In today’s complex world, relationship problems abound and it can seem like it’s almost impossible for anyone to find his or her true soulmate. It may seem like the drama that surrounds real relationships would constitute perfect material for TV dramas. Strangely, though, most television shows seem to focus on relationships between people who wouldn’t stand a chance of actually forming meaningful, lasting emotional connections in the real world.
Ross and Rachel
The TV show Friends features a wide variety of couples, but arguably none of them are less realistic than Ross and Rachel. This couple seems to be definitively defined by the age-old, and utterly inaccurate, axiom that opposites attract. Really, though, these two characters’ strong opinions and extremely different perspectives make it extremely unlikely that their relationship would be able to last the trials and travails face people in the real world.
Phil and Claire Dunphy
The relationship …