TV Friendships for Every Occasion

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The You're the Hot Girl Friendship
The You're the Hot Girl Friendship
MTV
Stiles and Scott from 'Teen Wolf': When Scott needs support, either as an alpha werewolf or a high school student, Stiles is there to back him up. Always. Even if that means giving Scott a self-confidence boost by telling him he’s like the hot girl because all the werewolves want to be in his pack.
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The Save the World Friendship
The Save the World Friendship
The WB/UPN
Buffy and Willow from 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer': A vampire slayer and a powerful witch can be both allies in the war between good and evil as well as best friends throughout high school and college. At least, that’s what we learned from Buffy and Willow.
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The Middle School and Beyond Friendship
The Middle School and Beyond Friendship
ABC
Cory and Shawn from 'Boy Meets World': There isn't a more difficult time in any young person’s life than middle school. Between bullies, starting to date, puberty and a range of other problems, Cory and Shawn always stuck together.
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The Kick Butt Friendship
The Kick Butt Friendship
The CW Network
Elena and Caroline from 'The Vampire Diaries': As humans, Elena and Caroline kicked metaphorical butt. However, since they were turned into vampires, the girls have become forces to be reckoned with. They use their super strength and heightened sense to protect each other, plus have some fun every once in a while.
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The Platonic Soulmates Friendship
The Platonic Soulmates Friendship
NBC
Troy and Abed from 'Community': In the crazy world of Greendale Community College Troy and Abed found each other, and they’re friendship-soulmates. Even though they’ve had their ups and downs (don’t mention the pillow vs. blanket fort debate around them) they’ll always have Troy and Abed in the Morning.
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The Opposites Get Along Friendship
The Opposites Get Along Friendship
FOX Broadcasting
Jess and Cece from 'New Girl': Looking at Jess and Cece as adults, you might not understand why they’re friends. A suave model and a dorky middle school teacher make a weird combination. But these two have been friends for so long that they’re able to put their differences aside and appreciate each other.
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The Friend-Turned-Brothers Friendship
The Friend-Turned-Brothers Friendship
FOX
Seth and Ryan from 'The O.C.': Though they started out as strangers (as most friendships do) Seth and Ryan bonded when the Cohens took Ryan into their home and — slowly — became his family.
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The Slightly Criminal Friendship
The Slightly Criminal Friendship
The CW Network
Veronica and Wallace from 'Veronica Mars': What started with Veronica cutting Wallace down when he was taped to a flagpole grew into a lifelong friendship, which occasionally included Veronica asking favors of Wallace that could get him into serious trouble, both with their high school and the local sheriff’s office.
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The Slightly Married Friendship
The Slightly Married Friendship
NBC
Turk and JD from 'Scrubs': Through college, med school, residencies, and finally into their careers, Turk and JD were friends for a long time. So long that they acted like an old married couple at times, but that’s cool because what’s a little guy-love between friends.
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The Broke Twentysomething Friendship
The Broke Twentysomething Friendship
Comedy Central
Ilana and Abby from 'Broad City': If Abbi and Ilana are two things, they are broke (at least most of the time) and the best damn friends ever. I mean, c’mon, Ilana ate shellfish (which she’s super allergic to) so that her friend could have a special birthday dinner.
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The Super Adult Friendship
The Super Adult Friendship
NBC Universal Media
Leslie and Ann from 'Parks and Recreation': After college, and all the growing pains that plague twentysomethings, there comes true adulthood where you need friends who will understand work problems and mature relationship struggles. Leslie and Ann are those friends for each other.
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The Snark Back & Forth Friendship
The Snark Back & Forth Friendship
HBO
Tyrion and Bronn from 'Game of Thrones': Most of what Tyrion and Bronn do while hanging out together is say snarky things to each other, but it's alright because it's their way of showing friendly affection.
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The Through Thick & Thin Friendship
The Through Thick & Thin Friendship
BBC America
Sarah and Felix from 'Orphan Black': Though technically Sarah and Felix are family (foster siblings), they still have a truly special friendship. They’ve been through everything — growing up, criminal misdemeanors, and clone club — and they’ve stuck together.
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The Got Your Back Friendship
The Got Your Back Friendship
BBC
Sherlock and John from 'Sherlock': No matter what John and Sherlock go through, they always have each others' backs, even if that means John needing to forgive Sherlock for those two years he thought his best friend was dead.

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