It’s National Sibling Day! To celebrate, we’ve come up with a killer list of great sibling relationships throughout TV history. From fighting demons to fighting acne and everything in between, these sibling duos – and trios – have taught us all a thing or two about familial love and why having a sibling totally rocks!
Dean and Sam Winchester – "Supernatural"
The family that battles demons together stays together. Honestly, the bonds of brotherhood don’t get much stronger than our sexy Supernatural duo. They’ve dealt with psychotic killers, grim reapers and gone to hell and back -– literally -– for each other … and looked damn good doing it.
Ross and Monica Gellar - "Friends"
From incredible dance routines to sharing their first kiss together (okay, that one’s a bit gross) Monica and Ross set the bar for awesome brother-sister relationships on TV. He was the dorky and loveable paleontologist and she was the obsessive, clean freak, mother hen of the group. At times their relationship was weird –- Monica’s unhealthy interest in Ross’s love life and their complete lack of boundaries made for some weird, funny moments -– but the Gellars were always there for each other.
Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows – "Prison Break"
Nothing says sibling love like full body tattoos and elaborately planned prison breaks. When Lincoln is sent to prison and set to be executed, his brother Michael does what any of us would do –- if we were all blessed with insanely high IQ’s -– and stages a bank robbery in order to become an inmate and jailbreak them both. Being willing to eat prison food for months on end is the ultimate test of brotherly loyalty.
Prue, Piper and Phoebe – "Charmed"
How could we not include the three most powerful witches of all time whose sole destiny is to protect the innocent from evil all while dealing with the constant threat of earthquakes and overabundance of fog that every San Francisco native must endure. The fact that they can keep their powers secret through all of the FBI and police investigations that take place during the series is reason enough to believe in magic. But what makes the Halliwell sisters (and we are not recognizing long-lost half-sister Paige because, frankly, she was just a poor substitute for Shannon Doherty’s Prue) wicked cool is that even though they each possess unique magical powers, they’re strongest when working together. Long live the “Power of Three!”
Seth Cohen and Ryan Atwood – "The O.C."
Okay, so they aren’t actually brothers, but if we’re going to do a list of the best TV sibs of all time, there’s no way we aren’t including the street kid from Chino and his lovable geek of a sidekick. The story of Ryan and Seth is a tale as old as time -– boy from the wrong side of the tracks meets girl boy from a well-off family and they embark on a scandalous relationship that turns a tiny seaside town upside down and changes both their lives forever.
Dan and Jenny Humphrey - "Gossip Girl"
Lonely boy Dan and sweet sister Jenny were always the outsiders at their fancy Upper East Side private school in "Gossip Girl" –- having no money and living in Brooklyn put a damper on their social life – but that didn’t stop them from trying to fit in. They dealt with “Queen B’s,” hookups, breakups and scandalous upper crust society for six seasons, and they did it all together.
Damon and Stefan Salvatore– "The Vampire Diaries"
Our second supernatural pair on the list, the Salvatore brothers have what you might call a strained relationship -– a centuries old love triangle can cause a rift in even the strongest of brotherhoods. Thanks to their immortality, they both have the ability to hold a serious grudge, but when they’re not romantic rivals, they actually have a pretty badass bromance going on.
Tia and Tamera Mowry– "Sister, Sister"
We don’t really need to explain why Tia and Tamera are on this list -– we’ve covered how amazing they are before -– but we will, just in case anyone has any doubts. Separated and adopted at birth and then reunited years later, these twins suffered through annoying neighbors (ROGER!) and crazy parental figures and returned to TV for a reality series years later.
Finn Hudson and Kurt Hummel - "Glee" We love "Glee". The singing, the dancing, the melodramatic monologues and satirical humor and, most importantly, the way it can take terrible high school experiences, put them to a musical numbers, and have any issue resolved by the end of an episode. Finn and Kurt moved in completely different circles at the beginning of the show –- Finn, a high school jock, Kurt, the flamboyantly gay choir boy -– but Glee club changed all that. When they finally became true brothers –- they’re parents married in Season 2 -– it proved what we knew all along. Music can bring anyone together.
The Starks - "Game of Thrones"
The most honest and loyal house in the Seven Kingdoms, the Stark kids share a pretty tight bond with each other. Between losing their dad to that jerk Joffrey, leading rebellions in Westeros and venturing beyond the Wall, they’ve been separate for most of the show but that doesn’t mean we aren’t rooting for a reunion this season –- of course, with most of them now dead, it’ll be a small affair.
Carlton, Hilary and Ashley Banks - "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Carlton was a bit naïve, Hilary was just plain stupid and Ashley was a brat, but together, the Banks siblings balanced each other out. Honestly, we thought Carlton’s iconic dance just had to show up on this list somewhere.
Buffy and Dawn Summers - "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
One slays vampires, the other is a mystical power of living energy disguised as an ordinary teenager, together they are the ass-kicking Summer sisters. Buffy protects Dawn -– that’s literally one of her jobs -– and Dawn keeps Buffy human. Their relationship can be a bit rocky at times –- we consider demon marriages and the complete destruction of their hometown as minor bumps in the road -– but they’ll always be the best members of the Scooby Gang.