5 “Will They, Won’t They” TV Couples That Became Exhausting To Watch

Josh Radnor and Cobie Smulders in "How I Met Your Mother"

Everyone loves an on-screen romance. The trouble is, when a series decides to continue past season 3, it often becomes tiresome waiting to find out whether our potential couple will tie the knot or call it quits. Here are five TV couples we wish had made their decision 5 seasons sooner.

Ross and Rachel (Friends)

Ross and Rachel practically invented the on-screen “will they, won’t they” relationship. It took them ten seasons of dates, fights, marriage, divorce and having a baby together to finally realize they wanted to be together. By that point, we didn’t really care… (joking, of course we did).

Nick and Jess (New Girl)

From the early episodes of season one, it became obvious that there was something between Nick and Jess. Still, it took them several seasons of working out how they feel and dating then breaking up to finally get it together in the season 6 finale.

JD and Eliot (Scrubs)

JD and Eliot were more on-and-off than Robert Pattinson in the first half hour of Twilight. Despite the fact that the whole point of their relationship is that they don’t work together, the producers and writers opted for the cliche of them ending up together after a merry-go-round of relationship failure.

Penny and Leonard (The Big Bang Theory)

The Big Bang Theory managed to put off marrying the two characters we have been rooting for from episode one until season nine. That means we had to endure over 160 episodes waiting to see if they’d actually go through with it. Yawn.

Robin and Ted (How I Met Your Mother)

We spent nine whole seasons waiting to see how Ted met the mother of his children, only to meet her for a few episodes before she was killed off. The rest of the show seemed to focus on Ted’s unconditional love for Robin and his regret for not doing enough about it until the very last episode.

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