We've shared our love for our Favorite TV Families, but favorite TV siblings can be a whole different story! Some of our fav TV siblings have huge, "happy," "normal" families surrounding their lives, while others are so wonderful because they have grown close from having no one else. So here begins SideReel's top 10 favs!
Chuck - Chuck & Ellie
Chuck and Ellie are exactly who we mean when we mention we adore some siblings for being adorably close, and in this case, their closeness grew from having no one else. With a mother who left them, and an estranged father, Chuck and Ellie began to fend for themselves (together) at a young age. Now as we know them, they are an adorable 20-somethings duo who are very sweet together and adorably over-involved in each other's lives... though of course Chuck can no longer tell her all.
Greek - Casey & Rusty
One of the greatest part of these siblings is the realistic relationship as Casey, the nice, but much cooler older sister has her own life in college and feels very interrupted by having her nerdy, unrelatable brother on campus. They don't fight all the time for the sake of playing up comedy or drama on the show, but have real struggles in learning about each other and finding a good friendship as well as their own separate places in their college world. But of course, my very favorite part is seeing little Rusty step up and defend Casey, no matter how stupid or embarrassing it may be!
90210 - Annie & Dixon
While their lives aren't all that realistic living in Beverly Hills, this adopted brother-sister pair's relationship is one of the more real and stable parts of the show. They have their separate struggles with Annie the natural born and Dixon the adopted, but their friendship and chats over teethbrushing are endearing and their interracial family is perfectly displayed as not always easy, but not presented as edgy which I think is some excellent TV progress!
Lost - Shannon & Boone
Speaking of edgy family relations, Shannon and Boone of Lost may have been slightly forgotten now in Season 5, but much adored while they were around! In true Lost fashion, these two couldn't be taken at face value as we learned they were, hm, slightly incestual. Due to not that much action around it, it was just fascinating to see their intense sibling love and concern switch to something a little too much, always keeping us guessing and intrigued... until they served their greater and more tragic island fates.
Big Love - Ben & Sarah
In a Mormon polygamist family with a dad, three wives, and 6+ children, you've got to find someone to confide in! Over the seasons, the eldest Henrickson kids, Ben and Sarah, have had their squabbles, but the best part of these two is their struggles with their parents' polygamist choices, and also their very strong support for each other. This season we got to see their sibling love and bond grow as Ben very sweetly and protectively supported Sarah in her giant crisis.