Dynamic Duos: The 10 Greatest Platonic TV Couples of All Time

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We love TV’s iconic romantic couples. The lusty buildup, the will-they-or-won’t-they. The overwhelming obstacles. The office sex (we’re looking at you, Scandal. Obviously). But sometimes, it’s even more fun to watch the dazzling chemistry between totally platonic onscreen duos. Take Breaking Bad’s Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, for example. Their totally murderous, deeply dysfunctional, howlingly illegal – but somehow, sweetly father/son-esque — connection was far more intriguing than the ones they had with their significant others.

Would Mad Men even be Mad Men without the emotional abusive, but deeply loving central relationship of Don Draper and Peggy Olson? And admit it, you tuned in to 30 Rock to watch Jack Donaghey hurl insults at his bestie (disguised as foil), Liz Lemon.

After the season finale of True Detective, a show with one of the most compelling non-romantic TV pairs, ever — let’s take a look at our favorite bromances, frenemies, and BFFs on televisions.