My Top 5 TV Friendships

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


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A couple of weeks ago I put together my top 5 21st century rom coms and I enjoyed it so much I decided to make another list! This time, it's my top 5 favourite TV friendships! I realise that friendships from two of my very favourite shows of all time (Lost and 24) are missing - there clearly weren't any BFFs in there that I really fell for! Anyway, hope you enjoy this little list and let me know what some of your favourite friendships in TV are!

Veronica and Wallace/VeronicaMars

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I think Veronica and Wallace may be my ULTIMATE favourite TV friendship because I really think it's the only completely platonic boy/girl friendship I've ever seen in a ''teen'' style tv show. Instantly bonding when she saves him from humiliation at the hands of a motorcycle gang on his first day at Neptune High, Veronica and Wallace form a bond that can't be broken, and support each other through the highs and lows of life from then on. They have a no questions asked kind of friendship - Wallace might not be entirely comfortable with some of the favours he ends up doing her, but the moment Veronica asks for his help he's there.

Jess, Nick, Winston and Schmidt/NewGirl

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I love the little family Jess, Nick, Winston and Schmidt have together in the apartment. They each have their little roles, and although they drive each other completely insane, when one is gone (see the season 1 finale!) it completely upsets the balance. And yes, okay, Jess and Nick have some of the most amazing on screen chemistry ever, but aside from that attraction, they are really good friends. They all give each other some terrible advice sometimes but they're guaranteed to be there to take care of each other, no matter what the situation is.

Lorelai and Rory/GilmoreGirls

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A television mother daughter friendship that will never be replaced for me, we have Rory and Lorelai Gilmore. I have a friend who completely disagreed with me on this, saying a parent and child should be that first and foremost, friends second, but I love the relationship between these two. I love that Lorelai is so completely focused on her daughter, above anything else, which is so rare to see in tv these days - particularly in teen tv shows the parents are usually the source of trauma in the teens lives (the topic of my university dissertation no less!). The moments when they fight are so unbearable because the bond is so strong, and we love to see their in jokes and pop culture references and imagine that we too live in Stars Hollow... or maybe that's just me!

Joey and Chandler/Friends

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Could we really have a top five without a Friends friendship thrown in there?! Probably not! I love Chandler and Joey's friendship, some of my all time favourite lines in the show are between the two of them. From their man hugs to the ridiculous fall out over Kathy that leads to Chandler spending Thanksgiving in a box, there is never a dull moment with them.

Dan and Blair/GossipGirl

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Now this may be a controversial one (it probably is) but I was a huge Dan and Blair fan. I loved the chemistry between them in seasons four and five, and the way their friendship really blossomed over time. There's a proper spark between them, which is what ended up causing the demise of the entire Gossip Girl storyline because the writers split their fanbase straight down the middle with the ''Dair'' vs ''Chair'' saga, but putting romance aside, I loved the relationship they had. Their friendship comes from not only a vey intellectual place, which makes for a lot of good banter, but as we see as time goes on, he will literally do anything for her. So let's, for a moment, put aside the fact that he is in love with her, and focus on the friendship itself. If you do that, I'm sure you'll see what I mean. It wouldn't be hard to beat ANY of the other ludicrous GG friendships - I think Blair and Serena are probably the worst example of a female friendship I've ever seen, but feel free to disagree!

Thanks for reading :)

7 comments:

  1. Veronica and Wallace had the best friendship! I loved that show. :)

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  2. Great post! Thanks for sharing..

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

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  3. I was a bit worried at no 3 when Friends hadn't made an appearance yet! I do also love the New Girl pals, particularly Nick and Schmidt. I'm taking inspiration from them and having an anniversary party with my bff next year.

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  4. The Gilmore Girls is such a unique example of paternal love and friendship, I love that show so much! Might have to re-watch it all now ahahah :')

    Great post! xx

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  5. I love this post! A couple of my favourites in there too :) x

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  6. I love the friendship between Joey and Chandler! I also love the friendships in the Big Bang Theory x

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  7. +JMJ+

    I stopped watching Gossip Girl at the end of the first season and then paid no more attention to it, so I'm floored to read about Dan and Blair becoming friends. And Dan falling in love with her, too? I can see how that would create "Dair" vs. "Chair" factions. Until this moment, I was probably a "Chair" girl. ;-)

    On the other hand, one thing I really didn't like about Gossip Girl was all the boyfriend/girlfriend swapping. I wouldn't date the ex-boyfriend of a friend and would feel betrayed if a friend dated my ex-boyfriend. This is why I liked The O.C. so much. Seth and Ryan never swapped girlfriends and Marissa and Summer never swapped boyfriends. And so I found both the romances (however tumultuous) and the friendships far more believable!

    This was a great post. I'm glad I found you through the #Lbloggers chat. =) And I'd like to second Beth's praise of the friendships in The Big Bang Theory. Where can I find best pals like that???

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