She got it from her mama.  This rings true for plenty of things between my mother and I, like our passion and prowess at shopping great deals, our spunk and grit and our propensity for a good Netflix show with a glass of good wine and chocolate.

This has always been the case with me and my mom, and now, even between me and my daughter.  We always have one show that we watched together — for my mom and I it was Days of our Lives and her “teleserye” or “telenovela” (filipino & spanish soap operas) and for my daughter and I, it was re-runs of the original Full House and iCarly (yes, I actually enjoyed and watched with her).  Lives got busy, especially when I became a teenager, but those moments we could sit and chat and get entangled in the happenings on screen seemed to always draw us that much closer.  
Now, my daughter has officially jumped on the Gilmore Girls bandwagon after seeing how devoted I was (and still am) to the show.  I have yet to get my mom to sit down and catch up with me; I’m certain she’d love it.  In fact, my mom reminds me SO MUCH of Emily Gilmore.  It’s insane how many times throughout the show I’d laugh out loud and shake my head because Lorelai and Emily’s relationship can be so similar to me and my mom at times (just a lot less formal and pompous).  


My daughter is like my Rory.  We are super close and she shares a lot of my interests yet stands firm with her own beliefs while still remaining the sweet and smart girl that she is.


We are so close, Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life is only 9 days away! As we prep for the premiere, Netflix just revealed new data that proves TV shows, like Gilmore Girls, help moms and daughters build a stronger relationship — the full release with global stats is included below. We’ve also highlighted Canadian-specific data points directly below, if interested for your readers:

  • 61% of mothers and daughters feel sharing TV shows with each other helps them build a stronger relationship
  • A recent survey revealed that almost half of women (45%) wish they spoke to their mother more often
  • More than half of mother-daughter duos surveyed (54%) report post-show discussions are the best part of sharing a show together
  • Almost half of moms and daughters (45%) think watching together brings them closer

To make the watch experience more meaningful, order in a large pizza with all the fixings and why not invite your mom (or daughter) to a Date Night so you can binge with a purpose come November 25th?  It’s always better watching together.

So, are you and your mom (or you and your daughter):

Financial compensation was not received for this post; however, CAC does receive gifts from Netflix Canada as part of our ambassadorship. Opinions expressed here are my own.

27 comments on “Binge & Bond With Mom: Netflix Survey Reveals Sharing TV Shows Together Builds Bond”

  1. We started watching Gilmore girls this weekend past and i just can’t seem to get away from it…..why did i wait so long

  2. My mom and I are good friends, but perhaps not quite as tight as Rory and Lorelai Gilmore! We do enjoy watching shows together.

  3. Very interesting… I don’t remember watching anything with my mom ever and tons with my dad, and I have a much stronger bond with him. I guess I’m kinda proving this research πŸ™‚

  4. I wish I could have watched the reboot with my mom but she lives on the other side of the country. We hve always been very close but living so far away does take it’s toll on ouar relationship.

  5. Nice article! Absolutely watching movies together is a great way to bond. It opens conversations and just some time together enjoying each others company. I am watching netflix with my boys and husband and we are really enjoying it.

  6. I can’t wait… I’ve been waiting for AGES to watch the new Gilmore Girls with my teenage daughter – and tonights the night! Bonding time πŸ™‚

  7. Funny thing I have never ever watched not one episode of Gilmore Girls??!! Just seems once the kids are in bed and the cartoons are off I am so tired I just crash as well. πŸ™

  8. My mom as been passed away since I was 18,and I do not have a daughter. Everyone tells me I am just like my mom was though πŸ™‚

  9. My daughter & I two peas in a pod but do have our ups & downs like any mother-daughter relationship. And we love watching Netflix together! It’s true that many shows open up a whole dialogue to talk about & learn from.

  10. My Mom is no longer with me, but we always watched shows together. I find myself watching new shows, and thinking about how much she’d enjoy it. Now me and my Sister in law binge watch shows together, which is nice. πŸ™‚

  11. You know I just started watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix as my next binge show. I had never watched the series.
    The husband and I in the past have enjoy binge watching a series on netflix

  12. my mom and I are like two peas in a pod….NOW ! was totally opposite during my teen years and into my 20’s. My two daughters are 4 and under so kinda hard to say with them lol

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