Clearly, I have a problem.
A reading conundrum if you will. As I was preparing to happily put together a Top Ten Tuesday “all about friendships” – which I naturally assumed would be as fun as it could be complicated, because, let’s face it, relationships are complicated – I realized when searching my literal bookshelves and later my virtual ones that I hadn’t read many books in which the friendships were primary or so memorable that they immediately leapt to mind. (You guys really have to help me correct this. Pretty, please?) Instead of skipping out, I decided to expand my search parameters by eliminating the stipulation that the book had to be about friendship, and include film and television, and luckily, I came up with enough BFF’s to satisfy a list.
Typical chick flick flair, this film didn’t sit well with many people, however, sad as it is, it is a good depiction of a typical bestie relationship – and unlike some, it wound up being stronger for the trouble it went through.
Yes, these two first appear in a book but since I’ve never read the book, I figured I put them under the film category – plus I’m quite fond of the Youtube sensation version of these two. You know who I mean.
I’m pretty sure that from the moment we heard Lily blurt in response to Mia’s timid question, “…you look ridiculous. You should sue,” we knew she was the best best friend for the new Princess Mia.
Who doesn’t love these four girls? Between the four, they’re fun, sassy, shy and opinionated.
Since many of my relationships with cousins are more than just seeing them at holidays – I grew up with cousins being my BFF’s, any cousin-friendship has a special place in my heart. These two were lots of fun together!
I loved this friendship. It wasn’t the focus of the book, however it felt like it could have played a larger role and been the best of the book. Issy’s fear is something Lucy takes in stride while still trying to be what Issy needs – which is challenging her to emerge from the fear that drives her life.
Out of everyone else on the book list, this is probably the book (story) that is most friendship driven. There’s an interesting dynamic to this friendship just because of their journey into a Brigedoon-esque world – both girls meet the perfect “guy,” but where one wants to stay behind, the other longs to return to the modern world, and she keeps that from everyone around her.
My mom and I watched this show up until a couple seasons ago and for me, one of the best things about it was this friendship. It was complicated and far from “perfect,” but the inspiration is that no matter how difficult things got, these two always found a way to work through everything. Googling this show would reveal that is gone because of a fatal change, but I’ve still got fond memories.
What more can be said about these two? They are and were awesome together. Bring them back.
Zoe still has a lot to learn about being a real friend, but by taking advantage of Lavon (let’s face it, she’s done that one too many times – but then there was the one time when he showed up at an inconvenient time with a bag of donuts and Zoe helped him “eat” his feelings), Zoe has matured from Lavon’s friendship and has even learned that putting other people’s feelings before your own isn’t such a bad thing.
There are so many inturpretations of these characters – RDJ and Jude Law, Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, but seriously, anyone who has seen series three has to agree, the BBC’s contemporary re-telling does it up right.