Happy National Kissing Day — you know what that means. You want to relive the best kisses on TV. From Jack and Ethan’s groundbreaking smooch, to the Spiderman kiss that turned our world’s upside down on ‘The O.C.,’ here’s some that will still give you butterflies.
No matter what kind of TV you like, every show has a kiss — whether it’s a hot romance or a best friend-I-always-wondered-about kind of thing (looking at you Aubrey and Noah), a kiss can change everything. So, here’s some of the best TV kisses ever that you know you want to relive — now go kiss someone!
1. Jack & Ethan, TV’s first gay kiss: May 24, 2000
We have to start with Jack and Ethan on Dawson’s Creek, since it was one of the first gay kisses on television, really changing Jack from there on out — he finally was accepting being gay. They didn’t last — they actually weren’t even together, but it was still romantic as all hell.
2. The Spider-man kiss: February 24, 2005
It was in the rain when Seth dressed as Spider-man made out with Summer and it basically changed the show and cleared up a lot. Plus, Oasis’ cover of “Champagne Supernova” was the perfect addition for one of The O.C.‘s best scenes ever.
3. “It’s you, Peyton”: November 29, 2006
Let’s be honest: One Tree Hill had a lot of really hot, really good kisses that changed the show. However, this one was a turning point — Brooke and Peyton made up-ish, they were state champions, Nathan knew something bad was about to happen — but for a moment, Lucas finally made his choice.
4. Chuck finally says “I love you”: May 18, 2009
I have to say, I wanted to do Blair’s first time ever, with Chuck, because that obviously changed everything for her. However, the kiss that was even more meaningful: the end of season two when he finally said the “L-word” to her!
5. Barbados brings the drama: May 15, 2003
I know. It was the moment that most Friends fans hated more than anything. But let’s be honest: Joey and Rachel needed to happen to get it out of both of their systems, to realize they really were best friends and ultimately, to bring her back to Ross. Ugh, Ross.
6. The motel kiss interrupted by Jeremy: April 19, 2012
Alright the first time Damon kissed Elena was in season one of The Vampire Diaries… only it was actually Katherine, he just thought it was Elena. In season three, they finally kissed again — but it was this kiss that I think the world realized with Damon, things were a lot different.
7. The kiss-turned-fight that took forever: March 1, 2000
I know, Dawson’s Creek has already been featured but you can’t even mention the term long-awaited kiss without mentioning Pacey finalllllly kissing Joey in season three after picking her up in the middle of the night from college guy, AJ. Ugh. Side note: while much believe it is, this is not their first kiss — that happened in season one when Pacey started crushing on her for an episode. That time, she stopped him. This time, she enjoyed it first.