All The TV Couples I Got Something To Say About, Ranked (part II)
Updated: Feb 4
A continuation of my TV couple ranking from a little while back!
In this part, we are slowly moving up the ladder with couples that I enjoy aspects of but due to various reasons (such as not remembering much of the shows they’re from or certain tropes I don’t much enjoy or even the fact they didn’t get many scenes together) they haven’t earned a higher spot. Without further ado, let’s continue the list!
141. Daniel/Molly (Ugly Betty)
Doomed from the beginning but sweet nonetheless. Despite the weird storyline that happened after her passing, she made Daniel more likeable. The moment where he finds out she’s gone and Betty comforts him is one of the show’s most bittersweet and best.
140. Jamie/Claire (Outlander)
My relationship with this show is complicated but these two are definitely the highlight. I cannot think of many more couples who can’t keep their hands off each other like these two, which is saying something. The chemistry is almost literally on fire which burns throughout the seasons.
139. Arthur/Guinevere (Merlin)
Merlin was not the type of show to massively hype up romances. Regardless, these two were adorable, which made the ending of the show even sadder. While fitting to the legend, it’s a shame they never got the life they deserved together.
138. Adriana/Navid (90210)
It’s been a while since I’ve seen the show, but they just seemed to work better than all other romantic interests throughout the seasons and always found their way back to each other. The cheating plot, though? Was not here for it.
137. Noah/Zoe (Scream)
The most adorable couple on the show which provided some much needed comedic relief throughout the second season (Audrey interrupting their impending first time was particularly funny). The way Zoe became yet another victim of Ghostface was horrifying and probably put Noach off relationships for eternity and I can’t say I blame him.
136. Luke/Lorelai (Gilmore Girls)
I feel like there is an unspoken rule that a fan of the show must ship them and I definitely do to an extent. However, I found the whole ‘will-they-won’t-they’ exhausting after a while, not to mention the major communication issues once they do finally get together (April Nardini, anyone)? The revival doesn’t do them any favours, either. Regardless, they do have their moments which earns them a spot on this list.
135. Jonathan/Nancy (Stranger Things)
This one is purely based on the first season because that’s the only time I actually like the couple. Afterwards, it’s all tainted by Nancy’s treatment of Steve and technical cheating (as well as emotional cheating way before that). In season one though, I did like them and found their dynamic interesting (albeit a little predictable).
134. Nick/Sabrina (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
While these two definitely have good chemistry, I feel like keeping them together was more out of fan service than anything else. Also, the fact that it was implied Nick killed himself to be with Sabrina was beyond messed up and not a good way to achieve your endgame. Still, I did like some of their moments together.
133. Silver/Dixon (90210)
I don’t have much to say about them but I am glad they reunited in the end as I do think the original pairings on this show were the best for the most part.
132. Spencer/Wren (Pretty Little Liars)
For a couple who shared a handful of scenes together, they have become pretty memorable, which is probably due to their chemistry. Sure, kissing your sister’s fiance is not cool but it added complexity to Spencer’s perfect exterior. However, him knowing about Spencer’s twin (still shuddering over that twist) and not doing anything about it doesn't do them any favours.
131. Alec/Magnus (Shadowhunters)
While this show is a haze in my mind, their first kiss at Alec’s would-be wedding was nothing short of iconic. I have a feeling they would definitely move up the ladder upon rewatch.
130. Dani/Jamie (The Haunting of Bly Manor)
The shoe didn’t enchant me quite as much as I hope it would but this relationship ticked all the right boxes. The metaphor of loving someone with a terminal illness and enjoying every moment together does not go unnoticed and was done artistically and beautifully. One of the highlights of the story.
129. Charlotte/Harry (Sex and the City)
Harry was the man Charlotte never wanted but ended up being the one she needed. Video essays on Youtube certainly helped me appreciate them more than I did on my first watch. I definitely think Charlotte deserved a happy ending, even if it didn’t come in her imagined package.
128. Jay/Gloria (Modern Family)
While some would probably say there’s some gold-digging going on over here, it’s obvious that they genuinely love one another and all external factors are just a nice plus. The way Jay becomes a dad to Manny is adorable, not to mention them raising their own child as the show goes on. Apart from Jay not showing much interest in Gloria’s culture in the beginning which is then rectified, there’s not much else to nitpick.
127. Jake/Clary (Shadowhunters)
Apart from the brief moment the two thought they were related, these two definitely made for a couple worth rooting for, even if they didn’t have a happy ending. I am looking forward to having more to say about them upon rewatch!
126. Craig/Manny (Degrassi TNG)
Honestly, this couple is a hot mess. Craig, as already mentioned, is a horrible boyfriend to everyone he dates during his run on the show and genuinely doesn’t think that juggling two girls at once will blow up in his face. Manny also seeks Craig out while knowing he’s with Ashley, at least at first. Also, while it was kind of sweet how he stepped up when Manny found out she’s pregnant, it was more for his own selfish reasons in the end (and foreshadowing for his bipolar disorder). All in all, they do make for good TV and have good chemistry but they’re absolutely not relationship goals.
125. Chris/Jal (Skins)
Sad, beautiful, tragic (certain people will get this reference). None of the ships on this show had it easy but these two definitely take the cake. With everything going on in their lives, it’s a shame they are never given a real chance as a couple, which seems to be a trend in the series.