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    22 TV Relationships People Hated Then Loved

    It's all about growth, people.

    Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us a TV couple they disliked at first but eventually grew to love, and they made some great points! Here are the best responses.

    1. Eric and Adam from Sex Education

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    "At first, I didn’t like that they paired Eric with his bully. But during Season 2, it showed that Adam could see he wasn’t happy and shares how he deals with the same struggles. I can’t wait to see what shenanigans they get up to in Season 3."


    2. Finn and Rachel from Glee

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    "I mean, their relationship fizzled out after dating for less than a week. But slowly, when they fell in love with each other and worked on their relationship maturely, they were the best couple on the show. The break-up episode had them break up just because every major couple broke up in that episode. But they were meant to be. Especially after what Finn said to Rachel at Will's wedding."


    3. Bonnie and Enzo from The Vampire Diaries

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    "When I first saw that they were a couple, I was a bit weirded out because she hated him at first, and he was kind of a dick towards her. But then they showed how they fell in love, and I realized that they actually made sense as a couple. But then the writers completely ruined them in the last season."


    4. Nina and Ricky from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

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    "He kinda weirded me out at first, but in the end, I was down for it."


    5. Lincoln and Amelia from Grey's Anatomy

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    "Originally, the writers introduced Link in hopes that he would be a love interest to Meredith, and I was definitely on Team Link not because I liked them but because I could not stand Meredith and DeLuca. So, when the writers tried to put Amelia and Link together, I was skeptical until Link stood up for Amelia in front of her family."


    6. Sawyer and Juliet from Lost

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    "The first time I watched it, I was so invested in Sawyer and Kate being together that I saw Juliet as an obstacle who should have been with Jack. I watched again during quarantine, and my god, what was I thinking? First, Juliet is now one of my favorite characters, and she and Sawyer are possibly the best couple on Lost. Their life together in the past on the island is what both of them needed — escaping the present together."


    7. Rick and Michonne from The Walking Dead

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    "At first, I thought they both had 'too serious' personalities to work, but I ended up loving them in the end."


    8. Fitz and Olivia from Scandal

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    "The first time I watched them, I was adamant to hate them because of the cheating. I can never support cheating. But over time, I grew to love them. They had amazing chemistry, and you just have to ship them together. Still hate cheating tho."


    9. Caroline and Stefan from The Vampire Diaries

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    "The first time I watched it, they made no sense together, but when I rewatched the show, I could really see how their relationship was built up through the seasons. They’re such a good example of friends to lovers cause they always supported each other no matter what. IMO, they were one of the few not-toxic couples on the show."


    10. Jane and Rafael from Jane the Virgin

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    "I disliked them when they first got together. Even after Michael died, I was still skeptical of them. But when Rafael found out Michael was alive and brought him back to Miami, I realized how much he loved Jane."


    11. Hanna and Caleb from Pretty Little Liars

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    "Hanna was my favorite character, but Caleb was a bit too sarcastic and wanted to be 'edgy.' It wasn’t until I realized that their opposite personalities and interests really brought them together. They ended up being my favorite couple."


    12. Veronica and Logan from Veronica Mars

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    "Took me a while to get used to it. He was such a jackass in the beginning, and I remember thinking, 'I'll never root for that guy'...I was wrong."


    13. Adam and Kristina from Parenthood

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    "The first time I watched the show, I absolutely HATED them together and even would skip scenes with them sometimes! They just seemed annoying and made no sense to me, but when I rewatched it like two years later, I LOVED them, and I loved how Adam helped her through her breast cancer and how they both supported each other with dealing with Max. Ugh, I loved them so much the second time and third time watching! I wished they had more screen time!"


    14. Kara and Mon-El from Supergirl

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    "My first exposure to Supergirl was watching Justice League Unlimited, in which she fell in love with Brainiac 5 and joined the Legion of Superheroes to be with him. So when they introduced this new love interest instead, I hated him! But by the time Mon-El left, I totally loved the two of them together and was so upset! And then, to make everything worse, they finally bring Brainiac 5 onto the show, but they pair him up with Nia??? Supergirl and Brainiac 5 were one of my original OTPs, so it sucks that they're just friends now, but I really did end up loving her and Mon-El, so I'm kinda glad she's still single because she just hasn't had that level of chemistry with anyone else since."


    15. Damon and Elena from The Vampire Diaries

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    "I was a diehard Stelena fan for years until I realized Stefan deserved better, and as soon as I started to like Elena and Damon together, she left the show!"


    16. Ian and Mickey from Shameless

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    "The only enemies to lovers storyline I approve of."


    17. Pete and Erin from The Office

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    "They were weird and didn't make much sense together, and she was already in a relationship, but then they became better friends and were relatable together. I can see them sticking together for a long time. They eventually became very cute."


    18. Carla and Samuel from Elite

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    "When the show first indicated that they might be together, I was really skeptical. They barely have any interaction in Season 1. It turns out their chemistry was on point. It actually breaks my heart that they didn’t end up together."


    19. Nathaniel and Rebecca from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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    "I HATED Nathaniel when he first came on but eventually wanted nothing more than for him to end up with Rebecca. They clearly made each other better people (and, at the same time, worse people but in a very entertaining way), and he really loved her and supported her throughout her whole journey to figure out who she is."


    20. Lucifer and Chloe from Lucifer

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    "I knew the ship was going to happen pretty much as soon as I started watching, and I dreaded it at first. Lucifer was too arrogant, selfish, and childish, which didn’t pair well with Chloe. They kinda always argued and didn’t really know each other outside of work, and Chloe didn’t even like Lucifer at first. However, as both characters developed and matured, I loved their relationship. They now had good chemistry, cute moments, little inside jokes, and they just genuinely cared about each other."


    21. Rory and Logan from Gilmore Girls

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    "I did not like Logan because of them stealing a boat, but now I am still mad that they did not get married."


    22. Finally, Troy and Britta from Community

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    "At first, I thought they really didn’t have much romantic chemistry and were better off as friends. But then I found myself rooting for them as their relationship progressed!"


    Got a TV couple that you hated at first but eventually loved that didn't make this list? Be sure to leave them in the comments below!

    Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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