This is a list of supercouples, fictional couples who have been titled supercouples by the media, usually with the addition of substantial fan support; they may have been referred to as power couples or dynamic duos, and are often defined by a standard set of criteria or circumstances; these circumstances include mania (significant press and media attention being placed on the couple, having to do with charm rather than negativity), the couple being labeled a supercouple by valid sources, the couple having notably impacted popular culture (such as by mania or by becoming a de facto symbol for its genre), and having been listed as an all-time top romance. Each of these examples have been identified by scholars, critics and press as defining supercouples.
^"February 5th – Week 3.5 of BAM". Soaps In Depth. February 5, 2007. She cried mea culpa, clashed with Zoe and ultimately returned solo to France. Unfortunately, BAM fans, Maggie appears to have left the building. Try though she might, AMC's Maggie can't seem to convince her ex, Bianca, that her cheating days are over. After begging for forgiveness and pitching in at Fusion, Mags makes her lonely exit on Wednesday, February 7. Is this the end for AMC'sSapphicsupercouple? "Bianca still loves her," headwriter Megan McTavish assures the audience. "And yet, at the same time, I don't think it's a given that you necessarily forgive the person who cheated on you. So Maggie has an uphill climb." Ms. Stone's ambiguous exit leaves viewers wondering whether she'll return, yet an AMC rep says nothing is planned at this time.
^Fenn, Cyndi (January 19, 2008). "Sources: ATWT's Landon, Soffer to exit". Sources say that two-time Emmy winner Jennifer Landon Gwen Norbeck and Emmy nominee Jesse Soffer Will Munson are leaving As the World Turns in early 2008 The talented duo joined the cast in 2005 and 2004 respectively to become Oakdale's youngest supercouple
^"It was very hot! They were very successful together (there's an understatement), and their love story was the centerpiece of that long story. I didn't know what it meant to be part of creating a supercouple at the time...and of course, we couldn't know they'd be a supercouple until we got well into it. But Sonny & Brenda are a huge source of pride for me. I love them still." – Longtime General Hospital writer Karen Harris in a 2008 interview about Sonny and Brenda.
^Holbrook, Damian (September 11, 2015). "Arrow EP Reveals 'Olicity' Plan for Season 4". TvInsider. Retrieved January 21, 2016. Now, with Season 4's October 7 premiere just under a month away, we hit up executive producer Marc Guggenheim for the lowdown on how Starling City's supercouple has spent their summer.
^Veitch, Kristin (December 21, 2006). "Who's Been Naughty? Who's Been Nice? TV Diva Tells All!". E! Online. Retrieved September 26, 2007. 6. D'Anna Biers/Three of Battlestar Galactica – Tricksy D'Anna is on a deadly murder-suicide rampage, not to mention craftily undermining supercouple Six and Gaius with her torrid Three-somes.
^ abcBonderoff, Jason. "DAYS' Most Celebrated Super Couples". SOAPnet. Reference mentions Ross and Rachel before going on to note: "In the 1980s and 1990s, the super-coupling plot trend spilled over into primetime, catering to both ends of the demographic spectrum. Dynasty 's Blake and Krystle were king and queen of the midlife crisis party, while Beverly Hills, 90210's Brenda and Dylan were lip-locked — and longing for each other — back at the prom."
^Veitch, Kristin (May 22, 2007). "Bones Bonus Clip and Season-Three Preview!". E! Online. Retrieved February 11, 2016. The Course of True Love… For you Bones and Booth fans out there, I've got good news, and I've got bad news: On the up side, executive producer Stephen Nathan told me, "We love the romantic comedy, so that, of course, will not go away." However, and this is the bad part, when pressed about the romantic future of screwball-comedy supercouple Booth and Bones, creator Hart Hanson told the assembled crowd at the Emmy theater, "Something goes out of a series when those characters sleep together." (Grumble, grumble...)
^Eng, Joyce (June 17, 2013). "Disney Channel Orders Girl Meets World to Series". TV Guide. Retrieved September 2, 2015. Hotly anticipated since the pilot was announced in November, the series will follow Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard), the daughter of Boy Meets World super-couple Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel), and her BFF Maya (Sabrina Carpenter), as they embark on 7th grade in New York City — where Cory and Topanga moved in the Boy series finale.
^Fickett, Travis (December 5, 2007). "Broken Remote: TV Moment Spotlight Favorites from yesteryear: Scrubs, Buffy, and West Wing". IGN. Retrieved February 11, 2016. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy Kills Angel – You're not surprised we're putting this here are you? Before you accuse of being Buffy fanboys (a charge we cannot deny) first we'll just point out the impact of this moment. Nobody really believed it would come to this. It seems about as likely as Dawson taking an axe to Joey Potter. Even after a couple of brutal deaths on the show, surely Joss Whedon wouldn't separate his newly minted super couple.
^Da Ros, Giada. "When, Where, and How Much is Buffy a Soap Opera? – ROMANCE: SUPERCOUPLES". slayageonline.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved March 9, 2008. (54) Every soap has its reigning couples that ache to be together and manage to do so in spite of everything. The word "supercouple" was minted for this. Buffy and Angel are a supercouple, a couple that has an intense chemistry on screen and whose union is a bona fide challenge to the world. Angel is a version of the boy "from the wrong side of the track" who tries to better himself and seeks redemption through the love of the woman he loves (like Luke on General Hospital or Patch on Days of our lives). Lovers face dangers together and this binds them. But it's in the modes in which love between Buffy and Angel is portrayed that the series follows soap's style, first and foremost for the melodramatic tone, as we said before, but for other elements too.
^Richardson, Brian (2002). "Narrative Sequencing". Narrative Dynamics: Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frames. Ohio State University Press. p. 234. ISBN9780814208953. For example, the day-time soap-opera "super couple" can finally be getting married after years of obstacles and tribulations... Or, for a prime-time example, after multiple seasons of highly touted "sexual tension" in the long-running comedy series Cheers, Sam Malone and Diane Chambers could finally get engaged, but Shelley Long's career aspirations could take her character out of the marriage plot (and right out of the diegesis) without bringing the series to an end.
^Potts, Kimberly. "Chuck Season 3". TV Screener. Retrieved April 5, 2011. And speaking of the would-be primetime supercouple, for Chuck and Sarah (Strahovski) in season three … well, it's complicated, mostly because of Chuck's new abilities and his new commitment to using them in his spy guy job.
^"Today's News: Our Take". TV Guide. Archived from the original on May 6, 2008. Retrieved September 2, 2015. When last seen, Friends supercouple Monica and Chandler were celebrating their engagement. Now there's buzz that a lavish wedding could take place this fall.
^Mitovich, Matt (July 7, 2008). "Today's News: Our Take Exclusive: Grey's Triangle Not Over So Soon?". TV Guide. Archived from the original on 2015-09-14. Retrieved February 14, 2016. What's more, although as recently as this afternoon the talk was that Stamile would only appear in the two-hour season opener, there are now rumblings that Rose may remain a thorn in the supercouple's side just a tiny bit longer. What's your take? Would you have liked to see Meredith be given a more formidable rival? Or can no mere mortal stand in the way of the Mer-Der romance?
^Clarendon, Dan (July 17, 2012). "Top 7 Best Grey's Anatomy Relationships of All-Time". Wetpaint. Archived from the original on April 16, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013. Only ten of the many memorable moments in the relationship of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey), and only ten of the many reasons why they are the original power couple of Grey's and possibly the power couple of the television decade.
^O'Connell, Mikey (August 24, 2010). "How I Met Your Mother: Four Weddings and a Funeral". Zap2it. Retrieved July 26, 2012. In fewer than three minutes, "HIMYM" perfectly capture's Marshall and Lily's super-couple chemistry, Jason Segal's unique contribution to this world and the series’ ability to be at its very best when delving into completely irrelevant asides.
^"'Lost' & Found: The Real Supercouple". Access Hollywood. NBC Universal. October 12, 2006. Retrieved September 2, 2015. Now on to the super couple - no not Kate and Sawyer even though that strawberry flavored kiss was extremely hot. I’m actually talking about Sun and Jin. Jin's revelation (he knew his wife was unfaithful) was an example of what makes Sun/Jin stand out from all the others. No other back-story on the show intrigues me more than theirs. They are the most captivating.
^Duch, Melanie (February 14, 2008). "Lady Love". The Brown Daily Herald. Archived from the original on May 6, 2008. Retrieved September 3, 2015. its first all-female three-way sex scene and the far-fetched reemergence of relations between the show's super-couple Bette Porter and Tina Kennard (Jennifer Beals and Laurel Holloman).
^Godwin, Garrett (September 8, 2008). "NCIS S6 DVD Review". News Blaze. Retrieved April 27, 2013. The budding NCIS supercouple Tony (Michael Weatherly) & Ziva (Cote de Pablo) (Tiva) continues to add danger, humor, and sexual tension -- reaching a boiling point due to her involvement with a handsome Mossad spy, forcing Ziva to decide where her loyalties lie, and her decision could cost her life.
^Steel, Sharon. "Adam Brody Is Now Available". The Phoenix. Phoenix Media/Communications Group. Retrieved September 9, 2007. I think Seth and Summer are this generation's Luke and Laura. A tried-and-true supercouple.
^Dove, Steve (October 17, 2012). "Once Upon a Time Takes the Cover of This Week's Entertainment Weekly". ABC.go.com. Retrieved September 2, 2015. Guess what, dearies? None other than Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) are gracing the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly! Take a look at this gorgeous Fairy Tale Land power couple and head over to their site for the full story.
Raisler, Carrie (August 28, 2009). "'One Tree Hill': Growing pains". Zap2it. Retrieved July 1, 2010. "One Tree Hill" is still working on transitioning into its new form after getting rid of supercouple Leyton last season. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be working hard enough, as this week's episode was pretty darn boring.
De Leon, Kris (April 5, 2010). "Who's Returning on 'One Tree Hill'?". buddytv.com. Retrieved July 1, 2010. Lucas and Peyton's absence in next season's most momentous event, as they've been doing occasionally since the super couple left the show for good.
^"Cougar Town Boss Vows Friends Will Come on the Show". E! Online. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2016. The show runner extraordinaire tells us he wouldn't be against an onscreen reunion between John and Christa Miller (Scrubs supercouple Perry & Jordan), saying: "I think enough time has passed that they're not husband and wife anymore."
^"Exclusive Review! Lex and Lana's Wedding Day Arrives on 'Smallville'". hollywood.com. Retrieved February 23, 2016. Clark and Lana that will once again make clear that they are the sexiest, deepest and most romantic couple on television–even though they have never actually been together. They are definitely in the running for the most star-crossed would-be lovers in the history of the medium, having been kept apart longer than Luke and Laura, Bo and Hope, John and Marlena or any daytime drama super-couple you care to mention.
^Bricker, Tierney (March 20, 2015). "2015's TV's Top Couple Tournament: We Have a Winner...and an Instant Reaction!". E!. Retrieved September 2, 2015. So break out the crowns and sashes 'cause we're about to reveal 2015's Top TV Couple...The Vampire Diaries' Stefan and Caroline! Sorry, Damon and Elena, it looks like there's a new power-couple in Mystic Falls. (Of course, we think Delena, who won our Best TV Couple of All Time tournament, will be juuust fine!)