Whether they kissed for the first time, tried to murder one another, or any milestone in between, these TV couples kept us on the edge of our couch all year.
And while the word “goals” gets thrown around a lot — or least it did five years ago — these aren’t necessarily that. Sure, some of these pairings are aspirational, but others exist as cautionary tales. (And some might only exist in our minds!) They’re the duos that showed the audience a good time, regardless of how events were unfolding.
Because we’re discussing plot points from 25 shows, consider this your official spoiler alert. You might want to come back later, lest you be spoiled about any of the following: All American, Batwoman, Chicago Fire, Dickinson, Evil, Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy, Insecure, Law & Order (OC and SVU), Money Heist, NCIS: Hawai’i, New Amsterdam, The Resident, Riverdale, The Rookie, SEAL Team, Sex Education, Shadow and Bone, Sistas, Succession, Ted Lasso, WandaVision, Yellowstone or YOU.
Read on for Team TVLine’s picks of the most dynamic ‘ships of 2021 (presented alphabetically by show), then drop a comment with your additions to our list.