17 “Cute” TV Relationships That Really Aren’t Cute At All
Spike and Buffy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy had a habit of choosing bad men, and Spike was the worst of the lot. He may have been in love with Buffy, but he also lacked a soul. As a result, it was often tough for him to tell when he was doing the wrong thing. The most starkly traumatic example of this comes when Spike attempts to rape Buffy after she ends their fling.
That scene is one of the hardest to watch in the entirety of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Even before that moment, though, Spike and Buffy have a toxic relationship. They may have plenty of sexual chemistry, but that doesn’t make them a healthy couple.