By Nate Millado
TV bromances—we love to see it! There are guy pals you can watch the game with while knocking back a few. And there are friendships you forge with dudes that are so great, you can tease them, joke with them, wear your heart on your sleeve, and (literally) save each other's lives! Watch rounds up some of our favorite BBFs (Best Bros Forever).
United States of Al's Riley and Al
Adhir Kalyan as Al and Parker Young as Riley, from the CBS series United States of Al.
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In Chuck Lorre's new sitcom, United States of Al, Marine combat vet Riley (Parker Young) welcomes Al (Adhir Kalyan), his interpreter from Afghanistan, to the USA. How tight is their bond? Riley actually made Al godfather to his daughter! As Al attempts to start life anew in America, Riley tries to re-acclimate to civilian life (and reconnect with his ex). Al and Riley will no doubt continue to help each other navigate the next phase of their lives. "I have been in many death and life moments with you," Al tells pal Riley. "You always knew what to do."
NCIS: Los Angeles' G. Callen & Sam Hanna
Chris O'Donnell (Special Agent G. Callen) and LL COOL J (Special Agent Sam Hanna).
Photo Credit: Ron Jaffe/CBS
NCIS: Los Angeles is currently in its 12th season, and its longevity boils down to one thing: Chemistry! Special Agents G. (Chris O'Donnell) and Hanna (LL COOL J) are like an old married couple; they can communicate with just a look (you can practically hear Hanna say, "Seriously?" whenever he glares at G.)
Their playful banter is the bedrock of this action-packed procedural:
G. pestering his partner on a plane: "Would you like me to get you some snacks?"
G: "You might think better on a full stomach."
Hanna: "Not hungry and I'm not thinking."
G: "You want me to get you something to drink?"
Hanna: "Why don't you grab me a glass of shut the hell up? Make it a double!"
The Unicorn's Wade, Ben, and Forrest
Rob Corddry as Forrest, Walton Goggins as Wade, Omar Miller as Ben in The Unicorn.
Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/CBS
The Unicorn''s Wade (Walton Goggins) has leaned heavily on his best buds, Forrest (Rob Corddry) and Ben (Omar Miller), since the loss of his wife. Whether it's helping the widower raise two teen girls or encouraging Wade to, er, wade into the dating pool, Forrest and Ben make the best wingmen!
The Neighborhood's Calvin and Dave
Cedric the Entertainer (Calvin Butler) and Max Greenfield (Dave Johnson).
Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS
When Dave (Max Greenfield) moved into a predominantly Black neighborhood, Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) didn't exactly roll out the welcome mat. Despite being on opposite sides of the fence, Mr. Nice Guy ultimately won over his wary next-door nabe. Welcome to the bromance, Dave and Calvin!
SEAL Team's Sonny and Clay
SEAL Team's Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser and AJ Buckley as Sonny Quinn.
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On paper, someone as hot-headed as Sonny (AJ Buckley) and as cocky as Clay (Max Thieriot) shouldn't get along, but SEAL Team''s Bravo 3 and Bravo 6 just gel! The bromance between these brothers-in-arms has been a blast to watch these last four seasons, and we get a kick out of all the nicknames Sonny bestows on Clay: Platinum Wonder, Captain America, Bam-Bam, Fabio, Covergirl, Magic Mike, Goldilocks, Ken Doll, and so on!
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Pike and Spock
Anson Mount as Captain Pike and Ethan Peck as Spock.
Photo Credit: Michael Gibson/CBS
The original Star Trek boasted one of TV's best bro pairs, but before Kirk and Spock there was Pike (Anson Mount) and Spock (Ethan Peck). "I think, at this point, Spock has compartmentalized his human side," Peck told TOR.com. "And I think Pike was, as a human, a good emotional example for him." Star Trek:Discovery''s dynamic duo will be able to explore their bromance further as they explore Strange New Worlds in their upcoming Paramount+ spinoff.
Riverdale's Archie and Jughead
KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones.
Photo Credit: The CW
At the start of Riverdale, Archie (KJ Apa) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) aren't exactly the best of friends. But we do know they were childhood besties. (The iconic redhead even snuck out to meet his beanie-wearing buddy at his treehouse back in the day!) Still, the jock and the outcast have always stuck up for each other and have thankfully mended their strained bro-ship. "Jarchie" 4EVA!
Season 5 of Riverdale returns in July on The CW.
Hawaii Five-0's McGarrett and Danno
Hawaii Five-0's McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and Danno (Scott Caan).
Photo Credit: Mario Perez/CBS
For One-0 seasons of Hawaii Five-0, Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and Danny "Danno" Williams (Scott Caan) have had each other's backs. (Sure, they've had their share of carguments, but c'mon! Danno donated his own liver to McGarrett in Season 6, so they're literally blood brothers!) We'll admit we shed a tear or two when McGarrett said "aloha" to Hawaii and his partner in Hawaii Five-0's series finale. "This isn't goodbye forever," McGarrett promised, as they hugged it out and exchanged ILY's.
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