Whilst many television shows focus heavily on romantic relationships, history has proven that there have been just as many magical “bromances,” “ladymances” and platonic friendships over the years to keep us highly entertained. Everybody needs a partner in crime, a wingman and someone who inherently understands them, and often these on-screen relationships are the ones which provide the most humor and capture our hearts. These are 11 of the most endearing friendships that have graced our TV screens throughout history, and despite having your own best friend, you are sure to be slightly envious of these unique relationships.
11. Sherlock Holmes & John Watson (Sherlock)
One of the most famous friendships of all time, the relationship between Sherlock and Watson has also been one of intense speculation, and this has continued with the riveting BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Those involved with the show, and the editor of the Sherlock Holmes Journal, have reiterated that they are just good friends, however, and certainly good enough for inclusion on this list. Although they clash and irritate each other at times, deep down they know that they are great friends who rely on one another heavily which is what makes them a great partnership. Sherlock is somewhat anti-social despite his brilliance, and therefore has trouble connecting with people (aside from Watson), whilst Watson enjoys the adventure and is in awe of Sherlock’s remarkable talent. Their contrasting personalities and mutual reliance is a crucial part of the show’s success.