August 22, 2008

Couples That Make You Cringe

Dr. Izzie Stevens and Dr. George O'Malley, "Grey's Anatomy's" ew- inducing twosome, take the crown as "TV's Most Annoying Couple," as TV Guide counts down the 10 litle-screen pairs that make viewers cringe.

Katherine Heigl as Izzie and T.R. Knight as George are like "watching a faded prom queen and her slightly dim-witted brother get it on at the expense of George's marriage to Callie," the maggie moans.

"Desperate Housewives' " Tom and Lynette (Doug Savant and Felicity Huffman) rank second on the annoying list. "She has him canned from her ad firm and almost cheats on him with a pizza guy. He takes it as penance for lying about his secret kid," TV Guide says. "The real mystery here is why these two aren't in therapy."

The No. 3 annoyances are retro animated duo Boris and Natasha, followed in order by Clark and Lana (Tom Welling and Kristin Kreuk) of "Smallville" ("We know the Hunk of Steel ends up with Lois . . ."); Billy and Allison (Andrew Shue and Courtney Thorne-Smith) on "Melrose Place"; Jack and Kate (Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly) on "Lost"; Trista and Ryan Sutter on "The Bachelorette"; Ryan and Marissa (Benjamin McKenzie and Mischa Barton) on "The O.C."; and Sara and Grissom (Jorja Fox and William Petersen) on "C.S.I."

In 10th place is the Hub's own "Boston" Rob Mariano and his bride, Amber Brkich, who, TV Guide says "stunk up two seasons of `The Amazing Race' with their chronic self-promotion" after meeting on "Survivor."

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