In honor of our favorite holiday, Galentine’s Day, here’s a list of things to binge with your best gal pals. Plus, we talk about some of our favorite female friendships!

What to Binge with Your Squad

  1. Parks and Recreation
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  2. Girls
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  3. Insecure
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  4. The O.C.
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  5. Bridesmaids
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  6. Frances Ha
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  7. Life Partners

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  8. Being Mary Jane
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  9. Playing House

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  10. Broad City
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  11. Daria
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  12. Golden Girls
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  13. Kath and Kim
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  14. Orange is the New Black
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  15. The Baby-Sitters Club
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  16. Girlfriends

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Best Female Friendships on Screen

A continuation of our Female Friendship List of 2016

Friendship is one of the most powerful things in life, and experiencing one or many great friendships can significantly influence who we become. You learn about the important things in life from your parents, teachers, family members, etc., but you learn some of life’s most valuable lessons from friendship. It may not always be easy, it certainly might not last “forever”, but it’s always worth it, even when it may not feel that way. Here is a list of our favorite female friendships to ever appear on screen, both television and film, and who have taught us the importance of our own friendships.

“A friendship between college girls is grander and more dramatic than any romance.”

  1. Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins (Parks and Recreation)

    Leslie and Ann have one of the most exciting, genuine, and beautiful friendships on television. Rooted in supporting one another and appreciation for everything about their characters, Leslie and Ann never judge each other, build each other up, stand by each other even at their worst, and they just unconditionally love one another. When you can be excited when your BFF walks into the room, you know you’ve landed a good one. Uteruses over duderuses…ovaries over brovaries, right?

  2. Hannah Horvath and Jessa Johansson (Girls)

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    Hannah and Jessa are introduced as close friends who haven’t seen each other in awhile since Jessa was traveling the world. Hannah and Jessa are best friends who don’t necessarily claim it or place titles on their relationship, but over the years we’ve seen them step up to the plate for each other, hurt each other, miss each other, and other characteristics of a friendship between two complex women who love each other.

  3. Frances Halladay and Sophie Levee (Frances Ha)

    Frances and Sophie are best friends who met in college, live together in NYC, and have a strong, friendship that sometimes even emulates a romantic friendship. As their lives move in different directions, the two fall away from each other but never can fully capture the bond they both had with each other.

  4. Serena Van Der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)

    Privilege, jealousy, drama, NYC, all of these things could become a third member of the Gossip Girl squad, but it’s the friendship between Serena and Blair that takes all of those things and defies them, time after time. Two rich girls who have been friends since childhood who have dealt with an endless source of drama were able to break up and make up throughout the entire duration of the show. Even when they were being vengeful towards one another, they couldn’t deny their love for each other and the sister-like bond they had formed, and would immediately fall back into their friendship.

  5. Peyton Sawyer and Brooke Davis (One Tree Hill)

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    Peyton Sawyer and Brooke Davis are another set of best friends who start off young and carry their bond into adulthood. They’ve shared boyfriends, secrets, break ups, trauma, and more with each other, but no matter what had happened to them or what should have destroyed their friendship, they constantly remained in each other’s lives. They were always the priority for one another, and when Peyton made a video for her unborn child, she said the most beautiful thing about her best friend: “My best friend –OK this one is so important; choose wisely, I got really lucky with mine. My best friend is funny, intelligent, creative, beautiful, and successful, and very kind. She’s also impulsive, frustrating, um complicated, childish, but I would not have her any other way. And the best part about Brooke Davis is that she always puts friends first.”

  6. Paige Kearns and Sasha Weiss (Life Partners)

    Paige and Sasha are two best friends who have a very co-dependent relationship. As they approach thirty, they are starting to look to finding someone or something to fulfill themselves, but when Paige meets Tim who becomes her boyfriend and eventual fiance, the two find themselves struggling with making him fit into their lives. It’s a great representation of co-dependency and undeniable love between two friends who know each other better than they know themselves and the truth behind soulmates in friends.

  7. Daria Morgendorffer and Jane Lane (Daria)

    Dark, cynical, and over everyone in Lawndale, Jane and Daria found each other through their general disdain for high school and their fellow classmates. Jane and Daria know each other in and out, share the same cynicism of the world, and believe in one another. They may not always see the best in the world around them, but they always saw the best in each other. Plus, pizza makes the world go ’round and these two know it!

  8. Summer Roberts and Marissa Cooper (The O.C.)

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    Too often we see examples of teenage girls forming close bonds that becomes competitive with stealing boyfriends, backstabbing and more, but with Summer and Marissa, we never saw that. They were loyal, they loved each other, and it the darkest moments (mainly with Marissa) they were able to find the light again with each other. It never felt forced, or inauthentic even when it was “too good to be true.” They are there for heartbreak, trauma, trouble, and growing up and even when tragedy strikes, their friendship is forever, and it’s one we will always cherish.