I just posted my top best couples, so now we obviously need a worst list. I don’t mean the messed up ones like, Jamie & Cersi Lannister. I also don’t mean the boring ones that just never had chemistry. These are more controversial choices. Couples that a lot of people love & for good reason, but I just don’t like. I’m sure some of these are beloved by others, so I’m anticipating some backlash.
5. Hermione Granger & Ron Weasley
This is only number five because I guess I kind of get it. But yeah, I was a Harry+Hermione shipper when the books were still being released. I’d always hoped… Ah well. When those headlines started coming out about how JK even said that she has since rethought the marriage, I was a little more than slightly happy.
4. Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester
Eh. I didn’t really like the book as a whole, so the love story was bound to bore me. I just don’t understand how nobody likes Jane, meanwhile she’s actually completely likable? I guess this is good for readers who don’t want to read an entirely shitty character, but it doesn’t even make sense to me. The sad thing is that I should love Mr. Rochester. He’s considered a Byronic hero & I tend to drift toward those brooding, cynical, yet minimally chivalrous types. But he is just awful. I feel like their relationship courting is full of childish games & dishonesty, & the book would be a hell of a lot shorter if they both just cut the bullshit.
Not you, Fassbender, you are a beautiful creature.
3. Peeta Mellark & Katniss Everdeen
Because Team Gale. Nuff said. How does Katniss even do that to him? Especially in the first book when he’s taking care of her family, while she’s off making out with baker boys. I actually took a Children’s Literature course in college & there are actual intellectual essays on this stuff. Let’s be real though, we’re all actually Team Finnick.
2. Othello & Desdemona
They’re hailed as this awesome love story. But dude, you need to chill the fuck out. You killed her cause some evil dude convinced you she cheated on you? (Which spoilers, she didn’t.) That’s way harsh. I don’t care what kind of honor driven power trip you’re on. Then you go & kill yourself? But really, why isn’t the phrase hell hath no fury like a man scorned?
1. Romeo Montague & Juliet Capulet
I’m a romantic in the most non-cynical sense when it comes to most stories. But UGH. I love him, but Shakespeare is great at writing these plays where everybody thinks they’re so lovey, but the characters really all need to just get a grip. Some say that it’s actually not even a love story at all. Yes, Romeo & Juliet are clever & cute at times, but I’d totally ship Mercutio & Romeo over them any day.
So those are my picks. I’m ready to be yelled at now 🙂 I know a picked a few classics again, so in the spirit of my more recent reads, The Bone Season‘s romance is another one that I just don’t like. Which couples could you just never get behind? Do you agree with any of these?