On March 1, 2007, TwoCentsTV started as the result of a night-school project of our Founder – KP. Now, in 2017, TwoCentsTV marks our Ten Year Anniversary of focusing on all things Television!
To celebrate, the Senior Editorial staff compiled a series of TEN “Top 10” lists showcasing our favorites things about Television in the ten years since TwoCentsTV began. We will unveil a new list every week for ten weeks, starting March 1st.
We started by celebrating “One-Season Wonders” then we ranked our favorite “Underrated Shows” and our favorite Series Finales. Last week we listed our favorite Couples. This week we are focusing on our Favorite Duos and Groups of the past decade. These are the friends that we’ve watched over the years that have shown us friendship goals, from helping in top secret missions to keeping their cities safe to going along for whatever wild idea they have in their head.
Original Team Arrow (Arrow)
Original Team Arrow’s (OTA) friendship has been a joy to watch even with all of the bumps, bruises, and arrows along the way. Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity are all so very stubborn when it comes to protecting each other from potentially terrible mistakes they are willing to do almost anything for each other. Sure, they’ve had their rough patches but they alway come back together to help each other out.
Morgan and Chuck (Chuck)
Chuck and Morgan’s dynamic throughout the series was more than friendship. Morgan always felt like he was part of the family and it showed in the way their friendship wethered through Chuck’s Intersect secret and his every attempt to help Morgan any way he could. The same could be said about Morgan who went along with almost everything and despite disagreements, was there for his friend.
Troy an Abed (Community)
For most of Community’s run, there was one pair that brought all of the friendship feels…Troy and Abed. From their off-beat humor and inside jokes to their fake talk shows, their adventures became a cornerstone of the series.
Team Flash (The Flash)
“To the outside world I am an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly with the help of my friends at S.T.A.R. Labs I fight crime and find other metahumans like me.” The Flash can’t do what he does without those people behind him. Cisco, Caitlin, Joe, Iris, Wally, and all the universes of Wellses make Barry a better hero, and in turn he helps make them better too!
Riggins and Street (Friday Night Lights)
Texas Forever. Street kept Riggins in line, as best as he could. Sure, Tim had a real brother, but Jason is who Riggs turned to in his most desperate moments. From their first game together, to that ill-fated trip to Mexico to Riggins bringing Jason to NYC to say goodbye – these two were brothers. Sure they’re sitting at Timmy’s house on the farm, throwing back some beers and remembering STATE!
Dwight and Jim (The Office)
In one episode Dwight referred to Jim as his own worst enemy. And if that was true, and your enemy’s enemy is your friend, then Jim was Dwight’s friend! It didn’t have to be that hard (That’s What She Said). Jim and Dwight needed each other to survive. Their banter, fights, pranks and all else led to their bestest-mench friendship – and we loved every second of it.
Shawn and Gus (Psych)
We’ve seen many strong bromances on TV and what made this duo stand out was their endearing friendship and how they were (almost) always there for each other through good and bad and everything in between. A good friend goes along with stuff even if it’s crazy and Gus did that with Shawn going with his ruse of posing as a psychic detective to the Santa Barbara PD. And when Juliet and Shawn started dating, she knew that Gus had to factor into the mix as well. This partnership brought all the laughs, one-liners, fist bumps and too many nicknames to name.
JD and Turk (Scrubs)
Scrubs was a fun series and at the heart of the comedy is the bromance that was JD and Turk. They were inseparable, constantly supportive, and the source of so many iconic Scrubs moments — from their Eagle bits to the scene when Turk and Carla come back from their honeymoon. The best part was Carla accepting the fact that when she married Turk, she got JD in the deal, too.
Marc and Amanda (Ugly Betty)
If you ever needed a laugh on TV, leave it up to MODE’s dynamic duo of Marc and Amanda to do the job. The mischief makers with sharp wit and sassiness brought it week in and week out on Ugly Betty. Plus, their devotion for one another always stood strong. Just thinking about their friendship makes us smile.
Peter and Neal (White Collar)
This was an unconventional partnership that was founded on lots of respect for one another. Con man and consultant Neal Caffrey was one of the smartest criminals FBI agent Peter Burke met and through all their bickering and back and forths, they actually cared about one another. Ultimately they were more than just partners solving crimes, but eventually to an extent, friends. Every time Neal and Peter did something together you just wanted to be a part of the action.
How about you? Share your TwoCents about our list and what other duos and groups of the past ten years would have made your list.