There are some relationships that have the potential to be great romances and there are others that have the potential to be great friendships.
It's pretty common for a television relationship to go in a direction that we don't want it to. In fact, every TV watcher has experienced this at one point or another.
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But if we're lucky, some shows know when to pull back on the reins and accept that some characters are better off as friends.
We've created a list below of 13 potential love stories that we're glad weren't told!
Rosa and Boyle - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine continues to prove just how amazing and innovative it is. Despite Boyle starting off the show in love with Rosa, he came to accept that she just wasn't interested. Instead of continuing to pursue her throughout the series, they became close friends. In fact, Boyle was even the first person on the squad Rosa came out to as bisexual.
Chase and Karolina - Marvel's Runaways
Before we really knew the characters, it seemed like there might be something between Chase and Karolina at the beginning of the series. They did share one kiss, but thankfully it didn't end up going anywhere as Karolina is into girls and Chase is into Gert.
Kara and Winn - Supergirl
Kara and Winn is your classic "guy crushing on his best friend and she has no idea" trope. While this can sometimes work when done right (like if the feeling is mutual) it didn't seem like a good idea in this case. Kara and Winn have no romantic chemistry and are better off as friends and colleagues.
Holmes and Watson - Elementary
There's no denying just how well Holmes and Watson work together. While there are a lot of fans who would like them to become more than just partners, they really seem to flourish right where they are.
Octavia and Jasper - The 100
Jasper had a crush on Octavia from the moment he met her, and for a hot second, it seemed like she might reciprocate his feelings. But Octavia fell in love with Lincoln as soon as he was brought into the picture and Jasper fell in love with Maya. We feel like it was for the best.
Carol and Daryl - The Walking Dead
A lot of fans have been holding out for these two for years. However, they've always seemed to have more of a familial bond and it seems like that's the route the show is taking.
Felicity and Barry - Arrow/The Flash
While they were a cute concept and pretty similar people, it's clear that both Barry and Felicity were meant to be with someone else.
Lydia and Parrish - Teen Wolf
We couldn't be happier that this never went anywhere. It was pretty creepy that a deputy was having sexual dreams about a high school student, despite the series attempting to validate it by saying it was supernatural. Thankfully, Lydia and Stiles ended up happily in love and Lydia and Parrish stayed just friends at the end of the show.
Cheryl and Archie - Riverdale
Archie didn't need another love interest and it's clear that Cheryl is meant to be with Toni. We couldn't be happier that Riverdale dropped this storyline.
Alex and Sutton - The Bold Type
This one's pretty disappointing if we're being honest. It's not that we're glad it wasn't told per say, it's more of we're glad it wasn't told if it wasn't going to be told in the right way. It's clear that Sutton was always in love with Richard, and frankly, Alex deserves better than pining over someone who isn't all in.
Clay and Sheri - 13 Reasons Why
This relationship was a little bit random. It's not that they didn't have chemistry, but a romance between them felt a bit out of place given the current circumstances.
Joey and Phoebe - Friends
We were shipping Joey and Phoebe along with the rest of the world at the beginning of the series. However, as the show went on it became clear they were better off as close friends. Although it may not be a popular opinion, Joey/Rachel still feels like the way to go.
Meredith and Alex - Grey's Anatomy
Considering they're the last remaining two of the intern group it felt inevitable that Alex and Meredith would someday get together. Besides in a crazy alternate reality episode, Grey's never took the relationship there. In fact, Alex has become Meredith "person" and it couldn't be more beautiful.