What Are The Best Unlikely Female Friendships On TV?

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Female friendships are a beautiful thing. There is nothing better than seeing two women support each other on TV!


ESPECIALLY when those women are an unlikely pair or start out being pitted against each other. Like on Big Little Lies!


When Jane told Celeste that it was actually her son who had strangled Amabella, she believed her right away and went to tell Renata. In the second season, the trio of Celeste, Jane, and Madeline even became friends with Renata and Bonnie, despite being at odds with them in Season 1.

Or on One Tree Hill, where unlikely pair Brooke and Haley grew from strangers from opposite cliques to roommates and best friends.

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The first time Brooke met Haley, she told her she didn’t like her name and renamed her Brooke. By Season 2 they’d become friends, and by Season 8, Haley replaced Peyton as Brooke’s maid of honor! I loved watching their friendship grow!

Maybe you loved how Hanna and Mona managed to find their way back to being friends on Pretty Little Liars, even after Mona’s betrayal and hospitalization.


Mona did a lot of awful stuff to Hanna, but eventually they were able to heal and Hanna was able to forgive Mona. She understood that what Mona did while not in her right mind was not representative of who she actually was.

Or maybe your favorite female friendship was between Paula and Rebecca on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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Paula was super suspicious of Rebecca, and it seemed like she was a villain in the show. But at the end of the first episode, they pulled a twist where Paula bonded with Rebecca and vowed to help her!!! We love to see it.

Now it’s your turn! Tell us about your favorite underrated, unlikely, or slow-burn female friendship on TV and *why* you love it in the comments below, and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video!

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