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Boyfriends: can’t live with them, can’t live without them! But some TV boyfriends are totally worse than others.

Pete Campbell isn’t only a bad boyfriend, he’s an emotionally abusive illicit lover, too! Joffrey Baratheon is so mean he’ll show you your dead dad’s head on a spike unless you’re the kind of lady that can pretend to love the crossbow. And then there are the dudes who own a pager store and end up on To Catch a Predator, like Dennis Duffy from 30 Rock.

Sure, some of them mean well, but just end up falling on their dumb faces. Bill Compton liked Sookie Stackhouse so much in True Blood that they even got their own sappy theme song — until Bill got all bitey and joined that cult. Nick Andopolis from Freaks and Geeks was too caught up in his own world, and ultimately ended up being pretty creepy. Dean Forester, Rory Gilmore’s first (and recurring) boyfriend on Gilmore Girls, seemed like the perfect, all-American boy until his being possessive, controlling, and adulterous just got obnoxious. Don Draper will cheat on everybody with everyone else and then lash out when he’s about to be discovered.

So who is television's worst boyfriend? Hey dummy, vote in this poll!


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