Grace and Frankie was created as a result of two women in the 70s becoming the main characters on modern television. After seven successful seasons, it is now the longest-running show on Netflix. It has also received several awards, including Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
Grace Hanson (Jane Fonda) and Frankie Bergstein (Lily Tomlin), whose marriages collapse after their husbands announce that they are in close contact. The women have never been friends as they couldnt be more different. However, they are forced to develop a new life together and become best friends. These two shows are a delight to watch. If you are looking for other strong female friendships on television, please try it.
''''The Bold Type'''' (2017 - 2021)
At Scarlet, a fictional womens magazine called The Bold Type, a novel about Jane (Katie Stevens) is pursuing a writing career, Kat (Aisha Dee) is experimenting with her sexuality, and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) is navigating a confrontation.
The sequence, inspired by Joanna Coles, a former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazines, offers a nuanced portrayal of friendship in which all characters have their flaws and mistakes, and communicate in a healthy way. The diversity in the characters beliefs and beliefs makes the show feel fresh and relevant. Watch it on Hulu.
''''Sex and the City'''' (1998 - 2004)
Sex and the City, a popular show in the 90s, follows the lives of four friends in New York City. Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is a columnist for a weekly newspaper who writes about dating and relationships. Her best friends are Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), the idealistic art dealer Charlotte (Kristin Davis), and the sexually adventurous Samantha (Kim Cattrall.
Sex and the City, based on Candace Bushnell''s book, celebrates female friendship and shines a light on how women navigate their professional and personal lives. Although some episodes might feel outdated now, the show remains a cultural touchstone. Both movies, a prequel TV show and the sequel series, And Just Like That, are available on HBO Max.
''''Good Girls'''' (2018 - 2021)
What if Breaking Bad is centered around three women instead? Good Girls explores this premise where three suburban mothers are tired of meeting deadlines and decide to sell a grocery store. This heist leads to something more complex than they could ever imagine.
Beth (Christina Hendricks) is facing financial problems as a result of her husband''s actions, her sister Annie (Mae Whitman) is in a custody battle with her ex, and her best friend Ruby (Retta) cannot afford medical bills for her daughter. However, their moral struggle between committing crimes and being decent citizens is vital to watch, particularly when they get caught in difficult situations. It''s still encouraging and rewarding to watch it on Netflix.
''''Insecure'''' (2016 - 2021)
Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly Orji have been friendships since their college days at Stanford. Issa works at a non-profit and believes her relationship with her long-time boyfriend is problematic, while Molly is a well-known lawyer who is defying dating.
Insecure is a candid study of two of Los Angeles'' best friends as they face challenges in life, career, and romance. The show also explores the social and race issues faced by young Black women throughout the series, including a messy friendship breakup. However, they always find their way back to each other. Watch it on HBO.
''''Dead to Me'''' (2019 - present)
Jen (Christina Applegate) recently lost her husband in a hit-and-run incident. She visits a scout group and meets Judy (Linda Cardellini), who had lost her fiance to a heart attack. They bond through their struggles, but secrets threaten to ruin their newfound friendship.
The film Dead to Me is a dark comedy that deals with death and loss while keeping a heartfelt tone. Despite their differences, Jen and Judy discover a connection at a time when both of them are suffering. Their friendship is fraught with drama, yet the way they care for each other makes every scene feel special. The previous season has ended on a cliffhanger, so lets hope their friendship survives whatever they''re facing next.
''''Younger'''' (2015 2021)
When Liza Miller, 40, is mistaken for someone younger, she decides to spend herself as a 20-something to become a member of a publishing business. She is hired as the assistant to Diana Trout (Miriam Shor), and becomes friends with her co-worker Kelsey Peters (Hilary Duff).
The younger demonstrates how a woman must balance her real identity and the image she presents at work. However, the show also focuses on friendship between women in different stages of their lives. The characters respond well to the conflict, giving the audience a lighthearted, welcoming feel that continues to feel grounded. Follow it on DirectTV.
Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) is a struggling actress who has been featured in a womens wrestling program called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). She discovers that she must work with her former best friend, former soap opera star Debbie Eagen (Betty Gilpin).
GLOW reveals the highs and lows of a glittering women''s world battling with a robust female-led cast. The show starts with Ruth and Debbie as enemies, and they must decide a way to work together to make GLOW successful. In a visual setting, it celebrates women''s friendship in a manner not seen on television.
''''The Golden Girls'''' (1985 - 1992)
Who knows Who isn''t known about The Golden Girls? This iconic sitcom features four older women living together in Miami, including Bea Arthur, Betty White, and Rue McClanahan. The cheerful Rose (White), the sarcastic Dorothy (Arthur) and Dorothy''s adorable mother, Sophia (Getty).
The main characters'' differences create an engaging battle of personalities, and the series demonstrates how their friendship grows with each episode. It''s no surprise that the show is still popular today. It even has a spinoff series called The Golden Palace. Watch it on Hulu.
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