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    Updated on Sep 9, 2020. Posted on Sep 6, 2020

    23 TV Couples Who Had A Great Buildup But A Disappointing Relationship

    Veronica and Archie flirting >> Veronica and Archie dating.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV couples they loved until they actually started dating. Here are some of their responses:

    Spoilers ahead!

    1. Rory and Logan from Gilmore Girls

    Logan tells Rory they're starting fresh and can have a new beginning
    The WB

    "I’m team Jess all the way, but I loved the tension between Logan and Rory before they dated. Rory went so downhill when she started dating Logan, but the buildup was great."

    elexisgrace

    2. Nick and Jess from New Girl

    Fox

    "I was rooting so hard for them, but they got together too soon and I just didn’t like it. If the slow burn had lasted longer and their friendship had been developed more, I think the relationship would have been way better."

    nosveremosenlostribunales

    3. Bones and Booth from Bones

    Fox

    "They were so cute at first, but they became super boring once they got married and had kids. It was like all the surprise was gone."

    maddikk

    4. Kurt and Blaine from Glee

    Blaine tells Kurt he cheated on him
    Fox

    "I remember being so excited when they finally let Kurt have a love interest, but it was just awful to watch once it happened."

    stacethespacecase

    5. Rue and Jules from Euphoria

    HBO

    "I wanted them to get together in the beginning, but by the end of the season they became really toxic for each other."

    puffle1327

    6. Pam and Jim from The Office

    NBC

    "They were fun to watch until they got married and had kids."

    maddy_m_krause

    7. Dawson and Joey from Dawson's Creek

    Columbia Tristar / Everett Collection

    "They just didn’t have the right chemistry and it felt weird and forced. Once Joey got together with Pacey, it was crystal clear who she truly belonged with."

    erinburkmanr

    8. Archie and Veronica from Riverdale

    Archie and Veronica break up after she accuses him of shooting her dad
    The CW

    "They bring out the worst in each other and get sucked into too much unnecessary drama."

    kaitlinc4c34acace

    9. Marco and Dylan from Degrassi: The Next Generation

    CTV

    "I liked them at first, but it was all downhill after they started dating. Dylan cheated on him and then manipulated him into giving him a second chance."

    emily2605

    10. Ted and Alexis from Schitt's Creek

    CBC

    "As much as I love them, the chemistry didn't feel as exciting once they got together. I was far more invested in the 'will they/won't they.'"

    miscblogger92

    11. Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl

    Chuck says Blair will never marry anyone else because she's "his"
    The CW

    "I wanted them to get together for so long, but once they finally did, they only brought out the worst in each other and constantly hurt one another. It was a real disappointment."

    sofiabelisle27

    12. Robin and Ted from How I Met Your Mother

    Ted shows up at Robin's window with French horn in the finale
    CBS

    "It was sweet in the beginning, but after they dated and broke up, they should have just stayed friends. I never saw the chemistry between them and it felt like they just settled for each other in the end."

    hairbymorgen

    13. Cheryl and Toni from Riverdale

    Cheryl gets mad at Toni for wearing her "signature color"
    The CW

    "It’s not that I don’t love them anymore, but after they got together, Toni was downsized to just being Cheryl's girlfriend rather than continuing her individual character development."

    brieannad

    14. Oliver and Felicity from Arrow

    The CW

    "I used to love their relationship, but I feel like the overall quality of the show went downhill after they got together."

    megank1499

    15. Miles and Tristan from Degrassi: Next Class

    Miles says that even though he cheated, it was really all about Tristan
    Netflix

    They were cute as friends, but they lost any semblance of chemistry once they started dating. It seemed like they didn't even like each other and only stayed together because they felt like they had to. Their relationship was intriguing in theory, but toxic and stale in reality.

    16. Danny and Mindy from The Mindy Project

    Jordin Althaus / Everett Collection

    "They were so cute and had so much tension when they had the whole love-hate thing going on, but then they became the most toxic couple."

    nicolem4dc590154

    17. Luke and Lorelai from Gilmore Girls

    The WB

    "Their slow burn was amazing and they had so much chemistry, but once they became a real couple, they had so many communication issues. I honestly checked out of their relationship because neither person seemed truly in love anymore."

    emmaloveschocolate

    18. Damon and Elena from The Vampire Diaries

    Everett Collection

    "The buildup to see if they’d ever get together was way more interesting than actually watching them be together and constantly going back and forth."

    annahill95

    19. Nadia and Guzmán from Elite

    Guzmán tells Nadia he broke up with Lu so they could be together, Nadia says it's impossible
    Netflix

    I still love them, but the show built them up so much only to give us basically nothing in the end. They literally only got to be happy for about two seconds. It felt like the writers didn't know what to do with them beyond the "will they/won't they" phase.

    20. Ross and Rachel from Friends

    Rachel finds out Ross slept with someone else
    NBC

    "It was a lot more fun watching them chase each other than it was seeing them together. Their relationship just never worked — Ross was always too controlling and jealous and Rachel was too focused on herself."

    mattyc3

    21. Buffy and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Everett Collection

    "Spike was really good to Buffy until they got together, but their relationship hasn’t aged well with time. I wish they just stuck with Spike pining after Buffy and her maintaining a weird friendship with him."

    cheezeit

    22. Lucas and Peyton from One Tree Hill

    Lucas spontaneously asks Peyton to elope with him in Vegas
    The WB

    "There was so much buildup that when they finally got together, it was just kind of like...'oh.'"

    loganphillips

    23. And finally, Owen and Teddy from Grey's Anatomy

    ABC

    "In theory? Perfect! Unrequited love! Similar backgrounds and can help each other move on from trauma! In reality? A disaster. They’re not in sync at all and neither of them really wants the relationship — they just think they're supposed to be together for some reason."

    andraschuster

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity. Not all entries were from Community users.

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