Glee is known for a lot of things. For one, it is recognized for its stellar musical performances. It is also known for casting thirty-something-year-old actors to play sophomores in high school. But one of the things that Glee fans cherish most about the series is the romantic relationships between the people of Mckinnely High throughout the show’s six-season run. Glee had an incredible amount of relationships during the course of the series, some that made us scratch our heads in confusion and others that tugged on our heartstrings.
What were some of the best and worst relationships on Glee? Let’s take a look and find out.
10 ARTIE AND TINA (WORST)
Artie and Tina were a short-lived couple at the beginning of the series. The two had little to no chemistry, and their entire relationship was built on lies. Artie felt a special connection to Tina because he believed they both had impairments and therefore could better understand each other.
It wasn’t until Tina admitted that she didn’t really have a stutter, (she just pretended to have one so she wouldn’t have to speak up), that Artie’s trust had broken within their relationship. Later on in the series, the two remained friends with no hard feelings.
9 KURT AND BLAINE (BEST)
Blaine: I really, really care about you. But as you and about 20 mortified shoppers saw, I’m not very good at romance. I don’t want to screw this up.
Kurt: So, it’s just like “When Harry Met Sally”. But I get to play Meg Ryan.
Blaine. Deal. (Pause) Don’t they get together in the end?
Kurt and Blaine completed each other in more ways than one. When Kurt was struggling throughout high school as the only gay kid out of the closet, Blaine showed up as a beacon of light for Kurt. Blaine openly loved Kurt and vice versa, both unafraid to get vulnerable and honest with each other throughout their relationship.
They were pretty much the perfect couple due to their incredible amount of support for each other and their mutual wants and needs. Plus, they sang some killer duets together. What more could you want in a couple?
8 FINN AND QUINN (WORST)
Remember when Quinn tried to convince Finn that he got her pregnant because they made out in a hot tub once? Yeah. Trapping someone into thinking they’re the father of your unborn child when it’s really the result of sleeping with his best friend isn’t exactly what you’d call “couple goals”. The two were also way too predictable of a couple as the football star and the head cheerleader to be anything special. Oh, and their names rhyme which is a little creepy for a boyfriend and girlfriend.
Finn and Quinn? They’re just too bland together to ever be considered an enjoyable match.
7 SUE AND SUE (BEST)
Sue: By the power vested in me by a website, I hereby pronounce you Sue and Sue.
Throwback to when Sue married herself (in a tracksuit gown). Not only was this one of the funniest moments in Glee history, but it also made a whole lot of sense. There was no one Sue loved more than herself and we don’t think there’s anyone in this world who is good enough to be Sue Sylvester’s match. Except for Sue, of course.
This scene was hilarious, but it was also oddly inspiring. Sue marrying herself meant that sometimes you don’t need another person to complete you or make you feel loved. Sometimes you can feel complete just by loving yourself, and that is what she does best. It’s no question that Sue + Sue is the true OTP on Glee.
6 WILL AND TERRI (WORST)
Healthy couples don’t fake pregnancies! This should be a given, yet Terri still goes on ahead and pretends to be with child, just to keep Will around. I mean she could just support his dreams and stuff to keep him invested in their relationship, but we all have our own strategies. Terri’s strategy, unfortunately, resulted in the separation of their long-term relationship. The two prove that even if someone is your childhood sweetheart, as sweet as it is, people grow apart.
Saying these two “grew apart” is the understatement of the year.
5 SANTANA AND BRITTANY (BEST)
Santana: Sex is not dating…
Brittany: If it were, Santana and I would be dating
Santana and Brittany were the heart of Glee. Their relationship started off as a bit of a humorous running gag, yet slowly over time, their feelings for each other began to intensify. They started off as best friends and stayed best friends throughout. The two fully complemented each other and put each other before everyone else.
Santana tells Brittany multiple times that she is brilliant and a genius, something most people would laugh at due to Brittany’s naive outlook on the world. We love how these two are able to lift each other up on a giant pedestal and only have eyes for each other. They are truly a pair to remember.
4 RACHEL AND PUCK (WORST)
Rachel and Puck were known as “Puckleberry” in the world of fanfiction and on the show. Although there was some decent chemistry between these two characters who both shared a kindship due to their Jewish upbringings, they ultimately didn’t seem like a lasting pair.
Rachel was ambitious and unconventional while Puck cared way too much about his social status. We can’t really picture the two growing old together, yet their friendship throughout the series was touching enough.
3 RACHEL AND JESSE (BEST)
Jesse: Rachel’s the most talented person I’ve ever met…If anyone’s gonna be a star someday, it’s her.
Rachel and Jesse started off on the wrong foot when he cracked an egg on her head, yet as time progressed, the two matured into the ultimate power couple. Perhaps the incredible chemistry between these two had something to do with the actors who portray the characters. Lea Michele (Rachel) and Jonathan Groff (Jesse) have both played heated love interests in the original cast of the Broadway Musical Spring Awakening before Glee had aired.
Not only do Jesse and Rachel have terrific chemistry, but the two simply work together as a team. It’s no wonder they end up married to each other at the end of the series. Both have the same amount of drive to achieve their mutual goals and ambitions. They complete each other as artists, and best of all, they respect each other. These two are at the same level which makes them seem like the perfect couple.
2 MARLEY AND RYDER (WORST)
A paperclip and a toothpick would have more heat between them than these two. Marley and Ryder are already incredibly bland as characters which sort of makes sense because at this point of the series, creator Ryan Murphy was pretty much focusing all his energy on American Horror Story.
While Murphy was busy organizing scenes with Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson, these new Glee kids were left hung out to dry. Marley and Ryder were pretty much the least fleshed out characters of all, so it’s no wonder their relationship was so forgettable.
1 FINN AND RACHEL (BEST)
Finn to Rachel: You and I both know how this thing ends. I don’t know how, or when, and I don’t care where you’re living or what dope you’re shacked up with. You’re my girlfriend, we are endgame, I know that you know that.
Finn and Rachel pulled on our heartstrings the most. The two were madly in love despite their differences in personalities and desires. Rachel and Finn cared about each other enough to make incredible sacrifices in order to make the other happy. Their unlikeliness as a pairing was what made them so special and their differences only made them more unique and passionate lovers. Finn was the love of Rachel’s life and Rachel was Finn’s soulmate. They lifted each other up and worked hard to help each other grow.
The love between the two characters was so strong that the actors who played Finn and Rachel, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, had a beautiful romance in real life. Their relationship was cut short due to the unexpected tragedy of Monteith’s death, yet her love for him continues to live on. Lea had this to say about Cory: There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains.
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