I’m going to be honest: Out of all of the love triangles in TV, movies and books, I probably only find about five percent of them interesting. The rest are usually totally garbage. This is especially true in television, where ratings are everything. In an effort to prevent going stale, show runners love to spice things up with unnecessary things like pointless love triangles. They’re not entertaining, they’re just irritating.
If you’re like me and you hate most love triangles in TV, see if some of these seven forced love triangles made you see red.
Manny/Craig/Ellie From DegrassiWhy only give Craig one love triangle to trudge through between Ashley and Manny? How about we give this ahole another one, between him, Manny, and Ashley's BFF? Yeah, great idea. Very cool idea. Not. Seriously, Craig was the worst and a serial cheater by this point anyway. He shouldn't have had a girlfriend at all. Source: Degrassi/Teen Nick
Rory/Amy/Eleven From Doctor WhoYeah, Rory and Amy end up happy and married at the end, but the fact that Rory felt that there was this weird will they won't they between the Doctor and Amy felt a little silly. But it was more annoying that Rory still felt worried that Amy was going to go off with the Doctor even after he and Amy were married. Like, relax, bro. Source: Doctor Who/BBC
Ross/Rachel/Joey From FriendsRoss and Rachel's on again off again BS was bad enough. Why the hell did any of us deserve to suffer through Joey being thrown into the mix? Source: Friends/NBC
Sam/Mercedes/Shane From GleePeople were skeptical about Sam and Mercedes from the jump, which always bugged me a little, honestly. Very different people get together all the time. But I did understand the collective eye rolling that occurred when Sam made his triumphant return and Mercedes was torn between him and her new jock BF, Shane. Drama for the sake of drama, Glee's slogan. Source: Glee/Fox
Nick/Franky/Matty From SkinsSkins loves awful love triangles. Loves them. But nothing was more pointless and forced than Nick, Franky and Matty in season six of Skins. The kicker: Nick and Matty were brothers! The extra kicker: They were also into the same girl last season, too. I'm so...no. Source: Skins/E4
Spencer/Ashley/Aiden From South Of NowhereOkay, South Of Nowhere was revolutionary in its depiction of teen girls who were exploring their sexuality and firmly planting themselves under the queer umbrella. But, of course, that was the case when Spencer wasn't crushing on Aiden, Ashley's ex. And it also wasn't the case when Ashley still hooked up with Aiden when she and Spencer were going through rough patches. Damn, can we please get more shows where a straight dude doesn't get in the way of two queer girls? Source: South Of Nowhere/Teen Nick
Scott/Allison/Isaac From Teen WolfTV shows love using lusty, significant glances between characters for two seconds to establish a potential love plot...which is exactly what Teen Wolf did with Isaac and Allison after she and Scott called it quits. And by called it quits I mean Scott-still-had-feelings-for-her-OMG. Isn't this show about teen wolves? Not pointless teen love triangles? Source: Teen Wolf/MTV
Which of these love triangles did you actually love? Which ones did I miss? Tell us in the comments!