25 Nearest and Dearest 22/25
Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy (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.