I’ve waited since 2007 for the return of the Gilmore Girls. I didn’t know how the story was going to end, what the result would be but it was important to see, what happened next. During the 7 years since the final episode aired, I moved from my small town to Ottawa and I was blessed with the birth of two beautiful daughters. There were huge life changes, postpartum depression and desperately missing my family.
When KT came in 2003, I had a shift in what I could watch. I was no longer able to watch violent shows or movies, slasher films or any movie that had negative undertone towards children. Not long after Panda arrived and those feelings intensified. News, hospital dramas or intense justice type shows also became off limits for my viewing pleasure. The Gilmore Girls was positive, light-hearted comedy that demonstrated kind of open & honest relationship that I hoped to have with my two little girls.
I was also very much alone, I had several friends but felt like something was missing. What was missing, looking back, was my parents, sister, and brother. Living so far away made me ache for them to see my little girls and how much they had grown. Finding a small town drama with happy undertones made me feel connected to my own family.
Now, almost 10 years later, KT and I have been re-enjoying the original Gilmore Girls and now the Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life. During the four episodes, I cried often. It was a date night material & an opportunity for us to talk about why I was happy/upset all at the same time. Having that connection with KT gave us an entry point for conversations about dating, divorce, and death.
According to a Netflix survey, 62% of mothers and daughters say sharing TV shows helps build a stronger relationship. With the return of Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life, Netflix is giving mothers and daughters another way to bond. A recent survey revealed more than half of women (53%) wish they spoke to their mother more often. This year, fans all over the world can reconnect through the mother of all TV shows…because even reading this release will make you realize how much you want to call your mom.
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 moms and daughters (41%) think watching together brings them closer. Even though one third of moms 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 ultimate mother-daughter pair, Rory and Lorelai, know the benefits of sharing show-inspired inside jokes and witty one-liners. No matter what kind of mother-daughter relationship it is, Gilmore has something for you. 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 Gilmore.
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 Gilmore, but they can’t imagine life without each other.
Have you had your date night yet? KT and I did, and one more time during the Christmas holidays. Check out Lorelai & Rory’s exclusive YouTube video below, but beware there are spoilers!