7. Beverly Crusher and Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Jean-Luc Picard, the dashing captain of the USS Enterprise, and his brilliant chief medical officer, Beverly Crusher, both clearly harbored more than just friendly feelings for each other.
It's like the universe itself was playing matchmaker but then decided to leave them stuck in an eternal dance without ever letting the music stop. We watched season after season, hoping for a spark to ignite into a full-blown space romance worthy of epic poems. But what did we get? A whole lot of meaningful glances, a few almost-there moments, and a hefty dose of "let's just be friends" vibes. It was like watching two people perpetually stuck at the "will they, won't they" stage of a relationship, except it lasted for seven seasons and a few movies. Frustrating!
And let's not forget the tantalizing hints and nudges toward something more - those moments that made you lean in closer to your screen, only to be met with the frustrating reality that no, they're not going to take it any further. It's as if every time Picard boldly went where no one has gone before, he took a sharp detour around Beverly's heart. We couldn't help but feel a bit cheated, like being promised a gourmet meal only to be served appetizers.
Sure, their deep friendship and mutual respect were heartwarming and all, but come on! We wanted interstellar romance, dramatic confessions of love, maybe a passionate kiss in the glow of a nebula. Instead, Beverly and Jean-Luc gave us the space opera equivalent of holding hands and staring wistfully into the stars, leaving fans everywhere shouting at their screens, "Just kiss already!"