19. Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham, 'Hannibal'
Bryan Fuller's adaptation of Thomas Harris' series of serial-killer novels had an Anthony Hopkins/Jodie Foster–sized mountain to climb if it were to succeed. But succeed it did, thanks not only to its fever-dream visuals, but to the utterly unique relationship between its titular murderer and the man tasked with catching him. Their connection was deeper than love — a sociopath incapable of caring for other human beings, and an empath who was the only person capable of understanding him. Their delicate dance was performed perfectly by Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy; you were never sure if they were going to kiss each other or kill each other.