Heartbreak High is a brand new Netflix teen drama series that is gearing up to hit the streaming service on September 14th. A reboot of the popular Australian series that aired in the 1990s, the reboot will follow a new group of high school students as they navigate the halls of Hartley High while dealing with their fair share of love and heartache. Like all great teen drama shows, Heartbreak High is sure to have some couples that fans will immediately ship and others that fans will seek to break up.
While there aren’t many TV couples fans want to break up, there are a handful that spark a joyous celebration when the words “we’re done” are spoken onscreen. What makes these couples terrible varies, from the immature nature of the characters to those suffering from heavy ratings pressure. Either way, it’s almost more fun to celebrate doomed couples than it is to celebrate those who live their happily ever after.
Amy & Ben – The Secret Life of an American Teenager
Amy and Ben were one of the main couples in The Secret Life of an American Teenager and a very important part of the Ben/Amy/Ricky love triangle. While the creators hoped to create an epic love triangle, they actually created one of the most boring and immature couples of all time.
Reddit user Halyycon said it best, writing, ” [Ben] starts out obsessing over Amy, being weirdly bossy about her pregnancy,” and even gets mad at Amy for letting her son spend time with his biological father. To make matters worse, Ben also cheats on Amy. was a celebratory affair for fans of the teen drama.
Brooke & Lucas – One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill might go down in history as one of the best teen drama shows of all time and that’s largely down to the countless romantic relationships the characters have had over the course of nine seasons. Although most relationships were welcome, one fan never got to follow the couple Brooke and Lucas.
Reddit user Spiffylady7 pointed out that the only reason this pairing came about was because Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush were dating in real life, and the showrunner wanted to see that chemistry on screen. When the fictional couple finally broke up, fans celebrated, because it meant Lucas could finally reunite with the one he was meant to be, Peyton.
Buffy & Riley – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer was primarily a show about a teenage vampire hunter, but the romance has worked its way onto the show like all shows aimed at teens. Riley appeared on the show during Buffy’s college years and was a secret agent for the United States Army.
Part of what made this couple not work out and got fans excited about the eventual breakup was the fact that Riley was extremely insecure in his relationship. As Reddit user sphere10 writes, “ [Buffy] treated him like a normal guy. But Riley never saw each other as the normal couple,” which complicates their relationship and makes them a Buffy couple that makes no sense.
Clay & Ani – 13 reasons why
13 Reasons Why is one of the most controversial teen dramas of all time and a show that has consistently created some of the worst teen relationships on television. When Ani joined the show in Season 3, she not only became one of 13 Reasons Why’s most annoying characters, but she was also one of some of the worst couples. She started out as just friends with Clay, but the two eventually became an item despite Ani harboring secret feelings for Bryce.
To begin with, their relationship was grounded in nothing and they lacked chemistry, as Reddit user pinakulala pointed out. Eventually, the two parted ways and decided to just be friends, which was one of the smartest things the show’s writers could have done.
Emily & Paige – Pretty Little Liars
It wasn’t often that Pretty Little Liars featured a romantic relationship that fans were desperate to break (they were supporting Ezra and Aria after all), but “Paily” was the exception. The two were swim team rivals who eventually confessed their feelings for each other. The two end up breaking up because Paige doesn’t want to come out publicly.
Unlike other relationships on the show that were based on mutual affection, fans like Tummycake point out that “Paige had been obsessed with Emily for years,” when she felt like Emily “never really cared.” to her “. Nothing is worse than an unlovable relationship with no chemistry, which is why this couple was never going to be an endgame.
Kat & Ethan – Euphoria
Kat and Ethan begin dating during the second season of Euphoria after Ethan spent much of the first season flirting and pursuing Kat, who rejected him so as not to hurt himself. The two begin dating briefly in season two before Kat tricks Ethan into breaking up with her because she doesn’t have feelings for him the same way he has for her.
These two never worked from the start as Kat regularly put Ethan down whenever she felt unsafe (as 37minutesleft pointed out). While their breakup was messy and terrible, fans ultimately rejoiced that these two could move on to better people, especially Ethan.
Kiara & Pope – Outer Banks
Kiara and Pope always felt like an odd couple to Outer Banks fans and struggled to understand their brief situation. While it was clear that Pope had harbored feelings for Kiara for some time, those feelings weren’t reciprocated. The two call off their relationship after Kiara sleeps with Pope and realizes she wants something different.
One of the main reasons fans were excited about the breakup was that they hoped it would mark the end of the writers constantly trying to pair Kiara with one of her friends. Sadly, that doesn’t seem likely, as it looks like Kiara will be paired with JJ in the new season, creating an interesting dynamic among the stranded Pogues.
Miles & Tristan – Degrassi: the next class
Over the years, the Degrassi franchise has welcomed countless dodgy couples, but Degrassi: The Next Class couple, Miles and Tristan, takes the cake. The two are an on-again-off-again toxic couple who eventually separate for good after Tristan lies about his recovery efforts and Miles considers postponing college to help Tristan recover.
Their second breakup might be the healthiest thing about this couple, as pointed out by several Reddit users on the “worst couple in Degrassi history” forum. One of the biggest issues fans had with them was Tristan’s inability to come to terms with Miles’ bisexuality, which was a major issue for the two during their relationship.
Peyton & Pete Wentz – One Tree Hill
In the 2000s, celebrating stunt casting was a thing on teen TV shows and One Tree Hill did it best and worst when Pete Wentz appeared on the show. He appeared in three episodes of the series, where he hit it off with Peyton and began an informal relationship with her that eventually ended when Peyton used the plane ticket he bought her to go. visit Jake instead.
While it’s clear that this relationship was never going anywhere, the real reason fans celebrated its end was because of the inappropriate nature of the relationship, to begin with. As Smuff23 writes, “ [Pete] was 26 and dating a 17 year old boy. »
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