Happy Galentine’s Day! To celebrate, we’re counting down the best female friendships on TV today.
Galentine’s Day was invented by the ingenious Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. A day for women to unabashedly celebrate the wonderful ladies in their lives, Galentine’s Day focuses on acceptance, love, and light. Quite frankly, it’s our favorite fictional holiday. When a bunch of friends get together for a party in honor of their shared awesomeness, what could be better? It really is the best day of the year.
Female friendships on TV have been a staple of sitcoms and dramas since the inception of the format. Lucy and Ethel were always up to some shenanigans on I Love Lucy, and the two women quickly set the gold standard for friendships everywhere.
Now, there are so many different female friendships on TV. From dramas to comedies, there are definitely some rock solid lady bonds in the era of Peak TV. And, as the entertainment industry moves away from the stereotypical woman in the kitchen trope, these women are sassy, capable, bold, strong, and independent. They don’t need a relationship with a significant other to define them, as long as they’ve got a good gal pal by their side.
So, to paraphrase the great and wise Leslie Knope, let’s celebrate some ladies. It’s lke Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas. (Note: BYO frittata.)