Ladies Who (Liquid) Lunch: Top 10 Primetime Female Drinking Buddies

We’re not exactly sure when Pink’s “Raise Your Glass” become the unofficial theme song of the primetime TV female, but you’ll hear no complaints from us.

ABC has encouraged viewers to stock up on red wine in ads for its #TGIT programming block, The Good Wife‘s Alicia Florrick has downed post-work tequila shots as she enters the treacherous waters of a campaign for State’s Attorney, and nary an episode of Game of Thrones goes by in which Cersei Lannister fails to get her drink on.

Mind you, we’re not celebrating (or advocating) a tortured relationship with alcohol — we wince a little every time Homeland‘s Carrie Mathison downs her prescriptions with sauv blanc. But in the tipsy spirit of the times, we thought it might be fun to count down our Top 10 dream companions to TVLine Happy Hour.

So, click through the gallery below to peruse our picks — sorry, Kathie Lee and Hoda, only fictional chicas made the cut! — then hit the comments to tell us which female TV characters you’d invite for cocktails.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Summer says:

    Meredith (Greys)
    Penny (BBT)

    Serious omissions.

    • Bryce says:

      I would kill to drink with Alicia (and Kalinda… or should I say “OR Kalinda”?). I know it’s not super relevant, but my Netflix marathoning is making me want to have a brandy with Gilmore Girls’ Emily.

  2. Luli says:

    Meredith and Cristina should be #1

    • Betsy says:

      Yes. I want to do tequila shots with Mere and Cristina.

      Dr. Callie Torres: Um, anyone, uh… anyone ever think you two are a couple?
      Dr. Meredith Grey: No, because we screw boys like whores on tequila.
      Dr. Cristina Yang: And then we either try to marry them or drown ourselves.

  3. DJ Doena says:

    Penny! Penny!! Penny!!!

    She’s become a borderline alcoholic by the end of S7. She got better though.

  4. Shar says:

    I find it unfortunate that a lot of the highly successful, competent women on TV appear to be over dependent on wine etc. Shonda’s ladies are the worst of the bunch.

  5. kt5 says:

    Regarding this week: how do Olivia and Annalise down whole bottles of wine and vodka and then go off to do business without a slur or a stagger?????

  6. Jan says:

    Alicia Florrick, hands down!!

  7. Lizo says:

    Ahhh Jules Cobb, the leader of us all

  8. Olivia’s wine is actually spelled “du Bellay” and it’s fake. I know this because I was going to try buying a bottle for my Scandal loving friend and I was heartbroken to discover it didn’t exist. LOL!

  9. Cheers, dears! says:

    They need to add Erin Reagan to this list. She can knock back the booze with more commitment than a sailor during Fleet Week.

  10. Tammy says:

    Melissa from Melissa &Joey
    Penny from the BBT