Is National Best Friends Day a real holiday? Who cares! Canadians love the opportunity to celebrate their friendships anyways. With National Best Friends Day today, shomi surveyed more than 3,000 of its members to find out how best friends like to stream together, and what they’re watching.
The survey was in honour of shomi’s new BFF binge series Playing House.
Playing House follows childhood besties as they explore the journey of adulthood, with a couple big surprises along the way that could result in the ultimate BFF sacrifice. The series stars former Upright Citizens Brigade members Lennon Parham (Veep, New Girl, Lady Dynamite) and Jessica St. Clair (Bridesmaids, HBO’s Animals).
Oh, and shomi is the only place to see both Seasons 1 and 2 in Canada. Season 3 is currently in production for the USA Network.
Here are the fun stats from Canadians on their BFF binging:
Work wife for the win: Max and Caroline (2 Broke Girls) are the most popular BFF duo from TV, with over one fifth (22.1%) of respondents selecting the pair.
Canadians have badass #SquadGoals: Almost one quarter (24.3%) of respondents wanted Jax Teller (Sons of Anarchy) as the TV badass in their squad, followed by Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess) (22.1%).
Face-to-face is still the most popular way to gab with BFFs about TV series: Over two thirds (68.9%) of respondents prefer to discuss their favourite TV shows in person with their friends, while texting ranks as the second most preferred choice (18.1%).
BFFs comfort each other with food and drinks: Respondents were most likely to pay for the first round of drinks for their BFF (31.2%), show up with ice cream after a break up (31.2%), or help them move (24.7%). However, only 13% of respondents want to drive their BFF to the airport.
Streaming is better with friends: 90% of shomi members watch TV with their BFF.