TV Boyfriends Just As Dirty As Dirty John

Photo: Courtesy of Bravo.
Bravo's Dirty John will have you declaring more gratitude for your exes than Ariana Grande. The reason? Eric Bana's John Meehan is just that dirty.
Based on a true story (and the popular Los Angeles Times podcast of the same name), the titular Dirty John is the ultimate con artist, who charms successful interior designer Debra Newell (Connie Britton) into a quickie marriage. Unfortunately, he does so without Debra learning of his pages-thick criminal record... or the fact that he's done this more than once to another unsuspecting woman.
While Debra may be reeling from the realization that John is anything but a stand-up guy, she's hardly alone in learning that her dream man is a fraud. In fact, she and some other television characters should really start a support group. TV is full of boyfriends who mask their evil (or at the very least seedy) tendencies. Some may be even dirtier than Dirty John.
Who are they? Click through to find out. (Some TV spoilers may follow!)

More from TV

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.