Whether you like baking shows, mom-daughter duos, or slightly spooky entertainment, you’ll find something on our list to enjoy together.

It can be hard to fit in quality family time with work, activities, and school. Mom/daughter bonding opportunities are important, even if it’s just getting together for a quick show. Whether it’s a strong-female superhero or a sitcom about teachers told mockumentary style, this list contains something for everyone. Grab a snack, cuddle up, and get lost in these must-see TV shows every mom and daughter should watch together.

Abbott Elementary
This funny sitcom, shot in mockumentary style, features a group of teachers in a fictional Philadelphia public school. The comedy series was created by Quinta Brunson, whose mother was a teacher. Similar to the shooting style of The Office and Modern Family, two of the show’s character’s relationships may be the real draw for mothers and their daughters. While Janine and Barbara are not mother and daughter, the relationship that develops between the school teachers and co-workers is a shining and hysterical example of a realistic mother-daughter relationship. There is some mild language and potty-style humor. 

Where to stream: Hulu
Age recommendation: 10+

Stranger Things
If you haven’t watched this yet, make it a priority! A group of friends discovers they are living above an alternate and frightening version of their world. While the show features some genuinely scary moments that grow more terrifying each season, it also focuses on friendship, loyalty, and perseverance. Mothers and daughters can bond over their shared experiences of what it is/was like to be a tween as they watch this action-packed coming-of-age. 

Where to stream: Netflix
Age recommendation: 12+

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
Marvel continues to spotlight women and girls with a whole new generation of female superheroes. Lunella Lafayette, a tween genius, works alongside her trusty sidekick, a T-rex, as they keep New York’s Lower East Side safe. Moms and their daughters can cheer on the young Black superhero who is both strong and intelligent. The show has some mild language and perilous situations. 

Where to stream: Disney +
Age recommendation: 7+

Wednesday

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This Netflix show shifts its lens to Wednesday, the precocious and wonderfully morbid daughter of Morticia and Gomez Addams. When Wednesday is sent to her parent’s Alma Mater, Nevermore Academy, she finds mystery, friendship, and a world where she finally fits in. Featuring a strong female lead, Wednesday also showcases a realistic mother-daughter relationship between the titular character and her mom, which makes this series a must-see for mothers and daughters. Be aware there is some inappropriate language and images that may be frightening.

Where to stream: Netflix 
Age recommendation: 11+

Black-ish
in this popular sitcom, the Johnsons show what life is like for an upper-class Black family in modern-day Los Angeles. Bow and Dre raise their five children while working as a doctor and advertising executive. This funny and poignant series is perfect for moms and their female offspring because of its portrayal of a mother who balances motherhood and a successful career while honestly pointing out just how difficult that can be. 

Where to stream: Hulu
Age recommendation: 11+

Gilmore Girls
This classic show features a mother and daughter duo as they navigate life as a single mom and teenager in small-town Connecticut. The most appealing aspect for moms and daughters will be the enviable relationship between Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, but be warned that Gilmore Girls has some mature and sensitive content like sex and underage drinking; this is best left to older kids and their moms. 

Where to stream: Netflix
Age recommendation: 11+

Related: 33 Ways for a Mother & Daughter to Spend Time Together

She-Hulk

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Mothers may remember growing up with Bruce Banner, the Incredible Hulk. She-Hulk gives us the female version in Bruce Banner’s cousin, Jennifer Walters. When she comes into contact with Bruce’s blood, the lawyer turns into a hulking green superhero. Moms who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s with few female superhero characters can share a super strong, intelligent female hulk with their daughters. The series does feature violence and inappropriate language. 

Where to stream: Disney +
Age recommendation: 12+

The Baby-Sitters Club  
Five young girls band together to start a babysitting club in this coming-of-age series. Moms will love this show based on the classic book series many of them grew up reading, and daughters will love the close-knit group of friends who not only share babysitting jobs but intimate secrets and an unbreakable bond. The girls also use their keen business sense to start their babysitting service, showing young girls everywhere the entrepreneurial spirit is not reserved for just males. Moms should be aware there are many sensitive subjects discussed on the show, like gender identity and divorce, providing many teachable moments. 

Where to stream: Netflix
Age recommendation: 9+

Anne with an E
Based on L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel Anne of Green Gables, this Netflix series chronicles the life of a young orphan girl and her adventures while living on Prince Edward Island. Moms will especially love the strong-willed and determined Anne as a role model for young girls. The beautiful scenery, the relationships, and the home Anne finds make this a worthwhile binge for mothers and daughters. This modern retelling is much darker than previous versions of Anne’s story and is better for kids 12 and over. 

Where to stream: Netflix
Age recommendation: 12+

Floor is Lava

Floor Is Lava
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In this action-packed game show, teams made of people from all walks of life compete to win $10,000. This all takes place in a room filled with rising lava. Mothers and daughters can cheer for teams as they watch them work together to win. Based on the kids’ game, this family-friendly show will keep you glued to your screen. 

Where to stream: Netflix
Age recommendation: 7+

Family Reboot
In this family-centric show, families reconnect on a week-long journey. This fun and touching reality series allows families to disconnect from their hectic lives as they work alongside ‘guides,’ who are therapists and life coaches, to come together for activities and games. Mothers and daughters may see aspects of their own lives reflected on the small screen as they watch together. 

Where to stream: Disney +
Age recommendation: 8+

Ms. Marvel
Superhero fan girl Kamala struggles with fitting in. When she discovers that she has superhero powers, life quickly changes.  The diverse representation of a strong and intelligent female superhero will appeal to both mothers and their daughters. Ms. Marvel is both the first Muslim and Pakistani superhero. The series has some language and violence. 

Where to stream: Disney +
Age recommendation: 10+

Related: Mother-Daughter Duo Make History Piloting Southwest Flight Together

The Great British Baking Show

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This drama-free, family-friendly show is a contest celebrating the joys of baking. Moms can use baking tips from the show and create another opportunity to bond with their daughters in their own kitchens. There is some very mild language and alcohol is often used as an ingredient. 

Where to stream: Netflix
Age recommendation: 7+

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