As usual, I’m busy mourning the loss of my favorite ’90s television shows. In my defense, this didn’t come out of nowhere – I was actually torturing myself by watching episodes of Freaks and Geeks on Netflix. This is almost never a good idea, because while it makes me happy to relive some childhood moments, it also makes me want to cry because I will never see a new episode again.
But anyway. While I was watching Freaks and Geeks, I started thinking about Lindsay and Nick as a sort-of couple and I sort of started wishing I could be included in the little thing they had going on, or that at least I could replace Lindsay. Then I started thinking about other ’90s fictional couples I wouldn’t have minded being a part of. And so… here are my 10 favorite ’90s TV couples, from the obvious to the maybe not as obvious. Admit it – you’d totally switch places with some of these people for a few days.
DJ & Steve from Full House
Yes, these two end up breaking up, but I think they sort of get back together… right? Not only did I used to be totally jealous of D.J. and Steve’s relationship, but I was basically just jealous of D.J. in general and wanted whatever she had. This totally relatable relationship is the kind of first love a lot of us have always wanted.
Sabrina and Harvey from Sabrina The Teenage Witch
Sabrina and Harvey have such a dramatic ending – they break up, find other people, almost get married (Sabrina)… and then magically reunite! It’s so romantic and wonderful, although kind of mean if you think about it. But still – exciting!
Zack and Kelly from Saved By The Bell
Not going to lie, this is kind of a complicated love story that I have trouble following because my dad didn’t like when I watched Saved By The Bell, so I pretty much had to watch it in secret. But regardless of the fact that I didn’t know this couple super well, I always wanted to be a part of it. Zack and Kelly are adorable together.
Lindsay and Nick from Freaks and Geeks
Okay, honestly, Nick was way too nice for Lindsay. Lindsay was like this wanna-be wild child, and Nick was sort of wild but was really a nice guy at heart. And to me, Linds always seemed so stuck on Daniel. It was like, Lindsay, get your head together! I mean, I would have been more than willing to take her place.
Ross and Rachel from Friends
I mean, obviously. Guys – Ross and Rachel are iconic to me. I know they had a ton of ups and downs, but when they were together, they were perfect! They were meant to end up together. He said her name during his wedding to that horrible English girl. Come on!
Buffy and Angel from Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Speaking of iconic, here’s Buffy and Angel. I like to think of them as the ’90s version of Edward and Bella, but so much better. This was forbidden love at it’s best, ladies.
Angela and Jordan from My So-Called Life
I guess we don’t really know exactly what happened between Angela and Jordan, but I like to imagine they lived happily ever after in cute couple bliss. This was a seriously relatable high school couple and I loved every second of it.
Brenda and Dylan from 90210
Although we never officially saw this on-again/off-again couple get together for realz, we pretty much know they ended up together and are possibly living together in London in some TV reality land. How awesome, right?
Rebecca and Uncle Jesse from Full House
They may be a little older than any other couple on this list, but that doesn’t mean they don’t belong here. There’s only one woman I’d allow to steal Uncle Jesse, and that’s Rebecca.
Cory and Topanga from Boy Meets World
Do these two even need an explanation? Cory and Topanga are basically the ultimate ’90s couple – important enough to get their own spin-off years later. Their love might be hard to believe, since they were teenagers, but whatever. Still perfect.
Which of these couples was your favorite? Who did I miss? Which TV couple right now is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!