29 TV Couples Whose Romances We're More into Than Our Own

Kiarra Sylvester | Sep 16, 2016 TV

Luke and Lorelai

As a TV fanatic, I can undoubtedly say that the one thing I invest in more than any show itself is the web of love circles and triangles that tend to take over shows season after season, show after show. I always get hopelessly involved with the intimate goings-on of my favorite (and not-so-favorite) TV couples, and I end up caring about them more than my own romantic life. Which is saying a lot -- I'm pretty involved in the overthinking process that is my romantic life. 

While it seems a bit obsessive, after truly mulling it over, I thought about the many couples who've portrayed love on the small screen over the past decade or so and decided I'm probably not alone. There's a good chance that many of you have found yourselves equally invested in at least a handful of these 29 TV romances. Sure, you weren't always rooting for them -- sometimes you needed them to finally just call it quits. But, for better or for worse, you were invested and determined to see it through until the end. 

 

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  • Chuck & Blair in 'Gossip Girl'

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    Are they Gossip Girl's most notorious couple? Very likely. No matter how you felt about Chuck or Blair on an individual basis, you have to admit you couldn't deny their crazed love for each other -- a love bonded by scheming, as Blair pointed out countless times over the course of their romance. 

  • Rafael & Jane in 'Jane the Virgin'

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    Jane the Virgin fans are either Team Rafael or Team Michael, but I stand firmly behind Jane and Rafael. What is it going to take for us to get a continuation of their adorable love story?? Michael's death? Here I am, still holding on to hope for Jane and Rafael (along with Rafael) -- and hoping it's not too late for them, because at the very least, he doesn't pretend to be perfect in the way that Michael does.

  • Elena & Damon in 'The Vampire Diaries'

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    Ever since we got confirmation that Elena's coming back for the final season of The Vampire Diaries, all we want is Delena to make it to the show's finale. Put away your dreams of Bonnie and Damon or any other crazy shipping ideas you may have -- this only ends one way for me and it's with Damon getting the girl. Through it all, he deserves to be loved. Seriously. 

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  • Owen & Amelia in 'Grey's Anatomy'

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    For those who've been following Grey's Anatomy from day one, you probably rooted for Owen and Christina once upon a time. But that would never have worked -- Christina was only rooting for her career. That's totally cool, but it means we want nothing more for Owen than for him to get his happy ending. Frankly, I wouldn't mind seeing it happen with Amelia. They both have a lot going on, but I really do feel that their being together is right for them.  

  • Niklaus & Caroline in 'The Vampire Diaries'

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    The possibility of these two hasn't totally crumbled for us yet. Even if their fleeting romance took place on The Vampire Diaries, which is coming to an end this fall, we're optimistic that Caroline will head to New Orleans (where the spin-off The Originals is set) and give fans what they really want. We all know there's no one who impacts Klaus the way Caroline does -- not even Cami. Sorry not sorry. 

  • Carrie & Big in 'Sex and the City'

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    Sex and the City fans have always been torn about whether Carrie should've ended up with John (aka Big) or Aiden, but here's the thing: She was never going to love Aiden the way that he deserved. So as sweet as he was, I always rooted for Carrie and Big. Also, her tough decision to choose Big over Aiden was far more relatable than the fairy-tale ending with Aiden would have been. We tend to push the good guys away, and like it or not, Big was bad. But that just made their relationship more relatable.

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  • Rachel & Finn in 'Glee'

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    Until Cory Monteith's tragic death, I had the most possible hope that Glee's Finn and Rachel would end up together. Their relationship was the underdog of television shippings, and against all odds -- slushies in the face and all -- they nearly ended up together. 

  • Hayley & Elijah in 'The Vampire Diaries'

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    I'll be the first to admit there's something a wee bit disturbing about the possibility of these two, since Hayley has Elijah's brother's baby. But at least it's not one of the brothers he despises. And anyway, who am I (or you) to judge them? Not to mention, Elijah gave up a lot and he deserves a real shot at happiness. We just hope that happiness won't get him daggered and Klaus has truly given his blessing. Otherwise, it'll be a bloodbath. 

  • Jake & Olivia in 'Scandal'

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    Sorry if you've been pulling for Olivia and Fitz, but I'm not here for it. Their love is far too toxic. For whatever reason (probably her complicated daddy issues), Olivia has a bad habit of picking the most lethal guys. Jake is the perfect balance. He's not a pushover, and he genuinely loves her. So my vote goes to Olivia and Jake chasing the sun. Every time.

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  • Allison & Emily in 'Pretty Little Liars'

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    In Pretty Little Liars, Allison and Emily's love story is as unique as it gets since for most of their on-again, off-again relationship, Allison was allegedly dead -- until she wasn't. Nonetheless, this was Emily's first love. We're not really sure where they go in the future, but here's to hoping.

  • Luke & Lorelai in 'Gilmore Girls'

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    When Gilmore Girls ended, we weren't positive that Luke and Lorelai were getting back together -- we just had a small inkling and a whole lot of hope. However, now that the reboot is coming to Netflix in November, all of our questions (and dreams) will be addressed. We're expecting wedding bells (finally) and won't accept anything less. 

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  • Rosewood & Annalise in 'Rosewood'

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    The situationship that Annalise and Rosie have in Rosewood is one of the toughest ones to watch -- it's the greatest tease of all time. There's no real reason we want them together ... except the tension and teasing is getting to be too much for us. It's time to make your moves, damn it! And no reneging. Don't fight the chemistry!

  • Kevin & Winnie in 'Wonder Years'

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    Wonder Years was a major coming of age hit and many of us grew up with Kevin (even if we were just watching reruns on Nick at Night). So we simply need Kevin and Winnie to end up together. Sadly, that didn't happen. 

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  • Angie & Ghost in 'Power'

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    Many Power fans will say they disagree with Angie and Ghost's relationship because it blossomed through infidelity. Personally, I felt my hand was forced because as much as I wanted to like Tasha, she wouldn't allow Ghost to grow -- she selfishly wanted him to be in the drug industry forever while he desperately wanted to get out of that line of work. Her loyalty wasn't enough to win me over, but Angela's want and need for Ghost to be the best man that he possibly could? That won my love for them. Unfortunately, these two are on the outs at the moment but I'm hoping that they find their way back to each another. 

  • Caleb & Spencer in 'Pretty Little Liars'

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    Honestly, this was the biggest turn-off that ever happened to Pretty Little Liars -- a hookup that should've never even begun. Aside from the fact that I'm not a fan of Spencer's, they're just an odd couple. Not to mention, they were both delusional to even think that he might be over Hannah. I was invested just because I wanted them to breakup. 

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  • Schmidt & Cece in 'New Girl'

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    Since meeting Cecilia (or Cece), Schmidt has been head over heels in love with her. While they're total opposites, they somehow managed to be the perfect fit for each other. After all the anticipation, these two finally got back together and just like he predicted -- they're got married.

  • Logan & Rory in 'Gilmore Girls'

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    Ahh. The great Gilmore Girls debate -- Dean (hell no), Jess, or Logan? For me, Dean was never a threat since his mentality was far too small-town for anything Rory's adult-self would've been satisfied with. So the real competition was (and has always been) between Jess and Logan. My love for Rory and Logan is based off many factors, but the one that sets him apart from Jess is this: By the time Rory dated Logan, she was able to have a far more in-depth understanding of love, thus increasing the odds that it was the real thing. Not to mention, he's got the thrill factor going for him.

  • Dan & Roseanne in 'Roseanne'

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    Roseanne was a family sitcom filled with laughs, but it was feminist in the way that it showed how powerful the matriarch of a household truly is. That said, we loved that Dan and Roseanne's marriage was anything but traditional -- she ran the show and Dan never fought her on it. Sure, they had a rough patch toward the end of the series, but it doesn't change our love for their love.

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  • Aria & Ezra in 'Pretty Little Liars'

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    We tend to ignore the fact that Ezra is like the small-town Tyga -- preying on young girls and whatnot -- but, for once, let's not! This guy takes advantage of a young Aria and plays on her emotions. I'm not here for this even a little bit. And although they nearly eloped, I'm constantly hoping that fate has intervened and it simply won't happen. 

  • Ross & Rachel in 'Friends'

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    Ross and Rachel were the OG underdog couple -- with their completely different priorities and lifestyles, it was not likely that they'd end up together. But against all odds, they did. At one point it seemed they might not make it, even after their ex sex led to an unexpected kiddo. Nevertheless, we kept hope alive and in the end we got what we all wanted.  

  • Annalise & Nate in 'How to Get Away With Murder'

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    This was a hard one because most times on How to Get Away With Murder, I can't tell when these two are playing each other or when they're really in love. But after watching Nate after his wife died, I hope he can find happiness again -- and I hope that eventually it can be with Annalise

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  • Jon & Ygritte in 'Game of Thrones'

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    Jon and Ygritte found love in a hopeless place on Game of Thrones. Really! These two were enemies until they were forced to become allies ... and then they gave in to the obvious chemistry that they had. Ygritte never held back with Jon and that's what we loved about them the most. Even if in the end Jon's loyalty shifted back to the Night's Watch, he always remained loyal to her -- even after her death. 

  • Paige & Alex in 'Degrassi'

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    Remember that time Degrassi's Paige had a identity crisis? And the result of this crisis was her coming out of the closet? We were all for it. Until, that is, she began dating bad girl Alex and there was nothing more exciting to us than the thought of their finally breaking up, as this was a super toxic relationship from the very beginning. 

  • Cory & Topanga in 'Boy Meets World'

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    Boy Meets World was sort of like the millennial version of Wonder Years -- except maybe a bit funnier, from what I can recall. Cory and Topanga were the high school love birds we all desperately wanted to be, and though they experienced many growing pains in their relationship, they found their way back to each other in the end. And they're still going strong -- they now have a lovely little family in New York

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  • Rufus & Lily in 'Gossip Girl'

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    By time these two got a second shot, it was a bit weird because their children had dated (or been dating or whatever it was that Dan and Serena did for all of those years). Still, you couldn't help but bet on Lily and Rufus because of their history. You wanted to see Lily win and go against the high society grain. While they had a good run, in the end the two didn't end up together. They divorced and their children got married, which we're sure made for some interesting holidays. 

  • Meredith & Derek in 'Grey's Anatomy'

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    We stuck with their love story through thick and thin -- and always hoped that they'd work it out every time things got a little rocky. Right before Derek died, things were finally looking up for the pair after they faced a bit of turmoil in their marriage, which only made our hearts break more when we had to watch Meredith break into pieces. 

  • Summer & Seth in 'The OC'

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    Words can't even express how much I loved me some Seth and Summer. Seriously. I will re-watch The OC just for a fix of them in any free time that I get. There were many times throughout their relationship where we had our doubts, but in the end I think we all got what we wanted when the two got married, after all that they'd been through together. Oddly enough, these two were the quiet in the storm that was Marissa and Ryan, so the romance was refreshing, to say the least. 

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  • Brittany & Santana in 'Glee'

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    Glee is no stranger to the coming-out plot, but our favorite (of the many) was the story behind Santana's -- especially because it led to her relationship with the imaginative and loving Brittany. Brittany's innocence, loyalty, and ability to forgive is what made these two the absolute best, as she was often able to bring out Santana's sweeter side. 

  • Jaime & Cersei in 'Game of Thrones'

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    Once you get past the fact that they're brother and sister (if you can), you have to admit that aside from their being a power couple, they're generally pretty good together. And when Jaime isn't being completely barbaric, his adoration and concern for Cersei is really great. All is fair in love and war -- especially when you're playing the Game of Thrones. At least that's what they keep telling me.

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