The Fabulous Foursome: A Friend Group For Every Generation


As we get older, a lot of areas of our lives may change. We may get more mature, change our career fields, change where we live, and more. However, there is one thing that people often have in the different times of their life: strong friendships. In fact, television has recognized for decades how large of an effect friendship has on people’s lives. There is also a specific dynamic of friendship that is popular on television. For decades, tv shows have popularized the idea of the female foursome. There are several shows that are centered around a group of four women who are close friends with different personalities. These foursomes lead to some fun plotlines and a variety of pairings for a variety of small dynamics. They have existed on television across many decades with many ages. Here are some of the most popular female foursomes.

1980s-1990s: Golden Girls

No matter how old you are, there is always time to form strong and long-lasting friendships. The Golden Girls is about four retired women who live together in a house in Florida. While it took a bit of time for them to warm up to each other, they soon became good friends. Each episode sees the women going on dates, having problems with a family member, dealing with neighborhood problems, or getting into some sort of wacky shenanigan. Anything can happen to these women. However, at the end of the day, the women of this series will always come together and demonstrate how much they care for each other. The show may be about older women and premiered decades ago, but it has remained timeless and is still appreciated by all generations today.

1990s-2000s: Sex and the City

One of the most iconic foursome rules New York City in the 2000s. Sex and the City centered around four thirty-something women looking to find love in the big city while also supporting each other through the struggles that life has to offer. Through their fashion, technology, and other parts of their life, the show does feel very 2000s. However, the message of finding love at any age still rings true and the friendship of these women is still one to aspire for. They stand with each other through thick and thin and are there for the highs and lows. They show the fun of being in your thirties and that anything can happen in a place like New York City.

2010s: Girls

While many television programs try to display your twenties as the fabulous time in your life, that is not the case for everyone. Girls tells the story of four girls in their twenties who are going through problems related to love, work, and mental health. They get in fights with each other a lot, but they also have each other’s backs. This show is supposed to be a raw and unfiltered look at what it is like to be in your twenties when you don’t have a steady job and you are stressed almost all of the time. This show has many 2010s references, but it overall tries to be a show for any time period. The four women of the series experience many relatable moments, and that is what makes this series so intriguing.

2020s: Sex Lives of College Girls

College is the first time in your life where you can truly break free and go wild. This new life can be best when you have some great friends by your side. The Sex Lives of College Girls centers around four suitemates who come from different backgrounds and have different personalities, yet they become fast friends. We see the girls go through all of the typical college experiences, such as new classes, exciting clubs, wild parties, cute crushes, and more. There can often be struggles in these experiences, but each girl knows they can call on a suitemate to help them out if necessary. The beauty of a suitemate means that each girl has a friend to lean on just a few feet away. This series is not over yet, which means there is more of this foursome to come and we will get to see how their friendship evolves as a new school year begins.