TV Character Breakups that Broke Us

(Image Credit: WB)

(Image Credit: WB)

How often do you get invested in a show and the characters you know belong together? And when they finally get together you cheer and bask in the glow of their new love. And then a couple episodes or seasons later something dramatic happens that breaks up your favorite couple, and all you’re left with a sense of emptiness. Here are just a few examples of TV shows with heartbreaking splits.

 

  1. Elena and Stefan – The Vampire Diaries

After four seasons of love and confusion, Elena and Stefan finally break up after he confronts her about her feelings for his brother, Damon. Elena spent her summer searching for Stefan after he turned off his humanity, and as a result spent a lot of time with Damon and eventually fell for him. This was a disaster for the people that prefer Stefan’s charm and humor over Damon’s bad attitude and sarcasm.

 

  1. Rory and Dean – Gilmore Girls

 

In a very similar situation, Rory and Dean break up at the annual Stars Hollow Dance Marathon when Dean decides he can no longer ignore Rory’s obvious infatuation with the town bad boy, Jess. Rory cries at a bridge but is comforted by Jess when they finally admit their feelings for each other. Some people still haven’t gotten over the fact that Rory gave up Dean’s loyalty and floppy hair.

 

  1. Jess and Nick – New Girl

 

After two seasons of building a friendship and realizing they want more, we finally got to see Jess and Nick decide to be together. But just a season later, they break up when they realize all they have in common is their love for each other. Some fans were distraught that this meant one of them would have to move out of the apartment, but the two are still friends that get into crazy situations with their roommates.

 

  1. Carrie and Big – Sex and the City

 

These two probably break up more than anyone on television. Fear of commitment is the core issue of this relationship, and we see it time and time again. With each break up, the fans never knew if it would be the last. In the first movie, Big stands up Carrie at their wedding, but they reconcile. In the second movie, Carrie shares a kiss with her ex-boyfriend Aidan and confesses to Big out of guilt. Fans were sure this was the end of Carrie and Big. But he forgives her and demonstrates that their relationship can survive anything.

 

  1. The Doctor and Rose – Doctor Who

In Doctor Who, we see Rose share adventures and begin to trust the Ninth Doctor, but when he regenerates into the Tenth Doctor, fans began to support their relationship even more. However, in the season 2 finale, the Rose and The Doctor are separated by parallel universes, and viewers got to watch this heart wrenching separation. To make matters worse, we get to see the two say goodbye when The Doctor projects himself into Rose’s universe as a hologram. Rose has a breakdown and admits her love for The Doctor, and when he begins to reply, his projection is cut off, leaving viewers devastated and as heartbroken as Rose.

 

So there you have it; just a few examples of the heartbreak viewers endure while watching their favorite shows. So next time you’re rewatching them, be sure to remember these devastating splits and keep some tissues and chocolate nearby to comfort yourself and do your best to try to keep your faith in love alive.

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What We’ve Been Watching: October 2015

THE AFFAIR (Image Credit: Mark Schafer/Showtime)

THE AFFAIR (Image Credit: Mark Schafer/Showtime)

Here at The Daily Quirk we don’t just write about television- we watch it too… and lots of it! Check back each month to find out which shows have us laughing, crying and glued to our screens.
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Unruly Women in Media: Samantha Jones from ‘Sex and the City’

Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones in SEX IN THE CITY (Image Credit: HBO)

Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones in SEX IN THE CITY (Image Credit: HBO)

Welcome to the third installment of our Unruly Women series! This week, we’re jumping back to the late ‘90s with Sex and the City’s own Samantha Jones. Last week, Sophia from Orange is the New Black showed us one trans woman’s struggles with gender and sexuality. As many of you probably know, these are not problem areas for Samantha. In fact, this is where she thrives. Continue reading

Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith, Rachel McAdams as Regina George, Jonathan Bennett as Aaron Samuels and Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners in MEAN GIRLS (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Movie Myths About… Friendship

Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith, Rachel McAdams as Regina George, Jonathan Bennett as Aaron Samuels and Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners in MEAN GIRLS (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith, Rachel McAdams as Regina George, Jonathan Bennett as Aaron Samuels and Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners in MEAN GIRLS (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

There are countless films made about friendship. Some are unconventional, some display strong bonds and others go through a rough patch or two. However, we all know that most movie plots are idealized. Before you go basing your relationships off of a fictional story, make sure you don’t get caught up in the following myths. Continue reading

NYC Girls Then & Now: Carrie vs Hannah

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in SEX AND THE CITY (Image Credit: HBO) / Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in GIRLS (Image Credit: HBO)

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in SEX AND THE CITY (Image Credit: HBO) / Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in GIRLS (Image Credit: HBO)

If you’re a warm-blooded American female, you’ve heard the relentless comparisons between Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw and Hannah Horvath of Girls.  They’re both writers living in NYC, one fourth of a quirky girl-clique, and an indirect “voice of their generation”.  As someone who has unhealthy obsessions with both shows, I can say that the relation between Carrie and Hannah goes a little deeper than that.

We truly connect with and are inspired by these women…i.e. we want Carrie’s outrageous shoe-habit and Hannah’s 48-hour romance with a gorgeous doctor.  There’s a crazy magnetic pull between these HBO character and their viewers. We just can’t seem to let go of them, even between seasons of Girls and long after the series finale of Sex and the City.   These women play a more important role in the average female audience member’s mind than most other television characters, and with good reason. Continue reading