Top 10 First Kiss Scenes in TV

Script written by Nick Spake It’s the moment every shipper waits for. Welcome to MsMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 First Kiss Scenes in TV. For this list, we’re taking a look at the most iconic scenes in television where a couple kisses for the first time. While the interracial kiss between Kirk and Uhura on “Star Trek” is historic, we’ve excluded it since they weren’t a couple. We’ve also left out any kisses in animated programs or anime because they deserve a list of their own. Special thanks to our user Tyreece Need for submitting the idea on our Interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.msmojo.tv
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Top 10 First Kiss Scenes in TV


It’s the moment every shipper waits for. Welcome to MsMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 First Kiss Scenes in TV.

For this list, we’re taking a look at the most iconic scenes in television where a couple kisses for the first time. While the interracial kiss between Kirk and Uhura on “Star Trek” is historic, we’ve excluded it since they weren’t a couple. We’ve also left out any kisses in animated programs or anime because they deserve a list of their own.

#10: Buffy and Angel
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003)


Willow and Tara’s first onscreen kiss was touching, overdue, and even important. Yet, Buffy and Angel will always be this show’s ultimate power couple. For the first several episodes, Angel is an enigma. Although it seems like he genuinely wants to aid the slayer, there’s clearly something menacing lurking inside him. Buffy finally gets a glimpse of Angel’s dark side after they first lock lips. Pushed away, Buffy finds that the mysterious stranger she’s fallen for is also one of the monsters she’s been hunting, which is only the beginning of their complicated relationship. The closer Angel gets to Buffy, the closer he gets to true happiness; but the closer Angel gets to happiness, the more soulless he becomes.

#9: Cory and Topanga
“Boy Meets World” (1993-2000)


The fourth episode of “Boy Meets World” not only marks Cory and Topanga’s first smooch, but also Topanga’s first appearance on the show. Paired together by Mr. Feeny for a school project, Cory is reluctant to work with the weirdo girl. The two eventually come together in an act of protest, however, handcuffing themselves to their lockers. Matters take an uncomfortable turn when Topanga suggests they kiss. With nowhere to run, Cory is pressed up against a locker and his future wife lays one on him. Afterwards, the stunned Cory isn’t sure whether to be ecstatic or horrified. His bad hair day only makes the beginning of their romance more memorable.

#8: Kurt and Blaine
“Glee” (2009-15)


“Glee” had no shortage of great first kisses, from Finn and Rachel to Brittany and Santana. Yet, nothing tugged at our heartstrings quite like the first time Kurt and Blaine embraced each other. Bullied and ridiculed for being gay, Kurt finds confidence in himself upon switching schools and meeting Blaine. Although he initially only views Kurt as a friend, Blaine comes to realize that love has been staring him in the face this whole time. Delivering a heartfelt speech about how Kurt inspires him, Blaine leans in for a passionate smooch. From that point on, their romance soars like a blackbird.

#7: Eric and Sookie
“True Blood” (2008-14)


Sookie and Bill might have been the main couple on “True Blood,” but let’s be honest; we all really wanted to see Sookie end up with Eric. This is the make out session fans had been dying to see for almost three seasons. With Russell Edgington running amuck, Eric suspects his days may be numbered. Eric accepts that he might face the true death, but refuses to leave this world without kissing everyone’s favorite faerie. Sookie attempts to resist Eric, although she can’t help but be sucked in by his bad boy charms. While she pulls back before things can get naughty, the blonde vampire awaits Sookie in her sex dreams.

#6: Jack and Kate
“Lost” (2004-10)


Between its three central characters, “Lost” gave us one of TV’s best love triangles ever. Whether you were rooting for Team Jack or Team Sawyer, most people would agree that Kate’s first kiss with the doc packed a more dramatic punch. Emotions run high on the island as Kate’s past begins to catch up to her present. In a moment of vulnerability, she turns to Jack for comfort and they partake in a steamy kiss. Jack is caught off guard and Kate seems just as surprised by her own actions. Unsure what to make of this, she rushes deeper into the jungle. As fast as Kate runs, she can’t escape her feelings or what she did.

#5: Damon and Elena
“The Vampire Diaries” (2009-)


The relationship between Damon and Elena slowly transitions throughout the earlier seasons of “The Vampire Diaries.” Getting off on the wrong foot, they later evolve into allies and friends. Then, by the end of season two, “Delena” officially becomes a thing. Suffering from a werewolf bite, Damon finds himself lying on what could be his deathbed. Elena looks after him, forgiving the dying vampire for everything he’s done in the past. Cuddled up together, Damon declares his love for Elena and the two engage in a bittersweet kiss. Katherine then shows up with a cure for Damon, but she kind of spoils the moment.

#4: Blair and Chuck
“Gossip Girl” (2007-12)


If you weren’t obsessed with “Gossip Girl” already, this smooch sealed the deal. Shortly after breaking up with Nate, Blair quickly finds a rebound guy in Chuck. These two start to see each other in a different light at a burlesque club one evening. Shedding some clothing, Blair shows Chuck that she’s not that innocent. Blair decides to continue her bad girl streak as the night continues, making a move on Chuck in the back of a limo. These wealthy, insanely good-looking teenagers express their mutual attraction for one another with a rousing first kiss. Of course they do a lot more than just pucker up, if you catch our drift.

#3: Jim and Pam
“The Office” (2005-13)


As season two of “The Office” progresses, Jim and Pam become much more than co-workers. At Casino Night, Jim can’t conceal his emotions any longer and confesses his love for her. Deep down, Pam knows that she belongs with Jim, but feels obligated to stay with her fiancé. Jim is left crushed, as is the audience. Before letting her go, however, Jim gives the receptionist of his dreams a tender kiss. Although Pam previously planted an inebriated peck on Jim’s lips at the Dundie Awards, this is the couple’s first true kiss, closing out the Emmy-winning season with a pitch perfect cliffhanger.

#2: Lorelai and Luke
“Gilmore Girls” (2000-07, 2016)


Rory Gilmore had her fair share of memorable first kisses over the years, especially when she threw herself at Jess. However, Lorelai and Luke easily had the most meaningful romance on “Gilmore Girls.” For years, viewers longed to see if their friendship would evolve into something more. All that waiting paid off in this episode, as the two finally shut their mouths and touched lips. Seeing Luke and Lorelai together at last, all the audience wants is to stand still and stay in this moment forever. Even if the moment is abruptly interrupted, nothing can ruin the beautiful bond these characters share.

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

Kevin and Winnie
“The Wonder Years” (1988-93)

Ryan and Marissa
“The O.C.” (2003-07)

Naomi and Emily
“Skins” (2007-13)

Jess and Nick
“New Girl” (2011-)

Nathan and Haley
“One Tree Hill” (2003-12)

Leslie and Ben
“Parks and Recreation” (2009-15)

#1: Ross and Rachel
“Friends” (1994-2004)


While we’ll never forget the kiss that commenced Chandler and Monica’s relationship, the road to Ross and Rachel’s first kiss was an emotional rollercoaster. After a whole season of pining after Rachel, Ross starts to move on with someone else. As bad timing would have it, this is when Rachel discovers her feelings for Ross. One drunken phone call later, the cat comes out of the bag. The will they/won’t they tension reaches its climax at Central Perk, as they let their frustration out. Ross storms off, but returns moments later and Rachel unlocks the door. With the music building up, they lean in for a first kiss unlike any other. Now that’s what we call closure!


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