Too Much Chemistry: 6 TV Couples Who SHOULDN’T Keep It In Their Pants
What is it about those couples who have so much simmering, palpable chemistry that you want them to jump into bed together at the first possible opportunity? We like to be teased, we like to see how the character’s attractions to each other play out, we like the chase. But in the case of these six couples we’re just not sure how much longer we can wait. In some cases, these duos have already done the deed but they’re not together. In some cases, the chemistry is still percolating. In all cases, we want these characters to couple up already.Â
Nick and Jess, New Girl
Where do we even start with these two? It’s possible we’ve wanted them together since the pilot because of their crazy incredible chemistry. Do you remember the episode where Jess pretended to be Nick’s girlfriend? We do. Do you remember the episode where Jess made a sex “coupon” for her boyfriend but Nick ended up with it? We do. Do you remember when Nick admitted he was sometimes attracted to Jess? WE DO. We know it’s too early in the relationship (meaning it’s too early in the run of the series) for these two to get together. But we pine for them. We love every scene they’re in together. We can see how much they care about each other. Even Jake Johnson has said he thinks Nick’s in love with Jess. There is only so much titillation we can withstand. Oh, who are we kidding? We’ll wait until the end of time for these two to get together.
Scarlett and Gunnar, Nashville
Ok, so it’s obvious to everyone with eyes that Gunnar has a crush on Scarlett. The problem? Scarlett’s in love with Avery. Now we love Jonathan Jackson and have since his days on General Hospital but he isn’t playing a good guy. It seems like Scarlett is slowly coming to that realization on her own and whenever she dumps that loser we hope she’ll be able to see what’s right in front of her. Yeah, Gunnar’s currently romancing what’s-her-face (we literally can’t be bothered to remember it) but we feel like his heart’s not in it. When he and Scarlett sing or perform with each other their connection is undeniable. When they sing to each other they look like they’re in love. And we like what we see.
Rayna and Deacon, Nashville
There is a serious amount of history here, and we know we’ve barely scratched the surface. To be honest, this particular pairing kind of crept up on us. We knew Rayna and Deacon had been together a long time ago and that things had been platonic between them since Rayna’s marriage (or at least that’s the story we know right now). But the second Rayna and Deacon performed at the Bluebird, we knew our shipper hearts were in trouble. The way they looked at each other spoke volumes. The fact that they haven’t been able to quit each other – even though Rayna’s married and we know Deacon’s been seeing Juliette – makes us realize just how deep and enduring this connection is. And even though things have been bad between them lately, we don’t think this is a couple who will ever really be over. We like Eric Close, but Connie Britton has no chemistry with him. Whenever Rayna is ready to admit she made a mistake – be that now or in a few years – we’re looking forward to a Rayna/Deacon reunion.
Audrey and Nathan, Haven
Any time Haven‘s Nathan and Audrey are in the same vicinity (and that’s all the time), it’s apparent these two need to be together. They’re cute, their chemistry is off the charts sizzling, and it’s abundantly clear these two have already fallen in love with each other. Audrey helps the troubled. And Nathan’s “trouble” is he can’t feel pain. The clincher here is the only thing he can feel…is Audrey’s touch. This alone means they’d be the sweetest match. The way Nathan looks at Audrey makes us melt and we’re sure it has to make Audrey melt too. And in “Magic Hour Part 2,” Audrey even admitted she loved Nathan. Of course, he was dead at the time (don’t ask) but she said the words. She told him she will always love him — and she made this revelation in front of Duke. Yes, these two have had false starts and been tempted by the fruit of another (Nathan currently has a little something something going on with Jordan; while Audrey recently made out with Duke). And, yes, the baggage that would accompany this relationship is monumental and a bit troubling (pun intended). Audrey’s days are numbered so these two need to finally get on the same page. Thankfully, if they don’t happen in season 3, Haven has been renewed for a fourth season, which in our book, is D-day for all “will they or won’t they” couples, even in this supernatural world Nathan and Audrey inhabit.
Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald Grant, Scandal
What we love most about Scandal‘s President Fitzgerald Grant and Olivia Pope is the fact they don’t even have to be in the same room for the chemistry to kick in. For the record, they have taken part in the sexiest phone calls in the history of all television. How do they do it? They are simply chatting on an untraceable line while she’s at her place and he’s in the White House. Yet there’s nothing simple about it. Their connection transcends everything despite a relationship between them being forbidden. We bet if they emailed each other their chemistry would still manage to shine through. Thankfully, however, their interaction doesn’t solely take place via impersonal methods of communication. They do get to actually be in the same room with each other. And those scenes are simply glorious. The way they look at each other is electric. When Fitz engineered a secret meeting between the two while he was out hunting, the way he took off Olivia’s shoes and fit her for boots was swoon-worthy. And then they basically made out in front of the Secret Service. Wow. Forget about his actual wife, Fitz considers Olivia the love of his life. During season 1, when we were treated to flashbacks of the wannabe POTUS and the lady who was brought on to fix his campaign, we couldn’t get enough of it. Sure, they’re on a break right now. But in the land of Scandal, that doesn’t matter. Sooner or later, Fitz will find a reason to pick up that phone and call Olivia. Can’t wait for that to happen.
Brody and Carrie, Homeland
Brody and Carrie from Showtime’s Homeland have such the twisted relationship. He’s married and — a terrorist — and she’s bipolar and was fired from her job after failing to prove Brody was a terrorist (she has since been vindicated). The way things work on this show, the two don’t share a whole hell of a lot of scenes. But it’s when they do, fireworks happen. It’s all about the anticipation and trying to figure out what’s going to bring those two together. We don’t care that there’s enough baggage between them to fill the CIA Headquarters. We don’t care that on paper these two don’t work. Season 1’s “The Weekend” is proof positive these two have this powerful chemistry that can’t be denied. Plus, look at what happened in the latest episode, “The Clearing.” Carrie needed to talk to Brody so she showed up at the residence of a Walden campaign supporter. To be fair, off the beaten path in those woods, there was some talk. But there was also some kissing. And because this is Brody and Carrie, the motives behind the make-out session remain unclear. But it doesn’t matter. This couple is a hot mess and we love them for it.
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