spencer – February 14, 2013 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! to Desmond and Penny!

      Comment by MaryAnn – February 15, 2013 01:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Felicity and Ben ♥

    Comment by Sil M. – February 14, 2013 07:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where’s Monica & Chandler from FRIENDS????

    Comment by Mareesa – February 14, 2013 07:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! And Ross and Rachel! And they have Sam and Rebecca (who I always liked better anyway) but what about Sam and Dianne?

      Comment by J (@MusicandHouse) – February 14, 2013 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s hard to miss them since they won’t go away. Until Friends isn’t in reruns on about 23 different cable channels, we’ll always have Chandler & Monica, Ross & Rachel and Joey and his sandwiches.

      Comment by Dave – February 14, 2013 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The whole time I was Monica and Chandler will appear soon, but they didn’t. How can there be no Friends couple?

      Comment by Annie-Claude – February 14, 2013 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They’re my favorite TV couple of all time!

      Comment by Babybop – February 14, 2013 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Monica and Chandler should definitely have made this list. Fo’ sho’.

      Ross and Rachel, too, I guess, even though Ross irks me.

      Comment by DoctorWhoFanatic! – February 14, 2013 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck & Sarah!

    Comment by Joe – February 14, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Indeed!

      Comment by Tom Charles – February 14, 2013 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • +2

      Comment by Tara – February 14, 2013 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • +3

        Comment by Andy – February 14, 2013 08:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • +4

          Comment by chistosa – February 14, 2013 08:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • +5

            Comment by Chris – February 14, 2013 08:58 AM PDT  
          • +6!!!

            Comment by phil – February 14, 2013 09:04 AM PDT  
          • +7!!!!

            Also, Monica and Chandler and Joey and Pacey.

            Comment by Chelsea – February 14, 2013 09:09 AM PDT  
          • +8!!!

            Comment by Freelancer – February 14, 2013 09:51 AM PDT  
          • +9

            Comment by Adam – February 14, 2013 11:38 AM PDT  
          • +10

            Comment by Patty Stamps – February 14, 2013 12:02 PM PDT  
          • +11

            Comment by OMED-Josh – February 14, 2013 12:13 PM PDT  
          • +12

            Comment by Kayla Finley (@KaylaFinley) – February 14, 2013 12:39 PM PDT  
          • +13

            Comment by Loni – February 14, 2013 01:09 PM PDT  
          • +100000

            Comment by luli – February 14, 2013 01:21 PM PDT  
          • +1000000

            Comment by MJ – February 14, 2013 01:37 PM PDT  
          • Another + for Chuck and Sarah!

            Comment by Lindsay – February 16, 2013 03:51 PM PDT  
    • YES. Except what I really really miss is Chuck&Sarah-plus-Casey, and that might be stretching the definition of “couple” just a bit. :-)

      Comment by Joy – February 14, 2013 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES! I can’t BELIEVE they did not mention Chuck and Sarah here!

      Can you please add them and pretend you DIDN’T mean to do that?

      Comment by astrid – February 14, 2013 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • + one more

      Comment by Loriluvstv – February 16, 2013 05:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Logan and Veronica; Josh and Donna!

    Comment by erin – February 14, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! Josh & Donna. For that matter, Jed and Abbey. :o) Ooh, and I think I’ll add Sydney and Vaughn.

      Comment by Little Mama – February 14, 2013 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Josh and Donna, Jed and Abbey, and CJ and Danny!

        Comment by applescruffs – February 14, 2013 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • So true. I think it is sweet that Danny bought CJ a goldfish as a gift in Season 5, and she still had it in Season 7 in the secretary of state’s office.

          Comment by Kvivik – February 14, 2013 12:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aww! Doctor and Rose!

    Comment by JustineK – February 14, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Loved them, but I think I’m going to miss Amy and Rory more…

      Comment by Brian – February 14, 2013 07:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hated Doctor/Rose, still going to miss Amy and Rory. ;-)

        Comment by Dreamrose – February 14, 2013 08:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Hated Amy. Loved Rory.

          Comment by Leah – February 14, 2013 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! I love The Doctor and Rose together! At least she is with him in the alternate universe…

      Comment by Em – February 14, 2013 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yay! Love the Doctor and Rose!

      Comment by Amber – February 14, 2013 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! I loved 10 and Rose. Amy and Rory were great and Matt Smith is an ok Doctor but I never really got over losing them.

      Comment by Erin – February 14, 2013 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 1) Loved the Doctor and Rose. This list was already so full of win by going Sam/Rebecca instead of Sam/Diane, but the Doctor Who inclusion clinched it.
      2) Babylon 5 – Marcus/Ivanova.
      3) From my childhood — it might’ve been nice to see the Pink Ranger/Green Ranger on there, or Brad/Ted from Hey Dude.
      5) If we’re going throwback, what about the Scarecrow and Mrs. King? My mom was a big fan and Bruce Boxleitner was hot.
      –PS. Honorary mention for Mike and Julie from Growing Pains before Kirk Cameron found out the actress playing Julie did a Playboy spread and got her fired (allegedly, except he totally did).

      Comment by scooby – February 14, 2013 09:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chloe and Oliver Queen, who just celebrated their three year anniversary.

    Comment by V – February 14, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed! I miss them <3

      Comment by CSQ – February 14, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Aw I love them

      Comment by Tara – February 14, 2013 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS.

      Comment by Alex – February 14, 2013 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! I’m so glad they got their happy ending!

      Comment by Em – February 14, 2013 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Chuck and Sarah from Chuck? List incomplete then.

    Comment by Freelancer – February 14, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you thank you thank you for included Willow and Tara! Tara and Fred are two characters I miss so very, very much to the point I’m still angry at Whedon over their deaths

    Comment by Tom Charles – February 14, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, when Willow turned dark I think nobody was against it because we were angry at Tara’s death too.

      Comment by Annie-Claude – February 14, 2013 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ok, but what about BUFFY AND ANGEL???? This is an egregious omission!

      Comment by dazy – February 15, 2013 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cliff and Claire definitely! Sam and Rebecca, no way. Sam and Diane, OK.

    Comment by WenRaz – February 14, 2013 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was going to say….um, Sam and Diane was the ultimate Cheers couple!!!

      I miss The Cosby Show full stop.

      Comment by Wenders – February 14, 2013 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Smallville’s Lois and Clark OF course! miss them a lot!

    Comment by Ma. Gabriela (@Gottara) – February 14, 2013 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS!!! Loved them.

      Comment by Jayra – February 14, 2013 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I miss Smallville’s Lois and Clark too. They were awesome

      Comment by Sara – February 14, 2013 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lois and Clark from “The New Adventures of Superman”. Clark and Lana from “Smallville.”

      Comment by MaryAnn – February 15, 2013 01:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Buffy and Spike!

    Comment by Amanda – February 14, 2013 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think they may have been left out because they were never officially a couple

      Comment by Annie-Claude – February 14, 2013 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Buffy and Angel!

      Comment by MaryAnn – February 15, 2013 01:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about Kevin and Winnie from the Wonder Years?!?

    Comment by Mo – February 14, 2013 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I miss Izzie and Alex from Grey’s Anatomy – show’s still on air and doing fairly well but i miss Izzex and the chemistry Heigl and Chambers shared onscreen..

    Comment by Raver – February 14, 2013 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • and Obviously Lexie and Mark! *remembers the plane crash and shudders* #toomuchtimeonvalentinesday

      Comment by Raver – February 14, 2013 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Agreed. :(

        Comment by DoctorWhoFanatic! – February 14, 2013 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • So true… :-(

        Comment by Krithika – February 15, 2013 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree. They were an amazing couple and I was livid that Heigl had to mess it up. Best couple on the show (Then Lexie and Mark)

      Comment by Jenn – February 14, 2013 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I actually prefered Izzie and Denny. But I never liked Izzie so much anyway so.

      Comment by Annie-Claude – February 14, 2013 10:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You forgot Monica and Chandler, and Joey and Pacey

    Comment by Rachel – February 14, 2013 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Max & Logan, Dark Angel……Buffy and Angel…..?

    Comment by April – February 14, 2013 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Definitely yes on both of those!

      Comment by MaryAnn – February 15, 2013 01:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When I read the headline I immediately thought “Chuck & Sarah” so I was disappointed to not see them.
    But I’m sure lots of favourites are missing.

    Comment by Daisy – February 14, 2013 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And Monica and Chandler from Friends!

    Comment by mentalgirl – February 14, 2013 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Rachel & Ross? Monica & Chandler? Chuck and Sarah? Hardison & Parker? Scarecrow & Mrs. King?

    Comment by Jamey – February 14, 2013 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Doug & Carrie Heffernan! Sandy & Kirsten Cohen!

    Comment by jimbo – February 14, 2013 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the SB shoutout for Cruz and Eden, the best daytime couple ever (IMO)! Also, what about Desmond and Penny from LOST?

    Comment by TobyG. – February 14, 2013 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • From Chuck, Chuck and Sarah.

    Comment by Mike H. – February 14, 2013 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck and Blair…

    Monica and Chandler…

    Ross and Rachel?!

    Comment by Sabi – February 14, 2013 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where’s the Gilmore Girls love? Luke and Lorelei? Not to mention Veronica Mars and the power of LoVe (Logan and Veronica)!

    Comment by JayK – February 14, 2013 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Missing: Lexie and Mark (Grey’s Anatomy) and what about Carrie and Mr. Big (Sex and the City)?

    Comment by Lovely – February 14, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ummm… where the heck is Luke and Lorelai? This list fails.

    Comment by Ali – February 14, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ross and rachel.

    Comment by Jeff – February 14, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LUKE AND LORELAI <3

    Comment by Shayna – February 14, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Forget Luke — I miss Lorelai and Rory!

      Comment by april-ann – February 14, 2013 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • EVERWOOD had at least four great couples to choose from: Ephram and Amy, Andy and Nina, Harold and Rose, or Edna and Irving.

    Comment by Jason Tippitt – February 14, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Jason. Thank you. I thought I was the last of the EVERWOOD fans out there.

      Comment by Win – February 14, 2013 08:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Um, your list makes no sense because the best couple on Everwood will forever be Bright and Hannah.

      Comment by Spencer – February 14, 2013 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Piper & Leo

    Comment by Landon Cox (@bluinjewin) – February 14, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Aw, I loved them.

      Comment by Katherine215 – February 14, 2013 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Probably the hardest relationship there was. They deserved to be on that list. They showed that you can go through so much and come back.

      Comment by Annie-Claude – February 14, 2013 10:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THISSSSSS

      Comment by luli – February 14, 2013 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes. Piper and Leo.

      Comment by MJ – February 14, 2013 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mulder & Scully. The ultimate couple of all time. <3

    Comment by Charlotte (@Charlie1977) – February 14, 2013 07:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Also: Harm & Mac (JAG), Sam & Jack (Stargate SG-1), Riker & Troi (Star Trek: TNG), Josh & Donna (The West Wing) and I could keep going, but these are the other important ones.

      Comment by Charlotte (@Charlie1977) – February 14, 2013 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree that Mulder and Scully should have definitely been on the list.

      Comment by Faye – February 14, 2013 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They are on the list, not to worry!

        Comment by Michael Slezak – February 14, 2013 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree! Mulder & Scully were the first fictional couple I ever fell in love with (almost 17 years ago now) and still no other couple has ever even come close to them for me. They’re the mothership of all ships in my book. In fact, they’ve ruined me for all other couples. But I wouldn’t have it any other way!

      Comment by Ellie – February 14, 2013 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 100 percent agree!

        Comment by Seuss – February 15, 2013 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kevin & Scotty, Brothers & Sisters

    Comment by Petter – February 14, 2013 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree… I also miss Sarah and Luc and Kitty and Robert from Brothes & Sisters

      Comment by Sam – February 14, 2013 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hate that they killed Robert off, and hate that for the rest of that season no one seemed to care – including Kitty! The last season of B&S failed.

        Comment by Lauren – February 14, 2013 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck and Sarah!

    Comment by Sarah F – February 14, 2013 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Zoe and Wash!

    Comment by Amy Olsen (@AmyO122) – February 14, 2013 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Joey & Pacey and Doug & Jack (Dawson’s Creek)
    Josh & Donna, CJ & Danny, Jed & Abbey (West Wing)

    Comment by Elizabeth – February 14, 2013 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We are obviously the same person.

      Comment by Lizzy – February 14, 2013 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Clark and Lois from Smallville!

    Comment by LuaIzzie – February 14, 2013 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Felicity and Noel!

    Comment by Betty – February 14, 2013 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck & Sara (Chuck); John & Aeryn (Farscape); Valla & Daniel (Stargate SG1); Niles & Daphne (Frasier); Mic St.John & Beth (Moonlight); Angel & Buffy (Buffy); Echo & Paul (Dollhouse); Hawkeye & the nurses (M*A*S*H)

    Comment by jennifer – February 14, 2013 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cristina & Owen from Greys Anatomy.

    Comment by Cleide – February 14, 2013 07:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Except they’re still on TV. And except eww, Owen.

      Comment by DoctorWhoFanatic! – February 14, 2013 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think you mean eww, Cristina.

        Comment by Spencer – February 14, 2013 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck and Sarah. Will always miss their faces on my TV every week.

    Comment by Steph – February 14, 2013 07:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Josh and Donna, Abbey and Jed – The West Wing
    Joey and Pacey – Dawson’s
    Luke and Lorelai – Gilmore Girls
    Ross and Rachel – Friends
    Carrie and Big (or Aidan?) – SATC

    Comment by Janey – February 14, 2013 07:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oops, totally forgot CJ & Danny.

      Comment by Janey – February 14, 2013 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Awww, CJ and Danny were my favorite West Wing relationship.

        Comment by Alice – February 14, 2013 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Benson and Stabler are #1, but since you threw in soaps, Shane & Kimberly from DOOL would be a sight for sore eyes… :`(

    Comment by Jessica – February 14, 2013 07:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pacey and joey!!!

    Comment by a – February 14, 2013 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brian Kinney and Justin Taylor…..Queer as Folk :-)

    Comment by wrstlgirl – February 14, 2013 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS. I miss them so much.

      Comment by Anna – February 14, 2013 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Doctor and Rose Tyler <3

    Comment by Adam Bramble – February 14, 2013 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy to see Juliet and Sawyer on this list I’m heading straight to YT for some shipper videos.

    Comment by Tara – February 14, 2013 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cory and Topanga?

    Comment by J (@MusicandHouse) – February 14, 2013 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ^ This!

      Comment by Kate – February 14, 2013 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Corey and Topanga are coming back, so we won’t have to miss them.

      Comment by Luke – February 14, 2013 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Same goes for Buster and Lucille, but they’re on here.

        Comment by OMED-Josh – February 14, 2013 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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