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26 TV Couples So Bad, They Shouldn't Have Dated In The First Place

Looking at you, Pretty Little Liars.

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV couples were so bad, they never should have gotten together in the first place. Here are some of their responses:

🚨Spoilers ahead!🚨

Note: Some of the following contain mentions of sexual assault and abuse.

1. Jackie and Fez from That '70s Show:

Jackie and Fez as a couple in Season 8
Fox

"I loved Jackie and Hyde and thought they should have ended up together. I would have even settled for Jackie and Kelso, but Fez?! Jackie really grew up throughout the series and I can’t believe they made her end up with someone she had zero chemistry with."

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2. Aria and Ezra from Pretty Little Liars:

Aria's mom incredulously asks Ezra if he got together with Aria while he was her teacher
Freeform

"Teen shows need to stop with teacher/student relationships."

starfox80

3. Buffy and Riley from Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

Riley dares Buffy to hit him and says he's leaving unless she gives him a reason to stay
The WB

"Riley couldn’t handle that Buffy was stronger than him and that she didn’t need him the way he thought she should have. She needed to be with someone who completely understood her, and that was never going to be Riley."

winchestergirl89

4. Emily and Paige from Pretty Little Liars:

Paige shoves Emily's head under water, kisses her in the car a few episodes later
Freeform

"Paige tried to drown her, for god’s sake!"

instalessjordan

5. Caroline and Alaric from The Vampire Diaries:

Caroline embraces Alaric warmly with hand across his cheek
The CW

"It was gross and weird after everything that happened."

eriemendes33

6. Kurt and Blaine from Glee:

Blaine tells Kurt he cheated because he was lonely without him
Fox

"They became extremely toxic over the course of the show. Blaine was self-centered and showed little regard for Kurt's feelings."

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7. Sid and Michelle from Skins:

Cassie exposes Sid and Michelle's relationship
E4

"I know the show put them together for a reason, but it just felt icky."

laraterryr

8. Silver and Liam from 90210:

Liam and Silver hook up
The CW

"It literally made zero sense that their characters would get together. They had no chemistry whatsoever."

aaronweeks101

9. Ray and Marnie from Girls:

Ray and Marnie about to kiss in Season 5
HBO

"They had absolutely no chemistry and nothing in common. Their relationship just felt unnecessary."

rclairemac

10. Spike and Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

Spike holds Buffy down and tries to assault her
The WB

"There are some things you can't come back from, and rape is one of them."

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11. Jackson and Maggie from Grey's Anatomy:

Jackson and Maggie kiss
ABC

"They had no chemistry at all and their relationship seemed really forced. They even became step-siblings later on and no one questioned it!"

audreykimm

12. Lucas and Peyton from One Tree Hill:

Lucas tells Peyton he hates her and that she ruined his life
The WB

"Just why?!"

gabriellemartin128

13. Echo and Bellamy from The 100:

Echo reminds Bellamy she almost killed her sister, Bellamy claims his sister will understand
The CW

"Their relationship never made any sense in the first place — Echo literally tried to kill his sister! It clearly wasn’t right and they definitely never should have been a couple."

kal63

14. Joey and Rachel from Friends:

Joey tells Rachel he's in love with her, she replies, "What?"
NBC

"The relationship was so unnecessary. They had no chemistry at all and were nothing more than a way to keep Ross and Rachel apart."

mattyc3

15. Steve and Laura from Family Matters:

Steve and Laura together
ABC / Everett Collection

"Even when I was younger, I didn’t buy that they’d actually ever get together. It just reinforced this idea that if you pester someone who has absolutely no romantic interest in you long enough, they’ll fall in love and marry you."

elizabethd37

16. Spencer and Caleb from Pretty Little Liars:

Spencer and Caleb sit on couch alongside Hanna
Freeform

"A real friend would never date their best friend's ex. I think they just threw them together to make the show more exciting."

rachelsg1210

17. Alex Karev and Ava/Rebecca from Grey's Anatomy:

Alex and Ava/Rebecca kissing
ABC

"It felt like the writers were trying to include more patient storylines, but it failed miserably. There was no chemistry or logic behind them being together."

laantto4

18. Kelly and Darryl from The Office:

Darryl tells Kelly to access her "uncrazy" side and Kelly says he's the most selfish person she's ever met
NBC

"It wasn't a total dumpster fire, but it was just unnecessary. Their relationship only happened as a way for the writers to get Kelly and Ryan back together."

childrenofthecornbread

19. Blair and Chuck from Gossip Girl:

Chuck grabs Blair and says she can't marry anyone else because she's "his"
The CW

"Why they felt the need to ‘redeem’ a serial rapist in the first place is beyond me, but Chuck didn’t even actually become a better person. He emotionally abused Blair throughout the show to the point where she actually forgot what it was like to be happy. They never should have glamorized the relationship."

wherearemylesbians

20. Isabelle and Raphael from Shadowhunters:

Freeform

"They weren’t together in the books, and the two of them being a couple took away from the fact that Raphael was supposed to be aromantic."

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21. Archie and Veronica from Riverdale:

Archie tells Veronica he doesn't want to talk and they proceed to have sex in jail
The CW

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"I actually really liked them together at first, but the relationship is bad for both characters at this point. All they do is argue and hook up. Veronica deserves plots outside of Archie." —kellymartinez

22. Cristina and Shane from Grey's Anatomy:

Cristina kisses Shane
ABC

"I don't even know what to say other than it was messed up."

caitlinhannah

23. Drew and Becky from Degrassi: The Next Generation:

Drew says if God didn't want them to be together he wouldn't have trapped them in a room together, he and Becky kiss
TeenNick

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"She was literally his dead brother's girlfriend. It was just wrong!" —kellymartinez

24. Coach and Cece from New Girl:

Cece and Coach at a basketball game, Cece says this wasn't what she expected
ABC

"Not only was their timing terrible, there was absolutely no chemistry between them. I was rooting for Cece to break it off the whole time."

caitlinhannah

25. Lane and Zach from Gilmore Girls:

Lane on bed rest pregnant with twins alongside Zach
The WB

"It was clear they only threw him and Lane together because Dave left the show. The writers made them get married and have babies right away when Lane had barely had a taste of living her own life. They did Lane dirty."

sadishradish

26. And finally, Miles and Tristan from Degrassi: Next Class:

Miles and Tristan fight over school project, Tristan calls it a "symbol of their relationship"
Netflix

"Their relationship was toxic from the start. Tristan constantly made Miles feel bad for his sexuality and never supported him through any of his family problems, while Miles just wanted someone to latch onto. The show kept trying to paint them as an epic romance, but they didn't even like each other! Miles's relationship with Lola should have been further explored instead."

kellymartinez

Reminder that I, Kelly Martinez, do not necessarily endorse all of these submissions!

Got a strong opinion about a bad TV couple that didn't make this list? Tell us in the comments!

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

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