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23 Times Romance On TV Was Actually Realistic

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Sitcoms, dramas, or fantasies, No TV show or movie is ever complete without a compelling romantic relationship. But not all of these romances even the aspirational, feel-good ones are necessarily the kind of story we should hope to emulate in real life. Some normalize non to so realistic scenarios, and others even glorify toxic behavior.

While relationships require efforts and naturally go through hard times, TV shows often fail to portray much of it. Take a look at some TV love stories with real love and relationships which can actually work in real life. 

1. David and Patrick from Schitt’s Creek

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Patrick always remains whenever David creates a mess and at the same time, David also realizes he can be a bit much and tries to compromise in his own way.

2. Nathan and Haley from One Tree Hill

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Despite all the mishaps which took place in their relationship which lasted through the whole show, Nathan and Haley worked it out because they knew that they needed to for their family.

3. Jake and Amy from Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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The beautiful bond between Jake and Amy rightfully portrayed the ups and downs of a relationship like having trouble with having kids or being challenged by their jobs.

4. Adam and Kristina from Parenthood

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The actors really reflect what parents go through when their child is autistic.

5. Coach Eric and Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights

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A strong duo in which both worked with high schoolers while dealing with their own (bratty) high schooler, Julie.

6. Chuck and Sarah from Chuck

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They went through so much but always ended up loving and supporting one another

7. Beth and Randall from This Is Us

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The two have their fair share of struggles and arguments but they always come out together and stronger. They both learned to support each other’s dreams without sacrificing their own.

8. Dre and Bow from Black-ish

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The whole separation arc was so disheartening but the two came together again and set an example of realistic co-parenting

9. Claire and Phil from Modern Family

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10. Mindy and Danny from The Mindy Project

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The two were far from perfect, but they learned and grew. Danny got so much better at rooting for Mindy in the end which was 100% necessary for them to work out

11. Monica and Chandler from Friends

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They’re such a realistic, genuine couple who love each other and work through issues like infertility and adoption together and come out even stronger.

12. Leslie and Ben from Parks and Recreation

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Leslie and Ben’s long-distance relationship sets a perfect example that a relationship can grow even during the couple’s time apart from each other.

13. Lily and Marshall from How I Met Your Mother

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Lily and Marshall separated for a while but ultimately chose each other and the people they were becoming.

14. Turk and Carla from Scrubs

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Their relationship was never perfect. They go through marriage difficulties and work through it in counseling together and even face difficulties conceiving

15. Magnus and Alec from Shadowhunters

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They went through so much together, but they were always there for each other, even when they were broken up.

16. Emily and Richard Gilmore from Gilmore Girls

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Emily and Richard argue a lot and even separate for a while, but they get through it and come back to each other.

17. Jim and Pam from The Office

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It was beautiful how they showed the tough times after they got their ‘happily ever after.’ The realness of the need for couples therapy and compromise was inspiring.

18. Xiomara and Rogelio from Jane the Virgin

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They have such powerful chemistry and passion, and even though they took a long time to get together, they were constantly making the other one better.

19. Sam and Grizz from The Society

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The challenges that come with being openly gay and Grizz needing to learn American Sign Language to effectively communicate with Sam shows such a genuine love between the two.

20. Gary and Maggie from A Million Little Things

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The two did so much for each other and grew into better beings together. Their break-up was tragic, even though the reasoning was legit. However, they were still there for each other later.

21. Bob and Linda Belcher from Bob’s Burgers

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Their relationship is an awesome example of acceptance, mutual support, and how to be a part of a couple without losing yourself.

22. Lynette and Tom Scavo from Desperate Housewives

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They went through so much: the tornado, Lynette’s cancer, the restaurant, having a fifth child and then almost getting divorced, but somehow, they worked through it all and stayed together

23. Drew and Bianca from Degrassi: The Next Generation

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Their relationship had so many ups and donws but they always, always had each other’s backs. Even when Drew was with someone else, it was obvious he never stopped loving Bianca.


What TV love story do you adore because it’s so realistic and shows that relationships take work? Let us know who the TV couple is and why you think their love story is so realistic in the comments section!



Source: BuzzFeed

Written by Muneer

Muneer is an Indian writer at FandomWire who plans to visit all countries in this world to eat the food on their streets. Obsessed with joggers, he sings and plays the strings too.