#2 Leslie and Ann (Parks and Recreation) vs. #15 Benson and Rollins (Law and Order: SVU)

Look, you will never love someone the way Leslie Knope loves someone--it's a state of complete devotion that has a toe over the 'crazy' line, but doesn't become too worrisome.  And despite the love that Leslie has for Ron, April, Andy, Tom, Donna, Little Sebastian, and her husband, the true love story of Parks and … Continue reading #2 Leslie and Ann (Parks and Recreation) vs. #15 Benson and Rollins (Law and Order: SVU)

#6 Bonnie & Caroline (Vampire Diaries) vs. #11 The Pretty Little Liars

Division IV: Friendships Under Fire These friend groupings are impossible to assess. I stopped watching Pretty Little Liars a while ago when I got tired of the way the show constantly jerks around its audience. A major pet peeve of mine is when show runners don't think through the end of their shows; this is a particular … Continue reading #6 Bonnie & Caroline (Vampire Diaries) vs. #11 The Pretty Little Liars

#8 Jessie, Lisa, & Kelly (Saved by the Bell) v. #9 Lizzie & Miranda (Lizzie McGuire)

Division I: School BFFs #8 Jessie, Lisa, & Kelly (Saved by the Bell) v. #9 Lizzie & Miranda (Lizzie McGuire) I'm just going to come out and say it, Lizzie McGuire taught me a lot about how to navigate middle school. I never had Lizzie's aspirations of popularity, but I did relate to her constant desire for … Continue reading #8 Jessie, Lisa, & Kelly (Saved by the Bell) v. #9 Lizzie & Miranda (Lizzie McGuire)

#6 Angela & Rayanne (My So-Called Life) v. #11 Rory & Lane (Gilmore Girls)

Division 1: School BFFs I've said it before and I'll say it again, Rory is a horrible friend. Having spent so much time with her mother, who is biologically required to love her unconditionally, she's never had to learn how to properly reciprocate friendship. Coco does make some excellent points about her relationship with Paris, however, … Continue reading #6 Angela & Rayanne (My So-Called Life) v. #11 Rory & Lane (Gilmore Girls)

#4 Summer and Marissa (The O.C.) vs. # 13 Karma and Amy (Faking It)

Division I. School BFFs #4 Summer & Marissa (The O.C.) vs. #13 Karma & Amy (Faking It) Up this round, we have some early-aughts heavyweights from "(welcome to) the O.C., bitch!" up against two lesser known but current MTV stars of Faking It. First, I must get this off my chest: The O.C. is everything … Continue reading #4 Summer and Marissa (The O.C.) vs. # 13 Karma and Amy (Faking It)

#6 Abby & Ilana (Broad City) v. #11 Bay & Daphne (Switched at Birth)

Division III: Friends from Childhood, Neighbors, & the Unexplainable So, Abby and Ilana win this one hands-down. Broad City is a show about their friendship, and how much they love each other no matter what the other one does. I think we can have posts dedicated to their friendship later when they face more worthy contenders. (Or … Continue reading #6 Abby & Ilana (Broad City) v. #11 Bay & Daphne (Switched at Birth)

#4 Carrie & Samantha (Sex & The City) vs. #13 Maggie & Emma (Playing House)

Division III: Friends from Childhood, Neighbors, & the Unexplainable As Swells mentioned, we've featured multiple pairing of Sex and the City friendships, out of respect for the show and it's arguably landmark depictions of female friendship.  I began watching the show before I'd had sex or a strong female friendship, and for better of worse, it … Continue reading #4 Carrie & Samantha (Sex & The City) vs. #13 Maggie & Emma (Playing House)