10 Best Romance Tropes (& Which TV Shows Did Them Best)

TV shows rely on classic romance tropes to further their stories. Shows like Shameless, True Blood, and Stranger Things use popular romance tropes like the foolish husband and responsible wife, love at first sight, lovers in a past life, the villain falling for the hero, school sweethearts, love confessions, surprise pregnancy, arranged marriage, the bad boy with a heart of gold, and enemies to lovers. These tropes, when executed well, can draw an emotional punch and add depth to the characters and their relationships.

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