Ah, the love between two straight men. Isn’t it bromantic? It seems like TV is rife with these special relationships and I love it! There is something so fun about seeing these guys be unabashed about their love for each other. Believe me, I had a heck of a time whittling this down to only five. For the sake of whittling, please note that I disqualified any bromances between actual brothers (sorry, Sam, Dean, Stefan, and Damon). With that said, let’s get to it!
5. Bret and Jemaine – Flight of the Conchords: Look, Bret and Jemaine have had their squabbles over their band, girls, and shared apartment. But they always find a way to muddle through, usually through the gift of song. For the best example of this, watch the video.
4. J.D. and Turk – Scrubs: Probably the most unabashed pair on this list, J.D. and Turk make no ifs, ands, or buts about their love. Any wife or girlfriend who ever came in the mix just had to accept that they were getting a two for one deal. Perhaps, the theme song of “bromances”, I give you “Guy Love”:
3. Troy and Abed – Community: Let’s set aside any pillow vs. blanket battle royales and face the facts: Troy and Abed are tight. Tighter than Inspector Spacetime and Constable Reggie. But that’s what happens when you have a morning talk show together, hang out in a Dreamatorium, and bunk together. A great moment in their friendship was when they wanted to ask out the same girl:
2. Tim and Mike – Spaced: Yes, Tim is somewhat responsible for killing Mike’s dreams of joining the ranks, but that didn’t kill the mood for these two. The chemistry between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost is obviously real and true because it has carried on into every other project they have done together. Just look at how wrecked Tim is over Mike’s FAKE death by paintball.
1. Shawn and Gus – Psych: They left me no choice. Between the nicknames, the screaming, the shared childhood memories, and the way they always have each other’s backs these two are the best bromance on TV and that bromance is pretty central to the show. Finally getting Shawn and Juliet together didn’t have the “Moonlighting effect” because their romance is not the the central relationship of the show. That honor belongs to the boys.
What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Who should have been knocked off? Who should have replaced them? Believe me, I had a long list of runners-up.