They make us laugh. They make us cry. They occasionally make us change the channel when the wife walks in, or want to hurl the remote at the screen. What would TV be without romances ranging from depraved to desperate to delightfully boring?
Here are The Hollywood Gossip's top 10 TV couples of this fall ...
10. Violet and Auggie (Melrose Place)
Conniving Violet and recovering addict Auggie, who flirt constantly on the Melrose remake, are on this only because their "chemistry" offers so much unintentional comedy. And got both Ashlee Simpson and Colin Egglesfield fired.
9. Meredith and Derek (Grey's Anatomy)
Meredith and Derek (McDreamy) have been together so long, it's almost as if there is no relationship drama left for Grey's Anatomy to waste time on. Which is a good thing, after year after year of breakups and will-they-won't-they nonsense.
8. Betty and Don (Mad Men)
We're suckers for the period piece. And January Jones. She and Jon Hamm may look like a wholesome '50s couple, but they aren’t that innocent. Or even close.
What's not to love about Jim and Pam from The Office?
7. Jim and Pam (The Office)
These two have melted our hearts, and made us laugh along with the rest of the Dunder Mifflin gang with memorable Office Quotes from day one. When their baby arrives later this year, we might just burst from cute overload.
6. Darryl and Roxie (Eastwick)
Newbie witch Roxie (Rebecca Romijn) may be dating much younger Chad (Matt Dallas) but can’t resist a more mature, mysterious Darryl Van Horne (Paul Gross).
5. Peter and Elizabeth (White Collar)
Just a few episodes in, new USA series White Collar features Peter (Tim DeKay) and Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen), who may struggle to make time to see each other, but always find a way to make up for lost time, if you know what we mean.
4. Bill and Sookie (True Blood)
This HBO twosome definitely wins most R-rated! Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) have lots and lots of sex. They may be madly in love, although another vampire, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) poses a potential threat.
Two very different but equally appealing vampire couples make our list.
3. Stefan and Elena (The Vampire Diaries)
Mystic Falls high school student Elena (Nina Dobrev) is attracted to Stefan, a vampire more than 150 years old (Paul Wesley) but after Elena learns what he really is, she recoils. There's enough tension here to carry The Vampire Diaries for years!
2. Chuck and Blair (Gossip Girl)
Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick are so great as their Gossip Girl alter egos that they may have created a new prototype for TV relationships - they are actually more entertaining together, while still growing as individuals, than apart.
1. Finn, Quinn and Rachel (Glee)
Okay, so it's more complicated love triangle than couple, but bear with us if you have not seen Glee, which is one of the best new shows of the fall season so far:
QB Finn (Cory Monteith) has a crush on Rachel (Lea Michele), he’s committed to former cheerleader Quinn (Dianna Agron) who says she’s pregnant with his baby. But football player Puck (Mark Salling) has admitted he is the baby daddy!
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