House, now back for its fifth season, is currently milking the subject, as the powerful connection between Drs. House and Wilson falls apart and House grieves. Most shows go solely for male-female romance, but House, Flight of the Conchords, and Scrubs, among others, also focus on the bromance. The men on these shows are life partners, of a sort. Of course, back in the old days of Oscar and Felix on The Odd Couple, the phenomenon was better known as a buddy relationship than a bromance. But the codependency was there nonetheless. Heres a list of the top 14 TV bromances through the years.
—Matthew Gilbert, Globe TV critic