5 Television characters I wish I was friends with…

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in PARKS AND RECREATION (Image Credit: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in PARKS AND RECREATION (Image Credit: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

I love my television friends. Wait, what? Am I really calling those fictional characters friends? Yes I am, and I’m not even ashamed of it. Think about it: why do we love television series? We like them because we recognize ourselves and our own lives in them, we like them because they’re great entertainment, we like them because they make us laugh and cry, we like them because they’re a way of escapism. But we LOVE them because we feel a strong bond with the characters. The characters become our friends. That’s why we are devastated when one of our favorite TV shows has come to an end: our friends are taken away from us. Luckily, we are able to watch series again and again which gives us the opportunity to fan the fire of our fictional friendships.

Below you can find my list of “TV characters I wish I were friends with” and why this is the case…

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Adam Brody as Seth Cohen for THE OC (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned from… Seth Cohen and ‘The O.C.’

Adam Brody as Seth Cohen for THE OC (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

Adam Brody as Seth Cohen for THE OC (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

In 2003, the world was graced with one of the best comedic characters in primetime history. He’s scrawny, curly-haired and has a plastic best friend named Captain Oats. If you’ve already guessed it, you probably have the same feelings towards him that I do. Seth Cohen, ladies and gentlemen, taught me everything I ever needed to know. In addition to the obvious, such as sarcasm as a second language and impeccable taste in music, here are a few of the reasons why even after The O.C.’s end, Seth is still my own personal Yoda or Mr. Miyagi.

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5 Television characters I wish I was friends with…

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in PARKS AND RECREATION (Image Credit: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in PARKS AND RECREATION (Image Credit: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

I love my television friends. Wait, what? Am I really calling those fictional characters friends? Yes I am, and I’m not even ashamed of it. Think about it: why do we love television series? We like them because we recognize ourselves and our own lives in them, we like them because they’re great entertainment, we like them because they make us laugh and cry, we like them because they’re a way of escapism. But we LOVE them because we feel a strong bond with the characters. The characters become our friends. That’s why we are devastated when one of our favorite TV shows has come to an end: our friends are taken away from us. Luckily, we are able to watch series again and again which gives us the opportunity to fan the fire of our fictional friendships.

Below you can find my list of “TV characters I wish I were friends with” and why this is the case…

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