It was a steamy year for television. From super sultry sex scenes to romantic moments, it’s safe to say that 2014 was the year of passion. That’s why we’ve rounded up the hottest small-screen relationships of 2014! Check out the TV couples who gave us butterflies this year:
1. “Pretty Little Liars” -- Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell) and Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse)
It was a big year for Emison fans. During the show’s 100th episode, the longtime friends/lovers finally let their guards down in one of the steamiest moments in the show’s history. But shortly after Em and Ali’s kiss, the duo was once again torn apart thanks to A’s menacing ways.
2. “Witches of East End” -- Freya Beauchamp (Jenna Dewan Tatum) and Killian Gardiner (Daniel di Tomasso)
What’s sexier than a pair of star-crossed lovers, you ask? Nothing! Frillian brought the heat and magic to the small screen during the second season of the Lifetime series. Unfortunately for fans, their romance ended on a heart-wrenching note: the cancellation of the series.
3. “The Originals” -- Elijah Mikaelson (Daniel Gillies) and Hayley Marshall (Phoebe Tonkin)
Although Season 2 seemed rather slow for these two mythical lovers (he's a vampire, she's a hybrid), viewers got the moment they were all waiting for when the CW series aired its Christmas-themed winter finale. (Let’s just say Hayley and Elijah found themselves under a whole bushel of mistletoe.)
4. “How to Get Away With Murder” -- Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee) and Oliver Hampton (Conrad Ricamora)
So maybe their relationship started with a lie – however, that didn't prevent them from having a seriously swoon-worthy relationship! That is, until they broke up. Here’s hoping these two can get back together when "HTGAWM" returns.
5. “Jane the Virgin” -- Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael Solano (Justin Baldoni)
“Jane the Virgin” is like a fairy tale – except for, you know, the whole accidental insemination thing. But hey! Look how well that’s worked out for Jane and Rafael, who are dating and expecting a baby.
6. “Vikings" -- Lagertha Lothbrok (Katheryn Winnick) and Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel)
OK, OK! So these two actually broke up in 2014. But that can't stop us from putting them on our hottest couple list. Despite getting a divorce, the parents of Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) have managed to remain good and loyal friends. In fact, their love for one another has trumped almost every obstacle thrown in their path from adultery to the former king of Denmark wanting them dead.
Winnick teased good news for Lothbrok lovers claiming that a Lagertha/Ragnar romance may be in the works for Season 3.
“There is interest,” she said during a Gold Derby Google+ Hangout about a possible rekindling of the flame. “I think Lagertha is interested and I think Ragnar is also in the picture, and I guess you’re going to have to wait and see!”
7. “The Walking Dead” -- Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) and Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan)
With the odds against them (i.e., living in a zombie apocalypse, witnessing the death of their family members/friends, not having showered in years), the dirt-covered duo still manages to look into each other’s eyes and find some sort of faith in one another.
8. “Grey’s Anatomy” -- Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) and April Kepner (Sarah Drew)
Oh let us count the ways the ways we love thee! Maybe it’s April’s adorable innocence or Jackson’s baby blues – whatever the reason, we can’t get enough of these two! Seriously, we cannot stop starring at this handsome couple.
9. “The Mindy Project” -- Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) and Danny Castellano (Chris Messina)
They’re sexy, they’re funny and they’re real – which is why we’re head over heels for Mindy and Danny.
“It’s not like Danny and Mindy are Jim [John Krasinski] and Pam [Jenna Fischer], where they are destined to be together because they’re each other’s true loves and soul mates,” Kaling said, comparing the "Mindy Project” couple to the iconic “Office” romance during an interview with TVLine. “Danny and Mindy are very, very spiky, dynamic, prickly people who are older than Jim and Pam and are more set in their ways. So if we move in that direction, it’ll be interesting, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. If Jim and Pam got together, it would be traumatizing to viewers to have them split up or for there to be infidelity, because they were such an idealized, very romantic romance. ... Danny and Mindy are not.”
Do you have a favorite TV couple? Sound off in the comments section below about your top small-screen romance!