In movies and films, it can be quite a magical moment when the lead male and female actors share an amazing chemistry that finally culminates in a tender kiss. If done right, these brief but significant moments of intimacy can really rally the viewers behind the two protagonists, cheering them to the finish line of passion, love, and lust.
In other cases, however, fans can literally turn on their favorite stars to show their disapproval of a particularly intimate scene that is not to their liking. Today, we are counting down to some of the most iconic kissing scenes on television that really rubbed the fans the wrong way.
“Riverdale” is notorious for switching up its on-screen couples and keeping its fans guessing. The show’s partners are always on the lookout for greener pastures elsewhere, and this can sometimes result in pretty awkward and vengeful situations.
One such situation occurred when Archie and Betty shared an intimate kiss, and to even the score, Veronica Lodge and Jughead Jones decided to get back at the two by kissing each other too. The awkward, watery snog in a hot tub becomes even more cringy when Jughead decides to refer to himself and his female partners as ‘Vughead’ and ‘Bughead.’
During season four of “Gilmore Girls,” Rory Gilmore caused outrage among the show’s fans when he kissed Dean Forester. Not only did the two lock lips, but they also ended up sleeping together, a plot twist that took viewers by surprise.
Aside from the fact that a physically intimate act like that was extremely out of character for Rory, fans were angered even more by her nonchalance and lack of guilt or remorse over the whole affair. Although most of us had desperately wished for the high school sweethearts to rekindle their romance, the way they actually reunited was pretty shocking for hardcore fans.
Although fans have loved the characters of Rachel and Joey for decades now, they didn’t really love seeing the two of them together in a romantic way. When the sitcom’s writers tried mixing things up by pairing the two together, the decision was met with mixed reactions from viewers.
Although fans of the show had previously rooted for Rachel and Ross’s former relationship, they couldn’t help but notice that the chemistry between her and Joey was virtually non-existent.
Despite the fact that the two cared for one another deeply as friends, when these two co-stars finally shared an on-camera snog in season nine, something didn’t quite feel right. Before long, the two had called the whole thing off, much to the relief of the show’s disgruntled audience.