ByCharlotte, writer at
Period Drama and Foreign Language Film Enthusiast. Community Girl at Moviepilot and Creatorsdotco.

A show without at least the slightest hint of romance is most likely a show I won't be watching. I'm a sucker for those love stories, your typical boy-meets-girl typa thing, and I can't help but love the drama and intrigue often involved, it's what keeps things fun and interesting. But that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate a decent storyline and relationship buildup that keep me coming back week in, week out. Now, I have watched a considerable amount of shows over the years because, believe me, I can binge watch like no other, and so it wasn't too difficult for me to compile a list of my 5 favorite power couples.

1. Carol and Doug (ER)

An all time favorite of mine. We are introduced to Carol and Doug after Carol's suicide attempt, following their alleged break up. It's clear these two still love and care for one another but sadly it isn't enough for them to make amends. What follows is a whirlwind of emotions; frustration, friendship and ultimately love. Plain and simple love, and twins, and the single best ending to a storyline. Ever. What's great is that Carol and Doug are both interesting and likable characters, which makes their professional relationship just as fun to watch as their private one. Never do they stop being a team, and never do you stop rooting for them. Thanks for leaving Carol at the alter Tag, much appreciated.

2. Tara and Jax (Sons of Anarchy)

Train wreck or perfect, or both? The jury is definitely out on this one. I love this show but it's nice to see that in-between the gun-running and fighting Jax also manages to make time for Tara, his high school sweetheart. Their relationship is anything but smooth sailing and they are often stuck between a rock and a hard place. Still, they made it through. Violence, drugs and the usual jail time, for both of them, couldn't keep these two apart. Yeah, that's some serious dedication. I mean, he even killed a fed for her, and nothing says endless love like capital murder. Passionate and unpredictable, Tara and Jax fought for the happiness of their family until the bitter end, only to be ripped apart for good.

3. Haley and Nathan (One Tree Hill)

These two are the sole reason I stuck with this show. You're probably thinking: "seriously, a CW couple?", but these two deserve to be mentioned. They lasted nine whole seasons and survived a murder attack, a psycho nanny and difficult in laws. Nathan started dating poor Haley to stick it to Lucas but little did he know he might actually love something more than basketball. I like how Haley was able to transform him from the ultimate douche to a likable character and help mend the relationship between him and Lucas. Of course, it wouldn't be a teen drama if there wasn't any cheating, fighting or teen pregnancy involved but somehow these two managed to overcome the hurdles. Good job "Naley"!

4. Rachel and Ross (Friends)

Let's face this, these two were head over heels from the get-go. We're talking sitcoms here though, and so it is only natural that Ross marries a lesbian instead and Rachel, well she does what she does best, which is being all about Rachel. Luckily they sort of remain friends throughout this entire rollercoaster of a TV show and ultimately find their way back to one another. Unexpected pregnancy for the win. I am sure I am not the only one who spent episode after episode hoping that Ross would man up and speak up, and that Rachel would realize her relationship with Joey was never going to work. Luckily, these two come full circle and finally give in to their undeniable love for one another.

5. Summer and Seth (The OC)

I think the word cute doesn't even begin to describe these two. He's the nerd and she's a part of the popular crowd, and so this adorkable relationship was never meant to happen. But it did and can we all take a moment to be thankful for the fact that it did. However, it wasn't all smooth sailing for them. In fact, speaking of sailing, raise your hand if you were like "noooooooo" when Seth decided to sail away and left Summer behind at the end of Season 1. Summer started 'seeing' Zach but really it's just a part of her master plan to forget him and to make him jealous. Her plan fails, they reenact the Spiderman kiss and all is back to normal. The OC may be off air but the love for these 2 continues.

Honorable Mentions

  • Tami and Eric (Friday Night Lights)
  • Monica and Chandler (Friends)
  • Lorelai and Luke (Gilmore Girls)
  • Meredith and Derek (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Blair and Chuck (Gossip Girl)


Who was YOUR favorite TV couple?


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