Anyone who watched either The O.C. or Gossip Girl, two of Josh Schwartz’s immensely popular teen dramas in 2000s, will remember the dysfunctional romances depicted in those shows. The kind of romances that are fun to watch when you’re a teenager, but don’t hold up from a mature perspective.

On The O.C, for example, Seth Cohen, played by Adam Brody, endured a rollercoaster relationship with Rachel Bilson’s Summer Roberts, which repeatedly saw him struggling to be “good enough,” putting his crush on a pedestal, and even two-timing.

Later, on Gossip Girl, Blair Waldorf, as played by Leighton Meester, manoeuvred an incredibly unhealthy romance with Ed Westwick’s Chuck Bass, which involved emotional manipulation, physical violence, and trading your girlfriend for a hotel.

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