Who Was the Top TV Couple of 2010?

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Whether they are fighting, kissing or getting married via Post-It, nothing on television can capture the interest of viewers as well as a well-written couple.

Over the last 12 months, we've watched as some break-ups created outrage, some weddings resulted in tears and a lot of banter led to a great deal of laughter.

Below, the TV Fanatic staff has compiled a list of our favorite television couples from 2010. Read through them all and then cast your vote...

Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd, Grey's Anatomy: No way would anyone call her Mrs. Shepherd or refer to her as the Chief's wife, but of this, no one can dispute: their union, sealed by a Post-It, has been a joy to watch in its new state of domestic bliss.

Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl: Chemistry. Chair has it like few other TV couples. Because he's got so much baggage, there will be twists, turns, war games and full-on hate sex. But no matter what confusing circumstances are thrown their way, or what their relationship status is that week, this twosome steals every scene.

Anybody Got a Piano?
Temperance Brennan and Seeley Booth, Bones: We know: they aren't together romantically. He's even dating the gorgeous Hannah. But a recent epiphany by Brennan signaled that she may finally realize what she let fall by the wayside last year, a knight in shining armor who's been in front of her this entire time. Go get him, Bones. Go get him.

Tony DiNozzo and Ziva David, NCIS: Some fans want to see Tiva as a couple, while others want things to remain as they are. Everyone agrees that these two click on screen in wildly entertaining fashion, with unresolved sexual tension lingering beneath the surface.

Twisted Bones
Tony and Ziva at the Border

Elena Gilbert and Stefan Salvatore, The Vampire Diaries: Plagued by more danger than any other pairing, they've stuck together through thick, thin, witches, warlocks and werewolves. But the one obstacle many fans actually hope becomes too much for Stelena? The latter's brother, Damon.

Phil and Claire Dunphy, Modern Family: One is a goof, the other is neurotic. But this married couple complements each other as well as any twosome on TV - and they're raised a trio of absolutely hilarious kids.

Shocking Development
Hilarious Couple

Rick Castle and Kate Beckett, Castle: Most of what we wrote about Brennan and Booth applies here, as well. These two co-workers aren't actually dating, but - spoiler alert! - it looks like they will be.

Chuck Bartowski and Sarah Walker, Chuck: After enduring three seasons worth of will-they-or-won't-they moments, along with plenty of Shaws and Hannahs in the way, these two finally settled into a no-drama, all ass-kicking relationship.

A Deadly Affair Scene
More of Chuck and Sarah


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main power couple*


*woops. sorry for the comment before this one* merder. it'll always be mereder.
what other TV shows have managed to have their main power be an actual, relevent, romantic, realistic, exciting couple after they get together for good rather than some big bore OR be a couple that doesn't just unite in the series finale? merder got together for real in season 4's finale. got married in season 5's finale. and now the show is mid-way through season 7 and they're still as dreamy and interesting as ever :) of the other shows i watch, claire & phil from MF & stelena are wonderful too. and love chair, but are they really even a couple? it's always i hate you one episode and then i love you one episode then hate sex the next then back to square 1 the next. but i guess this counts all that too.


merder. it'll always be mereder


I agree with kprice. Jax and Tara deserve to at least be on the list.


Chuck and Blair!Love them, love them, love them to no end........


were the hell is Sookie and bill (more time Sookie and Eric gonna have to wait for that one)
louis and clark for sure
and ma favourite from the news shows of 2010 will have to be Nikita and Michael (Mikita)


I'm surprised no Glee couples were mentioned. I don't really have any favorites on the list,sadly. Most of my favs are stuck in the unrequited (Delena) or forgotten about (Puckleberry) categories. :( I like Chair, but I was more of a Serenate fan. That is until the show became a train wreck to watch.


I agree, Clark and Lois are good together and deserve to be up there. They have come very far and have clearly jumped a lot of obstacles. However, I am for Derek and Meredith. They too have come very far over the years. Yes, this season clearly states how far they have come. They're still very strong and have matured as a couple. I know that they're the couple 2010 couple.

Steve marsi

Thanks for your comments and votes everyone. We really didn't make this long enough, but you've inspired us to add a second round of couples tomorrow!