17 Awful On-Screen Love Triangles That Should Have Never Happened

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Ah, the love triangle: it's a technique used all too commonly in TV and film. It's not always a bad one, either! If a love triangle is done well, the constant ‘will-they-won't-they' and ‘WHO WILL THEY CHOOSE??' drama can keep viewers glued to their screens. After all, who doesn't love to live vicariously through the romantic exploits of fictional characters?

However, there's been more than a few occasions where films and TV shows have quite literally lost the plot when it comes to their triangular love affairs. They've had viewers with their head in their hands, wishing that the lover in question would just make up their damn mind already. Often, the correct choice of partner is so blindingly obvious that you wonder why and how they've ended up in a triangle as horrific as this in the first place. In other cases, both options are so dreadful that you're praying the protagonist will magically realize their self-worth and just resolve to be single until they find someone worthwhile. We've put together a list of the worst love triangles we've ever seen. Warning: extreme frustration may follow.