Every now and again, a new TV couple comes along and completely raises the bar as far as couples' goals and on-screen chemistry are concerned.
Don't even start with the whole Ross and Rachel argument. Real Friends diehards understand fully well that the couple who had the most passionate and explosive chemistry between them was none other than Chandler and Monica.
Once Jim and Pam got together, they were about as exciting as an old pair of shoes. Michael and Holly, on the other hand, were adventurous, risque, and constantly delivered touching moments dispersed between knee-slapping hilarity. That's what she said!
A lot of TV couples might claim to love one another, but very few have ever been willing to die for the other person — literally. Sure, things might have got convoluted as time went on, but in the beginning, no one kept it hotter or heavier than Bill and Sookie.
From the very first episode of Parks and Rec, fans knew that there could only ever be one man for Leslie Knope. And that man is none other than President Joe Biden. Ben Wyatt, on the other hand, is a very close second.
The only thing more powerful than a love that finds its "happily ever after", is when true love is shot down in the face of unspeakable tragedy. Jax and Tara were the epitome of star-crossed lovers, and the loyalty and love they shared for one another were unlike any other to come before it.
How many TV couples can say that they've been together for more than 30 years (and counting)? The answer is that none of them can — except Homer and Marge Simpson of course. Despite the surmounting odds, the love and passion between these two never wavered for an instant.
Whenever you see Beth and Rio on screen together, you never know what's going to happen. Are they going to sleep with one another; kill one another? That's the kind of lover's juxtaposition that you just don't find anywhere else.
Everyone knows that one "perfect couple." You know, the one that does everything together never fights or bickers, and somehow on top of everything still manages to keep the fires of love burning bright? That's Lily and Marshall in a nutshell.
Sure, their relationship may have been unconventional but don't allow that to discredit the positively charged bond shared by Amy and Sheldon. She may have been a lady in the lab, but you know that Amy Farrah Fowler is a devil in the bedroom.
Zack and Kelly were one of the first TV couples to introduce me to the concept of dating and love at large. They were the couple that fans eternally hoped would find their way back to one another and lucky for all of us, they did exactly that.
It takes a special kind of couple to roleplay on Valentine's Day when they know full well that they've got three children and a messy house waiting for them when they get home. Also, you have to give Claire bonus points for being willing to go out of the house naked wearing only a rain slicker, just in order to impress her dimwitted (albeit loving) husband.
I can literally hear the boos and hisses from the very perch of the peanut section. But once you get over the fact that Jaime and Cercei's relationship was incestuous, you have to admit that their passion and love could rival any couples in all the Seven Kingdoms.
Even before I knew that I liked girls, I knew I liked Topanga Lawrence. If you were a male born anywhere between 1984-1990 — odds are she was your first crush. Also, there's something special to be said that Cory and Topanga share both a first and last kiss.
No, we didn't get to see their romantic side nearly enough, but those brief and private moments fans were made privy to more than made up for it. Plus, I'm more than certain there was likely some Fizbo-inspired roleplay happening behind closed doors.
Not only are Schmidt and CeCe beautiful people, but they're also beautiful kindred spirits who were destined to find one another and be together forever. Those early days they spent sneaking around were some of the highlights of the entire series.