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)

  • Steve and Laura, Family Matters.

    Comment by the girl – February 14, 2013 10:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And what about Lucas and Peyton on OTH? Or Jesse and Rebecca on Full House?

    Comment by Annie-Claude – February 14, 2013 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Babybop – February 14, 2013 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by MaryAnn – February 15, 2013 01:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Camilla – February 14, 2013 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can we get some love for Martin and Gina?

    Comment by BMO – February 14, 2013 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sydney and Vaughn!

    Comment by Karla – February 14, 2013 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No, not Sam and Rebecca from Cheers…Sam and Diane from Cheers! Also, Remington Steele and Laura Holt.

    Comment by Maria – February 14, 2013 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • House & Cuddy !!!!

    Comment by Bel – February 14, 2013 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tami and Eric forever!

    Comment by applescruffs – February 14, 2013 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Buffy and 2nd season Angel!!!!

    Comment by megslin – February 14, 2013 11:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Veronica and Logan, Oliva and Peter, Chuck and Sarah, Joey and Pacey

    Comment by Liz Thompson Attaway – February 14, 2013 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Delenn and John Sheridan, Babylon 5

    Comment by iella – February 14, 2013 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMG yes..I love them so much..one of my first ships.

      Comment by bonesfan – February 14, 2013 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brenda and Nate from Six Feet Under, even though things ended horrendously! Those two had amazing chemistry!

    Comment by John Ryan-Mills (@jrryanmills) – February 14, 2013 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MULDER & SCULLY 4EVA

    Comment by Lauren – February 14, 2013 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Ana – February 14, 2013 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Luke and Lorelai, Clark and Lois, Veronica and Logan, Buffy and Angel, Sydney and Vaughn, Mulder and Scully, Dr. Mike and Sully!

    Comment by Kirsten – February 14, 2013 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Crichton and Aeryn Sun from Farscape!

    Comment by Linda – February 14, 2013 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Buffy and Angel! Was waiting for them to appear…epic. Much like A LOT of people here…..Chuck and Sarah too!

    Comment by Anon – February 14, 2013 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No one mentioned:
    Ally McBeal and Larry Paul
    Dr. Luka Kovač and Dr. Abby Lockhart on ER

    Comment by Bianca – February 14, 2013 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ohh yes, Luka/Abby should be there, definitely!

      Comment by Carol – February 14, 2013 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Uncle Jesee and Aunt Becky

    Comment by Chris – February 14, 2013 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ally McBeal and Billy, or Veronica and Logan :)

    Comment by Niki – February 14, 2013 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chandler and Monica

    Comment by Marta – February 14, 2013 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nathan and Haley – One tree Hill

    Comment by Mike T – February 14, 2013 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by ljd213 – February 14, 2013 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sydney and Michael from Alias <3

    Comment by Janean Rochelle Comfort – February 14, 2013 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Sawyer and Juliet!!!!! <3 Lost is the greatest show ever!!!!

    Comment by Liv – February 14, 2013 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Chuck and Sarah?!

    Comment by Sara – February 14, 2013 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHUCK AND BLAIR the most <3

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

    Comment by dtse – February 14, 2013 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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…)

    Comment by Hannah – February 14, 2013 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, Brian & Justin QAF! I miss them so much!

      Comment by Kim – February 14, 2013 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah for Cruz & Eden being the only soap couple to appear in either list! Some great couples here.

    Comment by Kim – February 14, 2013 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is this list an April Fool’s joke?

    Comment by mawhi – February 14, 2013 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!!

    Comment by Mrs. Ben Covington – February 14, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Carol – February 14, 2013 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by keja – February 14, 2013 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Barbie Furtado – February 14, 2013 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by arial2 – February 14, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mulder and Scully = Best TV couple ever. Third X-Files movie please!

    Comment by AJI – February 14, 2013 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This so much. Third movie, please. Like, today?! ;)

      Comment by Ellie – February 14, 2013 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Worst tvline gallery EVER. Some of these are just…seriously???

    Comment by Erin C – February 14, 2013 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.
    BLAIR AND CHUCK

    Comment by Carly – February 14, 2013 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How are Buffy and Angel not on either list??? That’s just crazy!

    Comment by Stephani – February 14, 2013 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tara and Willow without Buffy and Angel just seems wrong.

    Comment by Dallas – February 14, 2013 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AWWW THAT’S MY DOCTOR!!!!!!!!

    Comment by MoshiMoshi – February 14, 2013 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Doctor Who!!! Yes, I miss them so much!

    Comment by Courtney – February 14, 2013 05:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by MyReligionIsWhovian – February 14, 2013 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Buffy and Angel!

    Comment by Gloria – February 14, 2013 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ross and Rachel F.R.I.E.N.D.S

    Comment by Latisha Moore – February 14, 2013 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck and Sarah, Piper and Leo, Peter and Olivia. Come On!!!!!

    Comment by Benjamin Lister – February 14, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sandy & Kirsten <3

    Comment by angie – February 14, 2013 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sydney and Vaughn, Alias
    They were just….them

    Comment by Ana – February 14, 2013 07:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Luke and Laura on General Hospital!

    Comment by matty – February 14, 2013 08:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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