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. Liz says:

    Josh and Donna (West Wing), Chuck and Sarah (Chuck), Athena and Helo (BSG)

  2. darla says:

    peter and olivia!

  3. jss0058 says:

    Sydney & Vaughn-Alias

  4. MistyB says:


  5. sa says:

    Aww. . . definitely miss Tami and Coach from FNL. But also Veronica and Logan, Angel and Buffy, Rachel and Ross, Monica and Chandler, Cappie and Cassie, Winnie and Kevin (wonder years) and Joey and Pacey. Sigh

  6. sia says:


  7. Geraldine says:

    Angel & Buffy!! DUH !

  8. Lila says:

    Buffy and Angel!
    Fred and Wesley!
    Nikita and Michael (old version)

  9. Justine says:

    Max and Liz!!! Roswell forever!

  10. Dicie says:

    Kevin & Scottty (Brothers and Sisters), Wesley & Fred (Angel), Niles & Daphne (Fraiser), Laura & Mr. Steele (Remington Steele), and Lee & Amanda (Scarecrow & Mrs. King)

  11. Chris says:

    Seth and Summer from The OC. Nothing beats Seth Cohen standing up and professing his love on a coffee cart on Valentine’s Day. NOTHING.

    • Chris says:

      Also, as people have said before, Chuck and Sarah (Chuck) and Charlie and Claire (Lost) would be another one I’d put down

  12. David says:


  13. Jenn says:

    Usually when certain lists come up I can guess right away if Veronica Mars would be in it. I was sad to find out I was wrong and Logan and Veronica weren’t included.

    Maybe they can replace Gauis and Number 6’s annoying, boring, weird, and way to long relationship. I was so over “I see the cylon every where” by episode 2.

  14. Guerline says:

    Obviously Buffy and Angel!

  15. bonesfan says:

    I’m so glad Mulder and Scully and The Doctor and Rose are on here..only missing Sam and Jack from Stargate in my book.

  16. Jenn says:

    Also missing:
    Seth and Summer (The OC)
    Josh and Donna (West Wing)
    Monica and Chandler (Friends)
    Chuck and Sarah (Chuck)
    Sully and Dr. Mike (Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman)

    • Jenn says:

      And how could I forget one of my all time favorites:
      Sydney and Vaughn (Alias)

    • SK says:

      Oh, yeah! I forgot about Dr. Quinn and Sully. I loved that show. Also, Sydney and Vaughn. Thanks for reminding me. :)

      • MaryAnn says:

        I definitely miss Dr. Quinn and Sully. I just wished they hadn’t ruined it by that totally inadequate end episode when they finally got together. The viewers deserved so much more!

  17. Astrid says:

    How about Cal an Gillian = Callian <3 from Lie To Me? I miss them!!!

  18. Annabelle says:

    Lorelai & Luke!!
    Xander & Anya, Monica & Chandler, Piper & Leo,

  19. Michelle says:

    No Buffy & Angel <3

  20. Andrea says:

    Eden and Cruz?? I’d rather Mason and Julia!!

  21. Bren says:

    I was happy to see the original Beauty and the Beast ,but no Chuck and Sarah what a terrible over site!!

  22. aj says:

    Mick and Beth—Moonlight, Monica and Chandler, Josh and Donna

  23. fayedigi says:

    The couple I miss the most is Mick and Beth from Moonlight – a show canceled way before its time.

  24. NoName says:

    Carrie and Doug..

  25. Pickles says:

    UMMMM HELLO… Ross and Rachel!! Best tv couple ever

  26. Mandy says:

    Nathan and Haley-OTH
    Brooke and Julian-OTH
    Rory and Jess-GG

  27. fayedigi says:

    I forgot about Carrie and Big – I definitely miss Sex and the City.

  28. AnnieM says:

    Patch & Kayla, and Jack & Jennifer from DAYS. ::sigh::

  29. Zeph says:

    Personally, I never cared for Rose, so in my opinion Amy & Rory are the better choice for Doctor Who…. And I’ll also echo some of the other comments – Veronica & Logan, Lois & Clark (from L&C, not Smallville, sorry), Pacey and Joey, Laura & Mr. Steele, Lee & Amanda, Zoe & Wash. Plus I’ll add two more – Nate & Sophie and Hardison & Parker from Leverage.

  30. I miss….
    * Pacey & Joey from Dawson’s Creek
    * Monica and Chandler from Friends
    * Mulder and Scully from The X-Files
    * Chuck and Sarah from Chuck
    * Cal & Gillian from Lie to Me*
    * Dick and Mary from 3rd Rock from the Sun
    * Bright and Hannah from Everwood
    * Ed and Carol from Ed
    * Remington and Laura from Remington Steele
    * Chris and Rita from Silk Stalings
    * Jack and Jen from Dawson’s Creek (friends)
    * House and Wilson from House (bros)
    * Jack and Karen from Will and Grace (a fun duo)
    * Lynda and Spike from Press Gang
    * Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry — in anything together (I miss all the good old British comedies!)

    …not all of them as romantic couples, but some just as amazing duos.


    No, I do not have a “life” in the eyes of most people.
    Yes, watching TV shows is important part of my “life”.

  31. Brandon says:

    No list of TV couples is complete without Ross and Rachel! I’d also add Piper and Leo from “Charmed.”

  32. Kat says:

    Cooper & Charlotte!

  33. broncfanwa says:

    Phoebe and Cole

  34. Terry says:

    BJ and the Bear

  35. Len says:

    Edith and Archie Bunker.

  36. Terry says:

    Hart to Hart

  37. AL says:

    Steven and Elyse Keaton

  38. Leena says:

    Ummmmmm… Luke & Lorelai?!

  39. Tracey says:

    Don’t forget Piper & Leo , Charmed

  40. Jo says:

    What happened to Sydney and Vaughn?!

  41. Emma says:

    Doug and Carol from ER!

  42. Lynne says:

    MISSING Ross and Rachel… Monica and Chandler… Chandler and Joey for Ultimate Bromance… Blair and Chuck… Cassie and Cappie… Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky… DJ and Steve… And although I didnt watch it, I know Joey and Pacey were pretty epic

  43. SB says:

    Luke and Lorelei, Rory and JESS!

  44. maryploppins says:

    O.k. this list is way RANDOM and it’s missing about a bazillion couples. Eden and Cruz from Santa Barbara?? What the … and that’s the only daytime soap couple that was included … if you’re gonna open up that can of worms then the list should be about 200 couples long. And from primetime shows you’re missing Syd and Vaughn, Chuck and Sara, and well, every other couple already listed by other people in these comments.

  45. A Young Samaritan says:

    Smallville – Lois Lane and Clark Kent
    Torchwood – Captain Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones
    Chuck – Chuck Bartowski and Sarah Walker
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Buffy Summers and Angel

  46. Annie-Claude says:

    Seth and Summer from The O.C.

  47. Sanni says:

    Nathan and Haley – OTH
    Piper and Leo – Charmed
    7th Heaven Couples, Matt and Sarah and others

  48. Lori says:

    Piper & Leo Charmed
    Phoebe & Cole Charmed
    Luke & Lorelai Gilmore Girls
    Mick and Beth Moonlight
    Barnabas and Victoria (remake of Dark Shadows)

    • MaryAnn says:

      I really REALLY miss Barnabas and Victoria from the “Dark Shadows” remake. I think the cliffhanger that show ended on is my # 1 just SCREAM moment in terms of frustrated anticipation in my entire television watching career.

  49. MB says:

    I think the Friends couples are the biggest oversight- Ross/Rachel and Monica/Chandler both deserve a shout-out. The couple I’ll personally miss the most is probably Chuck and Blair from GG, but the show only ended a couple months ago.