How do tv characters show their love for another character? Maybe it's with a slow dance, maybe it's with a crazy stunt, or maybe all that is needed is an anguished declaration of love. If done right, the hearts of the audience should be skipping a beat during these demonstrations of love.
Yet sometimes -- even if all the elements are in place -- television shows are not always successful in executing a swoon-worthy moment. Sometimes the expression
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comes off as more selfish than romantic. It could also be because no matter grand the act, it will never convince us these individuals belong together.
Here are just a few examples of when tv characters and shows were absolutely clueless in how to go about pulling off a romantic gesture.
Felicity Interrupts Iris and Barry's Wedding Ceremony - Arrowverse
Weddings belong to the bride and groom. Felicity interrupting the highly anticipated moment where Barry and Iris would take each other as husband and wife with her abrupt change of heart towards marriage was rude, selfish, and anti-climatic.
Dawson Sails for Love - Dawson's Creek
Fighting for a relationship is one thing, but Dawson was way out of line when he nearly killed Pacey during a sailboat race he entered in a misguided attempt to win Joey back. Why she continued to agonize over not wanting to hurt Dawson's feelings after he pulled this stunt is a riddle for the ages.
Logan Gifts Rory a House - Gilmore Girls
Logan's attempt to give Rory a house so she could write her novel was certainly well-intentioned. What was impossible to ignore -- especially when Logan described how no one would notice Rory living there and how there would be people to cook, clean, and look after her -- was that his gift made Rory a kept woman.
Leonard and Penny Elope - The Big Bang Theory
Finally -- after seasons of pining, several proposals, and a long engagement -- Leonard and Penny were tying the knot. Too bad Leonard's confession that he cheated killed any and all joy for the occasion.
Phoebe Chooses to Reign in the Underworld with Cole - Charmed
Succumbing to the dark side to be with the one you love should be a heartwrenching but riveting struggle between what is right and who you love. Instead, Phoebe was annoyingly wishy-washy and then let the demonic baby she was pregnant with take over her brain. An epic conflict for the human heart this was not.
Julian Teaches Devon How to Dance - The Resident
Teaching someone to dance can be a very sweet expression of love, but there wasn't any of that present when Julian started giving Devon lessons because it was obvious she was looking to seduce an engaged man.