14. Freddie Roscoe (Hollyoaks).
Dating-wise, it can be very useful to have a best friend who is more attractive than you, because they will intimidate the hell out of everybody so you will get more action. And Freddie is more attractive than anyone.
13. Saul Berenson (Homeland).
Everybody needs somebody older, solid and dependable in their life. Skills in counter-terror skills, while not an essential characteristic, are certainly beneficial things to have in your corner.
12. Lloyd Mullaney (Coronation Street).
The men of Coronation Street generally fall into the categories of feckless or psychotic. Lloyd is the only one that you could actually imagine having a pint with and enjoying yourself. Which is a useful characteristic for a community where they’re all in the pub every single night.
10. Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation).
Data was programmed to be dependable, so you’d always have him in your corner forever, there would be no worries there. But unlike most androids you come across, his Pinocchio complex renders him adorkably endearing. Data is the sort of friend you would condescendingly look after, like a confused puppy.
3. Phil Dunphy (Modern Family).
Who wouldn’t want to hang out with Phil the whole time? The ‘peerenting’ mastermind and former cheerleader for Fresno State could outshine anyone’s haplessness. Constantly run rings round by his children, you would look like Harvey Keitel stood next to this guy.
1. Donna Noble (Doctor Who).
“There are worlds out there, safe in the sky because of her. That there are people living in the light, and singing songs of Donna Noble, a thousand, million light years away. They will never forget her, while she can never remember. And for one moment… one shining moment… she was the most important woman in the whole wide universe.”