Today, I’m looking to see what you think was the most ill-conceived romantic pairing of two regular characters on a TV sitcom (so no guest spot romances).
Pop Culture Theme Time is a feature where I put a question to you to see what you think about a particular theme. I might later revisit the theme for a future Drawing Crazy Patterns or Top Five.
One of the things that happens on long-running TV series is that there is a desire to just pair off the characters so that you can consolidate romance plots by having two regular characters date instead of paying for two more actors for them to date on the show. Sometimes, those pairings are very ill-conceived. What example do you think was the MOST ill-conceived?
I’m going with Fez and Jackie on That’s 70s Show. Fez literally stalked her in the early seasons, it is pretty darn creepy that they ended up together.
That’s my pick. What’s yours?
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