FIREFLY LANE is a testament to “best friend” power. The second season continues the journey between two women. The writers flipped back and forth through the stories and history of past decades and the present to fill in the many layers of an amazing friendship. 

Tully (Katherine Heigl), and Kate (Sarah Chalke), are the luckiest people in the world to have such a fantastic bond. Throughout most of their lives, they never had “to go through it alone.”  The chemistry between these two actresses is palatable. They are so in sync with each other’s reactions, breaths, and physicality. Their friendship feels real and authentic, and their smiles light up the screen. This is good because both of their lives are so messy. Nothing is easy for their love life, their families, and careers. Each episode, the writers gave Tully and Kate moments to deal with PTSD, divorce, “coming out,” death, sobriety, sex, and “never having to say you’re sorry.” It was a very busy season. 

What I thoroughly enjoy the most about FIREFLY LANE is how accepting everyone is about Tully and Kate’s encompassing friendship. It never feels smothering. It allows and inspires each woman to be the best they can be. This is impressive. Not everyone can do this. It is as if they “can’t breathe” without the other, yet they are genuinely independent women. This is what makes the show compelling to watch. We are all rooting for them and, at the same time, wish we had the same for ourselves. It is a conundrum, for sure. 

FIREFLY LANE’s finale ended with a huge cliffhanger that needs to be resolved. I can’t stop thinking about what will happen next. I want more of this drama/soap. I am not ashamed to admit that I am hooked on friendships between strong, positive, flawed, and endearing women. Women can create positivity, and we need that in our lives. We must laugh at our past mistakes and continually move on to be better. “Firefly girls forever.”

FIREFLY LANE is streaming on NETFLIX. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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