For #InternationalDayOfFriendship we’ve rounded up some of TV’s best friendships that taught us what it means to be someone’s ride or die!
Scrubs – JD and Turk
There’s nothing more iconic in bromance history than JD and Turk’s rendition of Guy Love. You can tell they really mean every word and their friendship on screen only gets better when you find out that the actors, Zach Braff and Donald Faison are real-life besties as well! It’s too adorable and we just can’t get enough.
How I Met Your Mother – Robin and Lily
I would argue that the girl’s on How I Met Your Mother friendship is even cuter than the boys. Robin and Lily are solid, funny, supportive and never let anything get in between them. I understand Robin completely when she says Lily is her psycho because when you have one super friendship that fits all the criteria you don’t need a group of many half-ass friendships to get by.
Psych – Shawn and Gus
Shawn and Gus have been lifelong friends and oh it shows. The bickering, the banter, but more than anything, the unwavering support. From episode 1 onwards it is glaringly obvious that they are as close as brothers. Now I don’t want to spoil the ending for those who haven’t seen it but if there is one word to describe these two, it’s ‘inseparable’ and we are glad because a world where Shawn and Gus don’t team up for crazy antics is just not the foundation that Psych was built on.
Jane The Virgin – Jane and Petra
Jane and Petra began their journey as enemies and there have definitely been a lot of ups and downs along the way, but seeing them go from hating each other to becoming a family of supportive co-parents is beyond beautiful. Women pulling women up instead of tearing them down is the friendship goals that TV needs to show more of and we’re just so thankful that Jane The Virgin hit the nail of the head with this duo. Long live the best Mammas, Jane and Petra!
Friends – Joey and Chandler
It wouldn’t be a complete list of TV friendships if we didn’t include the classic duo, Joey and Chandler. The laughs these two have given us over the years is countless but let’s be realistic, it’s near impossible to explain why Joey and Chandler have the best friendship in one paragraph, so instead, we’ve got a whole article dedicated to the topic right here.
Dead To Me – Jen and Judy
Who’d have thought that such an insanely amazing friendship would come out of a black comedy centred around a grieving widow? Jen and Judy couldn’t be more different, but that is exactly what makes them perfect for each other. They make each other stronger, Jen by showing Judy how to stand up for herself and Judy by giving Jen the outlet she needs to express her emotions. On top of that, their wittiness and dry humour is glorious and so fun to watch!
Gilmore Girls – Lorelai and Sookie
Sookie truly was the best friend to Lorelai and made us all a little jealous that she wasn’t our own BFF – I mean all that amazing food she brings the Gilmore Girls, amarite? Her clumsiness alongside her warm and caring personality made us all love her and when matched with the fast-talking, super witty Lorelai she seemed like the only person in the world who wasn’t phased and able to handle Lorelai and all her complexity.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Hitchcock and Scully
No one has a work BFF quite like Hitchcock and Scully, and can you blame them for their closeness after 30 years on the force together? You rarely see Hitchcock with Scully and vise-versa, they are basically inseparable and it is adorable! No one understands their love of food and comfort like each other and honestly, we completely get how that is an irreplaceable bond that has sealed their co-dependence for life.
Orange Is The New Black – Poussey and Taystee
When in the confinements of a prison, it can only be expected that some extraordinary bonds will be made. One of our favourites is the love shared between Poussey and Taystee. These two are full of in-jokes and constantly keep each other’s spirits lifted during all the drama of Litchfield Penitentiary. Nothing hurt quite like Poussey’s death in season 4 and then watching Taystee grieving the senseless tragedy but despite the hurt, Taystee tried to do something good to honour Poussey’s memory and that just showed how truly beautiful their friendship was.
Queer Eye – Tan, Jonathan, Antoni, Bobby and Karamo
The Fab 5 are far from characters on a show, but instead real-life besties with the most incredible bond. They are such wonderful and beautiful individuals with plenty of care and love to give to each other and the wider world. It’s hard not to adore them especially as they support and show affection and kindness to each other and the guests on the show. You can read some of our favourite moments from Queer Eye so far right here.
Stranger Things – Max and Eleven
Stranger Things predominantly focuses on the boy’s D&D party but finally, in the latest season, we got to spend some time with Max and Eleven and watch them bond as teenage girls in the 80’s. There was nothing quite so pure and wonderful as watching them go on a shopping trip, read comics, have sleepovers and do normal teen things whilst in the midst of the world potentially ending. We just can’t wait to see their bond grow in the next season and show the world how lovely and healthy teen girl friendships can be.
Which TV friendship goals are we missing from this list?