#2. My Fair Lady Ruins the Entire Point of Pygmalion
Pygmalion, the George Bernard Shaw play that My Fair Lady is adapted from, ends with [Eliza] Doolittle leaving [Henry] Higgins to stew in his own grumpy, cruel juices, because that is the entire goddamn point of the story. Shaw wrote Pygmalion in order to subvert the narrative trope that a male lead always gets the girl. … My Fair Lady keeps all the cruelty, bullying, and selfishness, but then absent-mindedly throws the pair of them into a relationship in the last scene.