Girlfriends the Show

Girlfriends the Show

Maybe I have been living under s rock, but trust me when I tell you that I just started watching Girlfriends the show a whole 14 years after it first aired on UPN network. I am in the second season and so far, loving it. It is so weird how the characters are so relatable over a decade later.

I am now about the age played by the four girlfriends Joan Clayton, Toni Childs, Maya Wilkes and Lynn Searcy and I can’t help but see so much of me and my real friends in these four girls. I for one have a friend who, like Lynn, will never look for a job and crashes with friends. She was in fact in my house just a few weeks ago. The only difference between her and Lynn is that she does not like studying. She is yet to graduate from college 7 years later.

Of the remaining three girlfriends, I can’t decide who I am most like. I have Joan Clayton’s motherly quality without her overly critical and analytical side. She is easily manipulated and eager to both forgive and go out of her way to help out her friends. Her dating issues are simply hilarious.

How about Toni? Egoistic and self centered. She is very manipulative and ambitious. Maybe am ambitious too but it does not land me into as much trouble as it does her.

Maya Wilkes is a young wife and mother of one like me. She is the girlfriend with the wittiest of comebacks and often the voice of reason. She also makes lots of mistakes in her relationship.

The girls are very different but all have one thing in common; they are there for each other through thick and thin. You are drawn into their drama as they struggle with their love lives, money and careers. Girlfriends the show is one series that I am really enjoying watching and I just cannot believe that I did not watch it earlier.
If you are just starting out and would rather get and watch a season at a time, here are seasons one, two and three.