17 “Cute” TV Relationships That Really Aren’t Cute At All
Chuck and Blair, Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl is another show characterized by unstable relationships, with Chuck and Blair at the top of that totem pole. On the best days, the two of them enjoyed playing with and manipulating one another. That’s not usually the marker of a healthy relationship, but if it worked for them, who are we to judge?
That’s not the worst of it, though. Chuck could often be inconsiderate of Blair, and even toed the line of verbal abuse on more than one occasion. He also considered exchanging her for a hotel. None of that really adds up to anything resembling a healthy, functional relationship.