It's hard to find a show without some kind of familial, romantic or purely sexual pairing. Not that we're complaining because a lot of our favorite shows are built on strong relationships. But mixed in with all those (fairly) normal ties are the ones that will cause even the most hardened ones among us to do a double take.
A good number of those have led to some juicy storylines, and more than a few have been inserted merely for the shock value they provide, it's almost like a competition to see which writers can shock the audience the most.
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We rummaged through the shenanigans a lot of these weirdly entangled couples, families and friends have been up to and chose our 19 worst transgressors!
Cheryl and Jason Blossom (Riverdale)
From the coordinated outfits to the constant handholding while staring intently into each other's eyes while standing creepily close, everything about the dynamic between these two sets off a bunch of alarms in one's head. Not to forget that one time Cheryl made the similarly red-haired Archie wear Jason's jacket to dinner before making out wth him later that night.
Beck, Joe and Peach (YOU)
The dynamic between these three is straight out of a deranged fantasy novel -- which it is. Joe is a full-blown psychopath with a side offering of homicidal inclinations. Peach is a needy control freak and part-time stalker whose attraction to her best friend puts her in Joe's crosshairs. And for some reason, at the center of all this is Beck, a woman who somehow manages to be incredibly self-absorbed and a doormat at the same time. Put together, these three are simply too toxic, dysfuntional amd destructive.
Jamie and Cersei Lannister (Game Of Thrones)
This show is definitely not lacking in icky storylines, but one that has continued to up the up the ante everytime people think they've seen it all is the relationship between these fraternal twins of the Lannister clan. After all, Bran chancing upon them up in that tower lit the fuse that sent life-changing ripples across the whole of Westeros. There is also that time they had rape sex right next to the corpse of their inbred son. Yeah, it'll take some doing for us to unsee that whole scene.
Hakeem and Anika (Empire)
You could almost hear the entire Empire fanbase let out a collective sigh of relief when Anika died. Among her many, many unsavory deeds was her hooking up with her stepson (repeatedly) and getting pregnant with his child. It's even worse that the stepson who knocked her up was Hakeem, who has got to be the most immature character in history.
Hector And Marisol (Ray Donovan)
They made a point to let us know that these had a tortured upbringing, but that is little comfort when you're made to watch Hector having sweaty sex with his half-sister.
Klaus and Caroline (The Vampire Diaries)
We get that finding romantic options in your age bracket is hard when you're a thousand-year-old werewolf-vampire hybrid, but surely Klaus could've done much better than a high school teenager. We're secretly glad he committed mutual suicide with his brother if only so he can't keep his promise to be her last love, however long that it takes.