The television season between June and August of 2013 is bound to go down as the Sapphic Summer of Love with lady couples gracing the small screen across networks and new mediums from Netflix to ABC Family to CBS. There haven’t been this many lesbian couples on TV since The L Word’s heyday, and we hope it's just the beginning of the trend. As the summer season winds down, with only a few of these shows still in the midst of their current run, it’s time to VOTE for your favorite couple of summer. From The Fosters’ Stef and Lena to Orphan Black’s Cosima and Delphine, there’s a couple for everyone! Check out the nominated couples and vote on the last page!
Stef and Lena - The Fosters
Couples really don’t get any better than The Fosters' moms Stef and Lena. Not only are they smart and sexy as a couple, but they’re selfless – raising a family of biological, adopted, and foster kids. Stef’s a cop and Lena’s a school principal – HOT! And Teri Polo (Stef) and Lena (Sherri Saum) could not bring more surefire chemistry to this enduring love story that culminated with a wedding this summer. They really are the best!
Cosima and Delphine - Orphan Black
There are many chemistry puns to be explored when these two sexy scientists finally heat things up. Cosima the dreadlocked, pot-smoking science student clone, is just one of the seven characters the infinitely talented Tatiana Maslany portrays on the breakout sci-fi hit Orphan Black, and when she and Delphine are on screen together it’s so riveting that it makes us question our own boundaries between fantasy and reality.
Piper and Alex - Orange is the New Black
Emily and Paige - Pretty Little Liars
Rosewood’s lady-loving Liar Emily Fields has had her fair share of girlfriends throughout PLL’s four seasons, but none has been as loyal, enduring and just plain sweet as her relationship with Paige (who’s come a long way from her early self-hating bullying days). Paily has had their share of heartache this season, but something tells us they’re each other’s lobsters. We fully anticipate these two will continue with their own brand of synchronized swimming for a long time to come.
Alice and Carolyn - Under the Dome
Piper and Crazy Eyes (Suzanne) - Orange is the New Black
We know that Piper and her kind-of adorable stalker are not a real couple per se, but they are the most interesting dysfunctional “chocolate and vanilla swirl” of the OITNB group. From full-on poetic love confessions to some unsanitary fights, they have it all. You never know what’s coming next for these two.
Bullet and Lyric - The Killing
Bullet and Lyric’s relationship has always been very codependent. Tough-as-nails Bullet takes care of their physical well-being while Lyric’s sweet demeanor provides a safe haven for Bullet to be in touch with her sensitive inner self. Nothing makes us melt quite like a teenage tomboy who sews with dental floss.
Jenna and Shana - Pretty Little Liars
While PLL’s writers have kept the audience in the dark as to the true nature of Jenna’s relationship with Shana, it’s clear that Shana has a deep, abiding love for the Liars’ ever-mysterious nemesis Jenna. And Jenna, who’s shown nary a care in the world for anyone but herself throughout the show’s four seasons, appears to truly care for Shana. Here’s hoping these two really get to let whatever flag they’re waving ripple in the wind.
Stahma and Kenya - Defiance