Sometimes two people meet and there is an instant connection. They have lots in common, yet can be very different. The sexual tension is off the charts. To everyone but them, it’s obvious they’re meant for each other. So, they end up playing a game of cat and mouse. It’s a case of will they?-Won’t they? They go back and forth and back and forth. She wears a sexy dress, so he wears a tight t-shirt. They tease each other and they tease viewers with they’re intense flirting. They both get all hot and bothered when they’re around the other, and in the process, the viewers get all hot and bothered. There is of course always a problem. That problem is that they are nothing more than just friends…but that doesn’t mean they can’t tear into each other. Here is a look at 17 Sexually Charged TV friendships.
17) Sookie and Eric True Blood
HBO’s popular series, True Blood, which ran for 7 successful seasons, from September 7th, 2008, until August 7th, 2014, followed a small-town telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin), who lives in a fictional world of vampires, werewolves and demons. Sookie’s love interest was a 173 year old vampire, named Bill Compton (played by Stephen Moyer). However, there was an undeniable attraction and intense sexual tension between Sookie and Bill’s rival, but also friend, vampire, Eric Northman (played by Alexander Skarsgård). Not only was Sookie telepathic but she was also a fairy and within the universe of the series, a vampire cannot resist fairy blood. However, despite his desire for fairy blood, he also seemed to care about Sookie.
16) Tony and Dr. Melfi The Sopranos
The Sopranos revolved around a New Jersey mob boss, who suffers from depression and anxiety and begins to see a therapist. The Sopranos is considered one of the greatest shows of all time. It was universally critically acclaimed. It was praised for its writing, cast and directing. The series was known for the intense sexual tension between mob boss, Tony Soprano and therapist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi. Despite the fact that Tony can have any women he wants, he can never have Dr. Melfi. They never end up together in anyway. However, they both have several intense sex dreams about one another.
15) Blair and Chuck Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl revolved around the lives of privileged young adults living in the Upper East side of New York City. The series is recognized for a few different love interests, but notably the sexual tension between anti-hero, Chuck Bass (played by Ed Westwick) and queen B, Blair Waldorf (played by Leighten Meester). Their relationship was tumultuous and very volatile from the beginning. Even at times, boarding on abusive. Regardless, they had a deep connection and passion for one another, that not even that sneaky gossip, Gossip Girl, could ever understand.
14) Jerry and Elaine Seinfeld
Seinfeld is known as one of the most influential and successful shows of all time. The series revolved around four friends living in the city of New York. In the early years of the series, the network wanted a long term love story between Jerry Seinfeld and Elaine Benes (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) but co-creator, Larry David was against the idea. That was until he came up with the idea of Elaine and Jerry remaining good friends. This was actually based on a real life experience of Larry David’s. He had dated a women who he then became very good friends with, and felt it was appropriate for the series. They never officially got together in the series, but the sexual tension was off the charts on many occasions.
13) Castle and Beckett Castle
Castle revolves around a mystery writer, Richard Castle (played by Nathan Fillion) and homicide detective, Kate Beckett (played by Stana Katic), who become reluctant partners and solve crimes. Castle creates a fictional character, Nikki Heat, who is based on Beckett. However, the real story is the incredible sexual tension between Castle and Beckett. At first, Beckett can’t stand Castle and Castle enjoys that. However, they begin to develop feelings for each other. The romance and sexual tension is key to the series. The series first premiered on March 9, 2009, and is currently in its 7th season. The series has received positive reviews from critics.
12) Jess and Nick New Girl
New Girl follows Jess, who after a nasty break up, moves in with male roommates Nick, Schmidt, Coach and Winston. The series first premiered on September 20, 2011, and is currently in its fourth season. Right from the start, it’s obvious that Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) and Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) see each other as more than just friends. The sexual tension is so intense and off the charts, that they couldn’t help but fall for each other. However, when they first meet, both are getting over a rough break up and are slow to hook up. They’ve shared adorable little moments and hot, passionate moments, that made viewers melt.
11) Jim and Pam The Office
The quick glances from across the room. The electrifying feeling when their hands touched ever so gently. The red faces when the camera caught them staring. The Office was a mockumentary that followed the lives of employees of a small paper company. The series was a remake of the BBC series of the same name. The series was notable for the love story between Pam Beesly (played by Jenna Fisher) and Jim Halpert (played by John Krasinski). Of course, they start off as friends but the sexual tension in undeniable. When viewers first meet Pam and Jim, it’s obvious that they have chemistry and that there is a spark between them. However, Pam is engaged to Roy Anderson. If she married him, she would have been Pam Anderson. Of course, she didn’t and she ended up with her soulmate. The series aired from March 24, 2005, to May 16, 2013, for a total of 9 seasons.
10) Buffy and Angel Buffy The Vampire Slayer
They’re star crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet have nothing on Buffy and Angel. Buffy The Vampire Slayer revolved around a young women who battles demons, evil spirits and vampires. The series aired from March 10, 1997, to May 20, 2003, and was created by Joss Whedon. The series was massively popular and was known for the many forbidden love stories. Of course, Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar), the slayer, falls in love with Angel (David Boreanaz), a vampire. The relationship is forbidden because she is a slayer and he’s a vampire. Eventually, he leaves her so that he can seek redemption for his past mistakes and sins. In reality, the character was so popular that he received his own series, Angel. Nothing is sexier than forbidden love.
9) Sawyer and Kate Lost
Lost followed survivors of a plane crash, living on a mysterious island. The show had an ensemble cast and aired from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010. The series featured a love triangle between Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly), Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) and James “Sawyer” Ford (Josh Holloway). Although there was a deep connection between Kate and Jack, the sexual tension between Kate and Sawyer was insane. They came from the same world and were very similar. They understood each other better than anyone on that island. In one episode, they can’t take it no more and tear into each other while being held captive in bear cages.
8) David and Maddie Moonlighting
Moonlighting revolved around two unlikely partners, David Addison (Bruce Willis) and Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) running a private detective agency, Blue Moon. Of course, there is a crazy amount of sexual tension between the two main characters, David and Maddie. The series was known for the long running will they – won’t they? love story between David and Maddie. Some critics feel the series began to decline in ratings when the series pulled the trigger and had David sleep with Maddie. However, some feel that other factors such as a falling out between Cybill and the series creator, and Bruce Willis’ success as a movie star, as reasons the series declined. Once David and Maddie slept together the spark was gone. The writers tried to rekindle their heat and passion, but those attempts failed.
7) Niles and Daphne Frasier
Frasier revolved around a radio psychiatrist, Fraiser Crane (Kelsey Grammar), who lets his father move in with him. The series was a spinoff of the highly successful sitcom, Cheers. Frasier was a tremendously successful series. The series was known for the intense and hilarious sexual tension between Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce) and Daphne Moon (Jane Leeves). The tension helped make the series a massive success. However, many felt the spark of the series faded out once Daphne and Niles got together. Regardless, they remain one of the best remembered couples. The series is also considered to be one of the greatest sitcoms.
6) Jeff and Annie Community
Community follows the lives of members of a study group at a community college. The study group has the typical nerd, typical tough girl and the typical couple that want to tear into each other in the back of the library. Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) and Annie Edison (Alison Brie) have a ton of sexual tension. They’ve been slow to act on it but it’s there. They both care about each other deeply. They have both been in relationships with other members of the study group. To be fair, there seems to be sexual tension between everyone in that study group, including Troy and Abed.
5) Sam and Diane Cheers
Sam Malone (Ted Danson) and Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) are one of the most famous will they- won’t they? couples of all time. Cheers revolved around the employees and patrons of a downtown Boston bar, Cheers. The show is considered one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. It’s been universally praised for its writing, cast and directing. However, in the first few seasons, the series was best known for the on again-off again relationship between bar owner, Sam Malone, and waitress/aspiring writer, Diane Chambers. They would kiss, fight, break up and start to whole process all over again. They never seemed to find the right timing.
4) Bones and Booth Bones
Bones revolves around the relationship between forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and F.B.I agent, Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). The series is tremendously popular and is currently in its 10th season. It first premiered on September 13, 2005, and is created by Hart Hanson. Although solving murders is important, the series is best known for the sexual tension and romance between Bones and Booth. In many ways, they are opposite people. She is an atheist who believes in science and evidence, while he is Catholic and believes in faith and the “unproven”. Despite the differences, they marry and have a child together.
3) Derek and Meredith Greys Anatomy
Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and McDreamy…er…uh….Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), did things backwards. Before knowing each other, they had a one night stand. Then they found out that they worked together. Then they dated. Grey’s Anatomy follows the lives of doctors and interns working at a hospital. The series is massively popular and critically acclaimed. Initially, Meredith is an intern and works under Dr. Shepherd. Of course, what makes it so awkward at first, is the fact they had a one night stand the night before her first day. The relationship between Meredith and McDreamy has gone up and down, but the sexual tension has always remained. They eventually get married.
2) Ross and Rachel Friends
Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) were destined to be soul mates from the very start. Of course, they had one of the most notorious sexually charged friendships. First Ross liked Rachel, then Rachel liked Ross. They dated and then were on a break…or were they? Then they became the best of friends…got married, got divorced, became friends again and then had sex, which was followed by a baby. However, the didn’t date after they baby was born. In the end of the series, Rachel and Ross finally end up together. Friends is considered to be one of the greatest sitcoms of all time and Ross and Rachel are one of the greatest TV couples of all time.
1) Mulder and Scully The X – Files
One of the most sexually charged TV friendships were between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. They were two special FBI agents, who would investigate paranormal, strange and bizarre cases. The series was a massive success and turned into a cultural phenomenon. Part of the reason was the intense sexual tension between the handsome and mysterious, Mulder and the sexy and intelligent, Scully. It played an important part of the series and many feel that the show declined towards the end because the heat between the two characters was gone. Regardless, the series remains one of the greatest of all time.