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The Best & Worst Fictional Couples Of 2015

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    Couples on TV and in film can be aspirational or a portrait of dread. You know, the kind you hope against hope that you and your significant other don't resemble. Some of TV's bright, shiny couples can dim. Others can prove they were much more than just a random hookup. Often, they start off grating and end up becoming de-facto ads for couples counseling.

    We've rounded up the couples on the big and small screens that you've been waiting to get together — and the ones that needed to break up yesterday. The ones that came together in 2015 and the ones that strengthened their bonds. But knowing TV writers, even the happiest couples could be doomed when shows return this winter. Enjoy their happiness while you can.

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    Worst: Hakeem & Camilla, Empire

    I mean, there's really no way to hide the mommy issues in your relationship when "momma" is literally the primary nickname for your significant other.

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    Best: Jake & Amy, Brooklyn 99

    They're kind of a mismatched couple, but they agree on all the important things — caring about their jobs, their friends, and wanting to help their community. A great payoff to multiple seasons of build up.

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    Worst: Kermit & Denise, The Muppets

    Not that Kermit and Miss Piggy had the happiest of unions. Still, seeing a beloved children's puppet oggle what was once only a memo that read, "Hey, what do you think a sexy pig would look like?," is deeply upsetting.

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    Best: Ian & Mickey, Shameless

    Everything about Shameless' least-messed-up romantic relationship (though the bar is very, very low) is adorable, sad, and beautiful. Every time things are going semi-smoothly for the pair, they hit another major hurdle. But they obviously love each other in a way that should carry them over everything (let's just not talk about the season 5 finale).

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    Worst: Bonnie & Enzo, The Vampire Diaries

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    has stuck its toes in the waters of a time jump, sneaking in moments set three years in the future. In one flash forward, it's revealed one of the show's best characters, Bonnie, is now paired with actual villain Enzo. And every little allusion to the future relationship dropped in the present timeline is like a watching someone fiddling with the car radio when you know they're going to crash.