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    23 Infuriatingly Bad Decisions Teenagers Made On TV Shows

    I am still yelling at the TV over some of these!

    So, I absolutely love teen shows. I live for watching messy teenage characters making terrible choices and causing absolute chaos.

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    However, there are times when I just want to yell at my TV because a character did something that was just so dumb. I mean, they're fictional teens β€” obviously, they're gonna screw up! But sometimes, their choices are just painful to watch.

    Archie from "Riverdale" covering his face in frustration, captioned "Me"
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    Here are 24 terrible decisions teens made on TV shows:

    Spoilers ahead!!

    1. First, when Finn and Rachel got engaged during their senior year of high school on Glee.

    Rachel tells the Glee club she and Finn are "finally getting married," everyone just stares awkwardly
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    It kills me how Rachel says, "We're FINALLY getting married," as if everyone was just waiting on their hands and knees for them to announce this.

    2. When Annie literally killed someone while driving drunk and then covered it up for an entire season on 90210.

    Annie hits a man and then drives off
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    I still can't believe this was an actual plot, TBH. And then Annie only got like, three months of house arrest as a consequence?

    3. When Lucas hid his potentially fatal heart condition just so he could keep playing basketball on One Tree Hill.

    Lucas tells his mom he would put basketball before his life
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    Karen seriously deserved a medal for putting up with all of Lucas's shit.

    4. When Debbie got pregnant on purpose at 15 on Shameless.

    Debbie says she lied to Derek that she was on the pill because she wanted a family
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    5. When Archie pleaded guilty to a murder he didn't commit just because he didn't want to put his family and friends through another trial on Riverdale.

    Archie pleads guilty despite everyone telling him not to
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    6. When Ginny and Marcus had sex with zero protection, and she didn't take Plan B until, like, way later the next day on Ginny & Georgia.

    Ginny tells Marcus at school the next day that she took a pill "to be safe"
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    I mean, I guess I'm glad she took some precaution, but still.

    7. When Jeanette just kept breaking into Martin's house for the thrill of it on Cruel Summer.

    Jeanette tells Vincent she got addicted to the rush of breaking in
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    8. When Ben and Amy got "married" using fake IDs on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

    Amy and Ben's fake wedding
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    9. When Brandon and Callie slept together even though they were foster siblings on The Fosters.

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    10. When Clare just assumed the baby was Drew's, and neither Drew nor Eli questioned it on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

    Clare says Eli will help with the baby, Audra asks if they had a paternity test
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    Everything about this entire storyline was honestly a fever dream from start to finish. How would the doctors not have confirmed how far along Clare was? Why would she just assume Drew was the father if she had slept with Eli literally a month before? Also β€” you're telling me Audra doesn't know who Eli is?!

    11. When Dan decided to have a threesome with his girlfriend and his best friend, who also happened to be his GF's roommate on Gossip Girl.

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    Ahh, the iconic Hilary Duff appearance.

    12. When Lucas cheated on Brooke with her best friend multiple times on One Tree Hill.

    Lucas tells Peyton he doesn't want to hurt Brooke or ruin their friendship, but he has to be with her; they make out
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    13. When Miles almost gave up his dream university to stay with Tristan on Degrassi: Next Class.

    Miles tells Winston he's going to defer the London Writer's Academy because Tristan needs him
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    I know Tristan was recovering from the bus crash, but this relationship was so rocky β€” plus, giving up your dream college to stay with a significant other is rarely a good idea as a teenager.

    14. When Cayetana found out Polo killed Marina, so she hid the murder weapon in her closet to cover for him on Elite.

    Cayetana: "what if they didn't find the trophy? everyone deserves a second chance"
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    TBH, this was a real ride or die move.

    15. When Marcus drove his motorcycle in the middle of the night without a license and crashed because he was upset about Ginny on Ginny & Georgia.

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    16. When Toby joined the A Team to "protect" Spencer on Pretty Little Liars.

    Toby to Spencer: "How long have you known?"
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    Troian's acting here was absolutely phenomenal, but man, I will never forgive the writers for this one. Even if Toby thought he was protecting Spencer, this was terrible.

    17. When Rory and Dean had an affair while he was married on Gilmore Girls.

    Rory and Dean sleep together
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    18. When Blaine dated Kurt's former bully, Karofsky, on Glee.

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    19. When Emily dated Paige after Paige tried to drown her on Pretty Little Liars.

    Paige shoves Emily under the pool water
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    20. When Tristan hacked Maya's social media and pretended to be her so he could talk to Cam on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

    Tristan tells Cam when he thought he was online chatting with Maya it was actually him
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    And Maya just...let him keep doing this for like, weeks? And then they were surprised when Cam was mad?? To be fair, I understand why Tristan was afraid to talk to Cam in person. But geez, guys.

    21. When Rachel cheated on Finn and said they were "even" because he slept with Santana before they were together on Glee.

    Rachel tells Finn she cheated on him with Puck because she was mad at him about Santana, Finn says he knew she was a lot of things but never thought she was mean
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    This is some seriously terrible logic, Rachel.

    22. When Jamie cheated on Kate with Jeanette and then tried to tell Kate she didn't actually see them kissing at the park on Cruel Summer.

    Jamie tells Kate "We both know your memory's been shaky since the trauma"
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    This was just infuriating on so many levels. Not only did he cheat on Kate by making out with Jeanette, but he tried to gaslight her β€” a kidnapping victim β€” into not believing her own memory. Seriously effed up!!!

    23. And finally, pretty much every single decision ever on 13 Reasons Why.

    Clay takes police officer's gun and waves it around at school yelling, "Am I safer now?"
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