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The Best Lady BFFs in TV History

Updated December 26, 2019 2.8k votes 325 voters 2.8k views26 items

List RulesVote up the female best friends from shows on TV or streaming that are best at being their for each other.

A good character duo on TV is reason enough to tune into a series, any series, episode after episode for years. The show that those two particular characters are on could be garbage, the characters surrounding the duo could be annoying, the entire series could be a slog - but we'd still watch because the chemistry of a great duo is pure TV magic. Whether they can banter like no one else, argue and make things up in the span of a few minutes, or just be plain charming together, the best female friends on television have a special place in our TV watching hearts.

While television may have started off as a place filled with dudes talking about ex-girlfriends, and said ex-girlfriends talking only about those same dudes, TV shows have changed a lot in recent years. Luckily for us, a huge part of that shift has to do with putting lady BFFs front and center, like they'd already been in movies, and giving us the privilege of watching them live their lives. From raunchy comedies to heartbreaking dramas, from big budget epics to small-scale indie cable shows, the best TV female friends are the ones that make us wish our BFFs were as cool as the ones in our favorite shows. If there's one thing that these female friends from TV can do best, it's make us wish we had their lives, whether they're eating delicious meals while taking about the latest drama, celebrating Galentines, or solving mysteries.

Regardless of the reality of these friendships, after a hard day sometimes all we want to do is escape and watch people that cope with life better than us. With that in mind, run over to your BFF's house without calling first, eat a pint of ice cream, and live your best life with your best friend, because it's time to rank the best girl best friends on TV.

  • Monica & Rachel1
    140
    78

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  • Anne & Diana2
    82
    32

    Anne & Diana

    Anne With An E
  • Meredith & Cristina3
    117
    64

    Meredith & Cristina

    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy
  • Leslie & Ann4
    98
    69

    Leslie & Ann

    Parks and Recreation

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  • Cher & Dionne5
    70
    53

    Cher & Dionne

    Clueless
  • Lorelai & Sookie6
    77
    61

    Lorelai & Sookie

    Gilmore Girls

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  • Amy & Rosa7
    61
    46

    Amy & Rosa

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Jess & Cece8
    66
    54

    Jess & Cece

    New Girl
  • Serena & Blair9
    83
    74

    Serena & Blair

    Gossip Girl
  • Grace & Frankie10
    54
    43

    Grace & Frankie

    Grace and Frankie
  • Buffy & Willow11
    61
    51

    Buffy & Willow

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  • Lucy & Ethel12
    57
    56

    Lucy & Ethel

    The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

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  • Rory & Lane13
    50
    49

    Rory & Lane

    Gilmore Girls
  • Rizzoli & Isles14
    41
    45

    Rizzoli & Isles

    Rizzoli & Isles
  • Taystee & Poussey15
    43
    49

    Taystee & Poussey

    Orange Is the New Black
  • Fiona & Vee 16
    37
    52

    Fiona & Vee 

    Shameless
  • Brooke & Peyton17
    36
    53

    Brooke & Peyton

    One Tree Hill
  • Laverne & Shirley18
    34
    51

    Laverne & Shirley

    Laverne & Shirley
  • Betty & Veronica19
    52
    81

    Betty & Veronica

    Riverdale
  • Patsy & Eddie20
    21
    47

    Patsy & Eddie

    Absolutely Fabulous, Comic Relief 2009 (1)
  • Abbi & Ilana21
    19
    46

    Abbi & Ilana

    Broad City
  • Donna & Rachel22
    21
    52

    Donna & Rachel

    Suits
  • Kimmy & Jacqueline23
    17
    48

    Kimmy & Jacqueline

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    More 

    #28 of 61 Current TV Characters You Would Want to Be BFFs With#357 of 1,289 The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

  • Sookie & Tara24
    20
    53

    Sookie & Tara

    True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

    More Sookie Stackhouse 

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  • Rebecca & Paula25
    8
    44

    Rebecca & Paula

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend