7 Television Love Triangles That Came Before 'Faking It''s Karmyiam

From LC, Stephen and Kristin to Rachel, Ross and Joey, we're taking a trip down memory lane.

As the saying goes, two's company and three's a crowd. That's especially true when it comes to matters of the heart -- and if you want proof, look no further than the Season 1 finale of "Faking It."

Let's briefly recap the episode: Karma finally sealed the deal with Hester High's BMOC, Liam, and he was eager to go public about their relationship. The problem: Karma hadn't come clean to Amy about having sex with the hunky artist. Fast forward to Shane spilling the beans to Liam about the girls' fake relationship, Amy giving a tearful toast at her mother's wedding about falling in love with one’s best friend and Karma telling her BFF that she didn't have romantic feelings for her. It got even better when Karma admitted to Amy that she slept with Liam, followed by Amy and Liam hitting the sheets after drowning their sorrows in more than a few bottles of booze. Makes for an interesting Season 2, huh?

But Karmyiam are hardly the first TV threesome to ride a relationship roller-coaster together. Let's take a look back at some of TV's most memorable love triangles:

Kelly, Dylan and Brenda on "Beverly Hills 90210"

Just call them the holy grail: The Peach Pit patrons truly set the modern-day stage for every lovesick, angst-ridden trio on TV. Thank you, Jennie Garth, Luke Perry and Shannen Doherty.

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Dawson, Joey and Pacey on "Dawson's Creek"

They didn't wait for their lives to be over to -- well, you know the song. Joey (Katie Holmes) struggled to choose between sensitive filmmaker Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and fun-loving bad boy Pacey (Joshua Jackson), but after loads of drama -- and we loved every minute of it -- she picked the latter.

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Rachel, Ross and Joey on "Friends"

As the show came to a close after 10 years, Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) finally declared her love for the endearingly awkward Ross (David Schwimmer), thus choosing him over ladies' man Joey (Matt LeBlanc). But each of them will always be there for each other, when the rain starts to fall...

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Felicity, Ben and Noel on "Felicity"

It's a wonder Felicity Porter (Keri Russell) had any time to study in college: She was busy flipping between her resident advisor Noel (Scott Foley) and Ben (Scott Speedman), the man she followed to NYU. In the end, we weren't surprised when Felicity picked the latter -- but that haircut shocked us to the core.

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Matty, Jenna and [fill in the blank] on "Awkward"

Between them, the on-again off-again pair have had more than a few paramours. To name a few: Jake, Collin, Luke aaaaand Eva.



Carrie, Mr. Big and Aidan on "Sex and the City"

Fashionista Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) was drawn to two totally different men throughout the HBO series: the always-slick businessman Mr. Big (Chris Noth) and sweet-natured, outdoorsy Aidan (John Corbett). Her fickle behavior even carried into the show's big-screen adaptions: In "Sex and the City 2", Carrie shared a kiss with Aidan in Abu Dhabi -- even though she had finally married Big.

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LC, Stephen and Kristin on "Laguna Beach"

It was the tale of two high school rivals who fell for the same guy. But neither wound up with surfer dude Stephen: Nearly 10 years later, LC is engaged to newly minted law school graduate William Tell, and Kristin is the mom of two boys with football player/hubby Jay Cutler.

+ Enjoy a "Laguna Beach" flashback by watching the gang's spring break escapades, then tell us: Which is your favorite TV love triangle?