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19 TV Friends Who Would've Been Better As Couples

19 TV Friends Who Would’ve Been Better As Couples

Who doesn’t love a friends-to-lovers moment?

Here are some of the sweetest responses:

Warning: slight spoilers ahead!!

1.

Maura and Jane, Rizzoli and Isles

Angie Harmon as Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as Maura Isles in the show "Rizzoli and Isles."


TNT

“Their chemistry was incredible and they would’ve made a really cute couple. I love their friendship, and I’m not mad or bitter about it not developing into something more, but I would’ve loved if it had blossomed into a romantic relationship.”

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2.

Tori and Andre, Victorious

Victoria Justice as Tori Vega and Leon Thomas III as Andre Harris in the show "Victorious."

Victoria Justice as Tori Vega and Leon Thomas III as Andre Harris in the show "Victorious."


Nickelodeon

“It never happened and I’m still mad.”

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3.

John and Sherlock, Sherlock

Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in the show "Sherlock."

Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in the show "Sherlock."


BBC One

“The groundwork was there and their chemistry was undeniable! Even the actors who portrayed these characters said they wouldn’t mind the story going in that direction!”

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4.

JJ and Reid, Criminal Minds

A. J. Cook as Jennifer "JJ" Jareau and Matthew Gray Gubler as Spencer Reid in the show "Criminal Minds."

A. J. Cook as Jennifer "JJ" Jareau and Matthew Gray Gubler as Spencer Reid in the show "Criminal Minds."


CBS

“She literally admitted she loved him and they STILL didn’t get a happy ending. Love the show and all, but I’m still sad about it.”

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5.

Jess and Schmidt, New Girl

Zooey Deschanel as Jessica Day and Max Greenfield as Schmidt in the show "New Girl."

Zooey Deschanel as Jessica Day and Max Greenfield as Schmidt in the show "New Girl."


Fox

“Schmidt really cared for Jess and was protective over her. Jess helped Schmidt loosen up a lot. I thought they’d have a sweet, fun relationship!”

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6.

Bonnie and Damon, Vampire Diaries

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore and Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett in the show "The Vampire Diaries."

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore and Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett in the show "The Vampire Diaries."


The CW

“They truly cared for each other and were so pure together.”

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7.

Merlin and Arthur, Merlin

Colin Morgan as Merlin and Bradley James as Arthur Pendragon in the show "Merlin."

Colin Morgan as Merlin and Bradley James as Arthur Pendragon in the show "Merlin."


BBC One

“They were completely inseparable during the entirety of the show, there’s a prophecy from a dragon that calls them ‘two sides of the same coin,’ and in the end, Arthur asks Merlin to hold him before dying in his arms.”

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8.

Meredith and Alex, Grey’s Anatomy

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey and Justin Chambers as Alex Karev in the show "Grey's Anatomy."

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey and Justin Chambers as Alex Karev in the show "Grey's Anatomy."


ABC

“After Derek died, I was kind of expecting Meredith and Alex to end up together (even though I do love Jo). They’d been through so much together and both had difficult childhoods, but they somehow managed to find a balance and trust one another.”

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9.

Morgan and Garcia, Criminal Minds

Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan and Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia in the show "Criminal Minds."

Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan and Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia in the show "Criminal Minds."


CBS

“Their chemistry was off the charts and the respect they had for each other was palpable. They even had relationship-like issues that they worked through during the show. The real crime on that show is them not ending up together.”

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10.

Shawn and Gus, Psych

James Roday as Shawn Spencer and Dulé Hill as Burton "Gus" Guster in the show "Psych."

James Roday as Shawn Spencer and Dulé Hill as Burton "Gus" Guster in the show "Psych."


USA Network

“They’re always looking out for each other. Plus, their personalities mesh so well together. They were friends since childhood and seeing that friendship turn into a romance would have been fantastic.”

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11.

Emily and JJ, Criminal Minds

A. J. Cook as Jennifer "JJ" Jareau and Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss in the show "Criminal Minds."

A. J. Cook as Jennifer "JJ" Jareau and Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss in the show "Criminal Minds."


CBS

“The chemistry there is too much to ignore and they were each other’s person. It’s so sweet!”

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12.

Emma and Regina, Once Upon A Time

Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan and Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen / Regina Mills in the show "Once Upon A Time."

Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan and Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen / Regina Mills in the show "Once Upon A Time."


ABC

“Imagine the enemies-to-friends-to-lovers character arc that could’ve been! Also, they have SO MUCH romantic tension in their scenes together. Plus, they share a son. A fairytale match? It would have been if the show was willing to be bold.”

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13.

Paris and Rory, Gilmore Girls

Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore and Liza Weil as Paris Geller in the show "Gilmore Girls."

Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore and Liza Weil as Paris Geller in the show "Gilmore Girls."


The WB

“Paris is cooler, smarter, and more driven than all of Rory’s trash boyfriends put together.”

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14.

Chris and Ben, Parks and Recreation

Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt and Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger in the show "Parks and Recreation."

Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt and Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger in the show "Parks and Recreation."


NBC

“Even though Chris was super positive and extroverted and Ben was more practical and introverted, they still worked so well together. Their opposite personalities balanced each other out so well and it was so cute to see how much they genuinely cared about each other.”

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15.

Kat and Alex, The Bold Type

Aisha Dee as Kat Edison and Matt Ward as Alex Crawford in the show "The Bold Type."

Aisha Dee as Kat Edison and Matt Ward as Alex Crawford in the show "The Bold Type."

16.

Penny and Dave, Happy Endings

Zachary Knighton as David "Dave" Rose Jr. and Casey Wilson as Penelope Aziz "Penny" Hartz in the show "Happy Endings."

Zachary Knighton as David "Dave" Rose Jr. and Casey Wilson as Penelope Aziz "Penny" Hartz in the show "Happy Endings."

17.

Penelope and Schneider, One Day at a Time

Justina Machado as Penelope Alvarez and Todd Grinnell as Pat Schneider in the show "One Day at a Time."

Justina Machado as Penelope Alvarez and Todd Grinnell as Pat Schneider in the show "One Day at a Time."

18.

Dwight and Pam, The Office

Rainn Wilson as  Dwight Schrute and Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly in the show "The Office."

Rainn Wilson as  Dwight Schrute and Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly in the show "The Office."


NBC

“I personally believe that they both deserved better romantic partners and their friendship was so sweet. I believe it could’ve translated into an amazing romantic relationship.”

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19.

And Kara and Lena, Supergirl

Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers / Kara Zor-El / Supergirl and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor in the show "Supergirl."

Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers / Kara Zor-El / Supergirl and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor in the show "Supergirl."


The CW

“Literally the most romantically coded couple I’ve seen in a while.”

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