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Shipping It: The TV Relationships We Root For, Even When We Shouldn't

By Sarah Carlson | Seriously Random Lists | May 17, 2013 | Comments ()


This pairing was hinted in the pilot, and Season One built upon Mindy and Danny's (Chris Messina) friendship as Kaling herself and her crew softened both characters a tad. If they ever get together, it probably won't be for a while, but a Mindy-Danny relationship is well worth waiting for.

Brienne and Jaime, "Game of Thrones"

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Everything about their interactions is perfect, and actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christine are fabulous. And I will unleash my dragons and show no mercy on anyone who spoils anything about these two in the comments.

Sarah and Paul, "Orphan Black"

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The dynamic of this pairing is something not often seen on TV. To elaborate would be to give much of Season One's plots away, so just know this: these characters (played by Tatiana Maslany and Dylan Bruce) are electric together, and oh so hot.

Peggy and Ted, "Mad Men"

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I shouldn't want this, I know. But I can't help it. I'm not sure Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) can resist him (Kevin Rahm), either.

Caroline and Klaus, "The Vampire Diaries"

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Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is getting his own spin-off, so the thought of him being separated from Caroline (Candice Accola) surely has many a fan ready to throw in the towel on this ever-crazy show. Just go with him, girl. Your current boyfriend is lame.

Sherlock and Watson, "Sherlock"

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You know you've thought about it. Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock already is gay. Join the club, Watson (Martin Freeman).

Daenerys and Jorah, "Game of Thrones"

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The journey to King's Landing will take a while, Khaleesi (Emilia Clarke). Your trusty advisor (Iain Glen) will help you pass the time. (See previous warning about spoilers.)

Tara and Pam, "True Blood"

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These b*tches belong together. Tara (Rutina Wesley) already is copying her maker's (Kristin Bauer van Straten) style. Now she can be a shoulder to lean on as all hell breaks loose in Bon Temps.

Rachel and Mike, "Suits"

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These two (played by Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle) are a fairly traditional will-they-or-won't-they couple as far as procedurals go, but their chemistry combined with how entertaining "Suits" is will keep fans watching.

Tim and Somebody (Preferably Male), "Justified"

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Anybody, really, just let him have his day. Yes, I ship the idea of Tim (Jacob Pitts) having a fling, and I'm in the boat (along with Joanna, I believe) of thinking he's probably gay. Wishful thinking, perhaps, but Tim has paid his dues and deserves some fun.

Sarah Carlson is a TV Critic for Pajiba. She lives in San Antonio. You can find her on Twitter.



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