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Updated on Jun 26, 2020. Posted on Jun 22, 2020

33 More Actors Whose Onscreen Chemistry Was So Undeniable, They Changed Their TV Shows For The Better

"If you were in an accident, I wouldn't stop for red lights."

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV characters had the best chemistry, and their responses were so amazing, more people revealed their favorites too. So here are a few more examples of TV actors who deserved an award for their onscreen chemistry:

🚨Warning: There are massive spoilers ahead!🚨

1. Jennifer Morrison and Colin O'Donoghue as Emma and Hook on Once Upon a Time.

Hook and Emma kissing for the first time
ABC

"Emma and Hook always fought for each other and only wanted the best for one another through every battle that was thrown at them. Hook treated Emma with the utmost respect and gave her the kind of love that she always wanted. Offscreen, you can tell how close of a friendship Jen and Colin have and how much they loved working together."

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2. Zach Braff and Donald Faison as J.D. and Turk on Scrubs.

JD and Turk lying on the pavement together after JD knocked himself unconscious
NBC

"Obviously Turk and J.D.! They had such a special kind of love for each other."

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3. Amy Poehler and Adam Scott as Leslie and Ben on Parks and Rec.

Leslie and Ben's vows at their wedding and Ben saying, "I love you and I like you"
NBC

"Ben and Leslie had by far the best chemistry I’ve ever seen on a show. Those characters were made for each other."

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4. Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen as Will and Hannibal on Hannibal.

Hannibal and Will looking at each other, while Will leans up against a ladder
NBC

"They went through so many stages in their relationship over only three seasons."

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5. Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni as Benson and Stabler on Law & Order: SVU.

NBC

"They never actually got together, but that just made their chemistry better. Every look they gave each other was filled with the perfect combination of intense passion, hard to hold back restraint, and a real love and admiration. Every single episode is a true testament to their mutual love and respect for each other. Also, Mariska and Chris are just so fun together. Long story short, they’re a match made in heaven, onscreen and off."

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6. Eliza Taylor and Alycia Debnam-Carey as Clarke and Lexa on The 100.

Clarke and Lexa lying in bed together
The CW

"The romance between Clarke and Lexa was completely unplanned, but the chemistry between Eliza and Alycia was so palpable that they decided to explore their relationship. It's phenomenal."

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7. Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn as Olivia and Fitz on Scandal.

Fitz telling Olivia that he is in love with her and that she is the love of his life
ABC

"Talk about chemistry! Those two lit the screen on fire!"

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8. Chyler Leigh and Eric Dane as Lexie and Mark on Grey's Anatomy.

Lexie telling Mark she still loves him
ABC

"I’m sorry, but Lexie and Mark were a way better couple that Jackson and April AND Meredith and Derek. Their chemistry was iconic."

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9. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton as Eric and Tami on Friday Night Lights.

Tami telling Eric that no matter what happens, she will always be behind him
NBC

"I mean, the definition of onscreen chemistry."

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10. Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring as Veronica and Logan on Veronica Mars.

Veronica and Logan kissing for the first time
Warner Bros.

"It has been a decade and I’m still fanning myself over Veronica and Logan's first kiss!"

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11. Melissa Benoist and Katie McGrath as Kara and Lena on Supergirl.

Kara promising Lena that they will always be friends and she will always protect her
The CW

"I think they invented onscreen chemistry."

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12. Indya Moore and Angel Bismark Curiel as Angel and Papi on Pose.

Papi telling Angel that she is the only thing he's ever wanted
FX

"They are so unbelievably sweet together."

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13. Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards as Oliver and Felicity on Arrow.

Oliver telling Felicity he loves her for the first time
The CW

"Felicity was a very minor character and the whole show was obviously set up for Oliver to be hung up on Laurel. The chemistry between Stephen and Emily was so undeniable that Felicity became a huge part of the show. Now, THAT'S chemistry."

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14. Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as Jen and Judy on Dead to Me.

Jen consoling Judy inside her car after Judy asks her to stop yelling
Netflix

"They're friendship goals, even with the weird, fucked up foundation they started their friendship on. Christina and Linda are mesmerizing together."

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15. Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones.

Ygirtte telling Jon, "You know nothin', Jon Snow"
HBO

"Their chemistry was unbelievable. I was so sad when Ygritte died."

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16. Rachel Bilson and Wilson Bethel as Zoe and Wade on Hart of Dixie.

Zoe confessing her feelings for Wade and saying that she really likes him
The CW

"Zoe and Wade had amazing chemistry from the very beginning and I’m glad they ended up together after everything they went through."

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17. Brandon Flynn and Alisha Boe as Justin and Jessica on 13 Reasons Why.

Justin telling Jessica, "I love you more than life" while at prom
Netflix

"Justin and Jessica's relationship went through a lot of ups and downs, but they always loved each other and you could really feel that in every scene they had together."

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18. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean on Supernatural.

Dean telling Sam, "I'm gonna take care of you. I got you. it's my job, right?"
The CW

"Jensen and Jared have the best brother chemistry, it's honestly why the show lasted as long as it did."

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19. Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson as Lorelai and Luke on Gilmore Girls.

Luke and Lorelai's first kiss outside the Dragonfly Inn
Warner Bros.

"Their chemistry was amazing from the very beginning, and although they take their time to actually become a couple, all their scenes are incredible."

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20. Tyler Blackburn and Michael Vlamis as Alex and Michael on Roswell, New Mexico.

Michael telling Alex he doesn't love him anymore, and Alex knowing he's lying
The CW

"Tyler and Michael are electric together and really bring this relationship to life."

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21. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder as Elena and Damon on The Vampire Diaries.

Elena and Damon having their last dance before Elena's coma
The CW

"They just looked so good together. They were the definition of love to me and you have no idea how happy I was when they ended up together. Delena forever."

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22. Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss as Don and Peggy on Mad Men.

Peggy and Don slow dancing
AMC

"Some of the best episodes of Mad Men were based around their chemistry and interactions with each other."

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23. Mina El Hammani and Miguel Bernardeau as Nadia and Guzmán on Elite.

Guzman staring at Nadia through a crowded bar
Netflix

"These two have amazing chemistry, especially in Season 2."

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24. Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause as Piper and Leo on Charmed.

Piper asking Leo "I was wondering, do you ever think of me?"
Warner Bros.

"Piper and Leo are really the only true OTP I've ever had, and they are such relationship goals. Their love for each other, faith in each other, and support of each other saved them both, and others, and gave them a beautiful life and legacy."

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25. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock and John on Sherlock.

Sherlock and John talking while Sherlock is on the ledge of a building
BBC One

"They work so wonderfully together and it’s not a surprise that so many people legitimately thought they’d get together in the end."

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26. Shantel VanSanten and Robert Buckley as Quinn and Clay on One Tree Hill.

Clay telling Quinn he plans on falling "insanely in love" with her
The CW

"They arrived late on the show, but they knew what they were doing when they were together. They cared for one another and when they were shot, Quinn didn’t want to leave Clay’s side and it was so heartbreaking to see her wake up and for Clay not to for a while. Her free spirit plus his childish personality fit perfectly."

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27. Shanola Hampton and Steve Howey as Veronica and Kevin on Shameless.

Kevin telling Veronica, "But I would never leave you ever. You gotta know that"
Showtime

"They have such great chemistry and make a really convincing couple."

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28. Bradley Whitford and Janel Moloney as Josh and Donna on The West Wing.

Josh telling Donna that he wouldn't stop for a beer if she was in an accident, and Donna saying that she wouldn't stop for red lights
NBC

"Bradley and Janel had such good chemistry on The West Wing that the writers wrote out Josh's original love interest and made Donna a main character so they could be 'the couple' on the show."

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29. Sarah Michelle Gellar and James Marsters as Buffy and Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Spike telling Buffy that he got his soul back
Warner Bros.

"Even in the beginning of the series, when they are literally trying to kill each other, their chemistry is really strong."

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30. Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz as Bones and Booth on Bones.

Booth and Bones standing in the airport promising to meet one year from today at the reflecting pool on the mall
Fox

"They were never forced with a lot of mushy/gooey scenes, just two people who fit together just right."

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31. Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson as Joey and Pacey on Dawson's Creek.

Joey telling Pacey, "I think I'm in love with you. I know. I've know it since the moment you kissed me and maybe even before that"
Warner Bros.

"The chemistry between Josh and Katie was so good that Pacey ended up with Joey over the titular character himself."

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32. Katherine McNamara and Dominic Sherwood as Clary and Jace on Shadowhunters.

Clary bumping into Jace in the first episode, and Jace saying, "You can see me?"
Freeform

"You could feel the tension, the love, the worry, and the relief when one of them was okay after a fight. Also, Kat and Dom have such an incredible friendship in real life, so it blended into their scenes together perfectly and created this awesome relationship onscreen."

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33. And finally, Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick as Blair and Chuck on Gossip Girl.

Blair saying, "That's it?" and Chuck replying "I love you, too"
The CW

"Oh my god, they were brilliant together. Although, Leighton is so amazing that she has undeniable chemistry with most of her love interests."

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Are there even MORE actors on TV who have unbelievable chemistry? Tell us your favorites in the comments below!

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