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22 TV Couples That Honestly Should Have Never Happened

Sometimes TV shows get things wrong.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV couples they wish hadn't happened. Here are the results.

1. Jackie and Fez from That '70s Show

"Jackie and Fez were a ridiculous endgame. Fez was a real creep and Jackie and Hyde's' relationship had gone through so much growth and development just to go *splat* in season eight."– Vega Niketh via Facebook
Fox

"Jackie and Fez were a ridiculous endgame. Fez was a real creep and Jackie and Hyde's' relationship had gone through so much growth and development just to go *splat* in season eight."

– Vega Niketh via Facebook

2. Ian and Trevor from Shameless

"When Ian wasn’t sure if he wanted to have a sexual relationship with Trevor and suggested they remain friends, Trevor told him that he had enough friends and Ian can stop pretending he doesn’t want him. It was uncomfortable. This 'couple' lacked chemistry and was a sad attempt from producers to get the audience to forget about Ian’s relationship with Mickey Milkovich."– Sarah Yaron via Facebook
Showtime

"When Ian wasn’t sure if he wanted to have a sexual relationship with Trevor and suggested they remain friends, Trevor told him that he had enough friends and Ian can stop pretending he doesn’t want him. It was uncomfortable. This 'couple' lacked chemistry and was a sad attempt from producers to get the audience to forget about Ian’s relationship with Mickey Milkovich."

– Sarah Yaron via Facebook

3. Christopher and Lorelai from Gilmore Girls

"ESPECIALLY when they got married."– rachaelq46276bf3f
The WB

"ESPECIALLY when they got married."

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4. Ted and Robin from How I Met Your Mother

"That whole show built up to him and the mother, only to kill her off, kill of all character development and put them back together. There were seasons dedicated to how they were wrong for each other and yet they still ended up together. Barney was problematic as hell but he had some serious character growth by the end, way more than Ted, and he had so much more in common with Robin. I'm still hacked off that they divorced. I'm even more hacked off that she ended up with Ted."– beccaadrienne
ABC

"That whole show built up to him and the mother, only to kill her off, kill of all character development and put them back together. There were seasons dedicated to how they were wrong for each other and yet they still ended up together. Barney was problematic as hell but he had some serious character growth by the end, way more than Ted, and he had so much more in common with Robin. I'm still hacked off that they divorced. I'm even more hacked off that she ended up with Ted."

– beccaadrienne

5. Ross and Rachel from Friends

"Rachel became this badass fashion executive while Ross managed to have no arc across the entire series. She grew away from him and yet she still got off that plane and I’ll never get over it."– catlynfour
NBC

"Rachel became this badass fashion executive while Ross managed to have no arc across the entire series. She grew away from him and yet she still got off that plane and I’ll never get over it."

catlynfour

6. Rachel and Joey from Friends

"The relationship came out of nowhere, had no chemistry whatsoever and almost made me skip that whole season."– amberthane27
NBC

"The relationship came out of nowhere, had no chemistry whatsoever and almost made me skip that whole season."

amberthane27

7. Andy and Angela from The Office

"I understand using it as drama for the Dwight and Angela romance but it was still an awful pair. There wasn't ever a nice moment with those two, even the proposal was awful with her snapping at him into the mic."– Avatarearthboy
NBC

"I understand using it as drama for the Dwight and Angela romance but it was still an awful pair. There wasn't ever a nice moment with those two, even the proposal was awful with her snapping at him into the mic."

Avatarearthboy

8. Mon-El and Kara from Supergirl

"He treats her so badly and I'm sad that behaviour like his gets normalised in a show which also has many young girls watching, and maybe now thinking that they have to excuse all those shitty things from the boys they're dating too. Just how can anyone think that someone who talks about how he misses objectifying women is actually good boyfriend material?"– fandomiida
The CW

"He treats her so badly and I'm sad that behaviour like his gets normalised in a show which also has many young girls watching, and maybe now thinking that they have to excuse all those shitty things from the boys they're dating too. Just how can anyone think that someone who talks about how he misses objectifying women is actually good boyfriend material?"

fandomiida

9. Archie and Veronica from Riverdale

"Veronica and Archie have NO point other than the fact that they were third and fourth wheel to Jughead and Betty."– fredadekock
The CW

"Veronica and Archie have NO point other than the fact that they were third and fourth wheel to Jughead and Betty."

fredadekock

10. Ryan and Marissa from The OC

"Both Ryan and Marissa were needy as fudge and made stupid decisions when they were together (spoiler: Remember when Marissa shot Trey? That was it for me). And don't get me started with Ryan."– pamiam
Fox

"Both Ryan and Marissa were needy as fudge and made stupid decisions when they were together (spoiler: Remember when Marissa shot Trey? That was it for me). And don't get me started with Ryan."

pamiam

11. Willow and Kennedy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"I have a hard time believing that Willow would move on from Tara's death so quickly, not to mention it felt completely unnecessary to the season as a whole. Plus, Kennedy was awful and negative all the time. "– Larken
The WB

"I have a hard time believing that Willow would move on from Tara's death so quickly, not to mention it felt completely unnecessary to the season as a whole. Plus, Kennedy was awful and negative all the time. "

Larken

12. Belle and Rumplestiltskin from Once Upon A Time

"I used to find it romantic but now I can’t see past how often Rumplestiltskin lies to and uses Belle. Every time they get together again it's so odd and repetitive as well and it gets to the point where Belle’s purpose seems only to be to see the 'man behind the beast'. Nasty."– darthkitteh4242
ABC

"I used to find it romantic but now I can’t see past how often Rumplestiltskin lies to and uses Belle. Every time they get together again it's so odd and repetitive as well and it gets to the point where Belle’s purpose seems only to be to see the 'man behind the beast'. Nasty."

darthkitteh4242

13. Ezra and Aria from Pretty Little Liars

"Like, the dude was obsessed with Aria and literally wrote a book about her, then dated Aria even when he knew she was a minor?"– keishamarieo
Freeform

"Like, the dude was obsessed with Aria and literally wrote a book about her, then dated Aria even when he knew she was a minor?"

– keishamarieo

14. Tom and Ann from Parks and Recreation

"They had zero romantic chemistry and the whole thing felt very forced. They broke up constantly and their reunions felt so superficial and awkward. Obviously I suppose that was sort of the point of their relationship but it wasn't funny at all, just uncomfortable and VERY out of character, especially for Ann. Their relationship is probably the only complaint I'd have on an otherwise perfect show."– Ellie Jobey via Facebook
NBC

"They had zero romantic chemistry and the whole thing felt very forced. They broke up constantly and their reunions felt so superficial and awkward. Obviously I suppose that was sort of the point of their relationship but it wasn't funny at all, just uncomfortable and VERY out of character, especially for Ann. Their relationship is probably the only complaint I'd have on an otherwise perfect show."

– Ellie Jobey via Facebook

15. Deb and Dexter from Dexter

"I was seriously furious. I️ get that they weren’t technically related but i just found that whole storyline to be really bizarre."– morganw42cfec269
Showtime

"I was seriously furious. I️ get that they weren’t technically related but i just found that whole storyline to be really bizarre."

– morganw42cfec269

16. Nancy and Jonathan from Stranger Things

"Why are we just supposed to forget he took creepy photos of her getting undressed?"– charliem48c67b8ed
Netflix

"Why are we just supposed to forget he took creepy photos of her getting undressed?"

charliem48c67b8ed

17. Chakotay and Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager

"I’ve held on to this grudge for nearly twenty years now. There were so many other great arcs for those characters throughout the show but their relationship, mostly shoved in to the final two episodes, felt forced. The characters had no chemistry whatsoever. I love every other aspect of the Voyager finale but I cringe when those two are on screen together."– Snirtskeeper
UPN

"I’ve held on to this grudge for nearly twenty years now. There were so many other great arcs for those characters throughout the show but their relationship, mostly shoved in to the final two episodes, felt forced. The characters had no chemistry whatsoever. I love every other aspect of the Voyager finale but I cringe when those two are on screen together."

Snirtskeeper

18. Malia and Scott in Teen Wolf

"They came out of nowhere, built a ~relationship~ in less than half a season and worst of all, got so many more romance scenes than Lydia and Stiles (whose relationship was built for six seasons!) All their scenes together were so awkward and painful to watch. There was no chemistry between those two, and they should have ended up as just friends."– judef4dff2c121
MTV

"They came out of nowhere, built a ~relationship~ in less than half a season and worst of all, got so many more romance scenes than Lydia and Stiles (whose relationship was built for six seasons!) All their scenes together were so awkward and painful to watch. There was no chemistry between those two, and they should have ended up as just friends."

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19. Kate and Rick from Castle

"I know they strung out the 'will they, won't they' for several seasons, but I still think they were awful together as a couple. She was a strong, independent, career driven, no-nonsense cop and he was a clever, kinda funny, but still annoying, rich, whiney man-child. I feel like she would've never put up with his bullshit."– kellyh44f66a2a5
ABC

"I know they strung out the 'will they, won't they' for several seasons, but I still think they were awful together as a couple. She was a strong, independent, career driven, no-nonsense cop and he was a clever, kinda funny, but still annoying, rich, whiney man-child. I feel like she would've never put up with his bullshit."

kellyh44f66a2a5

20. Buffy and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"It was full of drama and pain. They were just wrong for each other."– christinam4ee470e81
The WB

"It was full of drama and pain. They were just wrong for each other."

christinam4ee470e81

21. George and Izzie from Grey's Anatomy

"If the relationship went somewhere that'd be a different story but it seems like they basically got together and their friendship was never the same after the two-episode romance."– Julia Economou via Facebook
ABC

"If the relationship went somewhere that'd be a different story but it seems like they basically got together and their friendship was never the same after the two-episode romance."

– Julia Economou via Facebook

22. Lane and Zack from Gilmore Girls

"That whole storyline was literally an insult to Lane. She's so much better than him and what do they even have in common apart from the band he doesn't even commit to? What happened to Dave?"– amym4894f94a2
The CW

"That whole storyline was literally an insult to Lane. She's so much better than him and what do they even have in common apart from the band he doesn't even commit to? What happened to Dave?"

amym4894f94a2

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