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31 TV Actors Who Had Undeniable Chemistry Onscreen, But Not A Lot Of People Talk About It

"If I have to choose, I will always choose to protect you."

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV actors have the greatest onscreen chemistry, and while there were a ton of TV pairings that we talk about all the time, there were even more that aren't talked about enough. So, here are a few incredible actors whose chemistry on a show deserves more love:

Basically, if you are looking for Andy Samberg and Melissa Fumero, Melissa Benoist and Katie McGrath, Dan Levy and Noah Reid, and other popular pairings look here and here.

🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead!🚨

1. 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."

missmilyn

2. Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan as Sydney and Vaughn on Alias.

Sydney whispering to Vaughn, "We'll find each other. We always find each other"
ABC

"Alias never gets the love it so clearly deserves. Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan had incredible chemistry together. Actually, all of the relationships/friendships on the show were next-level."

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3. Sarah Shahi and Amy Acker as Shaw and Root on Person of Interest.

Root telling Shaw that she's not going to let her sacrifice herself, then Shaw kissing Root
CBS

"Lord, these two really had the best chemistry."

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4. Shemar Moore and Kirsten Vangsness as Morgan and Garcia on Criminal Minds.

Garcia saying, "How often do I tell you I love you?" and Morgan replying, "Every day. It's implied"
CBS

"They barely have any actual scenes together because she's mostly working from her office, but they still have the most incredible chemistry! They have the kind of friendship where you can say, 'I love you' to each other and not have it be weird or misunderstood."

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5. Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski as Chuck and Sarah on Chuck.

Chuck telling Sarah, "I will always choose to protect you"
NBC

"They were so different, but slowly watching them fall in love was so beautiful and perfect. They always stuck by each other no matter what, and their relationship always gives me the feels."

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6. Dulé Hill and James Roday Rodriguez as Gus and Shawn on Psych.

Gus telling Shawn that they will eventually each get married, but they will still live next door to each other with a pool going across both yards
USA

"Those two together are my favorite people in the world, and they are so freaking funny on the show."

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7. 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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8. Dominique Provost-Chalkley and Katherine Barrell as Waverly and Nicole on Wynonna Earp.

Waverly and Nicole proposing to each other
SYFY

"Dominique and Katherine really helped make Waverly and Nicole the iconic couple that they are today."

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9. Colin Morgan and Bradley James as Merlin and Arthur on Merlin.

Merlin telling Arthur that he's happy to be his servant "until the day I die"
BBC One

"They had the most iconic on-set chemistry. So much chemistry from beginning to end!"

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10. Donald Faison and Judy Reyes as Turk and Carla on Scrubs.

Turk saying that Carla annoys him, but he loves her and wants to spend "every irritating minute" with her
NBC / ABC

"The chemistry between Donald Faison and Judy Reyes was spot on and unmatchable!"

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11. Erica Durance and Tom Welling as Lois and Clark on Smallville.

Clark telling Lois, "I want you to know me completely with no secrets. Because you’re the one. You always will be"
The CW

"Even when Lois and Clark weren’t dating/he was dating someone else, they still had great chemistry. They had a sort of love-hate relationship that turned into love, and it was one of the greatest TV relationships I have ever seen."

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

Lil Papi telling Angel that she's all he's ever wanted and that he's a prize too and will be waiting for her
FX

"They are so unbelievably sweet together."

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13. Chris Wood and Kat Graham as Kai and Bonnie on The Vampire Diaries.

Kai telling Bonnie, "You’re a good person, Bonnie. You’re brave, loyal, patient. I want to be more like you"
The CW

"They had great chemistry, which was never explored. Also, both of them are underrated as actors when people talk about the best Vampire Diaries performances. Come on, give credit where credit is due."

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14. Sean Berdy and Jack Mulhern as Sam and Grizz on The Society.

Grizz telling Sam that he wants to learn sign language so he can talk to him better
Netflix

"They had so much chemistry and were so cute together. One of the best parts of the show."

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15. Rachel Brosnahan and Luke Kirby as Midge and Lenny on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Midge and Lenny looking each other and standing outside Lenny's motel room
Amazon Prime Video

"The two of them have such a genuine and wholesome relationship, and it's the kind of chemistry that makes the fans want so much more because there's CLEARLY so much tension."

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16. Álvaro Morte and Itziar Ituño as The Professor and Raquel/Lisbon on Money Heist.

Professor telling Raquel that she is the one crack in his perfect plan and he never planned to fall in love with her
Netflix

"I binge-watched this show recently, and their chemistry is next-level amazing. This show is so underrated, but the entire cast is just so good. The Professor and Raquel are truly one of the best relationships on an already stacked show."

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17. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Elizabeth and Philip on The Americans.

Elizabeth and Philip getting married for real
FX

"There's a reason Keri and Matthew got married in real life."

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18. Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan as Glenn and Maggie on The Walking Dead.

Maggie and Glenn reuniting
AMC

"Lauren and Steven's chemistry was apparent from the first time Maggie rode up to Glenn in Season 2. There are just certain TV couples that will always be in my heart, and Maggie and Glenn are one of them. I feel like we talk a lot about Rick and Michonne and Daryl and Carol's chemistry, but Maggie and Glenn deserve to be up there too."

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19. Donald Glover and Danny Pudi as Troy and Abed on Community.

Troy and Abed singing "Troy and Abed in the morning"
NBC

"One of the best and most underrated duos on TV."

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20. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Jane and Maura on Rizzoli & Isles.

Jane and Maura sitting next to each other in bed
TNT

"Okay, so they were never a romantic couple, but they totally acted like one. Their chemistry was off the damn charts."

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21. Jesse Spencer and Monica Raymund as Casey and Dawson on Chicago Fire.

Casey and Dawson on their wedding day
NBC

"Even though Monica isn't on the show anymore, I still love them. Such amazing and underrated chemistry."

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22. Michael Sheen and David Tennant as Aziraphale and Crowley on Good Omens.

Aziraphale saying that this all worked because deep down Crowley might just be a little bit of a good person
Amazon Prime Video

"They really do make it feel like they’ve known each other for 6,000 years."

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23. Christina Hendricks and Manny Montana as Beth and Rio on Good Girls.

Rio calling Beth "Elizabeth"
NBC

"Everyone out here sleeping on Beth and Rio! Their chemistry is so electric you can feel it!"

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24. Gina Torres and Alan Tudyk as Zoë and Wash on Firefly.

Wash saying a psychic sounds like science fiction and Zoe point out that they are in a spaceship
Fox

"They were the most realistic TV couple I’ve seen on screen. They didn’t have the tedious 'will they/won't they' drama that other couples deal with. They were together from the start and they dealt with real things together...in space!"

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25. Tatiana Maslany and Évelyne Brochu as Cosima and Delphine on Orphan Black.

Delphine kissing Cosima and saying that she won't let her die
BBC America

"While I loved all of the relationships between the clones — I mean, Tatiana Maslany literally had chemistry with herself — Tatiana and Évelyne Brochu's onscreen chemistry was undeniable. I still think about Cosima and Delphine to this day."

noradominick

26. 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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27. Peter Krause and Monica Potter as Adam and Kristina on Parenthood.

Kristina crying to Adam and saying, "Please don't make me be alone with this. I don't want to"
NBC

"The scene that always gets me the most is in the very beginning, when Max is diagnosed with Asperger's. Adam is trying to downplay things and Kristina can't take it and she looks at him and says, 'Please don't make me be alone with this.' Their marriage survived everything and it was beautiful. Through it all, they came out on the other side together and stronger than ever."

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28. Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah as Marty Deeks and Kensi Blye on NCIS: Los Angeles.

Deeks telling Kensi that he wants to marry her and will give her "everything I have in this life"
CBS

"When Eric Christian Olsen was added to the cast in Season 2, he brought so much chemistry to the show, especially with Daniela Ruah. I feel like his appearance added a new dimension to this show."

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29. Summer Bishil and Hale Appleman as Margo and Eliot on The Magicians.

Margo asking Eliot how they became these people and are not longer "glamorous, amazing, mega-bitches" and Eliot saying, "We have depth and character" now
SYFY

"They played the ultimate best friends and their real-life friendship really appeared on screen too."

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30. Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Sherlock and Watson on Elementary.

Watson asking Sherlock if he's okay, and Sherlock responding, "My dear Watson, whenever am I not?"
CBS

"They’re both incredibly loyal and devoted to each other, and it’s clear that they fill a much-needed role in each other’s lives. And I love that their relationship remains platonic throughout the series. I wish Elementary got more love. It’s such a great show."

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31. And finally, Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv as Peter and Olivia on Fringe.

Olivia telling Peter he has to come back because they belong together
Fox

"I loved this show so much. Olivia and Peter's journey to each other, then back to each other, then back to each other, then back to each other, was so unbelievably beautiful. Their theme music still makes me teary."

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We can't fit everyone on one list, so do you have other TV actors with unbelievable chemistry that you wished more people talked about? Tell us in the comments below!

Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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