Live Poll: Best Duo Synergy in TV Series

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Once in a while, the interaction between two characters is so well made that the audience just can't get enough of it. Which one is the best duo synergy in TV series?


The list can be found here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091665147/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/HXVrn96VHT8/
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Posted 4 months ago

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Peter, Champion

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FYC:

Walter and Jesse, Breaking Bad
Mulder and Scully, The X Files
Frasier and Niles, Frasier
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Maybe synergy is not the correct word. With this poll, I was going for mihailo.razvigor's point, a pair or a duo that, independently of their good intentions or good relationship, they just make damn good entertainment for us viewers.
I have as an example Ragnar and King Ecbert, from Vikings. They are barely on screen together, but when they are I just keep asking for more (that's a personal perspective).
So after this trend of comments, I'm left with two questions:
Should I change the title, and put Chemistry instead of Synergy?
I never watched Frasier, so I don't have an opinion on that, but regarding Breaking Bad, I personally didn't like Walter and Jesse together; so, should I add both the duos from Frasier and Breaking Bad, only one or none?

In the meantime, I'm adding Mulder and Scully (:
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If you look up the definition of synergy it does not mean chemistry. Here is the definition.
Exactly. But we still have different views on it.
You see, if we look at (for example) Frasier and Niles from the perspective of the people around them (in-universe), then they don't have synergy.
But if we look at them as fictional characters from a TV show, then the synergy definition you presented definitely applies to them - the effect of them two together has a great effect on that TV show.
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Frasier would have been just as good if he had no brother.
Breaking Bad would have been just as good if Walter had no partner.
Hot take!

You are free to think the shows would be as good without some of their most central parts, but I think in both cases the interactions between those characters are one of the most popular aspects of the shows.
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Cold reception!
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I second Niles and Frasier and especially Walter White and Jesse.