Happiness then Tragedy TV Shows (
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When the queer female characters have a glorious, glorious moment of joy and rapture and everything is good… and then their relationships are torn asunder for the stupidest reasons. Usually driven by scared networks and similar excuses.

The 100 warning skull-crossbones

Drop 100 pretty teenagers onto ‘uninhabited’ and ‘irradiated’ earth to see if it’s survivable. Sounds like the CW’s version of post-apocalyptic drama!

Network:
Airdates: 2014 - current

All in the Family skull-crossbones

Boy the way Glen Miller played
Songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us we had it made,
Those were the days.

Network:
Airdates: 1971 - 1979

All My Children skull-crossbones

AMC is your typical terrible-good daytime soap opera. It featured the legendary Erica Kane played by Susan Lucci. Since Erica Kane is probably one of the most famous soap opera characters of all time, it was pretty groundbreaking when her daughter Bianca Montgomery came out to her as a lesbian December 2000.

Network:
Airdates: 1970 - 2011

Ally McBeal skull-crossbones

Dancing babies. Sniffing butts. Bathroom gymnastics. Heteroflexible for ratings.

Network:
Airdates: 1997 - 2002

Babylon 5 skull-crossbones

Lightyears ahead of anything else on television.

Network:
Airdates: 1994 - 1998

Bad Girls warning skull-crossbones

How did women in prison merit a happy ending? No idea, but it did!

Network:
Airdates: 1999 - 2006

Buffy The Vampire Slayer skull-crossbones

In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.

Network: ,
Airdates: 1997 - 2003

Code Black skull-crossbones

A medical drama named ‘code black’ sounds more morbid than normal.

Network:
Airdates: 2015 - 2018

Cold Case skull-crossbones

The least plausible part of the show was the idea of only one female homicide detective in Philly.

Network:
Airdates: 2003 - 2010

Coronation Street skull-crossbones

One of the most popular soaps in Britain, it’s simply about the people who live on Coronation Street. But they are anything but simple.

Network:
Airdates: 1961 - current

Degrassi: The Next Generation skull-crossbones

Whatever it takes, I know I can make it through. If I hold up, I know I can make it through. Be the best, the best that I can be. Whatever it takes, I know I can make it through.

Network: ,
Airdates: 2001 - 2015

ER skull-crossbones

Welcome to Chicago, where we throw helicopters on to homophobes and then name our LGBT centers after them.

Network:
Airdates: 1994 - 2009