Sometimes TV can throw some serious truth in your face when you least expect it.

Blanche Devereaux The Golden Girls

Will there be men there?

I’m pretty sure this is a question Blanche asks in every episode of The Golden Girls and she’s always given the “oh, give it a rest” look from Rose and Dorothy. But let’s be honest, she’s saying what all of us single ladies are thinking. Blanche’s desperation and what I can only describe as sexual verve always makes me question the state of my own love life – and it’s usually not nearly as exciting as hers.

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Lorelai Gilmore Gilmore Girls

Wow, smart girls are mean

Who didn’t daydream about living in Stars Hollow, having a usual at Luke’s Diner, and being bffs with Rory and Lorelai? I know I did. I sympathised most with Rory, having also been labeled the “smart girl” early on in life. What this show made me realise – through Lorelai’s quirky parenting methods and advice – is that being smart doesn’t necessarily mean being a pushover. Just look at Paris – I definitely wouldn’t want to get on her bad side.

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Phoebe Halliwell Charmed

The real world better start showing me some respect otherwise I’m going to stop saving it every week

Maybe it’s because I have two sisters or maybe it’s because I’ve always wished I had secret powers, but man did I want to be a Charmed One when I was younger. Not only were they hot (I mean, it’s Alyssa Milano!) but they also commanded a level of respect from everyone, good or evil. My motto? WWPPPD – what would Piper, Page, or Phoebe do?

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Ryan Atwood The O.C

Sometimes I think you talk just to make sounds

As a man of little words and even fewer facial expressions, this is a classic Ryan Atwood line. It’s characters like these – stoic, broody, poignant in just the right moments – that make me realise that you can say a lot by only saying a little. And also that most people talk way too much, but not in the endearing Seth Cohen kind of way.

Danny Castellano The Mindy Project

Myface, tweetster, hash bags, I don’t care

Pretty much every line from The Mindy Project makes me lol. There are a million gifs out there of Mindy’s one-liners, and while I think she’s brilliant, it’s Danny who’d be my spirit animal. That in and of itself makes me wonder what went wrong in the first quarter of my life when I connect more with the macho, emotionally crippled Staten Islander than I do with the loveable, quirky Dr L. Fiercely protective, glasses that snap at the front and no social media comprehension? Yeah, I’d choose you any day Castellano.

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Francisca Da Silveira