Best Friendship Shows to Watch With Your BFF
The truth of the matter is, our friends really are some of the greatest loves of our lives. Whether you’re missing your best friend lately or looking for something fun to watch together, Hulu has a full library of TV shows about friendship that you’ll love!
If you’re lucky, you have one best friend who’s the yin to your yang. You know — that friend who just gets you. You laugh the hardest together, can tell each other absolutely anything, and sometimes even finish each other’s sentences.
That’s Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) and Ilana (Ilana Glazer) from Broad City. This hilarious sitcom centers around these two broke best friends who are just trying to get by and have a little fun along the way. Executive produced by Amy Poehler, the series is sure to deliver countless laugh-out-loud and relatable moments.
Watch: Broad City
Sex and the City
If you haven’t gotten to know these fabulous New York ladies, you’re in for a real treat.
The Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series Sex and the City centers around sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her three single girlfriends: Charlotte (Kristin Davis), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon). Between the four of them, they feel like they’ve dated every man in New York City.
Nearly 25 years since the show premiered on HBO, Sex and the City remains a cultural institution. Any fan will tell you there’s a Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda in every friend group — so why not grab your own gal pals for a fun, super relatable binge session? Four women, six seasons, almost 100 Sex and the City episodes — you better get started. Thank us later.
Watch: Sex and the City*
*Sex and the City requires Hulu with HBO Max™ add-on subscription.
You’re going to want to call your middle school best friend and plan a PEN15 Watch Party* immediately. This Hulu Original show brings all the fun, cringiness, and relatability you crave in a comedy. It stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, who play the middle school versions of themselves in the year 2000.
As if 30-somethings playing 13-year-old outcasts isn’t hilarious enough, their castmates are actual 13-year-olds. These bite-sized episodes pack a lot of laughs and will supply you with GIFs to share in your friends’ group chat for the rest of time.
Ready to relive some of the most awkward days of your life? Stream Seasons 1 and 2 of PEN15 now.
*Hulu Watch Party is available to Hulu subscribers who are 18 years of age or older.
You know that period after a breakup when you really need your friends? So does Jules, a young woman who gets dumped by her longtime boyfriend and sets out to rekindle the female friendships she left behind in the name of love. Dollface stars Kat Dennings and explores the loneliness of the modern woman and the importance of sisterhood.
If you’re going through a heartbreak, this is the series for you. Come for the heartfelt friendships that help Jules mend her broken heart, but stay for the Cat Lady (Beth Grant) who leads Jules on a magical journey to find herself.
The classic ’90s sitcom Seinfeld, affectionately known as the “show about nothing,” centers around stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and friends Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), George (Jason Alexander), and Kramer (Michael Richards), who inject idiosyncratic hilarity into average, everyday life situations. The popular, true-to-life comedy ran on NBC for nine seasons (all now available on Hulu), collecting several Emmy and Golden Globe awards along the way.
Wondering how you can possibly jump on the bandwagon this late? We’ve got you covered. Check out our Seinfeld collections, including the Beginner’s Guide, our Top 10 favorite episodes, and more.
Will & Grace
Will & Grace broke ground in the ’90s as one of the first successful sitcoms with not one, but two gay lead characters. Known for paving the way in LGBTQ+ television, this wildly popular, nothing-off-limits comedy centers around best friends (more like soulmates) Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing), plus their hilarious, loud-and-proud best friends Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally).
The Emmy-winning show ran for 8 seasons on NBC, and was brought back for an additional 3 seasons in 2018. Seasons 1 – 8 are streaming now on Hulu.
Watch: Will & Grace
The hit ABC show Scrubs is not your average hospital series. The comedy follows a group of friends, who also happen to be brand new interns at Sacred Heart Hospital. They don’t exactly know what they’re doing — but that’s what makes it fun.
At the heart of this show is the ultimate bromance between leading characters J.D. (Zach Braff) and Turk (Donald Faison), college roommates who are now starting their first jobs together. But the show wouldn’t be complete without their colleagues who keep them on their toes: Elliot (Sarah Chalke), Carla (Judy Reyes), and Perry (John C. McGinley).
Seasons 1 – 9 are streaming now on Hulu.
Everyone Is Doing Great
Feel like the stars of Everyone Is Doing Great look familiar? You might remember Jeremy (James Lafferty) and Seth (Stephen Colletti) from the hit ’00s drama One Tree Hill, which is also available on Hulu.
This new comedy series follows two best friends on the downside of fame. After starring on a successful TV show, they find themselves back at square one five years later, and leaning on one another as they awkwardly navigate life and love.
Don’t miss a late coming-of-age story that enlightens us with this simple truth: Fame fades, friends don’t.
Watch: Everyone Is Doing Great
One thing’s for sure: The cast of Jersey Shore (2009) knows how to have a good time — and you’ll have just as much fun watching them party. If you haven’t been “down the shore” with these famous guidos and guidettes, get ready for a wild, fist-pumping good time.
The popular MTV show took the world by storm, now over a decade ago, when the network brought six strangers with larger-than-life personalities to a house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey for the summer. It wasn’t long before stars JWoww, Ronnie, The Situation, Snooki, Vinny, and DJ Pauly D went from strangers, to friends, to family.
Get your GTL (gym, tanning, laundry) in — then stream Seasons 1 – 6 on Hulu.
Watch: Jersey Shore
The Golden Girls
Think you know what to expect from The Golden Girls? Think again.
Three ladies, all at a turning point in life, answer a supermarket ad to live together in Miami, Florida. There’s Dorothy (Bea Arthur), a quick-witted school teacher; Blanch (Rue McClanahan), a man-hunting Southern Belle; and, of course, America’s sweetheart Betty White plays the lovely Rose. As if this trio weren’t hilarious enough, enter Dorothy’s Mom Sophia (Estelle Getty), who literally has no filter after suffering a mild stroke.
There’s a reason this classic ’80s comedy had a successful seven-season run and grabbed 40 awards wins along the way. Let’s just put it this way: These ladies don’t hold back, and they serve their jokes hot. You’re in for a golden time.
Watch: The Golden Girls
Freaks and Geeks
Ever just feel like going back to the ’80s? Those were simpler times — not to mention, there was great music, hella fresh hairstyles, and no global pandemic. If that’s you daydreaming, Freaks and Geeks is just the time travel you need.
This one-season cult classic is the ’80s as told by the ’90s, with performances from some of your favorite actors who went on to shape comedy as we know it: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, Busy Philipps, and others.
Watch: Freaks and Geeks
They say you can’t love anyone else until you love yourself, and that’s exactly what Annie (Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live) plans to do. As an overweight young woman, Annie reminds us to love the skin we’re in while navigating the complex (and discerning) world of bad boyfriends, a sick parent and a high maintenance boss. But fear not, she doesn’t face these challenges alone.
As Annie’s best friend and roommate, Fran (Lolly Adefope) reminds us that friendship is the keystone to a healthy and fulfilling life when the going gets tough. Grab your best gal and get ready for real laughs and real talk.
Key & Peele
You’ve likely caught some of Key & Peele’s most popular sketches on social media, like those featuring inner-city substitute teacher Mr. Garvey or former President Barack Obama and his anger translator, Luther. What you may not know is, there’s a lot more where that came from — five full seasons of comedy gold, to be exact (all streaming now).
The hit sketch show stars best friends Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who together deliver spot-on impressions, poke fun at pop culture, and toe the line of absolute absurdity. Get ready to laugh — because these bite-sized episodes pack a lot of punch.
Watch: Key & Peele
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Recently renewed for a 15th season, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is breaking records as one of FX’s longest-running shows. It follows a group of underachieving friends, or, affectionately, “The Gang” — Mac (Rob McElhenney), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), and Frank (Danny DeVito) who together own a pub in Philadelphia, and get themselves into several hilariously dark and unfortunate situations.
We’ll leave you with this: There’s not much this crew wouldn’t do to make a quick buck.
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