Though 2016 hasn’t been the nicest year in terms of celebrity deaths, strange happenings and the like, the world of television has always been there to provide an escape from the madness. Here are five couples from the land of the small screen that we loved watching throughout the past 12 months…

Alex and Maggie, Supergirl

Credit: The CW
Credit: The CW

For a long time, Alex was a woman who wouldn’t admit her feelings towards members of the same sex. However, when Maggie came along, Alex decided to embrace her sexuality and the two are now blazing the trail for LGBT+ relationships to be shown on the small screen. Whilst we’ve come a long way when it comes to equality on television, there is still much work to be done. Characters Alex and Maggie are doing a lot to ensure we carry on in the right direction. Remember: Love is Love.

Audrey and Rory, American Horror Story: Roanoke

Credit: FX
Credit: FX

Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters’ latest characters in the American Horror Story anthology series Audrey and Rory were married, but their romance was short-lived when the evil of Roanoke reared its ugly head.

Jamie and Claire, Outlander

Credit: Starz
Credit: Starz

Claire and Jamie were ripped apart during the events of the Outlander season 2 finale, but that doesn’t mean we don’t hold out hope for one of television’s ultimate couples to make it back to one another eventually. Outlander is adapted from the series of novels by Diana Gabaldon and has become a quiet but hugely successful show. Fans are rallying behind the series and an incredible cult following have amassed. Jamie and Claire are a wonderful pair, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for them…

Alec and Magnus, Shadowhunters

Credit: Freeform
Credit: Freeform

Despite it being 2016, there still aren’t many shows with male gay relationships that feel more than just a publicity stunt. In Shadowhunters however, the chemistry between Alec and Magnus is something that has to be seen to be believed. As one of the most relatable relationships on television, they encourage their viewership to go after what they believe in and never to take away from their own happiness just because of what society may think. Watching a pair fall in love is always great TV, but here it felt like something more. It felt like a true turning of the tides.

Poussey and Soso, Orange is the New Black

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Watching Poussey and Soso go through the real true motions of a relationship within the confines of Litchfield was really a rollercoaster ride. Though we won’t (SPOILER ALERT) be seeing Poussey anymore in the future following her character’s death on the show, she provided countless scenes of raw emotion and touching chemistry. She and Soso showed exactly what a television relationship could be like – the real thing – and set the mark for all TV couples moving forward. 


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