The last time that the witty mother and daughter duo, the Gilmore Girls, graced our television screens, was back in 2008, as the seventh successful season finished up.
Since then, many have been pining the end of the feel-good comedy show that whimsically followed life’s ups and downs for single mum Lorelei and her daughter Rory.
Now, Netflix have announced four, all-new, movie-length episodes of the Gilmore Girls, premiering tonight (November 25th) for your binge watching pleasure.
Each of the four episodes will represent one season – winter, spring, summer and autumn – with the new season called Gilmore Girls: A year in the Life.
Set a decade after the show finished, Rory is now all grown up, but little else has changed, with plenty of laughs and touching moments still in plentiful supply.
And if you didn’t catch on to the Gilmore Girls mania first time around, you can watch the previous episodes beforehand, also available now on Netflix.
Get excited and don’t even feel sorry about it. 7PM AEDT TONIGHT!
Invite your mum around and bond over the Gilmore Girls
Netflix have conducted research which shows that one in four Australian mothers and daughters believe their relationship is enhanced through sharing a much-loved television show together.
Conducted by Survey Monkey, the survey also found that one in five Australian woman will use TV over the Christmas period to diffuse tense family situations.
Christmas can be a stressful time in any home, but sometimes the mutual love of a television show can provide some common ground over the silly season.
The benefits of sharing a television show with family are not just limited to the screen time. More than half of mother-daughter duos surveyed (59%) reported post-show discussions are often the best part of the bonding experience.
To put it simply… watching the Gilmore Girls with your mum, and re-living the inside jokes and witty one-liners afterwards, could be beneficial for your relationship. (As if you needed another reason to watch!)
#GilmoreGirls Binge Plan:
? An encyclopedic knowledge of all 153 eps
? Free time
? Coffee…lots of coffee
— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) November 22, 2016
#GilmoreGirls: A Year in the Life is almost here! So it’s time to pick a side.
— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) November 18, 2016
What kind of mother and daughter duo are you?
Whether you and your mum (or you and your daughter) are die-hard fans or are just looking for a new show to share together, chances are the Gilmore Girls has something for you.
The Netflix survey found that the relationships between mothers and daughters can be complicated, just as it is in the show, with almost equal portions of mother-daughter relationships fall into the following three groups:
• 34% 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.
• 35% know it can be complicated like Lorelai and Emily Gilmore, but they can’t imagine life without each other.
What kind of mother and daughter duo can you best relate to?