TV Couples Whose Love Sustained Us Through the '80s

Published on July 11, 2021

Sam and Diane, Cheers

Diane (Shelley Long) and Sam (Ted Danson) from the hit TV show "Cheers" were prime examples of couples that weren’t meant to be. Mismatched right from the get-go, Sam was a womanizing bartender, and Diane was a cocktail waitress aspiring to be a writer. The pure sexual tension between the two resulted in a relationship that just didn’t work out, and with the series finale came 84.4 million views (the second most-watched series ever) the finale set the two up to ride off into the sunset together after they got married, but eventually, it dawned on them that they weren’t meant to be together.