Claire and Jaime - Outlander
Claire and Jaime may be one of the most celebrated couples of all time, but we call no dice. Forget about the time travel and age difference, a guy like Jaime would only be able to take so much of a woman like Claire before he'd either walk away or find someone who wasn't. well, such a bitch. Besides, how many long-term couples do you know who are still riding the highs of the honeymoon phase? Their neverending loveydoveyness just doesn't exist in the real world which is why this love story is too good to be true.
Derek and Meredith - Grey's Anatomy
Drama, drama, and more drama. Sure, there are people in the world who can't stay away from each other because their love is too deep, and it's true that some will tear apart their lives to be with a person they shouldn't be with. But Derek and Meredith's love story was just too complicated and messed up to ever survive in the real world. No real couple could live happily ever after like that (at least until Derek died) no matter what the TV world says.
Dr. Finn and Isaac - The Orville
A smart, independent woman like Dr. Finn would never choose a guy as dense and unfeeling as Isaac. He's just too much work. Add in the fact that he's basically a robot, and there you go. It would never happen. Ever.
Jack and Rebecca - This is Us
We love Jack and Rebecca. We really do, but here's another case of a nice guy ending up with someone who doesn't deserve him. Rebecca is mean and selfish and the way she treated Jack at times was absolutely abhorrent. He may have been head over heels, but he would have come to his senses eventually if he hadn't died. In the real world, this love story would have ended in divorce.
Lois and Peter - Family Guy
She's smart and rich. He's a fat slob with a dead-end job. In the real world, Lois would have tired of Peter and his idiotic ways and sought out someone more engaging and who could support the kind of lifestyle she was used to while growing up. Peter might have provided Lois with a bit of excitement, but marriage and three kids would never have happened.
Laura and Shadow Moon - American Gods
She cheated on him with his best friend while he was still in prison. It hurt like hell when Shadow found out what Laura did, but he couldn't stop loving her even though she was a ghost, and he can't stay away from her. In the real world, he would have spit on her grave and told her ghost to go to hell. Some things can never be forgiven and being with a woman who slept with your best friend is one of them.