“I love my husband, but it is nothing like a conversation with a woman that understands you. I grow so much from those conversations.” – Beyoncé
Men and women complement each other so well, but there’s something about female friendships that make you feel understood and supported! I am sure we’ve all had our fair share of “mean girls drama” as teenagers, but having your own girl gang as an adult only makes you realise how powerful female friendships can be. Your gals pals understand you. They make you laugh, they help you grow, and they become your biggest support system!
I have to admit, way before finding my own girl squad, it was TV shows and movies that helped me change my perspective on having girl friends. At the risk of sounding cliched, one of the first TV shows that made me want to have a BFF was Friends. It was Monica and Rachel!
So today, as I finish watching yet another show that celebrates female friendships, I am here to give you a list of some of the most iconic girl duos/squads that will either make you want to have your own girl friends or make you miss the ones you have badly!
1. Jane, Sutton and Kat – The Bold Type
Three absolute badasses and colleagues-turned-best friends that chase promotions, discuss their privilege, fight the system and deal with their mental health issues together! Considering we spend most of our time at work, I can only imagine how perfect it’d be to have your besties as your colleagues.
2. Maeve and Aimee – Sex Education
Two very different people who grow close and support each other through thick and thin. It’s wonderful to see how Maeve stands for Aimee when she is too afraid to take a stand for herself. We all need a Maeve in our lives :’)
3. Grace and Frankie – Grace and Frankie
Long-time frenemies bond when their husbands who’ve secretly been in love with each other for 20 years, leave them. Not to be insensitive but don’t you just love it when two women who would never get along under normal circumstances grow close due to an unexpected turn of events?!
4. Eleanor and Tahani – The Good Place
Eleanor who first dislikes Tahani for her snobbish attitude and Tahani who snubs Eleanor for trespassing ‘the good place’, grow close when they see through each other’s faults and realness. This duo is proof that a first impression is not always the last impression!
5. Meredith and Cristina – Grey’s Anatomy
Meredith and Cristina’s friendship in Grey’s Anatomy has to be the most long-lasting relationship on the show! In a landscape like TV, which is quick to pit two women against each other, it was so refreshing to see two women who care more about their careers than romantic and sexual partners be each other’s “person”.
6. Midge and Susie – Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
When we first met Midge and Susie, the contrast between them was too obvious for us to think they’d end up being BFFs. But, as they say, opposites attract each other and guess that goes for friendships too!
7. Fallon and Kirby – Dynasty
From not being able to stand each other to helping each other get out of blunders, Fallon and Kirby from Dynasty have come a long way. I mean…you don’t just help anyone sneak into a nightclub to find the exotic dancer they might have married in a drunken state!
8. Elena and Bonnie – The Vampire Diaries
A witch and a vampire duo whose friendship truly withstood the test of time. They witnessed all kinds of supernatural storms together and supported each other throughout. Bonnie and Elena were the kind of friends who would die for each other. Quite literally!
9. Nadia and Lu – Elite
Nadia and Lu’s friendship in Elite has to be one of the most empowering friendships in the show. Although they were rivals in the beginning, their characters progressed to support each other every step of the way! It was women-supporting-women at its best!
10. Eleven and Max – Stranger Things
Eleven wasn’t a huge fan of Max Mayfield when she first arrived in the show. It was only when Eleven noticed Max going out of her way to be nice to her, was she able to look past her biases. This was truly one of the most interesting relationships to follow in Stranger Things season 3!