22 Horrible, Problematic, Or Downright Illegal Things TV Characters Got Away With
The gang from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia should be locked up for life.
Warning: This post contains references to sexual assault and violence.
1. On It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, there is a running list of crimes committed by the gang, including but not limited to distributing alcohol to minors, driving under the influence, illegal possession of a fire arm, sexual assault, harassment, welfare fraud, drug trafficking, animal abuse, robbery, and manslaughter.
2. On Riverdale, Betty Cooper blackmails Cheryl with a tape of her brother's death so Cheryl will testify in favor of F.P. Jones.
3. On Shameless, Debbie rapes her boyfriend and lies about taking birth control to have a baby.
4. On Scandal, Olivia Pope killed Vice President Andrew Nichols with a metal chair, made Luna Vargas decide between suicide pills and being shot, and executed the plane explosion that killed Farid Rashad and his niece Yasmeen.
5. Also on Scandal, Fitz risked countless lives by sending the nation to war in an attempt to rescue Olivia from her kidnappers.
6. On 90210, Annie Wilson killed a person while driving drunk and fled the scene.
7. On Glee, Sue Sylvester committed many atrocities, including drugging Principal Figgins, telling him they had sex, and blackmailing him into destroying glee club once and for all.
8. On Gossip Girl, Chuck Bass sexually assaulted Jenny and Serena and was willing to sell his girlfriend, Blair, to his uncle for ownership of a hotel.
9. On Grey's Anatomy, Izzie Stevens cut a patient's LVAD wire in order to move him higher up on the transplant list.
10. Also on Grey's Anatomy, Dr. Burke lied about having a tremor, and his girlfriend, Cristina Yang, operated for him during surgeries rather than coming clean.
11. On The Vampire Diaries, characters kill innocent people with no consequences.
12. On Once Upon a Time, Regina manipulated Graham into a relationship with dark magic and later killed him by crushing his heart and passing it off as a heart attack.
13. On Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gina consistently makes sexual advances toward her superior officer.
14. On Criminal Minds, Elle Greenaway murdered an unsub and planted a gun on his body.
15. On Pretty Little Liars, Ezra Fitz dated a 15-year-old student, despite being a 22-year-old teacher at her high school.
16. On Glee, Rachel sent Sunshine to a crack house so she wouldn't audition for the glee club.
17. On The Simpsons, Homer regularly strangles his son, Bart.
18. On House, Dr. House abuses Vicodin on the job, sexually harasses his boss, and sleeps with one of his employees.
19. On Dead to Me, Detective Perez let Jen get away with murdering Steve, despite the unveiling of his body and a full confession.
20. On Friends, Ross and Rachel get caught by a group of schoolchildren lying naked in a museum exhibit.
21. On How to Get Away With Murder, the characters, well, get away with murder.
22. And on Pose, Elektra hid a body in her closet, her children disposed of the remains, and no one found out.
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