What would life be like without our squad? We all have that group of friends we consider a necessity; the besties we can tell anything to, watch movies in comfortable silence with and eat endless amounts of food in front of. They are simply the people we can’t live without. TV sitcoms about a gang of friends destined to stick together for life undoubtedly do well because we can totally see our friends embarking on these same types of adventures. While each crew of companions is different, we can’t help but find these five TV friend groups extra relatable.
How I Met Your Mother
This all-too-bingeable comedy chronicles the lives of five friends residing in New York City. Their relationship troubles, job struggles, crappy apartments and outrageous adventures are what makes this show such a big success. How I Met Your Mother reminds us that it's the mundane, every-day adventures that will become our fondest memories. Whether it's taking a spontaneous road trip, scouring the neighborhood for the best burger joint or sitting at your go-to pub for a fresh pint, these are the times that friends will look back at as the most legen...dary!
The Big Bang Theory
Your friends might not geek out over Comic-Con and Star Wars, but we're certain you can relate to some of the conundrums our favorite band of misfits get into. The Big Bang Theory not only embraces being a total nerd, but the series also shows us that even people who are drastically different can find true and unexpected friendships. At the beginning of the series, Penny and the boys across the hall weren't too enthused with each other. Now, they're basically #squadgoals.
Sex and the City
Sure, your friend group might not be four women, you might not live in Manhattan, and you might not be strolling through Barneys on the weekend. However, Sex and the City remains totally relatable. We all have that reckless and wild friend who never ceases to be the life of the party (bless our Samantha), that sensible and smart 'mom' (we wouldn't survive without our Miranda), that sweet, naive and caring companion (who doesn't love a Charlotte) and that witty, charismatic and spontaneous leader (Carrie, of course!) who holds the group together. This gang of ladies reminds us that jobs can be tough, cities can be big, relationships can be messy, but friends are always there to lend a listening ear.
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Roommates have a special bond. While we may not have anticipated actually liking our co-renter(s), these people often share our best memories. Living with someone means learning almost everything about them (sometimes a little too much). New Girl is a shrine of awkward, relatable, ridiculous, wonderful, fabulous moments about our roomies turned friends. Our apartment may not be as cool as Jess', but we can definitely identify our Nicks, Winstons, Ceces and Schmidts all too well.
Perhaps the most iconic friends to ever grace the small screen are six New Yorkers, hellbent on figuring out love, life, work, family and the secret art of "Unagi". This series let us journey with them through the good times and the bad, and we can't help but feel like they're our friends now too. Plus, we're pretty sure every friend group has gone over 'who would be who' while sitting in a version of their very own Central Perk. Friends is kind of like a roadmap to navigating early adulthood with your favorite people by your side, reminding us that these are the people that will--as the theme song says--be there for you.