Absolutely Fabulous, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Insecure, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (BBC, The CW, HBO, Netflix)

Galentine’s Day Viewing Guide

Female friendships are complicated and often fraught with drama – particularly when they’re fictional ones that appear on long-running TV shows and need roller-coaster moments to make good stories. But the greatest BFF relationships? They’re always worth a repeat viewing.

In honor of Galentine’s Day — the February 13 celebration of gal pals that began on a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation — we’ve compiled a list of current and old series that have some of the best and most interesting portrayals of women and their friends, as well as their accompanying Tomatometer scores where available (series are otherwise listed alphabetically).

Some programs, like the CW’s Gossip Girl, are included because they show relationships that persevere beyond the years of high-school backstabbing. Others, like BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous and Comedy Central’s Broad City, are here because they give us #squadgoals. And then there’s NBC’s The Golden Girls, which is included because everyone deserves to spend nights in the kitchen eating cheesecake and learning about St. Olaf, Minnesota.

Is your favorite Galentine’s TV not included? Tell us in the comments!

Insecure (2016)
100%

#1
Synopsis: Two black women who are best friends navigate the pitfalls of their personal and professional lives in south Los Angeles.... [More]

The Bold Type (2016)
95%

#2
Synopsis: Ladies working at a global women's magazine navigate life, love and friendship together. Inspired by the life of Cosmopolitan editor... [More]

Girlfriends (2018)
100%

#3
Synopsis: Three friends cope with the responsibilities that come with being a modern woman of a certain age.... [More]

Bunheads (2012)
100%

#4
Synopsis: A Las Vegas showgirl moves to her husband's small town and mentors ballet students at her mother-in-law's dance school.... [More]
Directed By: David Paymer, Jamie Babbit

Broad City (2014)
99%

#5
Synopsis: The cult hit web series Broad City comes compliments of the collective brains of Abbi Jacobson + Ilana Glazer (both... [More]

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015)
98%

#6
Synopsis: A woman ends up in California in search of true love, giving up a prestigious job and an upscale Manhattan... [More]

Synopsis: A woman who lived in a cult for 15 years starts life anew in New York City in this comedy... [More]

New Girl (2011)
93%

#8
Synopsis: Sitcom centered on Jess Day, a sweet but naive twentysomething, who shares a loft with three single men.... [More]

Big Little Lies (2017)
92%

#9
Synopsis: All is not what it seems in this dark comedy set in an idyllic seaside California town, where success, affluence... [More]

#10
Synopsis: A New York woman struggles to adjust to life in a federal prison.... [More]

2 Dope Queens (2018)
92%

#11
Synopsis: Taped before a live audience at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre, the show features these fun, fearless queens dishing on Cocoa Khaleesis,... [More]

#12
Synopsis: A mockumentary following the inner workings of the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Ind. From the creators of... [More]

Girls (2012)
89%

#13
Synopsis: A comedy about twentysomething women navigating their way through life in New York.... [More]

The Mindy Project (2012)
87%

#14
Synopsis: A sitcom about an ob-gyn who wishes her personal life were as successful as her professional one and matched the... [More]

Pretty Little Liars (2010)
81%

#15
Synopsis: Four estranged best friends are reunited one year after the queen bee of the group, Alison, goes missing. When they... [More]

Grace and Frankie (2015)
81%

#16
Synopsis: Two nemeses become bonded jilted wives after their husbands reveal they have been having an affair with each other since... [More]

#17
Synopsis: A cheerleader is chosen to battle the forces of evil as she weathers the storms of young adulthood in an... [More]

Cougar Town (2009)
76%

#18
Synopsis: A sitcom about a fortysomething divorcée with a teen son who considers reentering the dating pool, which just happens to... [More]

Grey's Anatomy (2005)
73%

#19
Synopsis: The story revolves around five surgical interns and their supervisors, showing their personal and professional lives.... [More]

2 Broke Girls (2011)

#20
Synopsis: Two struggling waitresses at a Brooklyn diner try to save money to open their own cupcake shop.... [More]

#21
Synopsis: A caustic and clever British comedy about two neurotic friends who are dedicated followers of fashion. Edina's in PR, while... [More]

Charmed (1998)

#22
Synopsis: Popular Aaron Spelling-produced fantasy about three sexy sisters who happen to be witches living in the eerie San Francisco house... [More]

#23
Synopsis: A long-running `Diff'rent Strokes' spin-off set at a girls boarding school, with the Drummond's former housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett, now a... [More]

Fuller House (2016)

#24
Synopsis: Recently widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller gets help from her sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy when the women move in with... [More]

Gilmore Girls (2000)

#25
Synopsis: Set in Stars Hollow, a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, Gilmore... [More]

Synopsis: A newly separated author navigates life as a single woman in this scripted series.... [More]

Gossip Girl (2007)

#27
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and executive produced by Josh Schwartz ("Chuck," "The... [More]

#28
Synopsis: Four mature single women share a house in Miami in a long-running ensemble sitcom that's enjoyed a resurgent popularity among... [More]

#28
Synopsis: Three L.A. women move to Ohio after their Paris-bound plane makes an emergency landing in Cleveland, where they meet the... [More]

Synopsis: A man named Ted tells his kids how he met the love of his life, through flashbacks, years in the... [More]

#30
Synopsis: TV's first great sitcom centered on a zany New York housewife who wants desperately to get into showbiz and her... [More]

Synopsis: One of the medium's most beloved, sharply written and performed sitcoms, about the newswoman who could turn the world on... [More]

#32
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling crime novels, Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander star as detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura... [More]

#33
Synopsis: The story revolves around four sassy New-York based women, Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha who are in search of love,... [More]

 

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