Top Five: Ultimate TV Couples

Dateline: student newspaper

By: Margaret Kaehler

File Under: couples, duos, tv

Well, maybe not the ultimate top five pairs to make us swoon, but there is certainly a great deal of chemistry shared between these duos. Even if they may not have been the star couple of their series (e.g. #2) they are still worthy of recognition this Valentine’s Day, and maybe you could learn from their example while making plans for your very own sweetheart.

  1. Sabrina Spellman and Harvey Kinkle, Sabrina the Teenage Witch: No puns about their relationship being “magical” here. From the episode where Sabrina must prove her love for Harvey in order to kiss him for the first time, it is clear that these two teenagers were meant to be together. And, in the series finale when Sabrina leaps onto the back of Harvey’s motorcycle, it is revealed that they are quite literally soul mates, because the physical representations of their souls meld perfectly to make a heart. To think this all started with her catching his rogue football on the first day of school!
  2. Chandler Bing and Monica Geller, Friends: While Ross and Rachel usually come to mind, there is something equally charming about Chandler and Monica, for entirely different reasons. While the on-again, off-again relationship between Ross and Rachel certainly is entertaining, the love shared between Chandler and Monica seems genuine. Whether it be their ability to stay friends throughout the series as their relationship changes from platonic to romantic, or their more tenders moments, such as when Chandler tells his high-maintenance lady that he “likes maintaining her,” there’s something about these two that seems a little underrated.
  3. Philip J. Fry and Turanga Leela, Futurama:  If you’re a Futurama fan, this needs little explanation. It is not hard to believe that the minds behind Homer and Marge Simpson also developed this couple of cartoon cuties. Multiple times Fry has risked his life because of his love for Leela, which never goes unnoticed by her. For a perfect example of his devotion, the fourth-season episode “The Sting” immediately comes to mind. Watch it and try not to believe these two-dimensional characters are real. I dare you.
  4. Willow Rosenberg and Tara Maclay, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Before there were the sexually fluid teens of Glee, these two ladies were a huge component in portraying various sexualities on modern television. Willow and Tara, two young witches, began their relationship in the fourth season of the show. They have some of the best romantic lines in the show, such as when Tara says to Willow “I am, ya know, yours.” Willow and Tara are without a doubt one of the most influential couples on TV.
  5. Lily Aldrin and Marshall Eriksen, How I Met Your Mother: As college students, there may be something attractive about walking down the hallway of your dorm building to find the love of your life standing there. This is exactly how Marshall and Lily meet. These two have been together so long that their relationship would probably be a high school student when you measure the years. And, they have such a connection that they can communicate without even actually speaking. If there was ever proof that young love can last, it lies with these two.