I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I have a lot of favorite TV couples, but when I was watching the latest episode of Parenthood, I realized the importance of TV siblings. If there’s no chemistry, I’m not going to root for them as a family, and if there’s too much chemistry, I’m going to be creeped out and most likely change the channel (a la Shannon and Boone from Lost). Below is a list of my favorite TV siblings AKA a list of people I wish I could trade my brothers in for (JK Billy and Kevin, JK).
Grey’s Anatomy: Lexi and Meredith Grey These half-sisters share an alcoholic father and a love of surgery, and despite Meredith’s attempts not to bond with Lexi, the two become close (until SPOILER ALERT Lexi is killed in that plane crash).
Boy Meets World: Cory and Eric Matthews For years we watched Eric give Cory (bad) love advice, and saw the two try to get through years of schooling just a few grades apart. Here’s hoping to a reunion on the BMW spinoff, Girl Meets World.
Full House: DJ, Stephanie and Michelle Tanner These three sisters were constantly laughing, fighting and sometimes crying, but always hugged it out to corny music by the end of the half and hour show. Also I’m 99% sure Pitch Perfect stole the cup thing from the Tanner sisters.
Beverly Hills 90210: Brenda and Brandon Walsh After moving to California from Minnesota, the Walsh twins have each other’s backs at school and at home, and combine their new friends to make the closest group of friends the Peach Pit has ever seen.
90210: Dixon and Annie Wilson: On the new 90210, the Walsh’s become the Wilson’s, and Dixon and Annie prove once again, a move (this time it’s Kansas to California) and a set of twins (Dixon was adopted but him and Annie are the same age) means the siblings will always have each other’s backs.
Charmed: Prue, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell Despite the occasional fight over boys and proper uses of magic, these three witches are rock solid and spend their time fighting demons and keeping the world safe. #ThePowerOfThree
Paige Matthews is cool too: After Prue dies (aka Shannon Doherty quits another hit show a la 90210), Paige is introduced and after a rocky start, bonds with her half-sisters and joins the fight against evil.
One Tree Hill: Nathan and Lucas Scott Quite possibly the best looking set of half-siblings to ever grace our TV screens, Nathan and Lucas start out as enemies but eventually bond over basketball, mutual friends and a hatred for their dad, Mayor Dan Scott.
The Vampire Diaries: Damon and Stefan Salvatore I was able to call Nathan and Lucas the hottest set of half-siblings because Damon and Stefan are full siblings. These two spend most of their days fighting over Nina Dobrev (in her many forms) or fighting over ways to save Nina Dobrev (again, in her many forms).
Parenthood: Amber and Drew Holt The set of siblings that inspired this post, Amber and Drew have made each other (and me) laugh and cry on many occasions, and would never want to let the other one down (bonus points for getting drunk and high together before a family dinner).
Gossip Girl: Serena and Eric Van der Woodsen Without Eric, there would be no Gossip Girl because Serena’s infamous return to the Upper East Side was fueled by the need to check on her depressed brother. Throughout the series (mainly the first two seasons), these two stick together and deal with a lot of #VanDerWoodsenProbs.
Friends: Ross and Monica Gellar Whether they’re practicing “the routine,” selling each other out to their parents, or just hanging out with their friends at Central Perk, Ross and Monica will keep you laughing out loud.
Shameless: Fiona, Lip, Ian, Debbie, Carl and Liam Gallagher Perhaps the most diverse and ridiculous group of siblings out there, these six deal with a crappy set of parents, poverty and drug problems in very creative ways.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy and Dawn Summers Dawn randomly appears during Buffy’s fifth season, and fans eventually learn she’s actually the mystical ‘key’ to unlocking dimensions. Despite learning Dawn’s magical purpose, Buffy treats Dawn like a sister and even makes the ultimate sacrifice for her little sis.