Getting a couple together too soon can be just as detrimental as getting them together too late.
While not all ships are slow burns, every couple should have some buildup to both grab the audience's attention and get them invested in the story.
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Would you rather watch someone's journey to the peak of a mountain and the struggles they face getting there, or immediately start the story with them on top of the world?
We've created a slide show below of 13 TV couples who we think got together prematurely.
April and Andy - Parks and Recreation
We actually can't say that the speed of their relationship was a bad thing. While they got married almost immediately, April and Andy were perfect for each other and stayed together the entire show. However, it would have been a bit more satisfying to build their relationship up even more.
Nico and Karolina - Marvel's Runaways
Does anyone else feel like Nico and Karolina didn't have enough buildup? Karolina was always into Nico, but Nico spent the first season figuring out her feelings for Alex. There should have been more scenes between the two before their kiss in the Season 1 finale.
Sutton and Alex - The Bold Type
This relationship was just full of wasted potential. If it was given the care and time it deserved, Sutton and Alex could have been a groundbreaking couple.
Nick and Jess - New Girl
This one's a little conflicting because it did take a couple of seasons for this ship to set sail. But it may have worked out better if they held off on the relationship until late Season 3 or Season 4. Besides a short seventh season, the second half of the show had little to no romance between the two because they got them together and broke them up so early on.
Kit and Grace - American Horror Story
We understand why Kit and Grace got together so early in the season but putting them together as quickly as they did still feels like a missed opportunity. The friends to lovers romance could've had a much stronger foundation if AHS would have held off on their rendezvous in the kitchen.
Clarke and Lexa - The 100
Their first kiss happened after they had known each other for less than two weeks, and they didn't see each other again for months after Lexa's betrayal. When they do reunite, they spend about another two weeks together, before Lexa's unfortunate death. The 100 should have spread it out and developed the relationship more, in order to give Clarke and Lexa the story they deserved.