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The Best Lady BFFs in TV History

Updated December 26, 2019 2.9k votes 314 voters 2.5k 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.

  • 1
    Anne & Diana
    87
    32

    Anne & Diana

    Anne With An E
  • 2
    Monica & Rachel
    141
    84
  • 3
    Meredith & Cristina
    120
    68

    Meredith & Cristina

    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy
  • 4
    Leslie & Ann
    99
    72

    Leslie & Ann

    Parks and Recreation

    More Leslie Knope 

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  • 5
    Lorelai & Sookie
    80
    64

    Lorelai & Sookie

    Gilmore Girls
  • 6
    Cher & Dionne
    73
    57

    Cher & Dionne

    Clueless
  • 7
    Serena & Blair
    86
    77

    Serena & Blair

    Gossip Girl
  • 8
    Grace & Frankie
    57
    46

    Grace & Frankie

    Grace and Frankie
  • 9
    Jess & Cece
    67
    58

    Jess & Cece

    New Girl

    More Jessica "Jess" Day 

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  • 10
    Amy & Rosa
    59
    50

    Amy & Rosa

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • 11
    Buffy & Willow
    62
    55

    Buffy & Willow

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    More Buffy Summers 

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  • 12
    Lucy & Ethel
    61
    60

    Lucy & Ethel

    The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy
  • 13
    Rory & Lane
    53
    52

    Rory & Lane

    Gilmore Girls
  • 14
    Taystee & Poussey
    45
    53

    Taystee & Poussey

    Orange Is the New Black
  • 15
    Rizzoli & Isles
    40
    48

    Rizzoli & Isles

    Rizzoli & Isles
  • 16
    Fiona & Vee 
    40
    56

    Fiona & Vee 

    Shameless
  • 17
    Brooke & Peyton
    38
    56

    Brooke & Peyton

    One Tree Hill
  • 18
    Laverne & Shirley
    35
    54

    Laverne & Shirley

    Laverne & Shirley
  • 19
    Betty & Veronica
    53
    87

    Betty & Veronica

    Riverdale
  • 20
    Patsy & Eddie
    22
    50

    Patsy & Eddie

    Absolutely Fabulous, Comic Relief 2009 (1)
  • 21
    Abbi & Ilana
    18
    50

    Abbi & Ilana

    Broad City
  • 22
    Kimmy & Jacqueline
    18
    51

    Kimmy & Jacqueline

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • 23
    Donna & Rachel
    20
    55

    Donna & Rachel

    Suits
  • 24
    Sookie & Tara
    20
    57

    Sookie & Tara

    True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

    More Sookie Stackhouse 

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  • 25
    Rebecca & Paula
    8
    47

    Rebecca & Paula

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend