Is the ultimate list of TV besties?
I love my girlfriends.
They’re on call when advice is required or just a catch up over lunch. But if I lived in a parallel universe and could choose new best friends or add a few to my crowd I know from where I would choose them. In case you’ve been living under a rock, boxed sets are the new form of entertainment. Indeed, Kathy Lette writes anyone saying they’re getting creative in bed is code for watching boxed sets!
The following are my top 8 new best friends from boxed sets:
1. The Dowager Countess from Downton Abbey: She’s witty, acerbic, full of unsolicited advice and unapologetically critical. When accused of hating to be wrong she retorted: “I wouldn’t know, I’m not familiar with the sensation.” The kind of friend every girl needs even for amusement value.
2. Alicia from The Good Wife: She’s a brilliant lawyer, returned to practice after a considerable hiatus looking after babies. She’s stoic in the face of public embarrassment, loyal to her friends with a fabulous dress sense. You would call on her in heart beat for any legal issues or fashion advice.
3. Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones: Mother of Dragons from Game of Thrones – sold into marriage at an early age, Daenerys proves herself as leadership material over and over again – if ever there was a poster girl for Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ she’s your woman! She’s someone you definitely want at your table.
4. Birgitte Nyborg from Borgen: Don’t let anyone tell you getting to the top is without major sacrifice. She has been through the wringer losing her marriage, having to deal with the mental illness of her daughter, betrayal by colleagues and her own health scare. Yet she remains true to her values (sort of) and rises to the top in unlikely circumstances. She’s astute, funny, and vulnerable – we’d all like to be a bit like Birgitte and if not be like her have her around.