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. the girl says:

    Steve and Laura, Family Matters.

  2. Annie-Claude says:

    And what about Lucas and Peyton on OTH? Or Jesse and Rebecca on Full House?

  3. Babybop says:

    Luke and Lorelai weren’t on there but Juliet and Sawyer were?? They weren’t really even a couple. They were just thrown together at the last minute and then she died 5 episodes later. Ha ha.

    • MaryAnn says:

      In “island time” Juliet and Sawyer were together for YEARS if my memory serves correctly. And I would never take away from the couples on the list, just say that all of us have our favorites and the list could have been much, much longer.

  4. Camilla says:

    Couples I’d include:
    Buffy & Angel/Spike
    Wesley & Fred
    Logan & Veronica!
    Lorelai & Luke
    Xander & Anya
    Zoe & Wash
    Monica & Chandler
    Doug & Carol
    Mark & Elizabeth
    Peter & Olivia!

  5. BMO says:

    Can we get some love for Martin and Gina?

  6. Karla says:

    Sydney and Vaughn!

  7. Maria says:

    No, not Sam and Rebecca from Cheers…Sam and Diane from Cheers! Also, Remington Steele and Laura Holt.

  8. Bel says:

    House & Cuddy !!!!

  9. applescruffs says:

    Tami and Eric forever!

  10. megslin says:

    Buffy and 2nd season Angel!!!!

  11. Veronica and Logan, Oliva and Peter, Chuck and Sarah, Joey and Pacey

  12. iella says:

    Delenn and John Sheridan, Babylon 5

  13. Brenda and Nate from Six Feet Under, even though things ended horrendously! Those two had amazing chemistry!

  14. Lauren says:


  15. Ana says:

    Everyone has their favorites but for my money is def David and Maddie. Moonlighting was the best ever. They had chemistry at every level. Sexual, emotional, intellectual. Honestly, it was kind of magical to see those two on screen. Most couples today have chemistry when they are being loving or sexual, but Maddie and David had crazy, hot chemistry even when they were fighting and going at each other’s throats…Too bad the showrunners messed everything up at the end by introducing another love interst for Maddie. It was almost as bad as the last season of Lost.

  16. Kirsten says:

    Luke and Lorelai, Clark and Lois, Veronica and Logan, Buffy and Angel, Sydney and Vaughn, Mulder and Scully, Dr. Mike and Sully!

  17. Linda says:

    John Crichton and Aeryn Sun from Farscape!

  18. Anon says:

    Buffy and Angel! Was waiting for them to appear…epic. Much like A LOT of people here…..Chuck and Sarah too!

  19. Bianca says:

    No one mentioned:
    Ally McBeal and Larry Paul
    Dr. Luka Kovač and Dr. Abby Lockhart on ER

  20. Chris says:

    Uncle Jesee and Aunt Becky

  21. Niki says:

    Ally McBeal and Billy, or Veronica and Logan :)

  22. Marta says:

    Chandler and Monica

  23. Mike T says:

    Nathan and Haley – One tree Hill

  24. ljd213 says:

    Baltar and Number Six from Battlestar Galactica–no way it has to be Laura and Bill, the President and the Admiral!

    Also agree we need Veronica and Logan–on the sitcom front, Tim and Jill from Home Improvement

  25. Sydney and Michael from Alias <3

  26. Liv says:

    Love Sawyer and Juliet!!!!! <3 Lost is the greatest show ever!!!!

  27. Sara says:

    What about Chuck and Sarah?!

  28. dtse says:

    CHUCK AND BLAIR the most <3

    Monica and Chandler
    Ross and Rachel
    Pacey and Joey
    Chuck and Sarah
    Carrie and Big
    Joey Tribbianiiiii individually :))))))))))

  29. Hannah says:

    Brian and Justin – Queer as Folk
    Nathan and Haley – One Tree Hill
    Bright and Hannah – Everwood
    Joey and Pacey – Dawson’s Creek
    Mark and Lexie – Grey’s Anatomy (Is it too soon? I really miss them…)

  30. Kim says:

    Yeah for Cruz & Eden being the only soap couple to appear in either list! Some great couples here.

  31. mawhi says:

    Is this list an April Fool’s joke?

  32. Mrs. Ben Covington says:

    Ben & Felicity will FOREVER be my favorite TV couple!!!! Followed very closely by Mr. & Mrs. Coach. But I do have to say there are some GLARING omissions from this list…

    Logan & Veronica
    Monica & Chandler
    Luke & Lorelai
    Seth & Summer!!

  33. Carol says:

    No Luke/Lorelai? (Gilmore girls) Carol/Doug? (ER) What about Dylan/Brenda? (BH90210) Their Valentine’s date was one of the most romantic things on TV ever!

  34. keja says:

    Steve Austin & Jamie Summers!

    And I second, third, fourth, one hundreth and seventy eleventh John & Aeryn from Farscape. Man, I miss those two. *sigh*

    Agree with all the others listed in the comments, too.

  35. No one thanked you for Carlos and Gabby. I am. I ADORE them and miss them all the time. They were my favorite couple in Desperate Housewives! <3

  36. arial2 says:

    How could you reference Six and Gaius without referencing Laura and Bill, the REAL love story of Battlestar Galactica???? I’m so disappointed in you, tvline!

  37. AJI says:

    Mulder and Scully = Best TV couple ever. Third X-Files movie please!

  38. Erin C says:

    Worst tvline gallery EVER. Some of these are just…seriously???

  39. Carly says:

    You have sawyer and juliet, but NO jake and kate, that’s sinful!
    Also, susan and mike.
    rory and logan.
    clark and lana–> i know they were never meant to be but they made them so perfect
    lynette and tom.
    serena and dan.

  40. Stephani says:

    How are Buffy and Angel not on either list??? That’s just crazy!

  41. Dallas says:

    Tara and Willow without Buffy and Angel just seems wrong.

  42. MoshiMoshi says:


  43. Courtney says:

    Doctor Who!!! Yes, I miss them so much!

  44. MyReligionIsWhovian says:

    Great list but I’d like to see Lois and Clark from Smallville. We waited so Damned long for those two to get together, they really deserve to be on the list. Maybe do a 2.0 list? Pretty please with hearts on top from a devoted fan?

  45. Gloria says:

    Buffy and Angel!

  46. Latisha Moore says:

    Ross and Rachel F.R.I.E.N.D.S

  47. Benjamin Lister says:

    Chuck and Sarah, Piper and Leo, Peter and Olivia. Come On!!!!!

  48. angie says:

    Sandy & Kirsten <3

  49. Ana says:

    Sydney and Vaughn, Alias
    They were just….them

  50. matty says:

    Luke and Laura on General Hospital!