Proof that you can say nothing but insulting things to your partner and still make it work.
Even taking the extramarital affair aspect out of the equation, in what universe does this work? (That's OK, the Shondaverse is a perfectly acceptable answer.)
As the Shondaverse turns...
He's a "self-absorbed ass" and she's a spoiled princess—and they're meant to be throughout. But it took a lot of manipulation and miscommunication to get from here to Chair.
Jon Hamm's ad man was a philandering drunk and the mother of his two, and then three, children could only primly pretend all was well for so long.
Don wasn't much better at marriage the second time around, either.
The timeless classic is perfect in every way—except when you start thinking about the fact that Lucy wasn't allowed to do anything without her husband's permission, that he never supported her dreams and, every once in a while, he gave her a spanking. Including one time on stage at the Tropicana. (And now that we've thought about it, back to the blind eye...)
What happens when the most self-sacrificing woman marries the most selfish, clueless man in town? Animation domination, that's what.
What with being siblings and all...
Sure, they got along OK, but by now we all know what the threat of "to the moon" means.
Considering she thoroughly believes him to be a terrorist when they have sex... Yeah, they're not going places as a couple.
They were the absolute, butterfly-inducing best in the beginning, but you know they never really got over the whole "on a break" thing.
Sorry your husband got too busy cooking meth and making bank to always be there for you, Skyler. Jeez, don't you have any vision?
The only bromance to make the cut, have two people on TV ever needed each other and yet also needed to kill each other so much at the same time?!
We're still not sure who needs whom more—Noah's ego is insatiable but the bottomless crevasse in Alison's soul can never be filled.
The college sweethearts have soured on each other by the time we're introduced. Dan blackmails Deb, she tries to kill him in a fire, he blames his half-brother and kills him, Deb confesses, Dan later attacks her, she attempts suicide...but years later, Deb's at Dan's bedside when he finally meets his maker. They do have a kid together after all. And scene.
She spends most of the time feeling insecure about his true feelings. He moves away—twice (and it's entirely possible he wasn't going to call before leaving for Napa). They have Ross-and-Rachel-Friends-finale chemistry when they meet up in San Francisco. And he cheats on his wife with her. Of course Carrie and Big had to end up together but, in real life, no discerning squad could ship these two.
Of course they were madly in love and, while killing her stalker ex certainly was a sign of good faith early on... Maggie Siff's devotion to Charlie Hunnam's unraveling Hamlet of a motorcycle gang leader didn't work out well for her.
They may be awful, but the friends-turned-perpetually-in-denial bedmates are so made for each other on this biting FXX comedy.
Theirs is an eternal love, if only he didn't lose his soul when they sleep together. Ugh, there's always something!
Also almost too hot to handle, but their relationship was born of self-loathing on the Slayer's end and was no more destined for this mortal coil than Buffy and Angel.
Love and the undead is such a tricky business.
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