I never thought I’d say it because she’s growing up too fast already, but today I wish my nine-year-old daughter was just three, maybe four years older so we could watch the Gilmore Girls revival together. (Ideally on one of these babies.) In case you hadn’t heard, the mini series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuted on Netflix today. This is a major bonding opportunity I’m missing out on! And Netflix has the stats to back it up.
Netflix surveyed 10,000 mothers and daughters around the world and 62% said sharing TV shows helps build a stronger relationship. More than half (59%) said post-show discussions are the best part of sharing a TV show, and half of all of the mothers and daughters living more than 30 minutes apart said they’re gone out of their way on several occasions to physically watch shows together. (Aww, that’s so sweet!)
No matter what kind of mother-daughter relationship you have, Gilmore has something everyone can relate to. (If you missed the original series, here’s a quick GG primer.) The survey found that globally, almost equal portions of mother-daughter relationships fall into the following three groups:
- 39% of respondents said they’re two peas in a pod and BFFs like Rory and Lorelai Gilmore.
- 31% said 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 Gilmore, but they can’t imagine life without each other.
What better opportunity than the return of the Gilmore Girls to plan a date night with your daughter or your mom! Did you watch it today? Are you watching it tonight? I’d love to hear about your viewing plans!
First image by Ban.do. I receive special perks as a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, however all opinions are my own.