16 Problematic TV Moments That Happened One Way Or Another
Some of these characters need higher standards for who they are dating.
In terms of overall harmlessness, TV is, for the most part, getting better.
It’s still not perfect, though – there are plenty of moments, even in relatively recent years, that probably never should have happened in the first place.
Here are 16 problematic moments from the last 15 years of television:
This Gossip Girl relationship from 2007
This “gentle” gesture in Office from 2008
This Pretty little Liars relationship from 2010
And this one from 2011
The very many cases of sexual assault in game of thrones from 2011
This response to Ryder’s confession in Joy from 2013
This Hannibal death since 2014
This “unplanned” pregnancy in Shameless from 2015
This Foreign flying from 2015
This useless death in The 100 from 2016
This stranger things relationship from 2016
This Riverdale 2017 dance sequence
This on-screen suicide in 13 reasons why from 2017
This Legacy eating disorder “joke” of 2018
Basically all of Insatiable from 2018
This controversy Bridgerton sex scene from 2020
What recent TV moments have you found surprisingly problematic? Sound off in the comments.