One Tree Hill’s 10 Worst Chemistry Couples
One Tree Hill was a fantastic show, with a fantastic cast who were driven by excellent writers and intriguing storylines. Through the series, cast members were gained and cast members were lost and through it all relationship dynamics on the show grew, shifted and changed as characters came and went. While we are all aware that there was many a great romance on One Tree Hill, which all but emitted electricity when two characters were together (Nathan and Haley), there were some couplings that did the exact opposite. Some couples on the show made absolutely no sense and sometimes it was plain awkward to see them interact. It may have come close, but One Tree Hill wasn’t perfect and these 10 couples with horrible chemistry prove just that.
10. Skills and Lauren
Skills was an integral and, in many ways, underrated part of the show that was dominated by the core five characters, but that made us appreciate his greater presence and bigger story in later seasons. While ridiculously different, Bevin and Skills were great together. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Skills relationship with Lauren, Jamie’s teacher. No matter how many times they were together, they always seemed uncomfortable which, in turn, made the relationship uncomfortable to watch. In the end, we weren’t surprised when Skills took off to L.A. without Lauren, and also kind of relieved. In many ways, she simply seemed like a Bevin stand-in, just not as good of a match.
9. Nathan and Peyton
Given the fact that they fought all the time, this one is pretty obvious, yet still a major couple that never really worked anyway. Nathan and Peyton were never happy when they were together, which made the chemistry between the two bad but, even when things were seemingly good, we still didn’t buy it. There was nothing natural about them together and, once Lucas and Haley were on the scene, it was obvious this relationship wasn’t going anywhere. When they kissed, it seemed forced and, when they fought, it was way too easy, not to mention the characters were WAY better off as friends and were way more believable that way as well.