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TV Characters Who Ended Up With The Wrong Person

Updated 22 Oct 2018 266.9k votes 67.0k voters 2.8m views12 items

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No matter how many series have managed to get it right and stick the landing with their finales, there are so many TV shows that failed to live up to fans' standards. That might come down to weird pacing, last-minute twists, or bizarre, unresolved cliffhangers – or, the problems could have to do with the romantic pairings. Few series finale decisions are quite as frustrating for viewers as seeing TV characters who chose the wrong partner in the end.

Whether it be through behind-the-scenes complications or genuine narrative fumbling by the creative team, there are many reasons why there are so many TV characters who ended up with the wrong person. But no matter what the excuse is, the worst TV romances always feel particularly annoying, especially for anyone who spent years staying up to date on the show.

Now, it's entirely possible this list could change in the coming years, if say, Meredith Grey ends up with someone other than the late, great Derek Shepherd. But for now, the absolute most disappointing TV couplings of all time consist of limp will-they-or-won't-they matches and problematic partnerships that can't live up to the standards set by the best couples on television.

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Alex Welch

Always talking about movies. An expert on all things Film, TV, Game of Thrones, cheesy 80s Pop Music, Taylor Swift, and coming up with the weirdest food combinations. Alex has also written for Screen Rant, Paste Magazine, Menlo House, and more. Still not over Oberyn. As far as I'm concerned, life is just an endless cycle of waiting for the next Paul Thomas Anderson film to come out.

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