If nothing else, Mother’s Day makes us appreciate our moms for all that they do. It also makes us pause and think of ways we can spend more time with them. For many of us, our moms are in different cities, provinces, states or even countries. Spending time with them can be difficult but through the wonders of modern technology, we can find new ways to connect. Netflix is a word found in everyone’s vocabulary these days, even if you’re not a pro with technology. If your mom doesn’t already have a way to access Netflix, then this is a great gift idea for her. Once she’s all set up, it’s time to use it to bond with mom and find some TV shows on Netflix to watch together.
Do you chat with mom daily? Weekly? Maybe you have a coffee date every two weeks. If you want to spice up your chats, start watching some shows together. There are so many TV shows on Netflix you can watch with your mom, no matter what your tastes. We have rounded up some of our favourite shows to watch with our moms.
Here are some of our favourite TV shows on Netflix
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Nothing exemplifies the mother-daughter relationship better than Rory & Lorelai Gilmore. If you were an avid follower of the show in the early 2000’s, you cannot miss out on this miniseries. They still talk just as quickly with their pop culture references so save this one for the quick-witted mom.
Grace & Frankie
Featuring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in this Netflix Original, I guarantee this is a show your mom will love. Introduce her to this one and I guarantee that her joy will make you want to watch it too.
Call the Midwife
This is a show that both my mom and my grandma love to watch. I love to see them chat about what happened in the latest episode. It’s a period piece set in the 1950s world of midwives.
This is another throwback series that you probably watched with your mom as a kid. Continue with the nostalgia in this new series featuring the Tanner girls all grown up. Into season two, there are many feel-good episodes to catch up on.
Orange is the New Black
Everyone has heard of this show. It was slated to only be one season but that quickly changed due to popularity. The cast has been signed on for a 5th season so you will have so many episodes to catch up on and chat about.
If your mom loves British television, she will adore this Netflix Original all about Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to today. I’ve heard nothing but good things!
This one is good for a laugh. It features Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. If you were a fan of That 70s Show, you will love seeing your favourite characters in action again.
Another great Canadian family drama, this is a great choice if you hold Anne of Green Gables close to your heart.
Santa Clarita Diet
This is a show for the moms who are not feint of heart. Drew Barrymore undergoes a drastic life change *spoiler* when she becomes a zombie. It’s not as dark and dreary as it sounds as it’s quite comedic.
Jane the Virgin
A young woman, Jane, who plans to remain a virgin until marriage, is accidentally inseminated in a clinic. Nothing but comedy ensues as her life is turned upside down.
If you aren’t already addicted to this show and watching it live each week on network television, it’s time to get started with your addiction to it on Netflix. Catch up on all of Olivia Pope’s juicy life over the summer to prep for the new episodes in the fall.
If you are already caught up on Orange is the New Black, this Australian show will quite possibly become your new favourite but with a little more drama.
What Are Your Favourite TV Shows to Watch on Netflix?
Do you already have some favourite TV shows on Netflix that you love to share with your mom? We’d love to get some more ideas – chime in on the comments below!
As a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I do receive complimentary product from #Netflix as part of our ongoing partnership. All opinions are my own.