Thursday Movie Picks - TV Edition - Romantic Tropes: Love Triangle
As we take Wandering Through The Shelves' final romantic trope to the small screen, we're going to talk about one of my least favorite tropes of all time. The love triangle. I find these rarely make for an interesting watch, but they're constantly used so there's got to be something there. Here are three shows I watched where triangle featured prominently.
1) True Blood - The Sookie/Bill/Eric triangle went on way longer than necessary, I'm assuming because Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are married in real life. Everyone knows that Eric and Sookie belonged together. Those are facts, I make the rules.
2) Insecure - I think this show is an example where a triangle of sorts actually works. Issa and Lawrence break up in season one, and she sees two other men, Daniel and Nathan at various points in the series, but also goes back to Lawrence. It works, Issa is always funny and I can't think of a better show that depicts the stress of modern dating.
3) Agents of SHIELD - This show has probably the worst example of a forced love triangle I've seen in a long time. There are two characters on this show, Fitz and Simmons. They are introduced as besties, but they clearly are on their way to something more, then a few seasons in they add a rando to come between them and Simmons has to think about who she loves more and it's just dumb and terrible. Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge had wonderful chemistry and the show through the dumbest shit at their characters. Yes, I'm still bitter.