'Now Apocalypse': Can't get enough of Avan Jogia and Tyler Posey? Here are TV's top 10 same-sex couples that you can ship
After Avan Jogia and Tyler Posey in Now Apocalypse, here are some of the other popular same-sex couples we have had on television
'Now Apocalypse' has a lot of fun things to look forward to and one of them is Avan Jogia and Tyler Posey portraying each other's love interest. The trailer for Greg Araki's show even showed the two of them having an orgasm, which had fans going gaga about it. In a show that speaks of sexual exploration, fluidity and identity, Avan and Tyler's characters come with no stereotypes, or prejudice and is just plain fun to watch.
Of course, the part where Tyler shoot's Avan's character with a ray of rainbow lights only adds more drama to their relationship. Avan and Tyler's characters inspired us to look at some of the other same-sex couples in tv-verse.
1. Shadowhunters - Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood
Magnus Bane played by Harry Shum Jr is one of the important roles in Netflix's 'Shadowhunters'. Magnus is the high warlock of Brooklyn and he is charmed by Alec Lightwood when the latter saves him from a Circle assassin and Magnus later asked Alec out on a date. During one of their conversations, Magnus confesses, "For almost a century, I've closed myself off to feeling anything for anyone. Man or woman. You've unlocked something in me."
2. Riverdale - Cheryl Blossom and Toni Topaz
Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) and Toni Topaz's (Vanessa Morgan) relationship develops in the first season of 'Riverdale' and it is rather fast. They begin as friends and initially, Cheryl is hesitant about pursuing Toni because her mother had once told her that she was loveless and a deviant for liking women. Toni woos Cheryl by saying, "You're not loveless. You're not deviant. Okay? You're... sensational."
3. Pretty Little Liars - Emily Fields and Maya St German
Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell) and Maya St German (Bianca Lawson) of 'Pretty Little Liars' may not have had a happy ending, but fans of the onscreen couple ship them as Emaya even post season 3. Maya moves into Emily's neighborhood and befriends Emily. She also helps Emily deal with coming out to her family and her sexuality over the three seasons.
4. Orange is the New Black - Piper Chapman and Alex Vause
Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and Alex Vause (Laura Prepon), in 'Orange is the New Black', remain one the most good looking same-sex couples despite the conflicts in the relationship. After all, Alex did name Piper as the person who helped her smuggle drug money resulting in Piper, who is by then engaged to Larry, being arrested. Yet, when Piper and Alex meet in prison, sparks fly despite the animosity and it is great to see the relationship evolve.
5. Queer as Folk -Justin Taylor and Brian Kinney
The 17-year-old Justin Taylor (Randy Harrison) and 30-year-old Brian Kinney (Gale Harrold) in Queer as Folk look great together on screen in the show which aired from 2000 to 2005. Their relationship was not all rosy and wonderful with a riding away into the rainbow ending, which is exactly what worked for them. The complexity of dating someone who is so much older than you has its own set of problems and despite that Justin and Brian amassed a big fan following.
6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer- Willow Rosenberg and Tara Maclay
Tara Maclay (Amber Benson) is a member of the Scooby Gang and is a witch who's power manifested when she was 20. She meets Willow Rosenberg (Allison Hanigan) through a group of Wicca and the two initially begin as partners who use their telekinesis to solve problems. Their relationship develops slowly as the two begin to trust each other and only kissed in the show's fifth season.
7. Glee - Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson
Glee's Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) and Blaine Anderson's (Darren Criss) relationship had its own share of ups and downs, but as a musical, the show portrayed their relationship in the most romantic manner, especially, when Kurt and Blaine perform 'Baby, it's cold outside' one Christmas after Kurt transfers to the same school as Blaine, or when Blaine sings 'Teenage Dream' for Kurt the first time they meet.
8. Legacies - Penelope Park and Josie Saltzman
Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant) and Penelope Park's (Lulu Antariksa) relationship in 'Legacies' is complicated. They might have broken up, but the chemistry is still alive as proved by their recent kiss on the show when Penelope did something sweet for Josie.
9. How I Met your Mother - James Stinson and Tom
James Stinson (Wayne Brady), Barney Stinson's brother is gay in 'How I Met your mother'. The recurring character in the show, who initially has an affair with Gary Blauman (Taran Killam) is later married to Tom (Jai Rodriguez) and the couple even has a baby together. In fact, Barney, who is opposed to monogamy in any relationship comes around to accepting James' relationship once he realizes that he is going to be an uncle soon and even stands as the Best Man at his brother's wedding.
10. Friends - Carol Willick-Bunch and Susan Bunch-Willick
In Friends, Ross Geller's ex-wife Carol Willick (Jane Sibbett) leaves him to be with Susan Bunch (Jessica Hecht), who she met at a gym. Carol doesn't realize until she met Susan that she is lesbian and breaks up with Ross in the first episode of the show. Later, Carol finds that she is pregnant and appears on the show with her girlfriend Susan.
South Park - Special mention - Mr Garrison and Mr Slave
Mr Garrison, the elementary school teacher of the main characters in the show and his lover Mr Slave are hilarious as they try to get the school that Mr Garrison teaches at to fire him for being gay. Mr Garrison has learnt that he could sue the school and ask for a lot of money if this happens and so hires Mr Slave as 'Teacher's Ass' short for Teacher's assistant.