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31 TV Couples People Loved At First But Then Ended Up Absolutely Hating By The End

Maybe you can save these sinking ships.

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what TV couples they loved at first but ended up hating. They had some interesting and controversial replies and now I want to know how many of them you agree with. After each TV couple, there's a question asking if you still ship them. Answer the question or click "View Results" if you don't have an opinion.

Warning: This post includes mentions of sexual assault.

1. Carrie and Big from Sex and the City

Carrie and Big getting back together
HBO

"In the beginning of the show, I always thought Big was so charming and mature. It seemed like he helped complete Carrie's New York City experience. They ended up becoming an awful couple and Carrie needed someone who treated her as a priority."

syd2153761

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2. Mindy and Danny from The Mindy Project

Mindy and Danny
Fox / Hulu

"I don’t like that they got back together when Danny couldn't support a woman being a working mom."

luisaariellad

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3. Howard and Bernadette from The Big Bang Theory

Howard and Bernadette sitting on a couch
CBS

"They were cute in the beginning, but starting in Season 8, Bernadette became a bully and made that relationship toxic."

brilynmit

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4. Peyton and Lucas from One Tree Hill

The WB / The CW

"The show did Lindsey bad, and in the end their relationship was just a toxic mess."

dhvani22500

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5. Piper and Alex from Orange Is the New Black

Alex and Piper arguing on the phone
Netflix

"I shipped them at the beginning and eventually realized how toxic they were for each other."

bbbrose

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6. Eleven and Mike from Stranger Things

Eleven and Mike
Netflix

"I know they're still young, but in Season 1 it was so sweet seeing how flustered Mike got around her. Then, when they actually got together in Season 3, the charm of them dating totally faded. They were just obnoxious and off-putting. They constantly ditched their friends and were rude to Hopper."

katcloud

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7. Damon and Elena from The Vampire Diaries

Damon telling Elena he loves her
The CW

"The buildup and passion was great, but once they got together, they became toxic and they just didn't care about anybody else except each other."

meangeni

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8. Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl

Blair telling Chuck she is going to kiss someone after their breakup
The CW

"At first I thought they were okay and that they were gonna get better, but they didn’t and only got more toxic."

callista_sey

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9. Meredith and Derek from Grey's Anatomy

Derek calling Meredith selfish for not prioritizing his career
ABC

"Derek was so great in the beginning, but when Addison arrived, he became such a jerk and continuously put Meredith down. When he chose Addy, the shooting when he completely dismissed Meredith's trauma, when his patient died and he went off into the woods and hit Mer’s engagement ring with a baseball bat, the clinical trial fiasco, and right before he died when he prioritized his career above his family. Sorry, Derek was plain trash."

hfarmer284

"Back in the day, I was all for McDreamy, but rewatching Grey's now I see how crappy Derek was to her. He never took ownership over how his lies broke Meredith’s trust, refused to bend from his black or white views, and continually put all the issues in their relationship on Meredith."

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10. Veronica and Archie from Riverdale

Archie and Veronica making out in the juvie locker room
The CW

"In Season 1, they were slightly cute. Then once they got together, they didn't have any character development or growth! After they dated different people, it was clear to me that Archie and Betty as a couple and Veronica and Reggie as a couple were better together."

shawnmendesisthebest

"At first it was cute and then they just ended up having lots of issues and their relationship was just physical."

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11. Jughead and Betty from Riverdale

Betty and Jughead arguing about his lack of post-high school plans
The CW

"They were so cute and I was rooting for them the first three seasons, but Season 4 really showed how unhealthy the relationship was."

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12. Donna and Eric from That '70s Show

Donna and Eric having a confrontation after he left her at the altar
Fox

"At the beginning, they were this ‘Are we more than friends? 'Cause I like you’ couple. At the end, it was just all about sex and not thinking about the other, especially Eric!"

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13. Leonard and Penny from The Big Bang Theory

Leonard and Penny
CBS

"In the beginning, it was cute. The shy nerd and the pretty girl. But after a while, they made Penny kind of mean and a bully toward Leonard and they made him extra whiney and annoying."

Michael David

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14. Belle and Rumple from Once Upon a Time

Belle and Rumple from "Once Upon a Time"
ABC

"At first I wanted him to get better for her, but he kept betraying her trust and putting his power over her. He said he loved her and wanted to be a better man, but we had to watch him not really try for six seasons! He got there in the end, but she should not have stayed with him that long in my opinion."

RiverQueen

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15. Connor and Oliver from How to Get Away with Murder

Connor asking Oliver for a divorce
ABC

"I loved them at first. They had so much chemistry, but I think Connor's character kind of gets ruined through the relationship. Oliver became the ruling part of the couple and Connor's identity fades away! I actually applauded when Connor decided to divorce Oliver when he goes to jail."

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