This is one list, Kim Kardashian did not make, because we’re talking fantasy TV; in other words, the ever less omnipresent sitcom, and a drama or two. No reality TV allowed. Some of these go way back, so you may have to have your parents, (or grandparents,) update you. Keep in mind, with all the promiscuity and incestuous relationships on TV, coming up with a top ten in the unrequited love category, was next to impossible.
The end of last season had the producers teasing: Booth and Brennan will hit the sheets in the season finale. Yet, it turned out to be just that: a tease. The only place where Booth and Brennan have gotten together, is in a coma induced dream Booth had at the end of the fourth season. Clearly, these characters religiously practice the old adage: don’t mix business with pleasure.
When Rachel joins Glee Club because she wants to make it to Broadway, and Finn joins for his secret love of singing, they both begin to develop feelings for each other. But Finn has a cheerleader girlfriend and is concerned about his reputation as “Mr. Popular,” which holds him back from making moves on Rachel.
3) Mary Tyler Moore Show
Lou Grant/Sue Ann Nivens
Sue Ann Nivens, the man-hungry gourmet with a cooking program that is on the same network as the news, is particularly hungry for news producer, Lou Grant. Lou Grant’s no nonsense business regimen and gruffness, makes it all the easier for him to ignore Sue Ann’s advances.
There’s no mistaking the serious chemistry between Special Agents Anthony “Tony” DiNozzo and Ziva David. So far, NCIS fans have seen Ziva give Tony a peck on the cheek, after Tony and the team rescued Ziva from being held hostage. Maybe Tony is apprehensive about dating Ziva, because she is an assassin who killed her half-brother, Ari, at the beginning of season three.
5) Beverly Hillbillies
Jane Hathaway/Jethro Bodine
Bank secretary, Miss. Jane Hathaway, was assigned to help the Clampett family assimilate themselves into Beverly Hills society. A task she takes on with gusto, primarily because she secretly harbors a crush on Clampett family cousin, Jethro. Unfortunately, Jethro is too busy trying to be the playboy around town, and trying his hand at numerous different careers.
Suspended lawyer, Jeff, is not just concentrating on education as he applies himself to community college; he is concentrating on Britta also. Although the two briefly kiss in episode three, Britta only has eyes for getting her life and career back on track.
7) Criminal Minds
F.B.I. profilers Morgan and Prentiss have flirted repeatedly, and have even shared some intimate thoughts. However, the F.B.I. is apparently all serious business, and the business of profiling has kept these two apart.
8) Beverly Hills 90210
School newspaper editor Andrea Zuckerman eventually got up her courage to admit, she pined for Brandon Walsh, but Brandon loved Kelly Taylor.
9) Saved by the Bell
Class clown and nerd, Screech, had a thing for debutante Lisa, since they were little kids. Apparently, Lisa was so used to Screech’s advances that she barely acknowledged them.
10) Mad Men
Ad agency head, Don Draper, and copyrighter Peggy, share a unique bond: when Don is arrested for drunk driving, he calls Peggy to bail him out. Although not explicit in the dialogue, Peggy’s feelings for Don are clearly more than business as usual. Too bad Peggy has a long line to stand in, because Don’s dance card is full, with recreational sex being his favorite pastime.
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