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Best TV Shows About Female Friendships That Are Worth Watching

Don’t you just love girlfriends that are best friends forever and ever?

  • written by Joy Onu
  • 12 min read
  • 29 Aug, 2023

The history of good television has seen some of the best female friendships known to man, whether you love the good old fashioned Sex and The City Binge watch, or you’re obsessed with Girlfriends, you’ll surely love some of the newer TV shows about female friendships. 

Women supporting women took on a whole new meaning when TV shows started celebrating female friendships in a way that is positive, light hearted, real, and just awesome to watch. There’s an abundance of TV shows about female friendship, but we still cannot get enough of them.

So, if you’re in the mood to watch a TV show that is all about female friendships, but you have no clue where to start from, your journey begins here. Here are some of our favorites.

Insecure

Insecure
If you don’t know about the bond between Issa and Molly, you’re missing out on the best thing to happen to television. Issa and Molly are played by our favorite women ever! Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji. The female friendship in Insecure consists of a bigger, and quirkier group but the bond between Issa and Molly is heartwarming.

The best part about their friendship is how real it is. We know it’s fictional, but there’s just something about seeing women support each other wholeheartedly. When they have a fallout, you can’t help but root for them to get back together. 

The Bold Type

The Bold Type
You can’t talk about TV shows about female friendships without talking about The Bold Type. It is a refreshing TV show about three best friends; Jane, Kat, and Sutton. All pursuing different career paths at a women’s magazine called Scarlet.

It portrays female friendship in a way that will make you want to have one if you don’t already, or in a way that makes you want to hold your own friend group tight. Together, the three women of The Bold Type navigate their love lives, sexuality, career, and everything in between. They do it in a way that is bold, real, and just fun to watch.

Run The World

Run The World
Run The World is all about badass black women who run the world, and they do it together as they support each other through life’s hurdles, whether that’s work, heartbreak, and just life as a whole. It follows four black women living in New York, and their crazy adventures will have you feeling all types of ways. To top it all off, these four women, now three, are portrayed by Amber Stevens West, Andrea Bordeaux, Bresha Webb, and Corbin Reid.

Harlem

Harlem
Harlem almost reminds us of Run The World in a way, and that’s okay, we can never complain about witnessing the portrayal of good black female friendships. Harlem follows four women in their 30s as they go through life in waves. They support each other wholesomely, they are sisters and just all round boss ladies. The show is crazy, funny, sexy, and just a great watch.

Firefly Lane

Firefly Lane || Rotten Tomatoes
There’s no way on earth you won’t ball up and cry by the end of Firefly Lane, this show is all about BFF’s Tully Hart and Kate Mularkey, the storyline goes through three decades and it will have you on a chokehold till the very end.

You’d be super lucky to experience a friendship like theirs, despite all the hardships and fallouts they had, they always managed to have each other’s back till the very end, this is the kind of friendship that is truly ‘Ride or Die’.

Workin’ Moms

Workin Moms
Workin’ Moms is just that show that might seem unserious at first, but before you know it, it hits you with some pretty deep stuff. There’s a lot of iconic characters on the show, and a crazy mom group to back it all up, but what stands out the most is the friendships between the mom’s. The dynamic between each mom is different, but when it comes to helping each other out, there’s always a mom supporting another mom. 

Sistas

Tyler Perry Sistas
We will be totally out of order if we do not mention Tyler Perry’s Sistas, they’ve been on the block for a while now, and somehow their friendship remains as dramatic and dynamic as ever. Together, Andy, Karen, Dani, and Sabrina, go through some toxic, weird, fun, romantic and scary moments, but never do they stop having each other’s backs along the way.

Derry Girls

Derry Girls
Derry Girls is such a good laugh, but it also focuses on the unfortunate portrayal of what it's like to grow up in a time that is filled with violence and political turmoil. Together, Erin, Orla, Michelle, Clare, and James (yes, a boy) navigate their lives as teenagers in Derry. It’s a feel-good watch, but it will also make you feel sad.

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever || Rolling Stone
Netflix’s Never Have I Ever is that teen female friendship you can’t help but love, it has everything, from love triangles, to clumsy teens, and most importantly, it also has a solid female friendship group. Devi and her two best friends navigate high school life together, and even though the show is mostly centered on Devi, we still get to see BFF’s that always ride for each other.

Sweet Magnolias

Sweet Magnolias
Sweet Magnolias has such a sweet feel to it, it follows three best friends who grew up together, now they are older and somewhat wiser as they navigate life together in a small town. The show also follows their kids, if you’re looking for a little bit of teen drama, it has some of that. 

One thing we love about TV female friendships is the hope they give, it makes you believe in the idea of having people that will always be in your corner through thick and thin, watching these TV shows will definitely give you a semblance of what it’s like to have a good support system, and hopefully give you the push you need to find your own people.




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