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There’s no doubt that one of the greatest components to making a TV show likable and relatable is the chemistry of the characters whether that’s through friendships or relationships.

Although let’s be honest, not every friendship portrayed on TV is truly successful. But when it is, it has the potential of becoming a cultural phenomenon, when audiences begin calling each other the peanut butter to their jelly (except substitute ingredients with character names).

Here’s our list of the 15 best friendships on TV that do just that and make us all yearn for that mischief, love, and laughter everyone needs in a best friend. Don’t forget to comment down below any of your favorite TV friendships!

1. Abbi and Ilana (Broad City)
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Abbi and Ilana on Broad City. Photo Courtesy of Comedy Central.

It’s quite rare that on-screen best friends are just as close in real life. However, Ilana and Abbi’s friendship on and off the show is probably one of the cutest most cherishing friendships ever.

Sure, at times they’re probably overly co-dependent– when they’re not hanging out IRL, they’re Facetiming– but that kind of relationship is a must if you’re looking to survive New York City. The chemistry between the two is truly off the charts, and when people talk about friendship love, they’re certainly referring to this iconic duo.

2. Cristina and Meredith (Grey’s Anatomy)
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Cristina and Meredith on Grey’s Anatomy. Photo Courtesy of ABC.

The Twisted Sisters are the greatest love story on the show, any true fan knows this. Their continued friendship even beyond Cristina’s exit is what keeps these two on every list.

The grueling challenges of medical residency and their careers created an unbreakable bond, not to mention all the traumas and tragedies they experienced together including a plane crash and shooting. Between their dance parties and moments of petty judgment, they make a great team.

3. Jen and Judy (Dead to Me)

Jen and Judy on Dead to Me. Photo Courtesy of Netflix.

Friendship doesn’t always mature linearly, and Jen and Judy are the best depiction of this. Despite Judy’s original guilt acting as a catalyst for their friendship, as truths are outed they slowly build a deep friendship.

The secrets they eventually have to share pull them closer together, and no matter how unhealthy that may seem, it works for them. Judy’s spirituality perfectly balances Jen’s pessimism and that seems like the ideal formula of any duo.

4. Callie and Mariana (Good Trouble)
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Callie and Mariana on Good Trouble. Photo Courtesy of Freeform.

Sister from another mister, literally. But who says your sister can’t be your best friend? Mariana and Callie’s friendship has blossomed considerably on their spinoff TV show Good TroubleTheir sibling dynamic allows for a different level of closeness. The way they can criticize each other or get angry with each other is definitely a level only reserved for sisters.

Similar to Abbi and Ilana, Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez are close in real life and that depth truly translates to the screen. When they have secrets to keep from their moms or have new gossip on one of their other siblings, confiding in the other provides a built-in therapist.

5. Otis and Eric (Sex Education)
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Otis and Eric on Sex Education. Photo Courtesy of Netflix.

These two are just adorable. As both are faced with the challenges of high school and puberty, they lean on each other to get through the hard times. Although they have their flaws, as does every friendship, it keeps things realistic. And no matter what, the other is there to fight back against any bullies that may try and take them down.

Even as they grow separately through relationships and first times, their friendship never suffers. They always come back together to discuss and process the big moments.

 6. Penelope and Derek (Criminal Minds)

Derek and Penelope on Criminal Minds. Photo Courtesy of CBS.

The fun and flirtatious friendship between these two FBI agents is what makes their friendship so loving. Derek’s pet names for Penelope including “baby girl” warms the heart and because they never pass the friend boundary, it makes it even more special.

Genuinely, the work they do requires close friendships and people who really understand the difficulties of catching serial killers. Arguably, they are the sweetest pairing on the show, even as they become romantically involved with other people. Garcia’s the nerdy computer girl, while Derek’s the attractive cool boy, an unlikely pairing, but one that works because of this.

7. Miriam and Susie (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
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Miriam and Susie on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Photo Courtesy of Amazon Prime.

This comedic pairing’s banter is the bread and butter of their friendship. Though they lead completely different lives, it somehow works. Susie keeps Miriam grounded and helps her along with her dream of being on stage. They’re not your typical friends all warm and fuzzy, but they’re adult friends who lead separate lives, yet support each other’s careers.

8. Sutton, Jane, and Kat (The Bold Type)
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Jane, Kat, and Sutton on The Bold Type. Photo Courtesy of Freeform.

This trio can never be separated, they’re a single unit. They may be the best representation of friendships that transcend the office. As they climbed the career ladder together at Scarlett and began using the fashion closet as a secret quiet corner, their bond became unbreakable.

They don’t always give each other the best advice or the best ideas, but they get in trouble together and that’s what matters. Through heartbreaks, new relationships, and sexual awakenings, they are always lifting each other up.

9. Annie and Fran (Shrill)

Annie and Fran on Shrill. Photo Courtesy of Hulu.

Annie and Fran represent the close bonds you can make in college and how they develop and change into adulthood. Shrill explores the nuances in an interracial friendship as well when Annie receives backlash for an article and Fran has to confront Annie for her white privilege.

These young women are simply trying to find their identities, while relationships and careers are put to the test. The only thing they can truly rely on is each other, but by the end, they have to identify whether or not their friendship is stunting their personal growth.

10. Tully and Kate (Firefly Lane)

Tully and Kate on Firefly Lane. Photo Courtesy of Netflix.

One of the oldest friendships on this list, Tully and Kate have been best friends since childhood. However, the dynamic holds its own challenges as Kate has always lived in the shadows of Tully, while Tully has always envied Kate’s life.

There are obvious toxicities between the two, but they’ve always been each other’s rocks when life wasn’t smooth. Despite their ended friendship revealed in the finale, we know that the second season will explore the elements that led up to this division. Plus, these two will make up, there’s no doubt about it.

11. Ted and Marshall (How I Met Your Mother)

Ted and Marshall on How I Met Your Mother. Photo Courtesy of CBS.

The entire show highlight’s an entire group of friends, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t branches. Ted and Marshall happen to be the oldest branch and thus their friendship is probably the deepest. While Marshall has his forever person, Ted is always striving to find his own.

Ted’s the official third wheel to Marshall and Lily, but somehow Marshall still makes time for his best friend. Barney’s always trying to make his presence known in the friend group as Ted’s best friend, but he knows deep down that Marshall will always take that spot.

12. Liza and Maggie (Younger)

Liza and Maggie on Younger. Photo Courtesy of Paramount+.

Most might assume Liza and Kelsey are the friends of the show, but you can’t forget about Liza’s friendship with Maggie. Maggie’s always there to support Liza and push her to do great things. After all, she’s the one who suggested she lie about her age.

They portray a middle-aged friendship in a beautiful way. As they both navigate singledom and the dating world, they always know the other will be home to comfort them. When Liza’s life seems to be falling apart when people find out her real age, Maggie’s there to help pick her up.

13. Emily and Hannah (Pretty Little Liars)
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Emily and Hannah on Pretty Little Liars. (ABC Family/Eric McCandless)

Now, this one might be influenced by Buttabenzo (Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson’s friendship name), but if you rewatch the show, you’ll see Hannah and Emily always held a stronger connection.

Emily stayed with Hannah while her parents were away. But also, Aria and Spencer always just felt worlds away in their own drama, and Hannah and Emily were left in the dust finding their own ways to stay safe from A.

14. Kate and Anne (Workin’ Moms)
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Anne and Kate on Workin Moms. Photo Courtesy of CBC.

Friends since college and now making their way through motherhood together, Anne and Kate keep each other on solid ground. As they are pulled in separate directions in life by careers, husbands, and children, they still manage to stay in close contact.

As they’re in a stage in life when family takes over their entire life and it seems like friendships fall by the wayside, they’ve made sure to never lose sight of each other. When one needs advice or to vent about the weird new habit their child has picked up, the other is on the other end ready to listen.

15. Gary and Eddie (A Million Little Things)
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Gary and Eddie on A Million Little Things. Photo Courtesy of ABC.

Let’s be honest, Gary’s the most loyal friend in general no matter who he’s paired with. But, because Eddie’s struggled so much with his addiction and his car accident, Gary’s had to step up as his only form of support, while Eddie’s marriage with Katherine is falling apart simultaneously.

Gary’s the Godfather of Theo and he knows how special that is. And although Eddie’s his best friend, he recognizes Eddie’s flaws and is somehow still able to be there for Katherine. Get you a best friend that can do both!


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Elite Season 5 Episode 1 – 3 Review: The Party Don’t Stop… And Neither Do the Murders

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Elite Season 5 Episode 1 - 3 Review: The Party Don't Stop... And Neither Do the Murders

Some Netflix shows have a break of several years between shows, but thankfully, that’s not the case for Elite

Note: This review will cover the first three episodes of the brand-new season as they were available to the media in advance. 

Elite Season 5 debuts less than a year after season 4, but there’s just as much angst, drama, sex, sexual fluidity, and, of course, murder, as ever. 

Honestly, have you met a group of teens that endured more death than the student body at Las Encinas?

Much like previous seasons, season 5 opens up with Samu arrested for murder, but we have no idea whose body is floating around in the water. 

The rotation of interviews with the students provides a snippet of insight, and one might narrow down the victim list to Benjamin, Omar, or Ivan. 

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Rebeka informs the cops that the killer is definitely not Samu as he’d like them to believe, but it’s unclear if she actually knows who the murderer is or if she knows it’s not him because it’s her. 

There’s enough anger directed at Benjamin from literally everyone in school to make his death plausible. Omar is also an outcast who has made an enemy of the few that still loved him and got himself caught up in a dangerous situation. And Ivan, though innocent at first, has a darkness about him; it’s clear he loves to play with fire. But more on that later.

Because aside from the new victim, there’s also the lingering mystery of what happened to Armando, Mencia’s abuser from last season.

Even all these months later, his existence still plagues the Blanco family because they have absolutely no idea he’s dead.

Only Samu, Rebeka, Guzman, and the audience know he’s at the bottom of the lake. There are a few moments where the secret is too much for Rebeka and Samu and they debate coming clean, especially as Ari tries to move on with her near-death experience and embraces a “you only live once” mentality that puts her in all sorts of questionable situations.

Her fervor for living her best life lends itself to a bit of a tug and pull in her relationship with Samu, who finds himself very loyal to Benjamin, a man he considers to be somewhat of a father figure.

Elite Season 5 Episode 1 - 3 Review: The Party Don't Stop... And Neither Do the Murders

ELITE (L to R) ITZAN ESCAMILLA as SAMUEL, OMAR AYUSO as OMAR in episode 03 of ÉLITE. Cr. MATÍAS URIS/NETFLIX © 2021

Benjamin puts his faith in Samu and wants him to rein Ari in, and thus, Samu finds himself torn and in what can only be described as a three-way relationship with a daughter and her father. And trying to please them both means that he’s disappointing everyone.

As detectives swarm in hopes of finding out what really happened to Armando, they begin to point fingers at family members, including Patrick, whose short temper occasionally gets the best of him. In an effort to erase all of the pain she’s caused her family, Mencia decides to come clean about the arrangement she had with Armando. It’s also why she has decided to live a quieter and tamer lifestyle, which doesn’t bode well for her relationship with Rebe. 

Rebe and Mencia skirt the lines of will-they-or-won’t-they, but as Mencia tries to put herself back in the closet, Rebe puts an end to their relationship. 

Many season 4 storylines spill over into the new season, including Phillipe’s confession of abuse. Elodie uses his apology to destroy the royal by announcing that he raped her, which taints his perfect image at the school.

He begs Cayetana to confess what happened in the limo so that Benjamin will stop protecting him and kick him out of the school as it would allow him to seek refuge in his home country. She considers helping him out, but after a little persuasion from the new student, she realizes that’s the easy way out.

Honestly, this might be the most important storyline on the series as it holds Phillipe accountable for his actions. He doesn’t just get to ruin lives, run off to his safe space, and do it again. He has to face the people he hurt and the people who know what he did every single day.  He needs to build himself back up. He needs to earn a second chance. And most importantly, he needs to want to change. Cayetana drags him to therapy and promises that she’ll be by his side, and it’s sweet, but it’s not helping because he’s not the one initiating it. He’s only going so that she takes him back, which is a terrible excuse to go to therapy.

He pretty much throws a tantrum every time because he’s forced to confront the ugly side of himself and dig into why he did what he did. And when it gets tough, he runs away to his “yes girl” who makes him feel safe by throwing on rose-colored glasses, excusing his behavior, and convincing him that he’s not as terrible of a human as they say he is. 

Every new season ushers in a slew of new faces to Las Encinas.

Elite Season 5 Episode 1 - 3 Review: The Party Don't Stop... And Neither Do the Murders

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Isadora (Valentina Zenere) joins as an Empress and heiress of a nightlife empire in Ibiza who takes a liking to Phillipe. She’s so adamant about helping him clear his name, in fact, that she suggests they enter into a fake relationship. The logic here is that two pretty and rich people together will make the public forget all about his abuse. And on some level, she likely wants the fake relationship to become real.

We don’t know much about her motivation with Phillipe, but based on a brief heart-t0-heart, it seems as though Isadora is a believer in second chances because she too has paid the price for a mistake in her past. 

The second newcomer is Ivan (André Lamoglia), the son of the greatest soccer player in the world who doesn’t know when to stop the party.

Ivan and Patrick immediately click, and while everyone at the school — and likely many fans at home — assumes Ivan is gay, he assures them that he’s very hetero. 

Patrick, however, thinks he can persuade Ivan into sleeping with him through his good looks and charm, so he concocts a “no rules” party where everyone is basically encouraged to come naked and hook up with anyone and everyone without judgment. 

Unfortunately, the night doesn’t go as planned for Patrick as he doesn’t get to hook up with Ivan.

Samu, however, gets to lock lips with him before Ivan informs Ari that he’s completely smitten with her. She’s kind of into it, but also totally against it. It seems as though she’ll likely give in to temptation by the end of the season given her “live life” attitude.

And as I mentioned before, Ivan’s desire to walk a dangerous path will likely infuriate more than one person, including Samu and Patrick. 

Elite Season 5 Episode 1 - 3 Review: The Party Don't Stop... And Neither Do the Murders

ELITE (L to R) ANDRÉ LAMOGLIA as IVÁN in episode 02 of ÉLITE. Cr. MATÍAS URIS/NETFLIX © 2021

Benjamin sets his sights on the students in hopes of forcing them to finally focus on school and less on partying, drugs, and hooking up, but the harder he pushes, the more they rebel. 

Patrick’s party, during which he encourages everyone to go on airplane mode so that they can’t be tracked by the adults including his father, who is referred to as the “dictator” by some students, is just one example of it. 

Social distancing definitely takes on a whole new meaning on the series as it has nothing to do with COVID. 

At one point, in a fit of revenge, Benjamin forces the class to vote on which student they would like to expel as punishment for the drug-fueled party.

Omar is the deciding vote, and he votes for Samu knowing that the “teacher’s pet” won’t actually get expelled. 

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Benjamin announces that Samu will be expelled for three days, and the moment is the last straw for Samu and Omar’s already fractured friendship. 

Ever since Ander left and hasn’t been responding to Omar’s messages, Samu has felt suffocated in the friendship. Omar’s parent-like vibe is overbearing. It’s likely something they could’ve come back from, but when, Omar takes pity on a man named Bilal who comes to the restaurant looking for food, gets a job, and then is caught stealing at the end of the shift, it throws their friendship in a new direction.

Samu thinks Omar is too trusting, yet Omar opens up the home he shares with Samu as shelter for Bilal, who reveals that she’s trying to avoid some gangsters that are coming after him.

Bilal once again bites the hand that feeds him when he steals Samu’s laptop, and yet, Omar shrugs it off by defending him and saying that he needs it more than Samu.

There’s definitely too much animosity between these two, which leads me to believe that it might just be Omar who will be the season’s victim, especially as he’s gotten involved in a dangerous situation if Bilal is telling the truth.

He has gotten pretty entwined with the storyline, and while he said that helping people might have illuminated the path to social work for him, maybe he gets in too deep?

Then again, maybe Bilal made it all up to take advantage of Omar? 

Maybe Patrick kills Ivan in one of his uncontrollable fits of rage? 

As the rest of the season unfolds, we’ll get all the pieces to do the puzzle, but until then, what did you think of the first three episodes of Elite season 5?

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Spring showers bring TV season finales to your screen. 

The major networks — NBC, FOX, ABC, and CBS — have announced all their season and series finale dates for the spring of 2022.

Check out the list below to find out when your favorite shows are coming to an end this season! 

 

ABC

TUESDAY, APRIL 12
9 pm  Abbott Elementary Season 1 finale

TUESDAY, APRIL 19
9 pm black-ish series finale

SUNDAY, MAY 15
10 pm The Rookie Season 4 finale

MONDAY, MAY 16
10 pm The Good Doctor Season 5 finale

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
8 pm The Goldbergs Season 9 finale
8:30 pm The Wonder Years Season 1 finale
9 pm The Conners Season 4 finale
9:30 pm Home Economics Season 2 finale
10 pm A Million Little Things Season 4 finale

THURSDAY, MAY 19
8 pm Station 19 Season 5 finale
10 pm Big Sky Season 2 finale

THURSDAY, MAY 26
8 pm Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 finale (two hours)

 

CBS

FRIDAY, APRIL 8
8 pm Undercover Boss Season 11 finale

THURSDAY, APRIL 21
9 pm Ghosts Season 1 finale

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
10 pm Good Sam Season 1 finale

FRIDAY, MAY 6
9 pm Magnum P.I. Season 4 finale
10 pm Blue Bloods Season 12 finale

SUNDAY, MAY 15
8 pm The Equalizer Season 2 finale

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
9 pm Beyond the Edge Season 1 finale (two hours)

THURSDAY, MAY 19
8 m Young Sheldon Season 5 finale
8:30 pm United States of Al Season 2 finale

SUNDAY, MAY 22
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles Season 13 finale
10 pm S.W.A.T. Season 5 finale

MONDAY, MAY 23
8 pm The Neighborhood Season 4 finale
8:30 pm Bob Hearts Abishola Season 3 finale
9 pm NCIS Season 19 finale
10 pm NCIS: Hawai’i Season 1 finale

TUESDAY, MAY 24
8 pm FBI Season 4 finale
9 pm FBI: International Season 1 finale
10 pm FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 finale

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
8 pm Survivor Season 42 finale (three hours)

THURSDAY, MAY 26
10 pm Bull series finale

 

FOX

THURSDAY, MAY 5
9 pm Call Me Kat Season 2 finale

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
9 pm Domino Masters Season 1 finale

MONDAY, MAY 16
8 pm 9-1-1 Season 5 finale
9 pm 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 3 finale

TUESDAY, MAY 17
8 pm The Resident Season 5 finale

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
8 pm The Masked Singer Season 7 finale

SUNDAY, MAY 22
8 pm The Simpsons 33 Season finale
8:30 pm The Great North Season 2 finale
9 pm Bob’s Burgers Season 12 finale
9:30 pm Family Guy Season 20 finale

TUESDAY, MAY 24
9 pm Name That Tune Season 2 finale

THURSDAY, MAY 26
8:30 pm Welcome to Flatch Season 1 finale

THURSDAY, JUNE 23
8 pm MasterChef Junior Season 8 finale

 

NBC

TUESDAY, APRIL 12
10 pm The Thing About Pam limited series finale

MONDAY, MAY 2
10 pm The Endgame Season 1 finale

MONDAY, MAY 9
8 pm American Song Contest Season 1 finale

TUESDAY, MAY 17
8:30 pm Mr. Mayor Season 2 finale

THURSDAY, MAY 19
8 pm Law & Order Season 21 finale
9 pm Law & Order: SVU Season 23 finale
10 pm Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 finale

TUESDAY, MAY 24
8 pm Young Rock (new episode)
8:30 pm Young Rock Season 2 finale
9 pm This Is Us series finale
10 pm New Amsterdam Season 4 finale

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
8 pm Chicago Med Season 7 finale
9 pm Chicago Fire Season 10 finale
10 pm Chicago P.D. Season 9 finale

FRIDAY, MAY 27
8 pm The Blacklist Season 9 finale

SUNDAY, JUNE 19
10 pm Transplant Season 2 finale


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Best Shay Mitchell Movies and TV Shows to Watch

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Best Shay Mitchell Movies and TV Shows to Watch

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Shay Mitchell has amassed quite a following on social media with her hilarious and relatable TikTok videos, but on-screen is where she delivers the real gold and pours herself into the most challenging roles.

Here are the best movies and TV shows starring Shay Mitchell to add to your must-watch list:

 

Pretty Little Liars – Freeform

Shay became a household name after bringing Emily Fields to life in the ABC Family/Freeform mystery drama. Emily and her best friends attempted to solve the mystery surrounding their best friend’s disappearance while fielding text messages from a digital stalker at every turn. Shay’s portrayal was also pivotal as it brought to life one of the best LGBTQ characters for the network! 

 

Dollface – Hulu

After being dumped, Jules (Kat Dennings) rekindles her female friendship with Madison (Brenda Song) and the eccentric Stella (Shay) and re-enters the world where your girlfriends trump romantic relationships. Each character brings a certain personality to the series, but Stella is definitely the most vibrant and worldly. 

 

You – Netflix

In its first season of the psychological thriller, Shay tackled the role of Peach Salinger, the best friend of Joe’s (Penn Badgley) first obsession Beck (Elizabeth Lail). And you know that any friend of Beck’s is an enemy of Joe’s. 

 

 

The Possession of Hannah Grace – Sony Pictures

Shay flexed her horror muscle as cop-turned-morgue worker Megan Reed, who accepts a delivery of a disfigured cadaver during the graveyard shift and is plagued with horrifying visions as she’s possessed by a demonic spirit. 

 

Mother’s Day

The film revolves around several different mother’s day events, including one with Sandy (Jennifer Aniston), a single mom that finds out her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman, Tina, played by Shay.

 

 

 


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