Ah, l’amour. There’s hardly a show that goes without it, these days, because let’s face it — viewers love love. And every show wants to have that iconic pairing, or the Ross and Rachel, if you will. The David and Maddie. The Mulder and Scully. The Booth and Brennan. Shows want to make a couple that is so epic it is what their show will be remembered for, because let’s face it — we all live for that.
But for all the epic couples that television has given us, there are just as many, if not more, couples who are, well, really awful. When I e-mailed the rest of the writers at CliqueClack for ideas, the fact that I merely mentioned the Pacey/Joey/Dawson debacle was enough to give some of them traumatic flashbacks.