25 TV Couples We Miss This Valentine's Day

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 are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Andrea says:

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

  2. Valerie says:

    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

  3. Jules says:

    Seth and Summer. Done.

    • Liz says:

      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!

  4. Jim says:

    Sydney Bristow & Michael Vaughn from Alias, definitely Chuck & Sarah, Doug & Carol from ER, Olivia & Peter from Fringe & Fred & Wesley from Angel.

    • Katherine215 says:

      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).

  5. Roger says:

    You forgot every couple from Everwood, that’s criminal. Where’s Buffy and Angel/Spike?

  6. amybernhardt says:

    Buffy & Spike.
    Captain Jack Harkness & Ianto Jones from Torchwood.

  7. Amanda says:

    I’ve tried to watch Sports Night on Netflix. I just can’t stick with it.

  8. eloise says:

    where are pacey and joey, monica and chandler, ross and rachel?!

  9. Stacey says:

    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.

  10. Lily says:

    You should redo the list or make a viewer’s list to include all the great couples you missed!

  11. Anna says:

    I love that Number 6/Gaius Baltar made that list! They were so crazy and screwed up – but in a good way!

  12. Liana says:

    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.

  13. Doug says:

    Cliff & Norm from Cheers

  14. dude says:

    Brooke/Lucas, Ross/Rachel, Justin/Rebecca

  15. love says:

    Sawyer & Kate (LOST)
    Simon & Alisha (misfits)
    Joey & Pacey (dawson’s creek)
    Logan & Veronica (veronica mars)

  16. omabin says:

    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)

  17. ADC says:

    Very nice to see Xena and Gabrielle on here.

  18. I miss Monica and Chandler, from Friends!

  19. N says:

    Chloe and Oliver Queen. I miss them.

  20. Lisa says:

    Jordan & Woody from Crossing Jordan and of course Benson & Stabler, SVU <3

  21. Rachel Shepherd says:

    I applaud the mention of the Doctor and Rose…but BUFFY and ANGEL? HELLLLLOOO!

  22. Lily L. says:

    Remington Steele and Laura Holt. Jonathan and Jennifer Hart. How were they omitted??????????????

  23. Andrew says:

    HOUSE and CUDDY!?! come on!

  24. k says:

    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.

  25. Tiera says:

    Logan and Veronica & Joey and Pacey!!!!!! My favorite tv couples of all time!!!!

  26. Marimbagrl says:

    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. :-)

  27. Wesley says:

    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!

  28. gt says:

    Sydney & micheal from alias!!!

  29. gossip2010 says:

    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 !!

  30. Melanie says:

    HELLO! Doug and Carol (from ER)!

  31. livvy says:


  32. Belen says:

    Monica and Chandler
    Fran Fine and Maxwell Sheffield
    Ned and Chuck
    and Lois and Clark in all of their versions.

    • Liz says:

      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.

  33. livvy says:


  34. Eliza says:

    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.

  35. Amanda says:

    The Doctor and Rose! Favourite!

  36. Peppy says:

    Love that you included Casey and Dana from Sports Night.

  37. SK says:

    Piper & Leo – Charmed
    Monica & Chandler – Friends
    Desmond & Penny, Kate & Sawyer, Kate & Jack, Claire & Charlie – Lost
    Buffy & Angel – Buffy
    Olivia & Peter – Fringe

  38. deb says:

    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).

  39. n_o says:

    Doug & Carol – E.R.
    Nathan & Haley – One Tree Hill
    David & Donna – Beverly Hills

  40. Joe says:

    Sam and Rebecca weren’t a couple.

  41. Paddington says:

    “Coach” Eric and Tami Taylor for sure! Loved these two and FNL so so much!!

  42. jennifer says:

    ooh also most forgot – Jack & Allison, Zane & Jo – Eureka

  43. PCT says:

    What about Seth/Summer (The O.C.)?!

  44. Karen says:

    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)

  45. SusN says:

    Cruz and Eden, best daytime couple ever!

  46. Kat says:

    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

  47. Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn!

  48. Matt says:

    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.

  49. Naomi says:

    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