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    Mar 17, 2020

    23 Of The Worst TV And Movie Couples We've Had The Misfortune Of Seeing

    These OTPs should be (NO)TPs.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us who their least favourite couples from TV and film are. Here are some of the best suggestions:

    1. Bender and Claire from The Breakfast Club.

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    "Don't get me wrong, I love the movie, but Bender bullied Claire, humiliated her, and even sexually assaulted her – and yet she still fell for him? How? I understand he was lashing out because of trouble at home, but it's entirely unrealistic that they would ever have become an item after everything he did, let alone in the space of one afternoon!"


    2. Ted and Robin from How I Met Your Mother.


    "They wanted completely different things in life! Also, Ted always wanted Robin to be something she wasn’t, and was constantly saying stuff to her like 'you’re too independent' or 'you don’t make me feel needed'. AND he made her give up her dogs! Robin and Barney were much better suited to each other."


    3. Ginny and Harry from the Harry Potter films.

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    "I was so disappointed with how the films showed their romance as I love them in the books! It’s such a shame how they missed out a lot of Ginny’s character, especially the parts that made her so well suited for Harry."


    "There was no sane reason for Harry to fall for her. She was just a random girl with major fan-crush on the famous kid. In the books, what made him want HER was all the other bits of her personality."


    4. Bella and Edward from the Twilight movies.

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    "He's a manipulative creep who always dictated her life decisions without really taking her feelings into consideration. I feel like their relationship (in both the books and movies) never really worked out."


    5. Ross and Rachel from Friends.


    "They were so unhealthy for each other, and the writers invested more time in bringing them together and breaking them up than they did in showing the pair in a stable relationship."


    "He was so toxic and she deserved better. She should have stayed on the plane and gone and done her dream job!"


    6. Eric and Adam from Sex Education.


    "Their relationship is so toxic – Adam bullied Eric for years and now wants to go out with him? Rahim deserved better!"


    7. Kylo Ren and Rey from the Star Wars movies.

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    "The dynamic between them was interesting if only it had remained realistic. You don’t just fall in love with – or at least forgive – someone who has entered your mind without permission countless times, murdered millions of innocent people, and treated you like dirt no matter how deep your force connection is."


    8. Jade and Beck from VICTORiOUS.


    "Jade was way too insecure to be in a relationship and it was always affecting Beck. I can’t believe they ended up together! It set a really bad example for me as a kid and they were much better apart."


    "They're just a bad couple and totally toxic together, but I think Beck was the instigator. He's a bad boyfriend. He watched Jade and Tori torture each other, tried to kiss Tori, and constantly fought with Jade."


    9. Jon and Daenerys from Game of Thrones.


    "I have to say as much as I loved the show, these two were a disaster. There was no chemistry between them, and the writing/timing of the show made their romance completely unbelievable, which is especially bad considering how crucial it was to the ending of the series."


    "They were pretty terrible, though they needn’t have been. They just had zero exposition time so you didn't end up caring enough!"


    10. Ezra and Aria from Pretty Little Liars.

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    "These two are a hill I will gladly die on. It’s bad enough that Ezra dated a student of his, but when we found out that he knew who she was the whole time and also that he knew Allison, it was too weird and creepy! I never liked them as a couple."


    "Man was a paedophile."


    11. Archie and Veronica from Riverdale.

    The CW

    "Sorry, but they do not make sense to me! No chemistry, nothing in common, and they're from completely different worlds. Plus, their parents used to have a thing which is weird. Archie and Betty make much more sense IMO."


    "They're the absolute worst! They have zero chemistry and the amount of gratuitous sex scenes between them is weird and gross."


    12. Betty and Jughead from Riverdale.

    The CW

    "They’re so boring and they never talk about how they feel. At least that’s something Archie and Veronica do right: communication."


    "I mean, if I've said it once I've said it a thousand times, Betty and Jughead have been together wayyyy too long. It needs to end. Riverdale is a dumpster fire, but it would be even less so if those two were allowed to move on from each other and evolve as characters."


    13. Serena and Dan from Gossip Girl.

    The CW

    "I know a lot of people ship them, but honestly I can't stand them together! Dan publicly humiliated Serena as Gossip Girl WHILST THEY WERE DATING. The fact that he watched and stalked her years before they dated isn’t cute at all. I honestly can’t get over how she married him after finding out what he'd done."


    14. Fez and Jackie from That '70s Show.


    "Jackie spent seven seasons thinking Fez was creepy and gross, and now because she realises he has some of the qualities she’d like in a boyfriend – mainly liking to shop and gossip – she decides he’s her perfect man? No thank you."


    15. Eleven and Mike from Stranger Things.


    "In the beginning it was kinda cute to watch them fall in love, but in the last season their 'relationship' was all about Mike being an obnoxious idiot."


    "I get that it helped develop Hopper's character a bit more, but I feel like they'd be better as friends."


    16. Alison and Emily from Pretty Little Liars.

    ABC Family / Freeform

    "I know they set the show up for them to be together, but the way they did it made it feel so forced. Emily would've been better off with a lot of her other flings than with Alison IMO. Maya and Emily should've been endgame!"


    17. Jack and Kate from Lost.


    "Jack was a nauseating person in general and so bad for Kate. She desperately wanted his approval because he was 'good' and she was 'bad', but all he did was judge her. I can't believe we had to suffer them as a couple for so many years and then watch them 'find each' other again in the afterlife! Barf Nation."


    "I’m not over Jack and Kate ending up together. He was pretty unlikeable after season one, and her character didn’t need to be validated by ending up in a relationship."


    18. Joan and Mycroft from Elementary.


    "It was forced and the chemistry was light years away! Jeez, I still can't watch the end of the season because of how cringy they were."


    19. Martha and Mickey from Doctor Who.

    BBC One

    "Granted, we don't see them together for long, but they had zero interaction before that whatsoever! It really felt like they shoehorned the only black characters into a relationship, and in doing so ruined both their character arcs, i.e. Mickey getting over Rose and Martha getting over The Doctor!"


    20. Haley and Dylan from Modern Family.


    "Andy was such a great character – he brought out the best in Haley and they adored each other. They did him so wrong in writing him out! I’ll never not be pissed that she ended up settling for Dylan."


    21. Jim and Pam from The Office.


    "Jim was borderline cruel at times. He went behind Pam's back many a time, gambled with finances, and downright bullied co-workers. Pam deserved better than him!"


    22. Mr Big and Carrie


    "I wish wish Carrie ended up single. Yes, I know she was searching for love but I wanted her to be comfortable waiting for an actual Mr Right instead of settling for Mr Big. The way he treats her is not cool! He keeps her constantly guessing, even anxious, about things. Not cool!"


    23. Britney and Santana from Glee.


    "Imma say Britney and Santana because they were complete opposites and they were only together because they were the only two gay/bi gals!"


    Note: Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity.

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