The Gilmore Girls are Back!

Jill Holtz

November 17, 2016

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We are super excited about the arrival of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix on November 25th! If like us you loved the original series then this catch up short season is sure to be a treat!

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I recently introduced my teen daughter to the series on Netflix and she’s been enjoying watching her way through all the episodes.

No matter what kind of mother-daughter relationship you have, Gilmore Girls has something for you.

And what is inspiring about the series is not only the strong relationship between the mother and daughter, but also the fact that Rory is a single mother making her way through parenthood by trial and error – just like real life.

A recent survey by Netflix** revealed more than half of women (53%) wish they spoke to their mother more often.

More than half of mother-daughter duos surveyed (59%) report that post-show discussions are the best part of sharing a show together.

In fact, watching together is so important that despite the distance, almost half of mums and daughters (41%) think watching together brings them closer.

Even though one third of mums and daughters surveyed live thirty or more minutes apart, over half have gone out of their way to physically watch together on many occasions.

The survey found that globally, almost equal portions of mother-daughter relationships fall into the following three groups:

  • 39% of respondents say they’re two peas in a pod, and are BFFs like Rory and Lorelai.
  • 31% say they may be polar opposites like Lane and Mrs. Kim, but they just want what’s best for each other.
  • 30% know it can be complicated like Lorelai and Emily, but they can’t imagine life without each other.

So either make a Gilmore Girls date to watch it with your own mum or with your teen and enjoy a bit of bonding time together.

** The Netflix Mother-Daughter Survey was conducted online by SurveyMonkey Audience on behalf of Netflix from October 28 – November 9, 2016 with a sample of 10,143 women aged 18-65 in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, France, Italy and Germany.

Over to you now. Are you a Gilmore Girls fan? Tell us in the comments below. 


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Published On: November 17th, 2016 / Categories: Entertainment / Last Updated: January 12th, 2022 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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