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19th Apr '18 5:28:36 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' and its sequel, Harry and Carol spend an increasing amount of their shared screen-time dancing around each other, developing {{UST}} and increasingly FlirtingUnderFire, all while insisting throughout the first book that they're JustFriends and PlatonicLifePartners, then grudgingly admitting in the sequel that they do have feelings for each other that go beyond friendship. However, both of them have absolute stacks of issues - Carol's got a long running problem with [[EntitledToHaveYou 'nice guys' who try and befriend her with a view to getting in her pants]], plus generalised trust issues, and prizes her and Harry's friendship above anything else. Harry, meanwhile, has been through such an epic TraumaCongaLine that it's a genuine miracle that he's still sane, with Carol sometimes serving as his MoralityChain. Carol doesn't want to lose their friendship, and Harry doesn't want to date her simply as part of trying to stay sane. By this point, though, WordOfGod has hinted it'll be more of a matter of 'when', not 'if'.
15th Apr '18 7:24:42 AM costanton11
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* {{Awkward}} is basically entirely based on the relationship between Jenna and Matty.

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* {{Awkward}} Series/{{Awkward}} is basically entirely based on the relationship between Jenna and Matty.
4th Apr '18 12:53:36 PM fighwitt
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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': After thirteen chapters and hundreds of pages of [[BelligerentSexualTension fights]], [[OldSchoolDogFight dog fights]], arguments, paranoid behaviour, separations, reconciliations, [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide suicide attempts]]]], [[TheHero Shinji]] [[BattleCouple and]] [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] [[spoiler:get together definitely.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': ''Manga/Evangelion303'': After thirteen chapters and hundreds of pages of [[BelligerentSexualTension fights]], [[OldSchoolDogFight dog fights]], arguments, paranoid behaviour, separations, reconciliations, [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide suicide attempts]]]], [[TheHero Shinji]] [[BattleCouple and]] [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] [[spoiler:get together definitely.]]


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* In ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and Dev-Em spend a long while bickering, arguing and fighting until Kara admits out loud she likes him.
27th Mar '18 9:40:43 PM TheWanderer
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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' wrung every last drop of acceptable WillTheyOrWontThey juice out of Elliot and J.D. They ''did'' after two seasons of it, then broke up in excruciating fashion, cooled off for a few years, then picked back up very briefly again then dropped it again. They finally made up their minds and stayed together for good.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
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wrung every last drop of acceptable WillTheyOrWontThey juice out of Elliot and J.D. They ''did'' after two seasons of it, then broke up in excruciating fashion, cooled off for a few years, then picked back up very briefly again then dropped it again. They finally made up their minds and stayed together for good.good.
** [[DoctorJerk Dr.]] [[SinkOrSwimMentor Cox]] once specifically called out this trope when he was doing an interview with a psychologist at the hospital. It turned out to be [[HiddenHeartOfGold an unusually heartfelt and sincerely uplifting bit of musing]] for the usually brusque and cynical Cox, who seldom lets his JerkassFacade slip.
--->'''Dr. Cox:''' Relationships don't work the way they do on television and in the movies. Will they, won't they? Then they do and they're happy forever... give me a break. Nine out of ten of them end because they weren't right for each other to begin with, and half the ones that get married get divorced anyway and I'm telling you right now despite all this stuff I have not become a cynic. I haven't. ... You can call me a sucker, I don't care. [[OneTrueLove 'Cause I do believe in it]]. Bottom line is the couples that are truly right for each other wade through the same crap as everybody else, but the big difference is they don't let it take them down. One of those people will stand up and fight for that relationship every time if it's right and they're real lucky.
21st Mar '18 9:11:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheOffice'' in both versions with Tim/Dawn and Jim/Pam. Jim and Pam did get together at the start of season 4, and married early in season 6. Andy and Erin picked up the slack for awhile before getting (back) together near the end of season 8. They break up in Season 9 and Erin begins dating Pete. However, the other couples (Dwight/Angela, Michael/Holly, Michael/Jan) have faded into the background, save for a few instances where they're suddenly brought back and teased, only to fall by the wayside again; Michael eventually broke out of this by proposing to Holly (which, by extension, wraps up the Michael/Jan pairing), but there's no proper resolution currently in sight for Dwight/Angela.
** Tim and Dawn got together too in the Christmas special that wrapped up the series.

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* ''Series/TheOffice'' in both versions with Tim/Dawn and Jim/Pam. ''Series/TheOfficeUS'':
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Jim and Pam did get together at the start of season 4, and married early in season 6. 6.
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Andy and Erin picked up the slack for awhile before getting (back) together near the end of season 8. They break up in Season 9 and Erin begins dating Pete. However, the other couples (Dwight/Angela, Michael/Holly, Michael/Jan) have faded into the background, save for a few instances where they're suddenly brought back and teased, only to fall by the wayside again; Michael eventually broke out of this by proposing to Holly (which, by extension, wraps up the Michael/Jan pairing), but there's no proper resolution currently in sight for Dwight/Angela.
** Tim and Dawn got together too in the Christmas special that wrapped up the series.


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** However, the other couples (Michael/Holly, Michael/Jan) have faded into the background, save for a few instances where they're suddenly brought back and teased, only to fall by the wayside again; Michael eventually broke out of this by proposing to Holly (which, by extension, wraps up the Michael/Jan pairing).
* ''Series/TheOfficeUK'': Tim and Dawn got together too in the Christmas special that wrapped up the series.
16th Mar '18 7:18:11 PM LunaDude1996
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} X & Y'', there was the entire deal between Ash and Serena, with Serena harboring a massive crush on Ash and Ash being his usual dense self. [[spoiler:The saga ends with Serena finally kissing Ash before parting. The closest to a LoveConfession between the two is an AbortedDeclarationOfLove during a PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure, and an IUhYouToo right before that kiss, both from Serena's side.]]

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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} X & Y'', XY'', there was the entire deal between Ash and Serena, with Serena harboring a massive crush on Ash and Ash being his usual dense self. [[spoiler:The saga ends with Serena finally kissing Ash before parting. The closest to a LoveConfession between the two is an AbortedDeclarationOfLove during a PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure, and an IUhYouToo right before that kiss, both from Serena's side.]]
14th Mar '18 2:08:47 PM Axeo
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Actually ending the dance is a tricky business. It is difficult for shows to recover from the loss of a major source of dramatic tension represented by an unrequited relationship. Many shows [[JumpingTheShark Jump the Shark]] or suffer ShippingBedDeath when the two characters finally get together. A common problem is that [[RomanticPlotTumor the show suddenly becomes about the relationship]] rather than remaining trfue to its original premise. Sometimes an attempt is made to introduce a new source of dramatic tension, but it is frequently cheesy and lame. To avoid this, many shows choose to answer the question and end the show nearly simultaneously via a LastMinuteHookup.

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Actually ending the dance is a tricky business. It is difficult for shows to recover from the loss of a major source of dramatic tension represented by an unrequited relationship. Many shows [[JumpingTheShark Jump the Shark]] or suffer ShippingBedDeath when the two characters finally get together. A common problem is that [[RomanticPlotTumor the show suddenly becomes about the relationship]] rather than remaining trfue true to its original premise. Sometimes an attempt is made to introduce a new source of dramatic tension, but it is frequently cheesy and lame. To avoid this, many shows choose to answer the question and end the show nearly simultaneously via a LastMinuteHookup.
9th Mar '18 5:52:14 PM Sheffield
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Actually ending the dance is a tricky business. It is difficult for shows to recover from the loss of a major source of dramatic tension represented by an unrequited relationship. Many shows [[JumpingTheShark Jump the Shark]] or suffer ShippingBedDeath when the two characters finally get together. A common problem is that [[RomanticPlotTumor the show suddenly becomes about the relationship]] rather than remaining true to its original premise. Sometimes an attempt is made to introduce a new source of dramatic tension, but it is frequently cheesy and lame. To avoid this, many shows choose to answer the question and end the show nearly simultaneously via a LastMinuteHookup.

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Actually ending the dance is a tricky business. It is difficult for shows to recover from the loss of a major source of dramatic tension represented by an unrequited relationship. Many shows [[JumpingTheShark Jump the Shark]] or suffer ShippingBedDeath when the two characters finally get together. A common problem is that [[RomanticPlotTumor the show suddenly becomes about the relationship]] rather than remaining true trfue to its original premise. Sometimes an attempt is made to introduce a new source of dramatic tension, but it is frequently cheesy and lame. To avoid this, many shows choose to answer the question and end the show nearly simultaneously via a LastMinuteHookup.



* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} X & Y'', there was the entire deal between Ash and Serena, with Serena harboring a massive crush on Ash and Ash being his usual dense self. [[spoiler:The saga ends with Serena finally kissing Ash. They don't admit any feelings, but there's some sort of bond there.]]

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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} X & Y'', there was the entire deal between Ash and Serena, with Serena harboring a massive crush on Ash and Ash being his usual dense self. [[spoiler:The saga ends with Serena finally kissing Ash. They don't admit any feelings, but there's some sort of bond there.Ash before parting. The closest to a LoveConfession between the two is an AbortedDeclarationOfLove during a PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure, and an IUhYouToo right before that kiss, both from Serena's side.]]
3rd Mar '18 9:52:37 PM nombretomado
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* Sorkin didn't do a good job with the same trope on ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''. Or ''SportsNight'', for that matter (notably the infamous "dating plan").

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* Sorkin didn't do a good job with the same trope on ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''. Or ''SportsNight'', ''Series/SportsNight'', for that matter (notably the infamous "dating plan").
6th Feb '18 4:42:28 AM lillolillo
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** ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and Brainiac 5 first met in 1961. Querl fell for Kara at first sight and she liked him back, but she couldn't stay in the 31st century permanently. Both teenagers spent twenty-three years, real time, dancing around each other and wondering whether they should or could get together until they hooked up. Unfortunately, Kara died in the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteCrisis'' one year later.

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** ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and Brainiac 5 first met in 1961. Querl fell for Kara at first sight and she liked him back, but she couldn't stay in the 31st century permanently. Both teenagers spent twenty-three years, real time, dancing around each other and wondering whether they should or could get together until they hooked up. Unfortunately, Kara died in the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteCrisis'' ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' one year later.
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