TMP – TV Edition: Love Triangles

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for the Thursday Movie Picks feature. This series is hosted by Wandering through the Shelves and offers you a weekly prompt to post some movie recommendations/talking points according to the theme. Usually, you are supposed to post about 3-5 examples, which I find a very manageable amount.

The entirety of February is dedicated to a special Romance Edition, focusing on many, many typical romance tropes and themes. This is the final week of the romance themes, as we are in the final week of the month, but it’s also a departure from films and a move to TV shows again. Today we’re going to focus on one of the most dreadful tropes (at least for most people) – Love Triangles. Can there even be such a thing as a good love triangle? Or are some just more notorious than others? Let’s check out my picks!

Dawson’s Creek – Dawson/Joey/Pacey

This feels like one of my first and truly OG love triangles. I was very invested in Dawson’s Creek from a young age on and so very disappointed when people in High School did not actually have these existential crisis and philosophical way of talking. It got to a point, where grade school me really mimicked Joey’s mannerisms … I was always an old soul.
Anyway, to get to the point – this was the first love triangle I was invested in and woah, did I always root for Pacey. He was the one for me.

Veronica Mars – Logan/Veronica/Weevil

CONTROVERSIAL, because this is not canon. Veronica Mars has got me through my early teens like no other show. I worshiped Veronica and dang, did I want to be a PI for a while, if only I had the guts and interest in crime like she did. Logan was always my favourite love interest of hers (Duncan Kane who? Piz was cute but could not keep up with her and while I love Leo, they had terrible timing and she was way too young when they first met), but I could not deny seeing a certain spark between her and Weevil. I swear, that had so much more potential than they gave them credit for.

We are going to ignore the final minutes of Season 4 of Veronica Mars exist!!!

Younger – Charles/Liza/Josh

My favourite show set in publishing! At first glance, you don’t think any of these relationships should work, with how they all started out with lies, but they both work so well. Charles and Liza are age appropriate, intellectually compatible and both sexy and sweet, but Josh – do not underestimate him! It was clear for a while that he wanted things in life that Liza wasn’t likely able to give him (*cough*children of his own*cough*) but he supported and loved her like no one else. They gravitate towards each other for a reason and I still can see them ending up together eventually.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – Simon/Zoey/Max

Simon and Zoey have this deep bond and understanding, both struggling with the death/illnesses of their fathers. It’s something not everyone will get and being able to have serious conversations about grief with someone is essential and beautiful in a partner. But then … I have such a thing for friends to lovers and Max is adorable. He might not get 100% what Zoey is going through, but he still always will keep showing up for her and that’s what you’re looking for too. Could not choose!

Honorable Mentions

The love triangles mentioned above are probably my favourites. I’m usually not very invested in them, but here are some other love triangles of shows (that I sometimes didn’t even finish) and my preferences:

  • Jane the Virgin: Michael/Jane/Rafael (Michael was my guy here, but not after he came back?)
  • Never Have I Ever: Paxton/Devi/Ben (Team Ben all the way)
  • Gilmore Girls: Rory with all her guys (I love Jess, but not for Rory. I always saw her more with Logan)
  • True Blood: Eric/Sookie/Bill (Eric. Come on.)
  • Lost: Jack/Kate/Sawyer (Sawyer?)
  • Vampire Diaries: Damon/Elena/Stefan (I literally got none of the ships I wanted. I shipped Damon with Bonnie, although I loved seeing her happy with Enzo. Elena and Stefan could have each other, did not care. I just really, really wanted Caroline with Klaus …)
I didn’t even dare mention Riverfail … can you keep up with Varchie, Barchie, Bughead, Choni, etc.?

What are some of your favourite love triangles on TV, if you have any at all? Let’s talk!

10 thoughts on “TMP – TV Edition: Love Triangles

  1. I agree I ship Rory with all of them, haha! Gilmore Girls is such a comfort show of mine ❤ Also my friend recently brought up Veronica Mars and I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before. It sounds really interesting, and honestly you can’t lose with a PI 😀


    • The more I grow up, the less I like Gilmore Girls, but I used to adore it! Everyone always said I was a Rory and I thought that was such a high compliment back in the day.
      WATCH VERONICA MARS! It’s so good!!! She was my hero growing up.

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  2. I was a massive sucker for Elena and Stefan have to admit then fell in love with her and Damon when Stefan became a D***. BUT Caroline should have been with Klaus 100%, there energy was soo good.

    I also loved Rory and Logan but Jess one when it was between him and Dean, I wasn’t a Dean fan.
    My brain has completely shut down thinking of other Love triangles when i’m sure there are hundreds i’ve watched!

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    • I always liked each boy Rory was dating until the next one came along, does that make sense? I think they cast the boys really well, but the older I get, the less I like Rory. So, I wouldn’t want Jess wasting his time with her now? And I try to ignore some stuff from the Netflix specials.

      I could see you liking Younger! Maybe you should check it out. I mean, a show set in the publishing world is on brand for us book worms.

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  3. Riverfail! OMG that had me dying. That show went bonkers.

    Great picks! I’ve heard really great things about Younger. It’s one of those shows I keep thinking I should watch but then I forget.


    • Riverfail is the only way I refer to that show now haha

      Thank you! Younger is such a gem, it always brings a smile to me while watching. Also, I’m just thoroughly in love with Josh.


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