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Top 25 Hottest TV Love Triangles

From the entertaining to the divisive, for this week’s top list I decided to go with 25 of the best TV love triangles ever (well at least from the ’90s forward)!

My selection consists of some of the most popular love triangles (and even a few quadrangles) out there, as well as a few lesser known ones you should check out. Now what you might not find on here are a few that are usually on most triangle lists such as Luke, Lorelai and Christopher from Gilmore Girls or even Chuck, Blair and Dan from Gossip Girl. I left them off simply because I didn’t like the triangle and only selfishly liked Luke and Lorelai together or Chuck and Blair for instance.

I also don’t like love triangles when I feel like one person is just there to get in the way, a plant placed there to get on my nerves (think Catherine, Vincent and Alex on Beauty and the Beast). So for the selection of this list, I needed to at least be entertained by the triangle even if I was rooting for one couple to be together over the other.

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With some of these couples, it’s obvious and usually pretty easy to see who should end up together, however, a few of these choices had me scratching my head and switching back and forth between couples because the writers and chemistry between the actors left me more than a little confused, putting me smack dab in the center of the triangle just like the character unsure of who to choose.

So no matter which side or “team” you’re on from a triangle, no one can really deny the entertaining factor of love triangles. Without further ado, here are 25 of the hottest love triangles from television. Check it out if your favorites made the list!


25. Wesley, Fred, and Gunn – Angel

Top 25 Hottest TV Love Triangles
Photo: FOX

24. Simon, Neela, and Ray – ER

from ER. Photo: NBC

23. Catherine, Moray, and Denise – The Paradise

From the BBC’s The Paradise.

22. Wade, Zoe, and George – Hart of Dixie

Photo: CW

21. Annie, Augie, and Eyal – Covert Affairs

Show: Covert Affairs. Photo: USA Network

20. Jack, Gwen, and Ianto – Torchwood

Show: Torchwood. Photo: BBC

19. Kara, Lee, and Anders – Battlestar Galactica

Show: Battlestar Galactica. Photo: Syfy

18. Oliver, Felicity, and Barry – Arrow

Show: Arrow. Photo: CW

17. Betty with Henry and Daniel – Ugly Betty

Show: Ugly Betty. Photo: ABC

AND with Gio

Show: Ugly Betty. Photo: ABC

16. Robin, Marian, and Guy – Robin Hood

Show: Robin Hood. Photo: BBC

15. Nikita love triangles/quadrangles

Nikita. Photo: CW

But especially Nikita with Michael/Owen/Ryan.

14. Nathan, Audrey, and Duke – Haven

Show: Haven. Photo: Syfy

13. Ned, Chuck, and Olive – Pushing Daisies

12. Arthur, Gwen, and Lancelot – Merlin

Show: Merlin. Photo: BBC

11. Damon, Stefan, and Elena – The Vampire Diaries

Show: The Vampire Diaries. Photo: CW

10. Rose, the Doctor and the Doctor! – Doctor Who

Rose must choose between the two Doctors
Photo: BBC

9. Mick, Beth, and Coraline – Moonlight

Show: Moonlight. Photo: CBS

8. Helen with Tesla, John, Watson – Sanctuary

Show: Sanctuary. Photo: Syfy

7. Pacey, Joey, and Dawson – Dawson’s Creek

Show: Dawson’s Creek. Photo: WB

6. Eric, Sookie, and Bill – True Blood

Show: True Blood. Photo: HBO

5. Chloe with Clark, Davis, Oliver – Smallville

Show: Smallville. Sorry, no Jimmy (even though he’s in the pic). Photo: CW

4. Jack, Kate, and Sawyer – Lost

Show: Lost. Photo: ABC

3. Henry, Vicki, and Mike – Blood Ties

Show: Blood Ties. Photo: Lifetime

2. Ben, Felicity, and Noel – Felicity

Show: Felicity. Photo: WB

1. Buffy, Angel, and Spike – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Photo: FOX

What are some of your favorite TV love triangles? Did I leave any of your favorites off the list? Sound off below.

Featured image at top: Damon, Elena, and Stefan from The Vampire Diaries. Photo: CW

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By on January 1st, 2014

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a writer and digital publisher full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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