A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan.

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 Joan Carol Clayton / ... (172 episodes, 2000-2008)
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 Maya Denise Wilkes / ... (172 episodes, 2000-2008)
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 Lynn Ann Searcy / ... (172 episodes, 2000-2008)
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 William Jerome Dent / ... (172 episodes, 2000-2008)
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 Antoinette 'Toni' Marie Childress Garrett (137 episodes, 2000-2006)
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A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan.

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The running gag in the series is Maya (Golden Brooks) is the youngest of the group, and Toni (Jill Marie Jones) is the eldest (she had to repeat a grade in elementary school). However, Jill Marie Jones (Toni) is the youngest (b. January 4, 1975), then Tracee Ellis Ross (Joan) (b. October 29, 1972) next Persia White (Lynn) (b. October 25, 1972, and lastly Golden Brooks (Maya) (b. December 1, 1970). See more »

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Maya Wilkes: Jabari, I said get up and take out the trash now.
Jabari Wilkes: [mumbling] What, are your legs broke?
Maya Wilkes: No, but your ass is about to be!
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Grows stronger with each season
14 May 2003 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This show started out good, and has gotten better and more assured throughout its run. Comparisons to "Sex and the City" and "Living Single" are fair, but only tell half of the story. As the show has developed, it has made such comparisons necessarily reductive: "Girlfriends" combines the best of both of those predecessors and throws in other elements to make a series which is both thought-provoking and one of the most raucously funny projects on TV today. Its location in UPN's Monday night "ghetto" is both a blessing and a curse: it gives "Girlfriends" a firm foundation within the target African-American audience, but it limits the show's ability to reach out to other audiences. I wish more people would seek it out; I'm pretty sure they'd love it as much as I do. During the third season, scripts have continued to tackle serious subjects with greater and greater success, while keeping the laugh count as high as ever (much higher than 90% of comedies on the air). The performances remain strong as the characters are taken through much more than usual sitcom paces. This show actually has the nerve to tell real stories, rather than growing stale out of fear of change. The producers have managed to keep the viewers laughing while becoming the leading fictional forum for racial issues and simultaneously earning its feminist bona fides (including an A+ rating from NOW).


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