Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's 'Playing House' Shows What A Real Female Best Friendship Is Like
Possibly without even realizing it, the USA network did something great for women: it put Playing House on the air. The comedy is the second TV series starring and created by Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, following NBC's Best Friends Forever, an amazing series that wasn't given enough of a chance. Luckily, we can stop incessantly complaining over BFF's unjust cancellation and move on to absolutely loving Playing House . One of the best things about the show is its realistic and relatable portrayal of female friendship, which has to be credited to real life best friends St. Clair and Parham.
Playing House really serves as an example of what can happen when women write and produce their own stories. Female friendships are rarely portrayed in films or TV as it is, and it's even harder to find a representation that's actually recognizable to real women. So thank you, USA, for giving St. Clair and Parham a place to showcase their friendship, or really all of our friendships—now please just give them more than six episodes to do it.
In just three episodes, Playing House has delivered a ton of near-perfect moments between its two best friends, Emma (St. Clair) and Maggie (Parham). Here are Playing House's most relatable moments so far.
The Anticipation of Seeing Your Best Friend After A Long Separation
And Pure Love That Can Only Come After a Fight
It's an apology and renewal of your bond all at once.
The Random Phrases You Only Use With Each Other
How To Find the Bright Side of Any Situation
Getting divorced may be extremely difficult, especially while you're pregnant, but count on your best friend to find the silver lining by turning some extra space into a Pinterest-worthy craft corner.
The Frustration of Not Agreeing on How to Handle Something
But Supporting Her No Matter What
How to Handle an Awkward Situation
By mentally agreeing to make fun of it later.
The Importance of Admitting to Your Mistakes
And Just How Much Cheese Someone Can Eat
We've all been there, no judgement.
Your Secret Amusement At Watching Your BFF Freakout
The True Purpose of Brunch
What Constitutes Real Pants
The Perfect Amount of Teasing
Enough to make yourself laugh, but without actually making her feel bad.
How Even Lifelong Friends Can Surprise Each Other
What Exactly Goes in a Junk Drawer
It's like they can see into our brains.
How To Instantly Boost Your Friend's Confidence
Just How Important Female Friendships Can Be
Even If It's Not Like That
True BFFs. LYLAS.
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