While most of the hookups Hannah, played by Lena Dunham, has on the show “Girls” are of reasonable age differences, her tryst with Dr. Joshua (Patrick Wilson) does make our list. Hannah follows Joshua back to his home, knocks on his door, and sparks fly.
That’s how the relationship starts. There are so many questions about this interaction; this happened in New York City, which is also where “Law & Order: SVU” is set. Coincidence?
Debra and Lundy in “Dexter”
We shouldn't be all that surprised that a show that made us care for a serial killer had some other offbeat writing choices. In that manner, the relationship between Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) and Lundy (Keith Carradine) was well-regarded by fans. While Lundy was old enough to be her father and was even a superior officer, if at a different enforcement agency, at least he wasn't a crazed killer.
It wasn't even the weirdest relationship for Deb, seeing as how she hooked up with her own brother, if at least after discovering he wasn't her biological brother. At the very least, the writers tried to make the relationship about “deep love.”
Lord Walder Frey and his Wives on “Game of Thrones”
Unlike most of the other members of this list, we aren't meant to sympathize with or agree with Lord Walder Frey (David Bradley), a lecherous old man who continually takes new wives as previous ones get too old.
The first time we meet him on the show, he introduces Caitlyn Stark to his newest wife, Joyeuse (Kelly Long), who is a mere fifteen years old, standing meekly next to her nearly-ninety-year-old husband. He also has other wives. Among the gross men of “Game of Thrones,” Frey stands out, and that's saying something.
Bridget and Mr. Donellen in “Ray Donovan”
Relationships between students and teachers rarely end up well, and the relationship between Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) and Donellen (Aaron Staton) is no exception.
Yet neither side is pure here – Bridget manipulates the older Mr. Donellen due to her father Ray's absentee parenting. Bridget's crazy life infected Donellen, and her desire for a father figure ended up making both of their lives worse.
Frank and Alice on “Friends”
Nobody who was watching “Friends” when Frank, Phoebe Buffay's half-brother played by Giovanni Ribisi, introduced his wife, Alice, his high school home economics teacher. They hit it off, get married, and even ask Phoebe to be a surrogate mother, as Alice is too old to safely be a mother.
The show is coy on when exactly the wedding happened, so we're going to hope everything was, at least, legal. To everyone's surprise, both in and out of the show, the relationship works out, even if it is a little weird. Just another one of the odd relationships that “Friends” have subjected us to.