The Love Triangle Industrial Complex

Teen-fiction rom-coms are rife with every romantic movie trope you could possibly think of. Enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, fake dating (one of my personal favorites) – you name it; it’s been done. But no trope has been used for all it is worth quite like the love triangle trope. It seems like amidstContinue reading “The Love Triangle Industrial Complex”

Popular Relationship Tropes

by Altea Media is peppered with various romance tropes: second chance, enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, love triangle, fake dating, soulmates, etc. These tropes usually appeal to a wide audience, tugging at pretty much everyone’s heartstrings. But what’s most interesting about them is that they can be applied to so many different characters, settings,Continue reading “Popular Relationship Tropes”

The Idealization of High School Relationships

The quintessential high school relationship. We’ve seen it many times starting in youth, first likely in TV shows showing the ever ‘realistic high school experience’. But it’s a special irony that the shows geared towards pre-tweens show the most realistic and healthy high school relationships, especially when compared to those targeted to a population thatContinue reading “The Idealization of High School Relationships”