5 Shows That Center Female Friendship And Platonic Love

Here are five shows that show the true power of female friendship.

1. Broad City 

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Created and starring comedians Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Broad City follows the always hilarious, at times cringe, and completely insane antics of two best friends living in New York City.

2. The Sex Lives of College Girls

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Created by Mindy Kaling, The Sex Lives Of College Girls tells the story of four freshman roommates attending Essex College in Vermont and learning how to navigate young adulthood with their newfound freedom on campus.

3. Dead To Me 

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Dead To Me is an original Netflix series starring Christina Applegate as Jen Harding, a realtor whose husband Ted was recently killed by a hit-and-run driver. In a grief support group, Jen meets and befriends Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini), who is grieving the “death” of her fiancé, who Judy claims passed from a heart attack. (As it turns out, Judy is actually the hit-and-run driver who killed Jen’s husband and Judy’s fiancé did not die; he left her.)

Both women handle their circumstances in very differently, with Jen struggling deeply while Judy is able to remain optimistic. However, it is this juxtaposition in their attitudes that ultimately leads the women to become extremely close. Over time, Jen becomes more unwell as she begins to put the pieces of her husband’s death together (and Judy’s secrets). Dead To Me is a black comedy well worth the watch.

4. The Bold Type

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The Bold Type follows the careers, friendships, and love affairs of three best friends–Jane, Sutton, and Kat–working their dream jobs together at Scarlet magazine in New York City. At Scarlet (based on Cosmopolitan) the trio grow up and grow closer together as they make their way through life as young professionals and women in the big city.

5. Sex and the City

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Finally, the iconic HBO series Sex and the City following the chaotic, hilarious, and fabulous lives of Miranda, Carrie, Samantha, and Charlotte. A show that was ahead of its time, Sex and the City is a classic for a reason; it endures, even today.

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