Must Watch Shows That Celebrate Female Friendship To Binge With Your Girl Squad

Female Friendship
Shows That Celebrate Female Friendship: Over the years, we’ve seen several shows depicting female friendship and the stories keep changing aligned with the era. The 90’s show Friends based on bonds we share with friends gave us the trio- Monica, Rachel and Phoebe- we can still relate to. However, the new shows have moved the focus from the glossy lives to hardships and struggles of women.

Even though the trials and tribulations aren’t always similar, these shows surely hold up a mirror to our relationships with our real-life girl gang. Here the some shows with strong female friendships to put on your watchlist: 

Golden Girls

Where to watch: Hulu

How could we talk about female friendship without mentioning the OG series Golden Girls that ran for seven seasons and still remains relevant (to some extent). The 1985 comedy-series stood out among the yesteryear sitcoms for its witty-writing and progressive depictions of four confident women in its time. Golden Girls revolves around four older single women, three widows and a divorcee, living in a house in Miami as they navigate through life together.



Where to watch: Netflix

Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, this show is set in 1980s California, where professional female wrestlers, collectively referred to as Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, take on the tribulations. Ruth Wilder, a struggling actress, joins Sam Sylvia’s (Marc Maron) GLOW league where she bumps into her former friend years after they had a fall-out. Now, the former best friends have to play arch-rivals Zoya the Destroyer and Liberty Belle bringing the personal drama into the ring.


Cable Girls

Where to watch: Netflix

The period-drama set in 1920’s Madrid follows the lives of four women – Marga Suárez (Nadia de Santiago), Ángeles Vidal (Maggie Civantos), Carlota Rodriguez de Senillosa (Ana Fernández), and Lidia Aguilar (Blanca Suárez) as they are hired in a new industry that employed women as “cable girls.” To attain their freedom, these women, together, deal with sexism in the male-dominated workplace, domestic abuse and discrimination towrads the LGBT+ community. In the journey, they become each other’s most reliable allies.


Dead To Me

Where to watch: Netflix

The dark-comedy centres around two grief-stricken women who share their different approaches to their grief. Jen loses her husband in a hit-and-run accident whereas Judy’s fiance passes away after suffering a heart attack. Although the premise of the series isn’t a light-hearted show, it manages to be funny. What begins as a number of awkward small talks, develops into a selfless bond between these two women who come to terms with their loss.


Orange Is The New Black

Where to watch: Netflix

The Netflix series, inspired from Piper Kerman’s 2010 autobiography, which elaborated on her time spent in federal prison, revolves around Piper Chapman who is sentenced to jail-time in an all-women prison. The inmates who come from all walks of struggle to adapt to the relentless prison dynamics find new family (eventually) in their prison-mates. Although the initial season focused on the protagonist, the following ones explore the many friendships that form when these women discover that it’s them against the system.


Grace and Frankie

Where to watch: Netflix

The show’s jumping-off point is possibly the foundation that one wouldn’t imagine can begin a friendship. The 2015 comedy-series starring Jane Fonda as Grace and Lily Tomlin as Frankie, essay the role of two women who have been rivals for years that they could remember. When their husbands of 30 years come out of the closet declaring their love for each other to their wives, their lives are turned upside down. The newly single are forced to live together after their divorces and they begin to form a bond that helps them in navigating life.


Workin’ Moms

Where to watch: Netflix

The Canadian-made comedy based on the bond between women who meet at a ‘Mommy Group’ who juggle children and career. The show doesn’t only focus on their friendship but also touches upon real issues such as postpartum depression, breastfeeding, physical changes, and mother’s guilt. Workin’ Moms stays true to its premise and primarily focuses on the difficulty of re-entering the workspace after childbirth when you need support mostly provided by your girlfriends.


Firefly Lane

Where to watch: Netflix

An adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s novel of the same name, the Netflix series Firefly Lane is set across Seattle and Washington. Two utterly different women – Kate (Sarah Chalke) and Tully (Katherine Heigl)– have a friendship that spans around three decades. The ten-episode series named after the street that the two protagonists met focuses on the enduring bond of these women as they deal with heartbreak, miscarriage, sexuality, drug addiction, sexual assault and ageism at the workplace. The show is an ode to years of friendship that get us through certain phases in life


The Bold Type

Where to watch: Netflix

The present-day women who want it all- from their careers to romantic relationships- is what the trio Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens), Kat Edison (Aisha Dee) and Sutton Brady (Meghann Fahy) represent in The Bold Type. The series that came to an end with the fifth season is set in the backdrop of a fictional global women’s magazine Scarlet. The refreshing series dealt with the modern-day hindrances women face at the workplace and beyond.