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7 TV Shows We Love to Watch With Our Moms

May 7 2016 - 10:20am

With Mother's Day [1] just about here, it's time to think of the perfect gift. Sometimes that isn't chocolates or flowers but rather a day on the couch watching your favorite TV shows. From great lady-centric shows like Golden Girls to oddball nostalgic choices like This Old House, our editors picked some of their favorite shows to watch with their mamas. Keep reading for some of our best picks, and if you're not a TV fanatic, check out some movies to watch with your mom [2], too.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

"My mom barely let my sister and me watch TV growing up. So allowing us to watch Sabrina, the Teenage Witch together every Friday night was such a treat. No matter what age, we all got super into the show. It will forever be a childhood favorite of mine." — Stephanie Wong, social media coordinator


"As a child, I vividly remember spending my Friday nights on the couch glued to Dallas and Falcon Crest with my mom (and my dad making fun of us for watching them). We were both big fans of Bobby Ewing on the original series, and I particularly remember us laughing over the scene where we learned the whole previous season was a dream! Though we live hundreds of miles apart now, I often feel like my mom and I are sitting next to each other when watching the Today show each morning. We'll call each other to talk about Savannah Guthrie's clothes, the guests, and the set." — Rebecca Gruber, senior content director


"My mom and I are both obsessed with TV — the apple doesn't fall far from the tree — and have watched countless shows together, but one I think will always hold a place in our hearts is Lost. Although I lived across the country from her, we were both equally obsessed and would catch up with hours-long phone calls about the latest episode where we'd swap conspiracy theories, rehash favorite lines ('We have to go baaaack!'), and swoon over Sawyer. When the series ended, it was like a death in the family. We lost something special, and no show has come around since that has ever quite replaced it." — Kate Schweitzer, editor, Moms

This Old House

"Way back before HGTV, my mom and I used to watch This Old House together. While it may seem like the most boring program ever for a child, I loved it and credit much of my random knowledge to Bob Vila's infinite wisdom. To this day, my mom and I still bond over home-improvement shows." — Lauren Turner, director, editorial products

Golden Girls

"For many years, my mom and I stayed up every night to watch Golden Girls. We got a real kick out of Blanche's antics and Sophia's habit of always carrying her little straw purse around and stuffing random objects in it (like when she took a bunch of flatware from the murder mystery mansion, and it made her purse so heavy she couldn't lift it!). And you can never hear too many stories about good old St. Olaf, MN!" — Hedy Phillips, copy editor

Property Brothers

"My mom loves Property Brothers, so much so that when I was looking to a place to buy, she researched how to get on their show [3]. I was living at home at the time, and we would watch a lot of HGTV. This and House Hunters (original, not International) were our jam. I still watch it sometimes when I get homesick. I live 20 minutes away from home, just FYI." — Maggie Pehanick, editor, Entertainment

Perry Mason

"When we were children, my mom would always tune in to old Perry Mason repeats in the morning. While other kids were watching cartoons, we were learning the finer points of 1950s courtroom drama. 'Objection, your honor!' I'm pretty sure my mom was leading her witnesses into a career path. I didn't fall for her tricks, but my lawyer sister certainly did." — Sabrina Eldredge, senior product manager

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