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24 Forced TV Couples Fans Didn't Buy For A Second

Guzmán and Nadia = YAY, Guzmán and Ari = NAY!

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV couples they think have the least amount of chemistry. Here are some of the pairings people just didn't buy:

🚨 Warning: Spoilers ahead!!! 🚨

1. Ted and Robin from How I Met Your Mother

Ted and Robin break up over their differences
CBS

"She repeatedly told him that she wasn’t interested, the writers made it very clear that they had different priorities and wanted different things, and they were simply forced together to suit a narrative that had been long outgrown. I’ve seen better chemistry in high school theater productions."

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2. George and Izzie from Grey's Anatomy

Izzie tells George it'll work between them if they take the pressure off
ABC

"Not only did they always feel weird and forced, but they also changed Izzie from being the best friend who was genuinely concerned about George to just a jealous friend who was secretly in love with him. They just had no chemistry and it was so unnecessary."

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3. Miles and Tristan from Degrassi: The Next Generation and Degrassi: Next Class

Miles: "I've got this amazing person in my life who supports me even though I've done a bunch of really dumb stuff," Tristan: "Sounds like a pretty great guy"
Netflix

"It never felt like they truly liked each other for who they were, just the idea of each other."

jazzbroda

4. Hope and Landon from Legacies

Landon wakes Hope up from her spell with a kiss
The CW

"The show keeps trying to force them down our throats, but the chemistry is just not there."

gnunnari

5. Jackie and Fez from That '70s Show

FOX

"They made so little sense, and making them endgame was a big middle finger to fans."

colleend9

6. Buffy and Riley from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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

"I know there were many messed-up things about Buffy's relationships with both Angel and Spike, but they all had chemistry. Riley was so boring. There were no sparks in their scenes together, and even his secrets didn't make his personality interesting enough for someone as lively, funny, clever, and intense as Buffy."

winoheathen

7. Guzmán and Ari from Elite

Netflix

Unlike Guzmán and Nadia, who challenged each other, had great chemistry, and made each other better people, this relationship was completely awful and dull from start to finish. They had no sparks whatsoever and didn't even seem to like each other, plus the ship ruined Guzmán's character development. 

8. Nini and Ricky from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Disney+

"It just looks like neither of the actors want to be there, and it’s really awkward to watch."

juliaschlachter

9. Joey and Rachel from Friends

NBC

"Everything begins and stops with Joey and Rachel. Their relationship was totally useless and a waste of time."

jamesarthurwrites

10. Homer and Marge from The Simpsons

Homer and Marge looking unhappy
FOX

"I don't know if cartoons can have 'chemistry' per se, but if they existed in the real world, their relationship would be a trainwreck."

hiitsnicetomeetyou

11. Joey and Dawson from Dawson's Creek

Joey and Dawson kiss on swings
The WB

"It just felt too forced."

preetam

12. Bellamy and Echo from The 100

The CW

"Their past should have made it impossible for them to be in a relationship, but somehow the writers chose to go with it anyway. We saw no development, they were boring, and Bellamy cared more about Clarke than he ever did about Echo."

hc431

13. Jon and Daenerys from Game of Thrones

Jon and Daenerys kiss
HBO

"They had zero chemistry and their 'love story' felt rushed and forced. It didn’t hold a candle to Jon and Ygritte’s relationship, which actually had buildup and tension."

jaymay25

14. Caroline and Stefan from The Vampire Diaries

Stefan: "Why do you have a thing for me?" Caroline: "I don't"
The CW

"It felt like the show just needed Caroline to have a boyfriend and Stefan had been single for so long. I will die on the hill that Caroline should have ended up with Klaus because they challenged each other to be better versions of themselves."

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15. Barry and Iris from The Flash

CW Network / Courtesy Everett Collection

"The show tried to build up the tension, but it’s just not there. Barry and Cisco, on the other hand, would light up the screen!"

savana221

16. Dan and Blair from Gossip Girl

Dan and Blair kiss for the first time to see if there's anything between them
The CW

"It was so forced and just felt like a way to add another obstacle between Blair and Chuck. I get that they matched on an intellectual level, but there was zero chemistry. I just skip over their scenes now."

charlotteclarkcc92

17. Max and Lorelai from Gilmore Girls

Max tells Lorelai she had her shot and she called off the engagement
The WB

"I understand that they got engaged for a plot device, but they had absolutely no chemistry whatsoever. I always get secondhand embarrassment when I’m rewatching."

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18. Amy and Jonah from Superstore

Amy and Jonah decide to move to California together
NBC

"I like them both separately, but it really seemed like Amy couldn’t stand Jonah and I felt bad for him. I was glad when they broke up. When they got back together I was like, 'Why?'"

stephaniesezz

19. Haley and Dylan from Modern Family

Haley and Dylan elope
ABC

"Compared to Haley and Andy, they just felt so flat and forced."

beth_leigh94

20. Maggie and Jackson from Grey's Anatomy

ABC

"No one can top a 'no chemistry' list like them. They always seemed like they were forced to even talk to each other."

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21. Lucifer and Chloe from Lucifer

Lucifer and Chloe kiss in Season 5
Netflix

"I just expected so much more. I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but it feels boring and bland. It doesn't work for me at all."

elkelly13

22. Mal and Alina from Shadow and Bone

Netflix

"They don't have the same level of chemistry as Alina did with the Dark One. To me, Mal and Alina just give off brother-and-sister vibes."

alysaurus688

23. Ander and Omar from Elite

Ander breaks up with Omar in Season 4: "It's best we end this here because I don't want this to become something else entirely"
Netflix

"They just don’t seem to like each other very much, which is weird since Omar risked everything to be with Ander."

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24. And finally, Archie and Veronica from Riverdale

Archie tells Veronica at prom that he kissed Betty and wrote the song for her
The CW

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

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

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