Long before Willow fell in love with Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Kurt found first love with Blaine on Glee and way before Mitchell and Cameron adopted a child and got married on Modern Family, there were certain TV relationships that left audiences wondering.
From partners on the streets of New York City to those doing battle in a medieval fantasy world, commandos on the run to dads moving in to raise their child.
The circumstances are different but the characters left viewers asking the same question.
Check out these nine shows that kept TV audiences wondering, were they or weren't they?
Star Trek (1966)
No one can say that the Captain of the USS Enterprise didn't have a unique relationship with his Vulcan Commander. Some Trekies may not want to even consider the possibility but no one can deny that Kirk and Spock sparked enough curiousity to spawn a huge amount of their own special fan fiction stories.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Although the writers of the show never confirmed it, Lucy Lawless who played Xena said in an interview after the series ended that she viewed her character’s relationships differently than what was expressly written in the scripts. That wasn’t a surprise to many fans who watched the kick-ass warrior princess and her lovely sidekick Gabrielle share longing looks, cuddles and even bath time!
A recluse billionaire lived with his supposed “nephew” who happened to have a severe case of hero worship. Afterhours, the two roamed Gotham city wearing tights and fighting bad guys, many of whom had the same preference for tight fitting clothing.
Kate & Allie (1984)
Two divorced women decided to move in and help one another save on expenses while raise their children together in a brownstone in Greenwich Village. One of their most famous episodes even debated the definition of family and why it should be expanded to include more than a man and woman and 2.3 kids.
Bosom Buddies (1980)
In 1980 there certainly weren’t any drag queens on primetime TV. In came Kip Wilson (Tom Hanks) and Henry Desmond (Peter Scolari), otherwise known as Buffy and Hildegarde. Two men spending most of their lives masquerading as women seems an extreme way to get cheap rent.
Cagney and Lacey (1981)
Back in 1981 it was difficult for female police detectives to be taken seriously, even more so as partners. CBS’s original research on the show came back with a resistance to females in male-oriented jobs and that the characters “weren’t vulnerable enough” not to mention all kinds of other rumors.