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)

  • YAY! Xena & Gabrielle and old-school Vincent & Catherine! :-)

    Comment by Andrea – February 14, 2013 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Did the producers ever finally admit Xena and Gabrielle are a couple…?

      Comment by Leigh – February 14, 2013 08:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah, its definitely Felicity and Ben.
    Now, I’m torn betweeen Juliet and Sawyer or Kate and Sawyer.
    I’d add:
    John & Aeryn (Farscape)
    Nikita & Michael (Le Femme Nikita)
    Buffy & Angel

    Comment by Valerie – February 14, 2013 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seth and Summer. Done.

    Comment by Jules – February 14, 2013 07:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Love! Just finished re-watching all the OC episodes.

      How about House and Cuddy? I mean I know they ended badly, but the good years were awesome!

      Comment by Liz – February 14, 2013 10:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sydney Bristow & Michael Vaughn from Alias, definitely Chuck & Sarah, Doug & Carol from ER, Olivia & Peter from Fringe & Fred & Wesley from Angel.

    Comment by Jim – February 14, 2013 07:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We might be soul mates, these are some of my favorite couples!! I was just about to list all of these (except the Angel couple, I didn’t watch that show).

      Comment by Katherine215 – February 14, 2013 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You forgot every couple from Everwood, that’s criminal. Where’s Buffy and Angel/Spike?

    Comment by Roger – February 14, 2013 07:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Buffy & Spike.
    Captain Jack Harkness & Ianto Jones from Torchwood.

    Comment by amybernhardt – February 14, 2013 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve tried to watch Sports Night on Netflix. I just can’t stick with it.

    Comment by Amanda – February 14, 2013 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • where are pacey and joey, monica and chandler, ross and rachel?!

    Comment by eloise – February 14, 2013 08:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I miss Max and Liz of Roswell. Super passionate for two teenagers. Epic love.
    I miss Josh and Donna of The West Wing. So much chemistry.
    I miss Meinda and Jim of The Ghost Whisperer – Even death couldn’t keep them apart!
    I miss Cory and Topanga. But I am grateful we’ll likely to see them again within a year.

    Comment by Stacey – February 14, 2013 08:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oops. I meant Melinda and Jim of Ghost Whisperer!

      Comment by Stacey – February 14, 2013 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Love them.Thanks for mentioning them.i never see them mentioned anywhere.

        Comment by Brandy – February 14, 2013 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • THIS! I love melinda and jim!!

        Comment by luli – February 14, 2013 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Max and Liz from “Roswell” !

      Comment by MaryAnn – February 15, 2013 01:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You should redo the list or make a viewer’s list to include all the great couples you missed!

    Comment by Lily – February 14, 2013 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love that Number 6/Gaius Baltar made that list! They were so crazy and screwed up – but in a good way!

    Comment by Anna – February 14, 2013 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Clark and Lois (Smallville and Lois&Clark), Angel and Buffy (BTVS), Wesley and Fred (ATS), Xander and Annya (BTVS), Monica and Chandler (Friends).

    From this list up there, I agree with both Mulder&Scully and David&Madie.

    Comment by Liana – February 14, 2013 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cliff & Norm from Cheers

    Comment by Doug – February 14, 2013 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brooke/Lucas, Ross/Rachel, Justin/Rebecca

    Comment by dude – February 14, 2013 08:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sawyer & Kate (LOST)
    Simon & Alisha (misfits)
    Joey & Pacey (dawson’s creek)
    Logan & Veronica (veronica mars)

    Comment by love – February 14, 2013 08:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the first pic alone killed me. Suliet always! Also, Jack and Kate (Lost) and Hello and Athena (Battlestar Galactica). To a smaller extent, Apollo and Starbucks (Battlestar Galactica), Penny and Desmond (Lost) and Alex and Izzie (Grey’s Anatomy)

    Comment by omabin – February 14, 2013 08:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Apollo and Starbuck <3

      Also, Alex and Izzy <3 I adored them and was so mad at Kathryn Heigl for messing it up.

      Comment by Jenn – February 14, 2013 09:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very nice to see Xena and Gabrielle on here.

    Comment by ADC – February 14, 2013 08:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I miss Monica and Chandler, from Friends!

    Comment by MyTinyObsessions – February 14, 2013 08:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chloe and Oliver Queen. I miss them.

    Comment by N – February 14, 2013 08:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jordan & Woody from Crossing Jordan and of course Benson & Stabler, SVU <3

    Comment by Lisa – February 14, 2013 08:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I applaud the mention of the Doctor and Rose…but BUFFY and ANGEL? HELLLLLOOO!

    Comment by Rachel Shepherd – February 14, 2013 08:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Remington Steele and Laura Holt. Jonathan and Jennifer Hart. How were they omitted??????????????

    Comment by Lily L. – February 14, 2013 08:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HOUSE and CUDDY!?! come on!

    Comment by Andrew – February 14, 2013 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You know it was always House & Wilson.

      Comment by rachzilla – February 14, 2013 08:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And that’s how they ended it, House and Wilson. HoYay.

        Comment by Crafty Sabine – February 14, 2013 08:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • If they hadn’t ended it like that then I probably would have been out for blood to be fair!

          Comment by rachzilla – February 14, 2013 08:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wilson is dead! House and Cuddy of course!

      Comment by Cuddy's lawyer – February 15, 2013 03:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love that you included Sports Night. Fantastic Show. I would add Seth and Summer from The OC and Kelly and Zach from Saved by the Bell.

    Comment by k – February 14, 2013 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Logan and Veronica & Joey and Pacey!!!!!! My favorite tv couples of all time!!!!

    Comment by Tiera – February 14, 2013 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I miss House and Cuddy. They were great until the TPTB and writers forgot who they were and how to write them. I miss that sexy fun. :-)

    Comment by Marimbagrl – February 14, 2013 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Buffy and Angel, Xander and Anya, Ross and Rachel, Monica and Chandler, and Aang and Katara are people who I thought were missing from the list. Loved the inclusion of The Doctor and Rose and Tara and Willow though!

    Comment by Wesley – February 14, 2013 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sydney & micheal from alias!!!

    Comment by gt – February 14, 2013 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I must be too young, because there’s a lot I don’t know there !
    Like everyone said, where’s the ones from Friends or OTH, Charah, Logan/Veronica, Polivia, Chair, Izzie/Alex, …. there are so many !!

    Comment by gossip2010 – February 14, 2013 08:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HELLO! Doug and Carol (from ER)!

    Comment by Melanie – February 14, 2013 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seth/Summer?
    Ross/Rachel?
    Chandler/Monica?

    Comment by livvy – February 14, 2013 08:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Monica and Chandler
    Fran Fine and Maxwell Sheffield
    Ned and Chuck
    and Lois and Clark in all of their versions.

    Comment by Belen – February 14, 2013 08:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Fran and Mr. Sheffield needs to be up there. for real! They’re iconic.

      And could the Golden Girls count as a couple? Cause they should.

      Comment by Liz – February 14, 2013 11:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brooke/Julian?

    Comment by livvy – February 14, 2013 08:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck and Sarah!

    Comment by Tatiana Torres – February 14, 2013 08:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! Coach and Tammi Taylor. They’re the best, y’all. The perfect counter argument when writers break up couples with the lame excuse that happy couples are boring. If well written, happy couples are more interesting than angsty ones.

    Comment by Eliza – February 14, 2013 08:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So true. I loved the Taylors – they couldn’t bore me if they tried.

      Comment by Spencer – February 14, 2013 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Doctor and Rose! Favourite!

    Comment by Amanda – February 14, 2013 08:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love that you included Casey and Dana from Sports Night.

    Comment by Peppy – February 14, 2013 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Piper & Leo – Charmed
    Monica & Chandler – Friends
    Desmond & Penny, Kate & Sawyer, Kate & Jack, Claire & Charlie – Lost
    Buffy & Angel – Buffy
    Olivia & Peter – Fringe

    Comment by SK – February 14, 2013 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Casey and Dana?? Josh and Donna are by far the superior Sorkin couple (although they weren’t techhhhnically a couple when Sorkin was with the show).

    Comment by deb – February 14, 2013 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Doug & Carol – E.R.
    Nathan & Haley – One Tree Hill
    David & Donna – Beverly Hills

    Comment by n_o – February 14, 2013 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nathan and Haley were my favorite! I miss them! :(

      Comment by Shannon – February 14, 2013 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Peyton and Lucas!

      Comment by luli – February 14, 2013 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ugh, I loved Nathan and Haley so much. That was a great couple for all nine seasons of that show.

      Comment by Spencer – February 14, 2013 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sam and Rebecca weren’t a couple.

    Comment by Joe – February 14, 2013 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Coach” Eric and Tami Taylor for sure! Loved these two and FNL so so much!!

    Comment by Paddington – February 14, 2013 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ooh also most forgot – Jack & Allison, Zane & Jo – Eureka

    Comment by jennifer – February 14, 2013 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Seth/Summer (The O.C.)?!

    Comment by PCT – February 14, 2013 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don’t really miss any of these all that much (Maybe Dan/Roseanne). I do miss: Veronica/Logan (Veronica Mars), Jamie/Sooz (As If), Max/Liz (Roswell), Chuck/Sarah (Chuck), Pacey/Joey (Dawson’s Creek), Ray/Neela (ER), Casey/Cappie (Greek), Ryan/Marissa (The OC) and Max/Kyle (Living Single)

    Comment by Karen – February 14, 2013 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cruz and Eden, best daytime couple ever!

    Comment by SusN – February 14, 2013 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cory & Topanga – Boy Meets World
    Luke & Lorelai – Gilmore Girls
    Cassie & Cappie – Greek
    Chuck & Sarah – Chuck
    Danny & Delinda – Las Vegas
    Lois & Clark – Smallville
    Ross & Rachel – Friends
    Monica & Chandler – Friends
    Veronica & Logan – Veronica Mars

    Comment by Kat – February 14, 2013 08:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn!

    Comment by Billy Whitaker – February 14, 2013 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know lists like this are totally subjective, so we could go back and forth all day on who should be on this. The only oversight that really stood out to me were Rob and Laura. If we’re going classic couples they are far better than Lucy and Ricky.

    Comment by Matt – February 14, 2013 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brian and Justin! They were one of the greatest TV pairings ever!
    Oh… and Ianto and Jack… I’m still not over that lol xx

    Comment by Naomi – February 14, 2013 08:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Brian and Justin will forever be my favorite TV couple. They were beautiful together.

      Comment by Hannah – February 14, 2013 01:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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