These Are The TV Plot Lines That People Are Still Pissed Off About
Spoiler alert: this article contains spoilers from various TV shows.
There are so many ways to ruin a perfectly good TV show (yes, we’re looking at you, ‘Lost’ and ‘Heroes’).
Most shows make sure to debut with a mind-blowing pilot season, providing stories and characters guaranteed to grip viewers each week. Soon enough, however, the writers often get bored and decide to change everything that fans loved about the show.
(It’s almost as if none of them have ever heard the phrase ‘don’t fix it if it isn’t broke‘).
Opinions may vary on which ones count, but the point of the matter is that there are some TV shows that were completely ruined by ridiculous plot lines. Kindly enough, the good people of Twitter have listed the worst offenders, so check them out below and see if you agree:
Friends – Joey and Rachel’s relationship
Rachel/Joey, for sure. It was a stalling tactic for a Ross/Rachel finale but it was awful. The One Where Ross is Fine is amazing though.
— Lynsey James (@Lynsey1991) August 7, 2017
We may be a bit biased, but Joey and Rachel actually made for a cute little distraction on Friends. Everyone knew that Ross and Rachel were ultimately going to be endgame, but it was nice to have her explore with a familiar face. Of course, with that being said, we still think that Joey should have ended up with Phoebe in the end.
Lost – Everything about that ridiculous ending
— Colin Traylor (@Colin7Traylor) August 5, 2017
Purgatory? Really? What a cop out! The finale of Lost was pretty much the equivalent of ending a really good story with ‘and it was all a dream…’
Also, going off on a bit of a tangent here, but how on earth did Sawyer get over Kate that quickly? Their chemistry was off the charts and she wasn’t exactly gone for that long. Juliet came out of the blue and suddenly Sawyer was head over heels in love and willing to die for her. Sorry, but he loved Kate too much to move on that quickly. Just sayin’.
How I Met Your Mother – Everything about that ridiculous ending
Barney and Robin. We didn't want it, then they spent so long building it and we loved it and then they just took it away for nothing.
— Josh More (@Josh_More) August 7, 2017
So, for those who didn’t watch it, the whole series was spent with fans waiting for Ted to finally find his wife. He found her and they fell in love, but only for a short while. In the last episode, she died and they kind of just brushed past it in this really strange, unexplained way.
As for Barney and Robin, we can’t help you there. They were adorable and the only tragedy is that they didn’t last.
Gossip Girl – Dan turning out to be Gossip Girl
DAN WAS GOSSIP GIRL THE WHOLE TIME!!
— Beth Fereday (@BethFereday) August 8, 2017
It legit does not make sense that Dan was Gossip Girl. This guy was the most anti-Gossip Girl guy in the whole world. Obviously, the writers only did this for shock value, but up until this day, many fans are still angered by it.
Also, yes, he was cute with Blair, but everyone on this earth knows that she and Chuck were meant to be. Dan and even that god awful Prince were just ways to keep them apart from each other, and in all honesty, it was tiring to watch. Thank God they ended up together in the end, otherwise the producers might have had an actual riot on their hands.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Buffy and Spike’s (completely uncalled for) romance
Buffy and Spike start their weird / creepy relationship. I was never convinced by that.
— Graeme Williams (@gray_books) August 7, 2017
Neither were we, Graeme.
Buffy was always supposed to end up with Angel (even though she couldn’t, because he turned evil after taking her virginity, thus making it so that she had to kill him, even though he didn’t really die because he popped up in his own spin-off show a couple months later) and Spike’s British accent was just way too extra.
Grey’s Anatomy – Everything after Season Eight
Grey's Anatomy seasons 8-13
— Niamh Ní Mhaoileoin (@niamhsquared) August 8, 2017
Season eight is the one when the plane crash happened. Lexie died and things went downhill from there. Mark made his exit shortly afterwards, then Cristina (she didn’t die, she just left), then Derek died (we’re still not over it) and Callie called it quits too.
In all honesty, we had an inkling that things might have gone a bit sour for the show when, back in season two, Denny made his grand exit and left Izzie crying on his death bed in that gorgeous pink dress (#ChasingCars4Ever).
Dexter – Debs ‘falling in love’ with Dexter
Dexter. Debs 'falling in love' with Dexter. I feel sick just thinking about it. And the whole mess of the last season.
— Mags Campbell (@writersblock08) August 7, 2017
So, Deb was Dexter’s foster sister, and when she ‘fell in love’ with him, this little fact made it all kinds of awkward.
Although, if you put things into perspective, there’s a whole lot of people rooting for Jon and Daenerys to get together on Game of Thrones (and they’re Aunt and Nephew), so perhaps Dexter and Debs should have looked into relocating to Westeros.
Honourable mention: Heroes – Everything after Season Two
— Daé (@justdae) July 14, 2017
So, Heroes was, in the first couple seasons, an absolute masterpiece. Everything about it was flawless. From that iconic slogan ‘save the cheerleader, save the world‘, to Zachary Quinto’s epic performance as Sylar. As with most shows, however, the plot lost direction and eventually things spun so brutally out of control that the series was eventually cancelled. Ask any fan of the show and they’ll tell you – Heroes truly had so much potential, but, unfortunately, it just wasn’t meant to be.
(And let’s not even talk about Heroes Reborn. Let’s just pretend that didn’t happen).
Are there any TV plot lines that have really pissed you off in the past? Let us know in the comments!
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