There are couples from TV series – like Rachel and Ross from Friends or Jim and Pam in The Office – who are loved from the first moment and then – Unfortunately – there are those couples that the more we look at them, the more they turn out to us annoyingly forced. Some are the result of a simple lack of inventiveness on the part of the showrunners, others instead seem to have been put there just to lengthen the broth. Whatever the reason, we are sure that seeing them you too will have thought: “These two are definitely not meant to be together.”
In the vast world of TV series there are many couples who we would have preferred not to see at all ma – in this case – we decided to select only 10.
ATTENZIONE: L’articolo contiene spoiler su Friends, Community, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, The Office, How To Get Away with Murder, Game of Thrones, Teen Wolf, Shadowhunters e The Vampire Diaries
1) Joey e Rachel – Friends
Let’s face it: that of Rachel e Joey it’s a couple we could have done without. Among the 236 episodes that made up one of must of the comedy TV series, the small parenthesis that saw the two engaged turns out to be a real one hole in the water. In fact, we do not know what could have led the screenwriters to create such a badly matched couple: perhaps a way to divert attention from the ship Rachel and Ross? Approach the sympathy of the fans by proposing a new and unexpected couple? Whatever the answer, we are sure that the lack of chemistry between the two was evident, not to mention all the wrong assumptions from which they started. It’s okay that love arises when you least expect it, but how do you steal it crush of a life of your best friend? Luckily, Rachel and Joey also realized they were bad together and decided to call it quits once and for all.
2) Britta e Troy – Community
Despite Community is defined by many as one of the best sitcoms of all time, the decline after the fourth season was evident. There storylines and scripts which they had hitherto maintained a very high level they end up taking the road of a slow decline. Everything was definitely made worse by the abandonment of Dan Harmon, creator and screenwriter of the series. Having probably run out of ideas, the showrunners decided to jump into the twist creating unthinkable pairs like that of Britta e Troy, that was a real one flop. The two characters if taken individually are not bad at all, indeed, together they were very good friends. But it will be precisely because we were get used to seeing them more like brothers that as boyfriends that the couple just didn’t go down there. To this already quite important problem is added a total incompatibility of character: she is a more mature woman and with her head on her shoulders, he is a big guy immature who does not yet know which direction to take. Even the two of them could have done – certainly – without.
3) Caleb e Spencer – Pretty Little Liars
In its seven seasons Pretty Little Liars showed us beautiful couples like Spencer e Toby, Aria ed Ezra, Emily e Alison e Hanna e Caleb. Too bad then that – out of the blue – in the sixth season the creators have decided to create some confusion and put Spencer and Caleb together. Whereas the two were friends for some time and both had a happy love life with their partnerthere is not a single reason in the world that can explain this decision, if not one lack of ideas, as also happened in Friends. After very long back and forth, Hanna and Caleb’s relationship seemed to go well: they lived in New York and wanted to get married. But suddenly Hanna decides to screw everything up and don’t listen to Caleb’s needs, letting him go away as if nothing had happened and getting married a short time later with another. Let’s face it: as dynamics they don’t hold up much. Fortunately, even the creators have decided to retrace their steps and please the fans of Spoby causing Toby to return with Spencer in the series finale.
4) Dan e Blair – Gossip Girl
How many times have we heard that Opposites attract? Here, in the case of Dan Humphrey e Blair Waldorf this rule is absolutely not true. The idea of using the classic cliché of the beautiful and popular girl who decides to stay with the boy who is a bit of a loser from the suburbs seemed tempting to the writers but the result was bad. She an insensitive manipulator with many flaws, he a dissatisfied aspiring writer somewhat petty and sneaky. Perhaps the only thing that united them was the negative sides of their character, but not enough. Let’s face it: the only one who could end up with Blair, going to compensate for her negative sides, is Chuck and – in fact – the two end up getting married and having children. Between Blair and Georgina we can say that the creators didn’t really get it right in finding a right girlfriend for this character who was only one small parenthesis to lengthen the broth in the ship dei Cherena. But better alone than with an incompatible partner.
5) Angela e Andy – The Office
In a series that has given birth to beautiful couples like that of Jim and Pam or Michael and Holly, that of Andy e Angela sounds bad just hearing her name. Andy is a warm and loving person who seeks something similar in his partner, Angela is all his opposite to. By the time he realizes it, it’s too late. We have no doubts about the existence of the couple: it was certainly a small interlude within the love story with Dwight that made us doubt their future. However, there are fans who never questioned that they would get back together once and for all, and they did. Indeed, despite Dwight not be the character anymore ordinary and stable that there is, it’s impossible to deny that he and Angela are meant to be together, and their marriage proves it. Both have character strange and incomprehensible for everyone, except for them, but it is precisely this that makes them perfect together.
6) Michaela e Asher – How To Get Away with Murder
Both students of attorney Annalize Keating, Michaela e Asher were one of the main focuses of the third season of How to Get Away With Murder. After a long flirtation and continuous attempts by Asher to convince her that there was love beyond the simple attraction, the two got together but the question arises: was it really necessary? The goal was certainly to insert a bit of drama in the series but we could happily do without it. However, even the showrunners seem to have noticed the mistake and after making the two leave – not happy – they even decide to kill Asher.
7) Jon e Daenerys – Game of Thrones
From the last episode of Game of Thrones released in 2019, there have been many negative comments and resentments towards the series from fans, but perhaps there has not been enough talk about the bad couple Daenerys – Jon. We assume that after seeing the Dragon Queen with Khal Drogo and Jon with Ygritte, it’s impossible to see them with a different partner, especially an incompatible one. After waiting for the meeting between the two for many episodes, while we watched their kiss the only thing we could think was: but was it really necessary? Surely not. He meditator, rational and human, she a mad killer with delusions of protagonism. Not to mention the blood bond, but as we were used to with Cercei and Jamie we don’t even notice it anymore. Just as the last season has been poorly and hastily managed, the story arc of these two characters also had the same sad end. The only thing that united the two was that they were gods charismatic leaders extremely lonely, but the series finale proved to us that this it wasn’t enough at all. We prefer to cancel this small parenthesis and remain with the memory of Ygritte and Khal Drogo.
8) Scott e Kira – Teen Wolf
In the list of the most forced couples of TV series we cannot fail to include the one formed by Scott and Kira, in Teen Wolf. Surely both – if taken separately – are very appreciable as characters but together they do absolutely nothing. She is clear – in fact – how Kira is nothing more than a fallback after Allison’s death. Probably the creators, going towards the end of the series, wanted to give the protagonist a happy conclusion that he did not see him alone and depressed by the death of his fiancée. So they decided to take the first character possible and they put them together. While the two try hard to be cute as a couple, looking at them really doesn’t convey anything. We would have much preferred Scott to move on with his life coping with the loss without having to fall back on a relationship – evidently – forced.
9) Simon e Clary – Shadowhunters
Based on the fantasy saga of the same name by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters it’s one of those tv series that made us live beautiful couples like that of Jace and Clary or Alec and Magnus but, at the same time, also terrible couples like that of Simon e Clary. Again the writers probably wanted to bet on the surprise effect making two best friends who have known each other for a lifetime fall in love, but as in Friends o in Pretty Little Liars, it didn’t work at all. Despite – in fact – Simon is a very good friend to Clary and I’ve always had a crush on her since I was little. their characters are completely incompatible. She is determined, smart and adventurous, he is awkward and hesitant in front of every choice. There perfect match for Clary is – undoubtedly – Jace, the bad boy on duty who turns out to be sweeter and more apprehensive than expected. Fortunately, the relationship with Simon did not last very long, bringing Clary back to Jace and Simon to Isabel.
10) Katherine e Stefan – The Vampire Diaries
The eternal struggle between the Stelena and the Delena has always been within the fandom but perhaps there has never been enough talk about how bad they were Katherine and Stefan Together. She is a mad killer thirsty for power, he is thoughtful, sensitive and with a great ability to control. The only reason we can explain the couple is that the writers wanted to revive the triangle Stefan – Demon – Elena with his 19th century Doppelganger but it wasn’t such a great idea after all. The only one able to get that glimmer of humanity and sweetness out of Katherine was alone Demon and – unlike the couple Katherine-Stefan – the chemistry between the two was evident. Stefan’s love life was saved towards the end by the screenwriters who – after long ups and downs with Elena – managed to come up with an unexpected and functional couple: that Stefan e Coraline. While we never knew it from Season 1, the two turned out to be perfect together which is also why the series finale had us crying all our tears.