13 Television Couple Endings We Are Still Mourning

13 Television Couple Endings We Are Still Mourning

I spoil the ending to 13 different shows, read with caution.


Imagine if I invested as much time in my schoolwork as I did on the relationships of fictional couples — I'd be a straight-A student. Here we are, however, Netflix addiction and all with a few examples of TV romances that deserved so much better.

1. Jack and Rebecca Pearson in This Is Us

I don't exaggerate when I say that I cried at least once during every episode of This Is Us. Jack Pearson is the type of man any woman would die for. The Jack and Rebecca love story is unmatched by any other fictional couple. Through every hardship, their love remained pure and Jack would do anything for both his family and his wife.

When he died of smoke inhalation, though I knew it was going to happen, I cried for hours. Rebecca was left a widow, raising three children while mending her broken heart and I knew damn well that they deserved a much longer love story than Dan Fogelman gave them.

2. Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy

The death of Derek Shepherd, to this day, breaks my heart. After 11 seasons of Grey's Anatomy, even I knew Derek needed a head CT after his car accident. Meredith and Derek survived a gunshot, love affairs, and long distance, but because Derek just so happened to be a good Samaritan and help someone on the side of the road, their story was cut short. Thank you, Shonda Rhimes, you break my heart every day.

3. Jane Villanueva and Michael Cordero Jr. in Jane the Virgin

Jane messed around in this Michael-Rafael love triangle for too many seasons. When she finally chose to marry Michael it felt as though everything was finally falling into place. Of course, though, Michael had to have a near death experience that didn't kill him immediately.

Instead, the producers waited for a few episodes before he suddenly dies during his LSATs. I was rooting for Michael and Jane, especially since Jane had her happy ending with the love of her life, but instead was left heartbroken.

4. Phoebe and Mike in Friends

When we think of Friends, we think of Monica and Chandler or Ross and Rachel, but no one really gives Phoebe and Mike enough attention. They complimented each other so well, but we never saw enough of them as they were overshadowed by the other power couples.

5. Brooke and Lucas in One Tree Hill

I will forever be a Lucas and Peyton fan, but Brooke deserved more credit. Though she did date Lucas first, Peyton and Lucas were destined to be together. Their relationship ended when Lucas decided to be unfaithful, but who could blame him when his middle school crush finally had feelings for him. Nonetheless, they didn't deserve to end on such a bitter note, especially since they had beautiful moments together and loved each other throughout.

6. Hank and Karen in Californication

While Californication isn't the most popular show on Netflix, there are many captivating moments anyone can relate to. Highly recommend. Hank and Karen have the most complicated relationship, but at a point for they just needed to pull their heads out of their asses and love each other. When Hank finally gets his life on track, Karen marries someone else.

When Karen finally realizes she still loves Hank, he accidentally sleeps with someone else — watch the show for a better understanding of that one. While they do have a kid together, they never seem to work out their issues, even though it's obvious they will always come back to each other.

7. Barry Allen and Iris West in The Flash

For all the superhero nerds out there, I know that you've always rooted for Barry and Iris. With Barry always having to save the world from another metahuman, their relationship was never able to flourish. When they finally end up together, something has to be altered in the time continuum that forces them apart. It's just a never ending cycle for these two.

8. Rory and Dean in Gilmore Girls

Innocent Rory Gilmore always went after the bad boys, both in high school and in college. Her high school sweetheart, Dean, was so pure and loved her with all his heart. Of course, she was rebellious, despite her perfect grades and admission into both Yale and Harvard, and chose Jess Mariano and then Logan Huntzberger. Rory and Dean never stood a chance, but they deserved a much better ending than what Rory allowed.

9. Lexie and Mark in Grey’s Anatomy

After the plane crash everything changed for the Grey's Anatomy crew. Lexie and Mark were such a beautiful couple, and I don't mean specifically their relationship, they were just beautiful looking people. The death of both of them stirred up some somber feelings for episodes to come as Lexie and Meredith were sisters and Mark and Derek were best friends. The death of any fictional couple is heartbreaking, especially when they go out together.

10. Andy and Erin in The Office

They were no Jim and Pam, but there was still a spark between the two. Andy and Erin were awkward, but fun-loving and I honestly thought they were a perfect match. So what, she ends up with Pete? No one put up with her awkward mannerisms and incompetence just like Andy.

11. Nate and Serena in Gossip Girl

I will always ship Nate and Serena over Dan and Serena. Their lives lined up as they were both Upper East Side born and raised and they were just one of those couples who looked good together. Even though Serena does choose Dan over Nate, they stay close friends for the entirety of the show, so I guess they did have a happy, platonic ending.

12. Barney and Robin in How I Met Your Mother

Barney is the biggest player New York City saw in How I Met Your Mother with his body count hitting 200 women in season 4, but there was something about Robin that kept him grounded. Even when they found out they were third cousins, they still got married. Yeah, after three years they got divorced, but their manipulative, Type A personalities aligned so perfectly that I thought maybe they stood a chance.

13. Kourtney and Scott in Keeping Up With the Kardashians

I know, Kourtney and Scott were a real couple, but I was still rooting for them. They have an entire family together and it would just be a perfect Hollywood match up if they worked out their drama. Scott, obviously, didn't treat Kourtney right, but he seems to have gotten his life on track now. So I say, why not?

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The 20 Best Episodes Of Spongebob Squarepants

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After nearly 20 years on the air, Spongebob Squarepants has become the staple of many childhoods for kids of all ages. Some of the most memorable episodes of this show have made a lasting impact on pop culture and it's own legacy as one of the most popular cartoons of all-time. Here are just 20 of the best Spongebob Squarepants episodes ever released.

20. Survival of the Idiots (Season 3)

Spongebob and Patrick find themselves locked inside Sandy's dome for the winter, leaving them to fend for themselves and find some form of entertainment.

19. Idiot Box (Season 3)

Spongebob buys a television solely for it's box, leaving Squidward to struggle with comprehending the simplicity of living off of imagination for entertainment.

18. Something Smells (Season 2)

Spongebob makes a Sunday Sundae that trashes his breath (and his reputation) across Bikini Bottom.

17. Squilliam Returns (Season 3)

Squidward takes over the Krusty Krab for the night in an attempt to impress high school rival Squilliam Fancyson and his elite group of friends.

16. No Free Rides (Season 2)

Desperate to get Spongebob out of the classroom, Mrs. Puff does whatever it takes to get the sponge his license - even if he doesn't deserve it.

15. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III (Season 2)

Left to housesit for their favorite undersea superheroes, Spongebob and Patrick release one of Bikini Bottom's most notorious villains (Man Ray) in exchange for his promise to be good.

14. Shanghaied (Season 2)

After being taken captive on the Flying Dutchman's ship, Spongebob and Patrick help the phantom scare everyone under the seven seas (sort of.)

13. Frankendoodle (Season 2)

Things get out of hand when a "magic" pencil falls into Spongebob's hands and one of his doodles runs haywire.

12. Graveyard Shift (Season 2)

The night shift gets the better of Spongebob and Squidward when a rogue ghost story haunts their every move throughout the evening.

11. Sailor Mouth (Season 2)

Spongebob and Patrick struggle to clean up their act after learning a dirty word they somehow cannot seem to stop saying, and Mr. Krabs won't have it.

10. The Camping Episode (Season 3)

Squidward tries to prove he's a true outdoorsmen (to no avail) after feeling challenged by Spongebob and Patrick's camp-out just feet from his home.

9. Mid-Life Crustacean (Season 3)

Mr. Krabs joins Spongebob and Patrick on a night of reckless fun in an attempt to get in touch with his inner youth and impress his daughter, Pearl.

8. Krusty Krab Training Video (Season 3)

The inner workings of the Krusty Krab are revealed in this episode dedicated to breaking down all of the hoopla surrounding the restaurant's success and "training" all prospective employees.

7. SB-129 (Season 1)

Squidward journeys through the space-time continuum after finding himself locked in the Krusty Krab freezer for thousands of years, bringing us one of today's most popular memes.

6. Club Spongebob (Season 3)

After launching Spongebob's treehouse into the middle of nowhere, Squidward desperately seeks an escape route while Spongebob and Patrick obey the orders of their master, the Magic Conch Shell.

5. Pizza Delivery (Season 1)

In one of Season 1's most iconic episodes, Spongebob and Squidward trek across the ocean to deliver the Krusty Krab's first ever pizza. Little do they realize they bit off more than they could chew.

4. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV (Season 3)

When Mermaid Man accidentally leaves his belt behind at the Krusty Krab, Spongebob goes on a mission to return it to him, as reluctant as he may be.

3. Rock Bottom (Season 1)

After finding himself stranded in the depths of Rock Bottom, Spongebob struggles to escape the town and it's dark clutches as buses repeatedly elude the sponge.

2. Chocolate with Nuts (Season 3)

In an attempt to live the "fancy life," Spongebob and Patrick travel door to door selling their chocolate in any way possible, encountering some colorful characters along the way.

1. Band Geeks (Season 2)

The Season 2 finale of this classic cartoon brings some of the heartiest laughs and the most memorable jokes in the entire series as Squidward struggles to get his ragtag marching band in shape for the Bubble Bowl.

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Colton Was The Best Bachelor, Don't @ Me

It was a roller coaster of a season.


My guilty pleasure is 100 percent watching "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." Every Monday night during the season, you can find me intensely watching ABC with a bag of popcorn. There is just something about all the drama and hopefully a happy ending that makes it hard to not love.

This past season, in particular, has been a roller coaster of emotion and drama. When Chris Harrison claimed it was the most dramatic season yet, he wasn't lying. Colton has come under controversy with some of the choices he made to hopefully find his fiance, but in my opinion, he is one of the most genuine and honest bachelors in the history of the show. When he narrowed the field of women down to three women, he knew that Cassie was the one.

When she had doubts and even left the show, instead of just moving on to the other two, he sent them home and fought for Cassie.

There were tears, high emotions, and even a fence jump. Colton claimed that if it wasn't Cassie at the end of the show, he was quitting the bachelor. He could have easily settled for one of the other two, but instead, Colton risked it all the fight for the relationship. In the end, Cassie saw how much Colton put on the line for her, and how he was all in. They both agreed that an engagement was too soon, but are still together as a couple. In my opinion, this is a reasonable choice. The show is only six weeks long, and most of that time is spent in group settings in the most romantic places in the world. It is completely different being a couple in the real world (which is probably why so many couples from the show split).

The season ended with the couple coming on air with the biggest smiles on their faces.

The numerous photos on social media of the gushing over each other seem to say a lot about their happiness. Even though Colton did not end up engaged in the typical bachelor fashion, I believe that his and Cassie's relationship is even better because of the choices they made.

So, I think we could all learn a thing or two from Colton on how vulnerable he was, and his willingness to fight for the things he loved. I hope him and Cassie the absolute best!

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