Gilmore Girls, Netflix
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Be it Lorelai and Rory or Bey and Blue Ivy, pop culture is filled with mother-daughter duos—in both real- and reel-life—whose relationships are #goals. Below, 5 mother-daughter duos that will cover all grounds, and then some:

  1. 1. You and your mum are… a) Frenemies b) BFFs

  2. Gilmore Girls, Netflix
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    Set nearly a decade after the finale of the original series, this revival follows the women (and men) of Stars Hollow through four seasons of change, so we can all fill the Gilmore Girls-shaped hole in our lives with more of a) Emily (Kelly Bishop) and Lorelai’s (Lauren Graham) tough-love relationship and b) Lorelai and Rory’s (Alexia Bledel) “my mum is my best friend” mantra. This is definitely the TV equivalent of Tina Knowles, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy.

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  4. 2. You and your mum are… each other’s rock

    Riverdale, Netflix
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    In this millennial take on the world of Riverdale, everything is younger, sexier and more mysterious. With Hiram Lodge in jail, Veronica (Camilla Mendes) and Hermione (Marisol Nichols) settle into the latter’s hometown. A far cry from the bright lights of New York City, the pair forge their own paths in friendship, love and career, drawing strength from each other even in the most difficult of circumstances.

  5. 3. You and your mum are… partners in crime 

  6. Orange is the New Black, Netflix
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    Aleida (Elizabeth Rodriguez) and Dayanara (Dascha Polanco) take the notion of love-hate to a whole other level. When we first meet the fellow inmates, their relationship status is definitely complicated. After a few years together in prison, however, the bond takes a turn for the better. Thanks to Aleida, we know that some mums have… less than conventional ways of showing love. Their emotional roller coaster ride continues on Friday, June 9, when season 5 of Orange is the New Black returns.

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  8. 4. You and your mum are… gaining new perspectives on each other 

    Grace And Frankie, Netflix
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    Grace and Frankie (Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin) might be total opposites, but the same can also be said of her daughters. Brianna is the funny, sarcastic daughter now heading Grace’s cosmetics company, while Mallory (Brooklyn Decker) is the sweet mother-of-four. Like Frankie, they are the perfect foils for Grace; the former’s friendship and the latter’s kinship keeping them all grounded even when life as they know it is upended.

    5. You and your mum are… learning to accept each other’s differences 

Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix
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Who would have thought that becoming a zombie could improve a relationship? When her newly-formed flesh-eating urges turn the otherwise boring Sheila (Drew Barrymore) into a free spirit with a refreshed take on life, she gets to bond with her teenage daughter, Abby (Liv Hewson), in a way that they never could before. Think: Going on joy rides and more. Santa Clarita Diet‘s for all the cool mums out there.

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By Annabelle Fernandez