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):
- complicated like Lorelai and Emily Gilmore, but can’t imagine life without each other?
- two peas in a pod, and are BFFs like Rory and Lorelai Gilmore?
- polar opposites like Lane and Mrs. Kim, but just want what’s best for each other?