#100DaysofFanFavorites | Day 29

25 Nearest and Dearest 22/25
Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)

30 Rock

The unlikely friendships often tend to be the most riveting, and most solid partnerships. There are a few pairs that could have made it onto this list; however, the first thing that gripped me with 30 Rock was the brilliant banter between Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon and Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy. It isn’t often we get strong male/female dynamics without it turning to a romantic involvement later on, and that’s what I appreciated most about this friendship. They were as ridiculously close and as invested in the other’s life as they could have been, but in the end, it never turned into something more. It was a strong friendship which effortlessly debunks the conception that men and women can’t be friends. At their best, Jack and Liz were fantastic partners, but most importantly, they always had each other’s backs. Sometimes, it’s not about having copious amounts of similarities but it’s knowing that someone will always be there if worse comes to worst.

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#100DaysofFanFavorites | Day 28

25 Nearest and Dearest 23/25
Second Precinct (Mysteries of Laura)

mysteriesoflaura

Every so often, a hidden gem warms its way into our hearts but unfortunately, because the world’s a cruel place, the cancellation bear decides to interfere. Mysteries of Laura was one of those underrated gems — the next best thing NBC’s done since Chuck. And now while cop shows are great, sometimes, we need a little comedy. Or at least I do. And it’s series like Chuck and Mysteries of Laura that I find myself wanting to constantly re-watch. For those who aren’t familiar, Mysteries of Laura is a series that focuses brilliantly on partnerships. Whether it was Max’s eccentric and irreplaceable role in the precinct, Meredith and Billy’s ever growing friendship, Jake and Laura’s banter, or Billy and Laura’s effortless partnership, together as a whole, and individually, each unique dynamic swarmed its way into my heart.

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